The original movie Iron Man was released on May 2, 2008 and quickly became a huge success. For children and adults that love their superheroes, Iron Man became a household name. There were a lot of "little" Iron Man's trick-or-treating and a lot of "big" Iron Man's at costume parties around the country that year for Halloween. Well, the much anticipated sequel, Iron Man 2 has finally arrived and will be released on the big screen next Friday May 7th. The billionaire genius, Tony Stark is back and wittier than ever! If you saw the first one you know that they couldn't have picked a better actor to play the role of Tony Stark/Iron Man than Robert Downey Jr. He was excellent! He's accompanied by some other big name actors such as; Gwyneth Paltrow, Mickey Rourke, Don Cheadle and Scartlett Johansson. Of course leave it to Mickey Rourke's acting skills to make the evil bad guy, Whiplash into a great character. Iron Man costumes are going to be flying off the shelves again this year, so don't wait to order yours. I know my son can't wait for May 7th so he and his friends can go see the movie. He's already told me he wants to be Iron Man and his best friend is going as the enemy, Whiplash for Halloween this year. This is definitely going to be one blockbuster sequel you're not going to want to miss!
Spring is the perfect time to dress up your dog! Not only are people excited about being outdoors again enjoying the sunshine, but our pets are as well. It was a long, cold winter and our four-legged friends are just are ready to get outside for their daily walks as we are. However, those daily dog walks can get redundant and boring for us humans so I've got a great way to spice up your walk and have a lot of fun at the same time. Put your dog in a pet costume from HalloweenExpress.com! Not only will you and your faithful companion enjoy the walk, but all your neighbors will as well. Most dogs love interacting with people. By dressing up your dog for your walks, everyone will be stopping to check out your awesome pooch while at the same time showering your dog with attention and a few treats! Your choices are endless when it comes to dressing up your pets. You can go for the more classic look of; biker, pirate, queen bee or a devil costume. On the other hand if you want your pet to be of a more famous nature you can always go with; Spiderman, Superman, Zorro or even Snow White. No matter which costume you decide on, be sure your pet is comfortable and safe while wearing the costume. Remember it's all fun and games until Fido swallows the hook from his pirate costume!
Last weekend my daughter decided to throw an impromptu "Princess Party" in our backyard with some of her friends. Even though it was very last minute it was amazing how many princesses showed up ready to play. It was Disney comes to life in our backyard with Cinderella, Snow White, Tiana, Belle, Jasmine and the Little Mermaid all running around having fun. I thank all the mom's that had to dig through their child's closet just to find the accessories that make a princess costume complete. We know how important the tiara's, white gloves and sparkling shoes are to a princess.
I think every little girl has at one time or another worn a princess costume. It's the way of the "little girl" world that from the moment they're born, they become a princess. With all the great Disney shows on television and on the big screen each with their own happily ever after, it's no wonder little girls fall in love with the idea of being a princess. Thankfully the spring weather was absolutely perfect for their Princess Party. My husband draped sheets across the swing set giving them a palace to retreat to when lunch was served. After a while they decided to have a princess parade down our street showing off all their beautiful costumes. My daughter thought it was the best Princess Party ever!
Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize! No wardrobe is complete without accessories. They can completely change the outcome of the look your going for. With the right accessories you can go from drab to fab in a heartbeat! The same goes with costumes. Superman isn't a superhero without his cape; a child can't pretend to walk on the moon without his astronaut boots and where would Dorothy be without her ruby red slippers? Costume accessories range from wigs and hats to nunchucks and knives. Every superhero and warrior has to be battle ready and every princess has to have the perfect crown. So this year when you're picking out your costume whether it be for Halloween or just for fun, don't forget the most important part of any costume; accessories.