29 March 2013

Purple Renaissance Lady Costume Review {CostumeDiscounters.com}

It may not be Halloween but that's no excuse for not wearing a costume. In some parts of the country people are dressing up to celebrate the Renaissance! Me? I'm just dressing up for fun with my 4 year old. He is my Knight in Shining Armor! I was sent this elegant purple Renaissance costume to review.

The clothing for royals during the Renaissance was often a strong dark color and made with velvet. Originally velvet was made from silk and it was very expensive and hard to clean. This costume replicates velvet very well. It's soft and smooth yet easy to clean.

Costume features:

  • This costume is just one piece. 
  • There is a brocade embroidered ribbon that runs around the neck, down the front and around each arm. 
  • The purple color is very true to the image on the site. 
  • The gold and green accent the dark purple really well. 
  • The bodice has a crisscrossing gold ribbon that ties at about the waist line. 
  • There is a nice long zipper in back. 
  • The sleeves open up at the wrists.
  • It's made of knit polyester

What do I think of this costume?

I think this costume is worth the price. It's very well put together and lightweight. It has a real Renaissance feel to it and is great for many occasions. I got a size Small/Medium and it fits me very well. I found the places where the embroidered ribbon was sewn to be a bit itchy, so I wear a tank top underneath. Other than that I really like this costume and I highly recommend it!

Disclosure: I have received the above product free for a review on my blog. No other compensation was received. My reviews are always 100% honest. I only recommend products or services I use and personally believe will be good for my readers. The opinions expressed in the post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine.