Come fly with Pilot Monkey and Pretend to Bee – review and giveaway

I have to be honest that fancy dress days at school fill me with dread when they are themed around Super Heroes and the like.  Monkey just isn’t fussed about dressing up in anything that doesn’t reflect real life.  With our recent visit to the Concorde Experience at Brooklands Museum, he is now able to relive the moment! Come fly with Pilot Monkey and Pretend to Bee.

Come fly with Pilot Monkey and Pretend to Bee

Pretend to Bee are an online retailer providing a whole host of character and role play costumes and I just knew that Monkey would love their Pilot role play costume.

Come fly with Pilot Monkey and Pretend to Bee

The set comes with a double-breasted blazer, trousers with elasticated waist, a hat with elasticated inset so it fits really well (happy faces all round) and a little ‘bib’ insert with collar and fixed tie on a velcro fastening.

I ordered the size 5-7 years, so knew that it would be a bit roomy on a 5 year old Monkey. The suit can be washed which is a bonus as some fancy dress costumes we’ve had are wipe clean only. It was time to Come fly with Pilot Monkey and Pretend to Bee and see what Monkey thought.

Come fly with Pilot Monkey and Pretend to Bee

It was an instant hit.  The hat fits really well, but with the hidden elasticated band there is room for him to grow and it will still fit him. The trousers and jacket are a generous fit, but that’s as I would expect from a 5-7 year age range and again, it means this set will last!

Come fly with Pilot Monkey and Pretend to Bee

I will take the trousers up for him and we can let them down as he continues to grow. The velcro fastening on the bib insert also works well and it wasn’t long before our pilot was ready for his first flight.

I will take the trousers up for him and we can let them down as he continues to grow. The velcro fastening on the bib insert also works well and it wasn't long before our pilot was ready for his first flight.

The set is priced at £20.95 and is available in two sizes – 3-5 and 5-7 years.  But there are different outfits available in smaller and larger sizes, there are some cute little outfits for babies too!  Monkey’s pilot outfit is well made and I can see him getting lots of wear out of it in the next couple of years.

disclaimer:  we were sent this item in exchange for an honest review.

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Monkey loves his new role play outfit and I’d like you all to have the chance to win a costume too!  Pretend to Bee have very kindly offered to supply one lucky winner with either a White Princess (sizes available between 3-12 years) or a SuperHero Cape Reversible Red/Blue One size 3/7yrs. Please see giveaway terms and conditions below.

Come fly with Pilot Monkey and Pretend to Bee

For your chance to win one of these outfits please complete the Gleam form below – good luck!

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Terms and conditions:

(Please note that all entries will be checked against comments for validation).

Only the first step of this form is mandatory, all other steps are optional. Only one entry per person is allowed.

This giveaway is for UK residents only.

Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person.

The prize is either a White Princess (sizes available between 3-12 years) or a SuperHero Cape Reversible Red/Blue One size 3/7yrs – subject to availability.

The giveaway will close on 9th April 2015 at midnight.

Win a Super Hero Cape or White Princess dressing up costume

 

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

132 thoughts on “Come fly with Pilot Monkey and Pretend to Bee – review and giveaway

  1. I love the pink princess outfit because it was my dream as a little girl to become a pink princess (unfortunately it didn’t come true!) . My girls would love it!

  2. I like the green dinosaur, my boys are currently obsessed with george pig, and this is very much like his dinosaur x

  3. They’re all so adorable! I think overall I’d go for the pilot outfit too because it’s fun but really smart too. <3

  4. Aaaaaw! All so cute! The Baby Dalmatian Onesie from the Character section is my favourite because I know the perfect baby to wear it.

  5. they are all so cute. i think i like the pilot and guardsman best. not sure why, just very cute and think my 5 yr old would go for pilot

  6. So many great ideas. I love the 5 a day costume set, cos that would be so cute to see a bunch of kids all dressed up as fruit and veg 😀 but for the prize, I would go for the cape.

  7. I really like the Victorian girl costume. So often its the same old dull coloured costumes we see for this era so this one makes me feel more cheerful!

  8. the ladybird as the kids have just read james and the giant peach, and are discovering spring in the garden

  9. My youngest grandson is obsessed with wheels and cars and would be thrilled to have the F1 Driver outfit – who knows one day he may be burning rubber for Ferrari or changing tyres for Maclaren

  10. I love the Caterpillar Tabard as The Hungry Caterpillar is currently my little girl’s favourite book.

  11. I love the Egyptian Pharoah and my son is learning about Egyptians at the moment so he would love it x

  12. Lollipop lady although that obviously isn’t a PC term as it’s called Crossing Patrol Officer Set!!!

    I just think lollipop ladies are really friendly and have a cool outfit!!

  13. Deluxe Red Carpet Princess – My little girls love Frozen so the colour would definitely be a hit and the skirt of the dress with all the tulle looks gorgeous x

  14. Id love the pack of capes for my daughter Bethany as shes always complaining that the superhero costumes are for boys and she would like a girly one.

  15. I like the Fire & Rescue Officer most, my son would absolutely love it, I would probably have to get 2, so that I would be able to wash it.

  16. I accidently answered where i was supposed to leave my name oops! I said the little pretend to bee sunflower onsie. Also whilst i am commenting the link to visit pretend to bee on facebook doesn’t work 🙁 x

  17. My little girl would lov the Vet costume as it is her absolute wish that when she grown up she can be a vet to look after poorly animals!

  18. I love the Crossing Patrol Officer costume because it’s so cute! There are loads of costumes on their site I love, they have the best choice I’ve ever seen!

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