Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Giveaway: Superhero Cape & Kit (Reversible!) from Pip & Bean — $25 ARV {11.25; Worldwide}

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Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide!

Natural Parents Network, Hobo Mama, and 24 other natural parenting bloggers are giving away 89 items perfect for gifting for the holidays as part of the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide. The combined total value of all of the items is $2,550.

Have you finished your holiday shopping? The NPN Holiday Gift Guide is a great opportunity to complete your gift-giving purchases for family and friends, while supporting many naturally-minded small businesses. The companies who have provided items for giveaway are almost exclusively made up of small businesses or work-at-home families.

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boy superhero ready for action — Pip & Bean superhero cape giveawayPlease continue reading to learn more about Pip & Bean, which is offering our readers a giveaway of a Superhero Set: Reversible Cape, Reversible Mask, and Arm Bands, a value of $25.

Up, up, and away!

Mikko has got a serious obsession right now with superheroes. So when I saw the fabulous shiny capes in Pip & Bean's Etsy shop, I knew Mikko would be thrilled.

Fun fact: Mikko wore his reversible cape, mask, and arm bands out while running errands, in the car seat and in the store, and then to bed that night! He's a fan. A superfan.
boy putting on the mask — Pip & Bean superhero cape giveaway
Adjusting his disguise in the car. The mask is made of two layers of sturdy felt with elastic firmly sandwiched between, so you can flip it to either color. Mikko must think his mask feels comfortable, because he left it on a long time! It's got nice wide eyeholes so seeing through it is still easy.

armbands — Pip & Bean superhero cape giveaway
The arm bands are a similar sturdy felt. They come in just one of the coordinating shades, which was fine, and they slip on easily. They seemed to be very comfortable, too — easier for a kid to wear than gloves but still lending that superhero panache to the outfit.

boy standing in the kit — Pip & Bean superhero cape giveaway
The reversible cape is made of two thick, premium layers of satin. The drape and flow of the fabrics is excellent, and it just feels so nice to the touch. That might explain why Mikko slept in his! It also stood up to the Seattle rain admirably and still looks nice — I love children's wear that's washable!

boy superhero ready for action — Pip & Bean superhero cape giveaway
The cape closes with Velcro, making it an appropriately safe and simple closure choice for kids. I like that the closure is substantial so that it really stays put.

boy superhero flying to the rescue — Pip & Bean superhero cape giveaway
The capes are 29 inches long, which seems like pretty much the perfect kid length. Pip & Bean says they will start fitting kids at 2 years old and then grow with them.

happy boy superhero flying to the rescue — Pip & Bean superhero cape giveaway
Because the cape is two layers, you can choose different colors for each layer. And the way the Velcro closure is attached, the cape is fully reversible so you can alternate which color shows! We chose red and blue as our two colors for top cape-wearing-superhero emulation, but Pip & Bean offers a mega-variety of colors to choose from: green, yellow, pink, purple, black, orange, yellow, turquoise, etc.

boy superhero with shopping cart in costco — Pip & Bean superhero cape giveaway
The full get-up. (And, yes, he's also wearing monkey pajamas.)

boy superhero walking in costco — Pip & Bean superhero cape giveaway
Do you know how fun it is to shop with a genuine superhero? Very! We got lots of smiles.

boy superhero riding a cart to the rescue in costco — Pip & Bean superhero cape giveaway
Riding off to the rescue!

The superheroes known as Pip & Bean

Pip & Bean was started in 2008 by the mama-and-papa team of Alyssa and Brian. Alyssa wanted a superhero cape for her two girls that would work for their personalities and color preferences, but she wasn't (yet) much of a sewer. That's changed over the past several years and literally thousands of capes!

Alyssa is the creative spark, Brian is the numbers man, and they now have three little superhero kidlets to call their own. If you browse the Etsy shop, you'll often see their newest baby model, Henry.

Besides the cape and accessories Mikko got, Pip & Bean offers other varieties of dress-up cuteness:

Personalized capes with a kid's initial, a name, or a saying
(e.g., "Big Sister" or "Ring Bearer")

Custom costumes for Halloween or dress-up, including cape-style costumes that are easy to throw on over other clothes or jackets

As well as capes sized for adults and dolls!

{Incredible shop photos by Venus Leah Photography}

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You can purchase your own reversible superhero cape and accessories at Pip & Bean. A reversible cape is only $15, a mask is $7, and arm bands are only $3. So get the whole set!

Customized capes start at $25 and can be personalized with an initial, shapes, name, or phrase. You can also order discounted sets of blank capes for a charming birthday party favor!

Shipping starts at $4.50 for U.S. and Canadian orders and $10 elsewhere. Pip & Bean will ship worldwide to anywhere USPS delivers and have sent capes to every continent so far except Antarctica. Says Brian, "Just waiting for that penguin to order a cape…."

Turnaround time is 2 weeks (plus shipping) to create your hand-sewn, custom superhero masterpiece!


For your own chance to win a Superhero Cape & Kit from Pip & Bean, enter by leaving a comment and using our Rafflecopter system below. (Rafflecopter will be live November 1-25).

The winner gets to choose the colors and will receive a reversible superhero cape, mask, and arm bands. Contest is open WORLDWIDE.

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Please note that each entrant can win only one prize, and NPN will be randomly assigning prizes to the winners. One of the giveaway questions asks which are your top five prizes so we can try to match winners to their preferences.

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Thank you for your interest in the Natural Parents Network Gift Guide! We invite you to read the reviews of other participating bloggers and return to enter the giveaway between November 1 and 25. Many of the giveaway items are open worldwide!

Here are the participating sites and companies. (Reviews go live between October 25 and October 31, and all links will be live by November 1.) We’ve included any coupon codes the companies have offered so you can get your holiday shopping under way!

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Sara B. said...

I finally a stopped lurking! I love your blog and thanks for being such a model natural parent.

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