Pretend To Bee – Dinosaur Costume Review and Giveaway

Like most young children Maxx enjoys dressing up and has a few dressing up costumes which he loves wearing. I was recently looking for a new costume for him when I came across Pretend To Bee which is a family run business offering an exciting range of children’s dressing up clothes.
I was over the moon when the lovely people at Pretend To Bee said they would send Maxx a costume to review, I’m not sure who was more excited. I had already had a good look on the website and had found a lot of costumes I really wanted to get for Maxx. There were so many lovely costumes on the website I couldn’t decided so I let Maxx choose which costume he wanted.
When I showed him the costumes his eyes lit up and he got really excited. We scrolled through a couple of pages opening the ones that Maxx pointed out (there were a lot!). As we were nearing the end of the pages Maxx saw a costume and got very excited, he had spotted the Dinosaur Costume. Maxx has been showing an interest in dinosaurs recently so I knew this would be perfect for him.
The costume arrived really quickly after the order was placed which was great as Maxx was really excited to get it. When the package arrived I knew exactly what it was so let Maxx open it. I took a few photos but he was moving around so much with excitement they turned out blurry.
The first thing Maxx did after opening the costume was to put it on as quickly as possible, it took him about 5 seconds!
I was really impressed with the costume it is very well made and looks amazing. It is made from polyester satin velour fabric which has been made to look like scales.  The costume is very cleverly designed with Dinosaur hands and feet that cover the child’s hands and feet making them look and feel like a real dinosaur (according to Maxx). There is also a very cute tail at the back which Maxx thinks is very funny, he kept running away and asking me to catch his tail. The dinosaurs head is very cool with scary eyes, teeth and spikes. I thought the head might annoy Maxx if the hood kept falling down but no matter how much he bounced around it stayed in place which is great. The zip is located at the front of the costume and stops just below the chin.
I really like the fact that the costume has enought space for Maxx to wear his clothes underneath which means he can dress up and play outside even when it is a bit chilly. We chose the age 3-5 costume which fits Maxx 4 really well and he still has room to grow in it. It is also available in age 5-7 which we may have to buy when Maxx outgrows his.
The Dinosaur costume is well worth the Β£19.95 price tag as it is very well made and has already provided Maxx with hours of fun since it arrived.


Now for something really exciting! Pretend To Bee have kindly offered us a Hungry Caterpillar Tabard aged 3-7 to give away to one lucky reader. To enter use the Rafflecopter form below. The competition is open to UK residents only.

Good Luck!

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*We were sent the Dinosaur Costume for the purpose of this review.  I always give an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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    Patricia Owen
    June 2, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    My granddaughter loves The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. A dressing up tabard is a super idea.

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    jack beazley
    June 3, 2013 at 9:04 am

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    June 3, 2013 at 9:27 am

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    Abby Carroll
    June 3, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    fab competition my daughters love reading this story so to dress up aswell would bring it alive

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    June 3, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Fantastic competition! My son LOVES the Very Hungry Caterpillar! x

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    christy beckett
    June 3, 2013 at 8:58 pm

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    Bee Yoong
    June 3, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    My 2 1/2 would love this costume.

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    June 4, 2013 at 5:51 am

    fab prize would love to win

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    Hannah ONeill
    June 4, 2013 at 6:39 am

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    June 4, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    we adore the hungry caterpillar

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    Angela Wilcox
    June 4, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Our kids both love The Hungry Catterpillar πŸ™‚

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    June 5, 2013 at 9:35 am

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    June 6, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Fab giveaway!

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    Di Coke
    June 7, 2013 at 5:21 pm

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    June 8, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Love this!

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    June 11, 2013 at 4:40 am

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    Emma Martin
    June 14, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Fab prize, we are having a hungry caterpillar themed party here soon.

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    Vikki Sanderson
    June 17, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    aww my sons would love it, shame it doesnt come in an adults size too lol

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    Chloe Minton
    June 18, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Would be a fab costume for world book day πŸ™‚

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    Chloe Minton
    June 18, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Would be fab for world book day πŸ™‚

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    June 19, 2013 at 11:52 am

    what a great give away shame its a child size!!!!! but Im sure if I get the needle and thread out I could recreate it for ME

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    June 20, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Brilliant competition!

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    Helen :)
    June 22, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    How cute – perfect for my mini-beasts lessons at school! They children would have a ball! x

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    Cat Williams
    June 26, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    What a fun prize x

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    ashley gourlay
    June 26, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    my son loves this

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    Paula Harvey
    June 27, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Amazing costume – my sons nursery would love this as they are learning about caterpillars and butterflies at the moment!

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    clare d
    June 27, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    i adore the hungry caterpillar! x

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    June 28, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Rosie loves dressing up and I’ve had to make her some costumes πŸ™‚

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    Victoria thurgood
    June 28, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    What a great prize

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    sam cornford
    June 28, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Dip fab giveaway, my daughter loves dressing up.

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    Rachael Walton
    June 28, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    I’d love this for a child in my class πŸ™‚

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    Nicola Holland
    June 28, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Great Prize πŸ™‚

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    June 28, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    πŸ˜€ LOVE the dinosaur photos! He looks like my youngest who spends most of his days roaring

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    Stacey Craig
    June 29, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Lovely competition fingers and toes crossed πŸ™‚

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    lindsay chadburn
    June 29, 2013 at 7:55 am

    this is my daughters dfavourite story

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    Rebecca Kingston
    June 29, 2013 at 10:34 am

    How sweet are these!

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    June 29, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Love kids costumes – such a great way to spark imagination!

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    fiona usher
    June 29, 2013 at 10:17 am

    omg – that dinosaur costume is just amazing!! the hungry caterpillar one is pretty special too!

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    fiona usher
    June 29, 2013 at 10:18 am

    that dino costume looks amazing – the hungry caterpillar one is cool too though!

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    Ruth Shaw
    June 29, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Aww, cute!

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    June 29, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    This looks so cool

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    Busy Dizzy
    June 30, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Cute outfit πŸ™‚

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    Emma Potter
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    Nice and sweet outfit! πŸ™‚

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