Thursday, May 17, 2012

Fostering Creativity – Costume Supercenter

My youngest son has more creativity in his little finger than I do in my entire body.  I don’t know where it came from, but I do appreciate and want to find ways to foster it.  One thing he loves doing is making short videos.  Recently, he’s joined a homeschool filmmaking group and is so excited to see what they will come up with.

On his own, he’s decided he would like to begin parodying horror movies.  He doesn't like things that are too scary or gory, so he wants to find the lighter side. 
A fellow blogger and friend introduced me to an opportunity to review a costume for the Costume  My youngest was beyond excited.  When we found the website, he looked and looked and looked.  So many opportunities!

You see – all of his mini-videos require costuming.  It’s not unusual for him to walk in the room and say – “Mom, I need a cape and a top hat!”  I often have to explain that we need to make many of these items as it all adds up!  So, you can imagine his thrill at getting to pick a costume.
Recently, he’s been wanting to parody Scream.  The funny thing is that he’s never seen a horror movie – he just reads online about their plots and then works to make them humorous.  So, he picked a Scream costume.  There were many to choose from - soem are more gory than others, but that is to be expected.  He chose one that was not gory.  He did have to choose an adult size (wow they grow up fast, don't they?).  The price was $21.99, which is very reasonable.  Thinking back to Halloween, the prices are comparable with what I would find at a local discount store.  Additionally, they offer Free Exchanges paying for shipping both ways.  Great for those times when the kids are growing like weeds and it's hard to pick the right size.
Each day – “Is it here yet?”  Then finally, Ding Dong.  Mom – UPS! Is it my costume?  Here’s what I found on the porch…

 A small jump for joy, and he was in. 

I do love how easy it is to shop Costume Super Center.  When it’s not Halloween,  it can be a challenge to find the items he feels would just be perfect for his movies.  I’d much rather go online than trek across town only to find out the items are sold out. 
So, here he is looking menacing without the mask.  Hopefully this black robe will fill many possibilities in future films.

And here is Mr. Scream himself.

I wanted to feature his mini-movie, but with summer upon us, getting people together to film his little short has been a challenge.  I’ll post it when it’s done.

I have to say, the ease, selection, and excitement on his face make me excited we have found Costumer Super Center.  Now, I just have to setup a budget and chores for him to earn more costumes, then let the creativity begin!
Disclaimer:  I received this costume free from Costumer Super Center in exchange for my honest review.

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