Tuesday 4 December 2012

Super Competition for your Super Hero!

There are a few things which my boys love, and dressing up is one of them, so when I was told that Rubies had a fantastic Marvels Superheros competition running at the moment promoting the great range of Avengers Costumes for children, I thought it would be perfect for my boys to join in with!

The Competition is to win an action packed day fit for any budding superhero, with activities such as go karting, climbing walls and Avenger themed fun and games.

The winner and ten friends will receive a special invitation to the ultimate Marvel themed day out. They’ll be kitted out in the latest Rubie’s Marvel costumes and will spend the day at a local kids activity centre. In between tackling the exciting activities, the team will refuel with an Avengers themed party feast and will be entertained by a special party host. The day will be topped off with all party members taking home an exclusive Avengers party bag. 

Launched by Rubie’s, one of the UK and Europe’s leading fancy dress costume manufacturers, the Avengers Academy competition has been created to share kids’ love for their favourite superheroes. In addition to the winning prize, the first fifty entrants will also receive a free copy of the latest Marvel movie, Avengers Assemble, on DVD or Blu-Ray.

To enter you simply have to dress up as your favourite Avenger Super hero - so thats either Spiderman, Iron man, Hulk, Thor or Captain America, snap a photo and enter on the Rubies website.

You can buy costumes directly from Rubies or you can use ones you currently own, or even make your own there is no restrictions apart from the deadline which is this Friday 7th December so be quick!

My boys are big Avenger fans, our Spiderman Costume has had so much wear and tear, it was my eldest sons favourite outfit and then became Mikeys all time favourite outfit too and still gets worn, even tho it is abit on the small side now.

We were however invited to try out the Thor costume, which Mikey was thrilled to receive. Thor, for those not familiar with super heros, is a character based on the God Thor of Norse Mythology, or God of Thunder, and as such he can summon elements of the storm, wind, rain and lightning,  by whirling his hammer he can destroy entire buildings, it is therefore easy to understand why the character  has become very popular inspiring imaginations in children for years, with a film based on the character in 2011, then the Avengers film released in 2012 and a new Thor film planned for 2013 this is a character which is going to be popular for a very long time.

The Rubies Marvel Thor costume consists of a red cape and detailed jumpsuit, which has all the instantly recognisable Thor characteristics.

Mikey has been wearing his costume for the past week nearly non stop and it has not snagged or ripped or pulled in anyway, the quality is great, he even choose to wear it to the non uniform day at school, and it withstood a day of running jumping and playing with no trouble at all, it is stretchy enough to wear over other clothes, and comfy enough to wear alone, although Mikey does like to wear a Top under it as the metal detail on the arms is abit scratchy.

Overall this is a great costume and one which I'm sure all super hero fans would love.

If you have a budding hero then be sure to take a photo and enter it into the competition, and take a look around the Rubies Marvel Heors range to find some ideas for perfect Christmas presents!

Disclosure : We were sent a thor costume to keep in return for us helping promote this fantastic competition, but all other thoughts are our own.

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