Playing Pretend with Great Pretenders (Giveaway)

I love the imagination of a child!

To them there are no limits or boundaries when it comes to being creative. They can be whatever they want and live every day to its fullest! They are excited about the little things and are never afraid to show their thoughts or feelings. If you are lucky enough to play pretend with a child, you can really see their imagination and how amazing they are.

I am always happy when I see my kids using their imagination and them being happy just because.

My youngest is a rough and tumble girl who also loves to dress up and have tea parties. This is what happens when you have older siblings, they influence your style without even realizing it. Some days her imagination takes over and she loves to dress up like a princess, others she is a super hero or movie star. Her friends love to do this as well! During play-dates they will dress up and put on a show for whoever is around. It occupies them for hours and gives them the freedom to grow and dream. Plus it is super cute!

Recently a fabulous company reached out to me introducing me to their dress-up costumes for children that are made in Canada.


Great Pretenders

A Canadian company that has been producing pretend play costumes since 1989. They have recently launched an infant line: Started by a mom who was looking for imaginative and creative toys for her children. Their line of dress-up costumes include items for boys and girls as well as fun award winning toys that help children think and create.

My daughter could not believe her eyes when her outfits arrived!


These costumes are amazing quality with beautiful designs and colours! The small details in the trim and frill really allow ones imagination to flow.

Fancy Nancy

The Fancy Nancy Ruffle dress in purple covered with sparkly ruffles is my fave!

Fancy Nancy Ruffle Dress

Item Number: 73031 $35

Ooh La La! Fancy NancyTM and Great PretendersTM have paired to bring Nancy’s wardrobe and accessories to you! The signature Fancy NancyTM Ruffle dress comes to life with layers of disco sparkle tulle, accented with a satin red bow and red satin faux belt! Be Très Très Fancy in this stylish little number!

My daughter loves the Snow Queen Cape that allows her to transform into her favourite make believe characters. It easily covers up any outfit and has a loose hood that children love to have on.

Snow Queen Cape

Item Number: 51083/51085 $22 value

Cast icy spells with the new Snow Queen Cape. Made from crystal organza, this cape features glitter sparkle stars, and a large hood. The entire cape is trimmed in silver. The Snow Queen Cape comes in 2 sizes.

Snow Queen

The final item we got is another beauty! The Bridal gown is something many little girls love to dress up in and dream of wearing.

Bridal Gown with Veil

Item Number: 33305 $47 value

Here comes the bride, all dressed in white satin and tulle. This dreamy gown has a velour spandex top for maximum comfort. There is a large hoop to keep the bottom full and flowing. White glitter tulle, white roses and taffeta complete the dress.. She’ll feel like a Princess with her matching veil!


Many of the costumes comes in sizes for toddlers, preschoolers and school aged children. You can often easily find them selling accessories on the site too that pair up nicely with each piece.

I can not wait until my daughter has her friends over again. They will love to dress up and play pretend with these beautiful costumes!

Visit for more information and to order something great! They ship throughout North America

giveaway time

1 lucky reader (USA/Canada) is going to win a $30 certificate to order something they love at Great Pretenders. Fill out the form below for your chance


I received the above mentioned product for review purposes. All opinions are my own


  1. The Rapunzel Dress is beautiful!

  2. Lee-Ann S says

    The Crystal Queen Dress is adorable!

  3. I’d say the Mermaid Dress Blue & Lilac

  4. Gillian Morgan says

    i think Sophie would love the Renaissance Gown.

  5. Flower Fairy with Wings is gorgeous, would love it for my step granddaughter

  6. I love the Doctors Set in Pink

  7. Mermaid Dress Blue & Lilac would be my grandaughters favorite

  8. Victoria Ess says

    My niece would love the Doctors costume!

  9. I visited cloud b and another item i like is the Tranquil Frog because i think my granddaughter would love to own him,hes so cute and cuddly

  10. I think he’d like the Deluxe EVA Shield Blue/Silver

  11. Elizabeth Matthiesen says

    I think that my granddaughters would love the Parisian Pink Hoop Dress.

