Defective Halloween Costumes, Pics now in ONE HOUR! VERY Bad Timing…Losing My Mind..UGH!
Mommy on the brink, and I don’t know what to do:(
I’m so mentally frazzled, I can’t even explain it, but I’ll try! I have less than 2 hours, until we get our professional Halloween photos done, and It’s catastrophe after catastrophe!
1st off, the costumes I bought for the girls…nearly $100 for these in total, for ‘What I thought to be’, VERY high quality garments are pieces of shit! (You know if I curse, I’m madder then a hornet, and I apologize in advance!).
Not only did they not fit right, which is NO surprise, but I was working on trying to alter that and make them wearable, but the damn hoods to this outfit, has snaps on the headpiece instead of velcro. WHY do companies use snaps instead of adjustable velcro, for baby costumes. Can anyone say SAFETY HAZARD?
The one snap fell off instantly, just right into my hand, I was floored! Then I stitched it in, since it was the ‘Hole through it’ side of the piece. ‘This is such bad luck’, I thought. How on earth is this happening to a brand new, expensive costume? THEN, I spoke too soon, what else could go wrong? Surely, I’d find out momentarily.
The other side of the snap fell off, into the play pen, and Allie picked it up. Can anyone say ‘CHOKING HAZARD’. If I wasn’t right on top of her, she could be in the ER, or dead right now. What are these a$% holes thinking?
They charge an arm and a leg, and give you complete, and total junk, in return, but what about today? The pictures I was so looking forward to, for their very 1st Halloween?…And tomorrow? Halloween!! Trick or treating…*CRY*. What am I do do about that? How do I make this work?
Plus the seams were coming undone from the second I took the pieces out of the packages, on both outfits. The outfit is shown below. It looked so cute, I was so wrong to buy it, but how could I have known?
They don’t even have anything under the chin, like a breakaway velcro strap, it goes under the chin completely, meaning around the upper neck, and then goes over babies head, with no way to adjust, and seems uncomfortable and potentially dangerous, they way that it’s made.
I mean under the chin, no safety straps, and though the head pieces are too big, the strap under the chin seems kind of tight, which is BAD, and uncomfortable. Snaps that fall off, and could kill a child, and I did nothing to prompt it, I couldn’t have been any more gentle, and then you have the seam stitching coming off, within seconds of removing the items from the baggies? COME ON!
Between that, and having to iron something of mine for the pics, getting everyone’s stuff together, in a frenzy, being stressed already about looking like a fruit loop, both in Target today, and trick or treating tomorrow, in my own little costume, and finding TWO stains on the shirt my daughter is to wear in the pics, and having to hand wash it, and dry it quickly, along with screaming babies, and a 5 yo reeking havoc. I’m at the end of my mommy rope, and simply, bugging out.
There is just no way this is going to go down well AT ALL, and I only wish I had opened the damn box and found this out sooner, because I could not be more stressed and frazzled. I feel like crying:(
I wrote them, angry as all hell. I want some compensation for these jokes of a costume, I paid with money we don’t have for, thinking, whelp, at least they will be gently worn, and sell-able next year on eBay, and I’d get 1/2 or more, of our money back. NO WAY NO HOW! That is not an option now.
I’ll mention the name of the store, if they don’t compensate, but this is the costume in question. It ranges from $40.00-$55.95 each (x’s 2 for me), so they should be much better made then they turned out to be. I almost can not believe this. Not today Lord…Not now:( What more can go wrong?
PS- Thanks for listening to my rant, I needed to get that off of my chest!
OH GREAT! My favorite photo frame fell off the wall and broke into pieces, as I type this. I can’t even re-buy it, I bought it years ago. Nobody even touched it! Is this God telling me to just go to bed, and forget about EVERYTHING Halloween? I just don’t know how much I can take in one day.
Sorry no time to edit, I got to get ready for the mayhem ahead of me!