Words of Whimsy

Category: Costume Overview

Dress Up Smack Down II: How to Change Your Fate
May 11th, 2015

A while ago we shared our first “Dress Up Smack Down” post comparing our Rapunzel dress to one from a big box store. Today we’ll do the same with our Scottish Princess gown and a Merida dress purchased at Target a couple years back, and show you exactly what makes Whimsy Factory dress ups so amazing….

Featured Product: Fairy Halo and Wand Set
February 23rd, 2015

Here’s a closer look at one of our favorite accessories: our beautiful Fairy Halo and Wand Set! At Just $13 this little set includes a flexible, forgiving crown adorned with multi colored iridescent ribbons and sparkly beads. There are no combs to navigate (or break off, or step on). One size fits most. A trail…

First Dress Up Box
February 3rd, 2015

At the Whimsy Factory, we are always on the look out for costumes and accessories that boys will love as much as girls. It’s important they they are durable, comfortable and spark hours of imaginative play. At almost 2, my son isn’t quite at the creative/imaginative play phase yet. However, I wanted to start a small collection of play…

Uff da, as we say
December 4th, 2014

Alison and I have been spreading the Whimsy all over town these past couple weeks with events in Burnsville, St. Louis Park, and St. Paul,  our Minneamama giveaway, and a bunch of online specials! We have LOVED meeting so many new people (customers AND other vendors!), doing our own holiday shopping, and enjoying the sounds, sights,…

We’ve added some new items to our line!
November 20th, 2014

We are so excited to share our new accessories with you, they are AWESOME! Each of these items have the power to inspire hours of creative play all on their own, or add on to one of our full costumes for even more fun. They will be available for the first time at our show…

Dress Up Smack Down: A Tale of Two Rapunzels
November 3rd, 2014

We recently shared our curation criteria on the blog, but today let’s take a closer look at what sets our collection apart from the dress up clothes you will find on most store shelves this holiday season. Here are two Rapunzel-inspired gowns. The dress on the right is ours from The Whimsy Factory, available here…

Rounded Superhero Mask
October 24th, 2014

You know those photos of babies with giant flower headbands, sort of like a second head, or some kind of moon orbiting the sleeping cherub? We don’t have any of those photos of Miss P. Partly that is because she never slept, but also she had NO INTEREST in keeping something on her head, or…

October 23rd, 2014

One of my favorite costumes in our collection is the Aviator. I have a little boy, who at 18 months LOVES airplanes and so I can only imagine that in a year or two he will want to pretend fly them. This is the perfect costume to help inspire the imagination. Not only that, but…

Green Fairy
October 18th, 2014

Have you stopped by our booth at the Blaine Swimming & Diving Boosters Craft Fair yet??? What are you waiting for?!? This is your first chance to get your hands on The Whimsy Factory’s costumes and dress up clothes, and your ONLY chance to buy our show exclusives before Halloween! We will be here today…

Our Costume Criteria
October 17th, 2014

Here at The Whimsy Factory, we say that we offer a “curated” collection. What does that mean? It means we spend a lot of time (and do a lot of playing) to determine which costumes to carry in our line, and we only choose a few that we really love to share with the world….

Argggggh you ready?
October 16th, 2014

Are you ready to see some more of our SHOW EXCLUSIVE costumes? These will only be available at our in-person selling events, so make plans to meet us at one of our fun expos, fairs, or mall shows. Your first opportunity to shop The Whimsy Factory will be Saturday, October 18th. This will be our…

Welcome to the Whimsy Factory!
October 15th, 2014

We are so excited to open our “doors” and start sharing the whimsy. I say “doors” because we are not a brick and mortar shop (yet?). Instead, we will be offering our collection of children’s costumes and dress-up clothes primarily at selling events across the state of Minnesota, as well as online (the “shop” tab…