Saturday, 10 November 2012

FOLKSY FRIDAY: iwishiwasa review & giveaway

The Disgrace Family received possibly the best thing we've ever received through the post this week, which is saying a lot, because the list of cool things we've received through the post includes Richard's limited edition Star Wars trainers and a bag of fizzy cola bottles as big as my head..  I think this tops them - just.

I am talking about a superhero mask and cuff set from iwishiwasa - AKA Tamsin, a London based costume designer and maker who makes the coolest dressing up costumes around.



Rory is a serious wannabe superhero and can often be seen shooting imaginary spider webs from his hands at passing babies (he neither likes nor trusts babies) a la Spiderman.  He also loves dressing up.  Now, I can and do use a sewing machine, but not brilliantly, and not in the genteel sort of way that one imagines a woman should sew.  I bash clothes together whilst swearing like a sailor at the machine, sewing over my fingers and using the sort of commentary usually only seen in bad S&M porn: "Come on you bastard, you can do it.  That's it...faster...FASTER.  NOT LIKE THAT.  Rein it in, bitch.  That's right, who's your daddy?" The resulting items are wearable, but only just and not always desirable.  So until now, Rory's superhero endeavours have been limited by a slightly crappy cloak that I knocked up in 30 minutes:


As a result, he was delighted (and extremely vocal about it) when we opened our little package of awesome.


This outfit was instantly donned and he refused to take it off when we went into town to run errands.  This was interesting.  Women tutted and avoided my eyes in a "HOW VERY COMMON" sort of way.  Little boys looked envious.  Grown men high fived him.  Later on, Daddy stole the mask and was overjoyed to discover that it stretched enough to go over his head.  Please excuse all the boxes and crap in the background of the photo below.  I have taken on an Avon round, the detritus of which you cab see behind Richard (yes, an Avon round on top of everything else.  It should be me wearing a superhero costume really shouldn't it?)


We all LOVE this costume and it ticks all my fancy dress boxes by being a) handmade, b) colourful c) really well made and c) so so so cool.

You want to win one don't you?  WELL, YOU CAN!  Fill in the Rafflecopter form below to win your choice of either a glam rock mask (like the one Rory is wearing) or a star mask and cuff set.  Don't forget to take a look at the iwishiwasa Folksy page or their website to lust over more fancy dress costumes - you have to check out the capes and the Indian headdresses.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

PS Congratulations to Emma W who won last week's giveaway.  Your cards will be with you soon.  Anyone who missed out on winning and loved the gorgeous personalised cards from Clarkie designs, go buy some from here:  http://folksy.com/shops/clarkiedesigns

PPS I know it's not Friday.  I know I'm a day late.  Coughing boy had to stay off pre-school yesterday so I'm drastically behind.  Forgiveness?

41 comments:

  1. I have a superhero in the making :)

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  2. I love it I love it I love it I need one! (I'm a girl and way too old for one but still)

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  3. i like the guitar hero cape :)

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  4. I'd better win this week - really want one of those, they look awesome! :D

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  5. I love the rocket man cape

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  6. Oh. My. God. How blimmin' cool are these?! Knickers to the boy... *I'd* wear this doing my errands in town! :O

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  7. They are fantastic, have ordered Sam a cape for Christmas as my sewing is even worse than yours! Tor glam set would be perfect with it.

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  8. Cape Where Eagles Dare! turquoise

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  9. Love them! - Thanks for the competition

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  10. I like the orange and blue star masks. Little boys (and men alike would have hours of fun with these)!

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  11. I got a iwishiwasa for my girl as well! They are great! Great quality , and always end up on me :)

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  12. I got a iwishiwasa for my girl as well! They are great! Great quality , and always end up on me :)

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  13. I love the blue and red star mask and cuff set! My 2 year old son Zak would go nuts for it haha just found your blog through the iwishiwasa page so off to have a nose :)

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  14. OOh yeah, like theses

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  15. I like the rocket man
    jen louise jackson

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  16. I like the rocket man cape the best

    (christine mutter)
    (c.mutter@sky.com)

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  17. feather headband (pinkpurple)

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  18. for me it has to be Cape Where Eagles Dare

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  19. Guitar Hero Cape.....love it :-)

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  20. I love the Guitar Hero cape! They're all awesome though.

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  21. I love the rocket man cape

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  22. I luv the little nurse outfit my daughter would luv it :)
    Xx
    SJLAMBERT86@YAHOO.CO.UK

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  23. couldnt get that link to work but on their website my fave is the Masquerade ball gown :)

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  24. They're all out of stock :O So I can't see anything :(

    @MrsD_Winchester x

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  25. I love the cool Red Indian feather headdresses :) Thanks for a great comp, and giving me a giggle reading about your escapades with the sewing machine hehe x

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  26. The shop is out of stock :-( But I#ll bookmark to have a look in a few weeks

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  27. http://folksy.com/items/3782258-Hand-knitted-Baby-snowman-outfit

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  28. the rocket man cape is my favourite

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