Costume SuperCenter Review

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/3cupmayonnaise ($0.53)
  • 2TbspDijon mustard ($0.18)
  • 2Tbsphoney ($0.24)
  • 1/8tspgarlic powder ($0.02)
  • 1/4tspsmoked paprika ($0.03)
  • 1/4tspsalt ($0.02)
  • 1/4tspFreshly cracked pepper ($0.02)
  • 1Tbspcooking oil ($0.02)
  • 4bone-in pork chops, one-inch thick (about 2.5 lbs.)($5.02)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Prepare the honey mustard sauce by stirring together the mayonnaise, Dijon, honey, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and freshly cracked black pepper.
  • Use a paper towel to dry off the surface of the pork chops, then season each side with a pinch of salt and freshly cracked pepper. Heat one tablespoon of cooking oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. When the skillet is very hot add two pork chops at a time and cook until golden brown on each side (3 minutes each side). Place the browned pork chops in a casserole dish (it’s okay if they overlap slihtly).
  • Smear the honey mustard sauce over both sides of the pork chops in the casserole dish. Bake for about 30 minutes for 1-inch thick chops, about 20 minutes for ¾-inch thick chops, or until the internal temperature reaches 145ºF. To achieve more browning, switch the oven to broil and broil the chops for 3-5 minutes or until the surface is golden brown and bubbly. Serve hot.

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Some children know exactly what they want to be for Halloween and do not even have to think twice when shopping for Halloween costumes. However, these children do not belong to me. It is quite an ordeal each Halloween when we have to search several stores with each boy running in a different direction and riffling through the available options. It is not a pretty site. That is why I breathed a sigh of relief when I was contacted by Costume SuperCenter and asked if I would like to review one of their items.

{About the Company}

“In 2005, Steven Mandell, founder of Party City, decided to lend his vast knowledge and background of the Halloween and costume business to creating a costume website that everyone could visit from the comfort of their home or office. Mandell recognized the need for increased selection, high quality and more fashion savvy designs in the marketplace.

Costume SuperCenter offers over 4,000 different costumes and accessories in the latest styles and from the hottest licenses including Disney, Marvel, Nickelodeon, Barbie, Star Wars, Superman, Universal, Playboy, and so many others. There is no place better to shop than Costume SuperCenter for Halloween. Our merchandising group has more experience than any other costume retailer or etailer in the country.At Costume SuperCenter, costumes are not just about Halloween.”

{My Take}

I was honestly amazed at the selection of boys Halloween costumes when we first started browsing. There is a huge selection and I really appreciated that they tried to have something for everyone. The sizes for boys and girls range from newborn infant sizes up to teen sizes and everything in between. I allowed my second oldest son Jordan to pick out a costume and we spent quite a long time searching through the available options.

The website is easy to navigate and is separated into different main sections such as men, women, boys, girls, infants and teens, and then is broken into smaller category selections such as military, pirates, cowboys etc. This made it really easy to look under the categories we wanted and avoid the rest, which cut down on search time. Jordan is old enough to not want the cutesy costumes, but not old enough to want the blood and gore so it can often be hard to shop for a costume for him in a store with a small selection.

Jordan chose one of the Ninja of the Red Dragon costumes, because he liked the dragon design on the front and said the mask would hide his freckles. The picture below is him showing off his new costume. One of my biggest concerns when I chose the costume is that it would not fit properly. Most costumes in the regular stores run really big, but I was afraid to order a smaller size because I was afraid it wouldn’t fit. In the end, I chose a size 8/10 and it fit perfect. It was just big enough to fit comfortably over his normal clothes. There is worry free shopping with Costume SuperCenter though, because they offer free shipping both ways on returns. That is amazing customer service in my opinion! The costume is good quality for a Halloween costume, it is no designer outfit, but costumes never are. The mask is roomy too and does not poke his face or make him uncomfortable in anyway.

Overall, I would definitely recommend the Costume SuperCenter to anyone looking for a Halloween costume, dress up items or costumes for any other event, party or holiday. The clearance items are especially affordable and the other selections are cheaper or comparable in price to those you would buy in a local store. Not to mention, the selection can’t be beat and they offer free shipping if you need to make exchanges.

{Buy It}

You can purchase any of the over 400 available costumes from the Costume SuperCenter website any time day or night. Shipping starts as low as $6.99 for the first lb. and $.75 a lb. after that. The company will ship to the US, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.

* I was given a costume to review for my son, but was not compensated for this post in any other way. The thoughts, ideas and opinions in this post are entirely my own and were not influenced by anyone else.

21 Comments

  1. Dress up is always fun isn't it? My daughter is coveting the Alice in Wonderland dress from there. Ever since she saw the movie, she likes it, she doesn't even like dresses, so it's kind of funny!

  2. Those are great costumes! My preschoolers would love them. I'll be sure to check them out.

  3. He is going to be the coolest ninja this Halloween!! Thanks for the tip, I am always looking for way to save money on costumes and this place has a great selection!

  4. I have to check this place out! My son always wants the most off the wall costumes so I have to start early 🙂

  5. It's kinda crazy, but I'm seriously already thinking of buying Halloween costumes for the kids. It always takes me forever to decide so I think I'll start here.

  6. totally cute costume!! My 3 yr old daughter and I went through that site the other day. She liked all the princess costumes.

  7. Oh man, I can't believe it's time to start thinking about Halloween! I can't wait to see what my little one wants to be!

  8. My daughter is a huge lover of playing dress up. Jordan looks adorable. I know that is not what a ninja wants to hear but I could not help myself 🙂

  9. Love his costume! I can never find a good one at the store so we might look into this when Halloween is a bit closer! Great review!

  10. I will have to check this place out! We adore costumes and it looks like they have some good ones!

  11. I will check that place out…last year we used Costume Express but from your review it sounds like this website will have more options and a better selection 🙂

  12. I am going to check that place out! How great that they provide shipping BOTH ways! Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

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