Affordable Halloween Costumes for Kids Made in North America

pirate costume kid

Great Pretenders is an award winning online shop started in 1989 as an umbrella of Creative Education, an organization committed to promoting child education. First started as a puppet business it eventually turned into a successful pretend play children’s clothing line with most of their products made locally. They have warehouses in Point Edward, Ontario, Canada and in Port Huron, Michigan, USA.

Just in time for Halloween we were sent a couple of costumes from Great Pretenders for the boys and they absolutely love them. Both of them have been wearing their costumes daily and I have been impressed with the quality of the materials and how affordable they are.



For our almost 3 year old we received the Pirate Set ($30 CDN) and Pirate Wooden Accessory Set. The Pirate Set includes the headband, vest & shirt and red pants. The red, white and black colour theme with skull and crossbones encourage play.

The Pirate Wooden Accessory Set comes in a metal storage box filled with 8 accessories made from wood including a working compass, printed cloth measure map, wooden dagger and shield (in case anyone stands between said pirate and aforementioned treasure), printed eye patch, wooden hook and pirate-currency in a small black treasure bag. Regular Price: $25.00 CDN – Special Price: $12.50 CDN

knight costume

For our 6 year old we received the King /Knight Reversible Set ($32 CDN). The set includes a reversible tunic in blue and silver with emblem for King on one side, and silver with black trims for Knight on the other. Also included is the matching hood and crown.

I love both of the boy’s costumes and the fact that they are made in North America. The costumes are made to last with high quality materials and they will be enjoyed for years to come.

If you are still looking for a Halloween costume for your little one then be sure to check the Great Pretenders website and their great selection of costumes. If you order now you can get your package in time for Halloween. Use code (halloween2016) for 15% off your purchase! 

Disclosure: I was gifted product for review consideration, this is however not a paid post and all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.

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Angela V

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Hi, my name is Angela and I am a Canadian mom living in Vancouver with my wonderful husband and two happy little boys. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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13 responses to “Affordable Halloween Costumes for Kids Made in North America”

  1. ellen beck — October 7, 2016 @ 11:30 pm (#)

    These costumes are great I like them both. It is fun they come with accessories. The kids can play in these long after Halloween has come and gone. Dont be surprised if they want to wear these to school!

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  2. Elena M — October 8, 2016 @ 9:30 am (#)

    How cute are these?! Love Great Pretenders!

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  3. Rosanne Robinson — October 8, 2016 @ 9:46 am (#)

    Oh my goodness this little guy looks adorable in the pirate costume! Love that Great Pretenders is committed to promoting child education and their products are made in North America.

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  4. Laurie P — October 8, 2016 @ 12:42 pm (#)

    We absolutely love our Great Pretenders costumes, we bought a few over the last year, and I really like that I can find them at Mastermind Toys!

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  5. Florence Cochrane — October 8, 2016 @ 4:03 pm (#)

    The kids are adorable in their costumes. That is the best part about Halloween.

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  6. Shirley S — October 8, 2016 @ 9:41 pm (#)

    They are so cute! I love the great selection of costumes at Great Pretenders and I love that they are made in North America with high quality materials.

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  7. Laurie P — October 9, 2016 @ 7:42 am (#)

    Great Pretender has some great jewelry for kids too!

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  8. Jon T — October 10, 2016 @ 6:24 am (#)

    Love the pirate costume – would be about perfect for our LO, and he is very into pirates lately.

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  9. Lynda Cook — October 11, 2016 @ 1:32 pm (#)

    I love that site they have some amazing outfits for the kids, plus the add ons to go with the costumes!!

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  10. Catherine Chow — October 13, 2016 @ 4:28 pm (#)

    Love the costumes! Need to check this out for Halloween next year since I already bought my daughter’s costume for this year.

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  11. Leslie Crosbie — October 18, 2016 @ 4:05 am (#)

    It is crazy how expensive kids costumes are and if you have more kids it is a HUGE expense!! That is why I started making their costumes!

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  12. Elizabeth Matthiesen — October 29, 2016 @ 9:58 am (#)

    Your boys look so happy in these costumes and they do look great too. 🙂

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  13. Stephanie LaPlante — November 8, 2016 @ 11:08 am (#)

    Great Pretenders has some of the cutest costumes I’ve ever seen . I love the Renaissance Gown.

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