Dress-up time is imaginative and creative. One of the most-used
"toys" in our household has been our costume box. We not only put
used Halloween costumes in the box, we throw in any old hats,
sunglasses, dresses, purses, and so forth, that we can find--in
short, anything that can be used for imaginative play and
We've stumbled upon some truly exciting additions to any family's
costume box -- costume/novelty hats from elope Inc. They are
gorgeous, well-made, and useful for imaginative play around the year
as well as for Halloween. The Robotman pictured above is part of the
company's Little Daydreamers series (they also produce a wide
range of costume and novelty hats for adults). Because of its "boxy"
shape, it is made for kids ages 3-10, while many of the hats in the
same series are adjustable to fit children older than 10, like the
Kitty Pirate hat pictured directly below.
These are just a couple of samples from the elope Inc.
collection. The Robotman hat features glossy pink, metallic silver,
and plush black/blue fabric. Children's faces are completely exposed
so that the costume hat is comfortable and safe to wear for long
periods of play. The kitty pirate hat encourages little girls to
dress up like pirates. It's stunning, adjustable to different size
heads, and beautifully constructed.
Other hats and accessories include colorful graduation hats, an
astronaut helmet and space shuttle backpack, more traditional
Halloween fare, birthday crowns, royalty hats, diva girls,
creatures, and more. They have recently acquired a license for
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
We are very pleased with the quality of the products, as well as
the creativity and love that clearly went into them.
For more information, user reviews, or to buy: See
site or search for elope costume hats at Amazon.
Reviewed: July 2005