  12. Elizabeth Matthiesen says

    I love the Baby Sherpa Blanket Set with Rattle too.

  13. I like the Rosey Raspberry Fairy with Wings, I’m amazed with all the dresses, so many cute ones!!

  14. Rose Holloway says

    WE like them all but The Sugarplum Fairy Dress, Lilac is our fav.

  15. Holly OGorman says

    My daughter would love the mermaid dress.

  16. I know my granddaughter would love the Renaissance Gown!

  17. My little granddaughter would love the Parisian Pink Hoop Dress.

  18. I think the mermaid dress would be loved by the little ones at my house

  19. Viv Sluys says

    My daughters would all love to use the doctors dress up clothes in pink.

  20. caroline m. says

    My son would love the Pirate Set

  21. I think the mermaid set would be a big hit!

  22. Juliee Fitze says

    I would love to see my granddaughter in the Colour A Costume-Butterfly Wings.

  23. I know our little one would love the Snow Queen cape!

  24. I know my older daughter would love the mermaid outfit and my younger daughter would pick the Fancy Nancy dress.

  25. My girls would love the Mermaid Dress Blue & Lilac.

  26. My grandson would like the dragon cape.

  27. I think my daughter would LOVE a personalized Princess Book. Even though she is a bit older, she is still a child at heart and this would make her day. Thank you for the chance to win. ?

  28. My 5 year old granddaughter would like the Rapunzel Dress, Lilac
    Item Number: 34333/34335 She has watched the Tangled movie so many times that she has memorized the script and recites it along with Rapunzel.

  29. Monique L.S. says

    Some great ones to choose from. I’m sure she would love any of the princess style ones, but would most enjoy the Lightning Quick Adventure Chick costume.

  30. msrodeobrat says

    Love the Crystal Queen dress! It looks like an Elsa dress 🙂
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  31. Brittney House says

    My niece would love the doctor’s set.

  32. The Snow White Tea Party Dress would be loved at our house!!

  33. Christina G. says

    My daughter would love the Parisian Pink Hoop Dress. Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. Carey Hurst says

    I love the color a knight tunic so awesome my toddler would freak for that . The capes ate awesome to my toddler loves capes and wears the ones he has all the time.e and there is always room for more

  35. I love the Pirate set-so would my son!

  36. I think the Crystal Queen dress is just adorable!
    The Bridal dress with the veil is so beautiful too!

  37. melissa says

    pirate set

  38. KellyPC says

    I love the reversible Spider/Bat cape!

  39. My son is BIG time into dress-up right now, and he has autism, so he knows no gender limits (it is awesome). He would love the Snazzy sparkles wing, wand and tutu. He really would!

  40. Robyn Bellefleur says

    I think my daughter would like the Rosey Raspberry Fairy with Wings.

  41. Carol Denny says

    The Royal Princess Fuchsia

  42. My son would love the Pirate Set

  43. Jennifer Lo says

    The Fancy Nancy Ruffle Dress!

  44. My nieces would like the Fancy Nancy Ruffle Dress.

  45. Stephanie says

    The Precious Pink princess dress!

  46. Flower Fairy dress with wings

  47. My kids would love the Pirate Outfit.

  48. aly3360 says

    The Mermaid Dress is awesome and she’d have a lot of fun dressing up in it!

  49. My daughter would love the royal princess fuchsia dress.

  50. My baby would love the fancy nancy ruffle dress.

  51. i would like the fancy nancy ruffle dress, it’s so cute.

  52. There are so many fantastic choices! I think my daughter would love the Crystal Queen dress or the Snow Queen Cape. She is always asking for a cape. 🙂

  53. My daughter would love the Crystal Queen Dress, she’s way into Frozen.

  54. She would love a princess cape

  55. Caryn Coates says
  56. Elva Roberts says

    My great grandsons would probably love the fireman costume. The great granddaughters would most certainly love any of the bouffant dresses.

  57. Jaime Cummings says

    The jewelry is super cute, I like the Amazing Angel Bracelet.

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