Holiday Gift for Super Children
Kids love to make-believe, and nothing helps a good imaginative playtime along like a few props. Preschool brings new fads to children, and every boy in my son’s pre-kindergarten class has a deep love of superheroes. Spiderman is a favorite right now, and Iron Man is also incredibly popular, despite the fact that my son and many of the other boys have never seen the movies featuring these two popular heroes. But when my son starts playing a game of superheroes with his friends, I would rather have him creating a hero for himself instead of borrowing one from comic books and movies. And so, “Super Zackary” was born.
“Super Zackary” visits periodically when I ask for him, and I always appreciate his appearance, since he tries hard to help other people (by picking up toys, for example) and he protects people that need protecting (like his baby brother, who sometimes gets picked on by regular Zackary). Having the alter ego was fun for Zackary and helped me enjoy a little more good behavior, even if it did come with plenty of jumping, rolling and shouting.
When I learned about PowerCapes, a sensational business that provides custom, handmade superhero capes for children, I was delighted. Here was just what Zackary needed to really feel like a superhero when he was playing. I was so happy when I was given a chance to review one of the beautiful capes for myself.
I chose a red cape with a gold shield emblem and a black glitter Z to review. I loved how the cape offered so many customizable options. The color of the cape, the color and shape of the emblem and the color of the letter all came with a range of different options to take these capes from simple personalization to a true customized piece.
When the cape arrived, I pulled it out and showed it to Zackary. He was delighted by the Z on the back of the cape. “Z for Zackary,” he announced excitedly. He wore his cape the entire day when we received it and got so many compliments everywhere we went, from the bank to the post office. A few times, people asked, “Oh, who are you dressed up as?” and I was delighted when my son proudly replied, “I’m Super Zackary!”
The shiny satin fabric of the cape is nice and lightweight, and the “sidekick” or 2-7 year size that I chose fits Zackary perfectly. It hangs down to right about where his knees are, and it doesn’t get in his way at all. The only problem we’ve had with the cape is that the Velcro closure at the top tends to irritate Zackary’s neck. Eventually, I solved that problem by wrapping a small, soft scrap of cloth around the neck so that Zackary wasn’t bothered by the roughness of the Velcro and yet the cape still couldn’t get caught around his neck.
PowerCapes offers their beautiful custom capes in three different sizes to fit anyone from two years old right up to adults. The company also offers customizable shirts, masks and blaster cuffs to create a complete superhero outfit that any child would love to have. All of the capes are carefully made by hand with high quality fabrics for a genuine look and feel. A PowerCapes custom superhero cape would make a wonderful gift for any child that enjoys imaginative playtime and is a great way to let your kids know that in your eyes, they are the greatest superhero of all.
Zackary loves his PowerCapes cape, and I do too. I love seeing people’s reactions to the sight of my energetic son running down the street with his cape flying out behind him, and I am very impressed with how durable the cape has proven to be considering the amount of rough wear Zackary has put it through. For a great-looking, fun and personalized gift that will have your child ready to conquer the world, check out PowerCapes today!
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