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Dragons and cows and bears – Oh my!

October 18, 2017
Dragons and cows and bears - Oh my!

Dragons and cows and bears – Oh my! 

#HalloweenForLess with Walmart Dragons and cows and bears – Oh my! 

Halloween is one of the oldest holidays in the world and is celebrated all across the globe. When I lived in England, I noticed Halloween didn’t have the same fanfare it does in Toronto. Carving jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating were not a ‘thing’ and only recently, have the people in the UK started decorating and having Halloween themed events. In Mexico and other Latin countries they celebrate Día de los Muerto (the Day of the Dead), a three-day festival from October 31st until November 2nd that celebrates and honours dead loved ones and ancestors. I’ve always thought it would be cool to check out how Halloween is celebrated around the world – I will have to add to my list of things to do and places to go with C. Dragons and cows and bears – Oh my! 

Until then, I will celebrate here with copious amounts of candy, carved pumpkins and my favourite: costumes! Growing up, I loved getting dressed up for Halloween, planning what I was going to be for weeks, wearing my costume to school and trick-or-treating with friends. This year I get to dress up my little one and maybe we can toddle to a neighbour or two while he attempts to say, ‘trick or treat!’

When deciding what he will be this year, we went to Walmart on St. Clair West Toronto and wandered through the Halloween department. C pointed at different costumes (he points at everything at the moment) including the spider web stringed lights ($9.98) as he babbled away incoherently.

For older kids, we saw Spiderman ($29.97), Batman ($19.98), a witch ($19.98) and a Power Ranger ($19.98). The selection of kids’ costumes was beyond extensive. We also checked out Walmart’s online selection and found these great finds: superhero caped diapers ($17.97), a bumblee ($40.60) and a Storm Trooper ($50.37).

We practiced saying the names of the different costume characters as we strolled by and eventually I got him to choose three different costumes to take home and try on. At under $20 per costume, I felt good about exploring a few options.

Here are our favourites:


Dragons and cows and bears - Oh my! Bear


Dragons and cows and bears - Oh my! Dragon


Dragons and cows and bears - Oh my! Cow

These are all so-so-so cute that I still can’t decide what he should wear come October 31st.  Which costume should we pick? Dragons and cows and bears – Oh my! 

Let me know your favourite in the comments below or vote on social media with #HalloweenForLess.

This post is sponsored by Walmart Canada as part of the Walmart Halloween program. In exchange for this post, I have received perks in the form of products and/or compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.

Dragons and cows and bears – Oh my! 

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  • Reply Elaine October 18, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    I vote bear for Charlie-bear! What a cutie! We went to Walmart for costume options too!

    • Reply Natalie Preddie October 19, 2017 at 12:13 am

      So many options, right? Double check sizing. I found C fit the 6-12 months!

  • Reply Cortney October 18, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    The cow! Came across this at the perfect time, as I am currently searching online right now for costumes for C.

    • Reply Natalie Preddie October 19, 2017 at 12:16 am

      The cow eh? He does know ‘what sound a cow makes’ so it may make it even cuter!

      Walmart online is great too! Huuuuge selection. You can pick up in store or get it delivered. Walmart delivery is really fast!

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