Although I love being in a household full of boys, sometimes I long to play dress up with dolls.
Last night while the boys were sleeping, I did the next best thing. I dressed our elf, Frank. My friends KC and Sarah at Elf Outfitters had sent Frank a fresh outfit, and I was dying to have him try it on. So while my husband watched TV, I helped Frank into his elf-sized superhero cape and secured his (reusable) mask.
King Phekus (the Husband): What are you doing?
Me: (Continues to hang elf from fishing line from ceiling).
King Phekus: Is Frank wearing a MASK?!?!
Me: And cape!
King Phekus: (Raises eyebrows. Helps with securing a zip line from the ceiling to tree for Frank.)
The reactions from the kids this morning were priceless. Buddy said, “Look! Frank is flying and tying a string on the tree!” (um, yeah, that is exactly what he was doing!). And Little Guy just kept staring at Frank going “Wooooah.” (I wish I had this on video).
I’m thinking Frank will be maintaining his superhero alter ego for much of the holiday season. In addition, Elf Outfitters has several other outfits to choose from including:
- An apron kit for when your elf gets into kitchen trouble.
- A tutu and tiara kit for the fancy elf.
- A luau kit for the elf on vacation.
- A sleeping bag kit for the adventurous elf.
- A winter weather kit for the elf ready for some snowy fun.
My superhero kit also came in an adorable package with some ideas for how to stage my elf throughout the house in costume. These tips were much appreciated, as I never remember to move Frank until I am ready to go to bed and delirious with the need for sleep. You can also follow Elf Outfitters on Twitter and Facebook. They also have some free printables on their blog for more elfish fun!