Monday, July 26, 2010

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Giveaway & Review: PowerCapes Personalized Super Hero Capes [CLOSED]

TWINtuitive Product #26

I chose these custom or personalized superhero capes by PowerCapes to feature as a "TWINtuitive Product" because these adorable and affordable capes truly allow a child to express his or her individuality . . . something that is so important in a household with multiples. For our 3-1/2 year old twins, I allowed them to choose the emblem, but they were too indecisive about the colors, so I ended up choosing what I thought they each would like. Our 6-1/2 year old son has already made me promise to buy him a PowerCape too. I know he would be able to choose exactly what color cape, emblem, and emblem color he would like for himself.




If you are an indecisive person, then you are in trouble. These superhero capes come in 11 different colors. The emblems are available in 7 different shapes. There are 34 different fabrics available for the emblems and the initials. The only easy decision you will have is that of selecting the initial for each cape.

As you can see, opting for the 22" Sidekick kids capes was the right choice for us. These capes will last both twins quite a few years (even if Luke does decide to sprout up and catch up to Makenzie). These capes also come in a 30" Hero length and a 48"SuperHero adult size.


Below you can see the details of the appliques. I love how PowerCapes used sort of an ombre multicolored thread for my daughter's emblem and initial.



Each cape has a Velcro closure at the neck. This was the only place where I found very minor imperfections with loose threads. Again there is plenty of room for our children to grow and to use these capes for many years to come.


I found it amusing how different each twin's vision was about how a super hero's persona should be. Our daughter thought a super hero with a pink cape should be majestic and graceful like a princess. Our son envisioned a super hero to be strong and tough.


If you are purchasing these capes for a costume or a recital, keep in mind that they are made of satin and do wrinkle. I keep ours hanging up in a closet when not in use. This also helps keep the twins from leaving them around in random places to get trampled upon.

To learn more about these custom capes plus coordinating super hero accessories, visit PowerCapes.com . On this site, you can also find out information about cape kits, renting capes for parties, and fundraisers. Sign up for the PowerCapes Newsletter to receive special promotions and be the first to know about new products and contests.


Thank you to PowerCapes for sending us a pair of sample capes free of charge to base this review upon and for providing an additional cape for our contest prize.




What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive one Custom Super Hero Cape with either an emblem only or an emblem with an initial.


Limitations:
This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.


How to Gain Entries:
Take a look at the choices for the Custom Super Hero Capes available from SuperCapes. Then leave a comment describing to me the cape you would order if you won this contest. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.


2)

For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.


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For 10 extra entries, sign up for SuperCape's Email Newsletter. Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments telling me you did so. If you use a different email address from the one in your profile, make sure to tell me which email you did use to sign up. I will be verifying these entries.

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Follow me on Twitter. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Twitter profile.


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Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Then come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment. You may do this once per day until the end of the contest.


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(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)


Random Drawing:

This contest will be closed on Monday, August 9th, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.


Good luck in the drawing!