Saturday, April 02, 2011

My son's sequined socks

I have to admit, when I first came across the email from Charles at Costume Discounters asking me to review one of their products, my first response was "Dude, this is a book blog." Still, something made my finger freeze over the delete key. No harm in just peeking at some of their products right?

Finding the Michael Jackson items in their costume accessories pretty much guaranteed a review in my future. Here's the thing. My youngest son looooves himself some MJ. You know how some kids can rattle off baseball stats and batting averages? My child can rattle off the names of the original Jackson Five, the siblings that never made it into the group, and all of Kathryn's grandchildren.

He's already accumulated enough dress up items to make a living off his King of Pop impersonation in Vegas, but one thing he didn't have yet were glitter slouch socks. And what self-respecting Michael Jackson fan forgoes the glitter slouch socks?

So I asked Charles to send over the Adult Michael Jackson Sequin Glove and Leggings. We already had a glove (or three) but my son believes it's the accessory that goes with everything, so you can't really have too many.

I received the product I requested within a week. The leggings, designed to fit over socks, were sized for an adult but they fit my eight year old just fine. The glove was a little loose on his hand, but he'll grow into it (or as my husband hopes, just grow out of this phase). Overall, we liked the items and would deal with this company again.

So what d'ya think? Should I start booking Vegas dates for 2031?

(Face obscured to protect his reputation at 17).


  1. Great picture! I think even without his face showing you could get a bit of leverage from it in future years. Like you could get him to clean his room by threatening to show this to his girlfriend. You know, the typical mom stuff . . .

  2. I love it when kids have such awesome personalities! And yes, a total picture for future blackmail neccessities!!! Tooooooo cute!

  3. Definite blackmail material :0) He's adorable!

  4. This post was even cuter since I just came from Renee's blog and saw that your hermit crab's names are Michael and Jackson! I love it!

    And I agree that you can keep that pic for blackmail! ;)

  5. LOL Tammy, I'll give you one guess as to who picked the names for the hermit crabs!

    Thanks for commenting everyone. Yup, this is blackmail material.

  6. This is great, Joy. I'm sorry I haven't been stopping by...well, I really haven't been stopping much of anywhere. The last book I finished was Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs and I loved it.

    In another month or so things should slow down when my class is over and I'm hoping I'll get a bit more time to catch up on my blogging and visiting blogs.

  7. LOL! Such a fun post. Yeah, I've had the same thoughts more than once. :) Fun, fun!! I can see this being BIG news in a few years. One way or the other. ;-)



  8. Julia, that sounds like a great book! I have it on my review shelf too.

    Casey, I've tried to be really good and not talk about 'em too much, but this stage is too cute not to document. :)

  9. BAHAHAHA...that was great!!

    He makes a cute little MJ...:D


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