Cute costumes from My Shiny Shop

This past weekend was finally dry and sunny so, despite still being cold, my kids asked to set up the teepee outside and play cowboys and indians! They looked so cute in their costumes from My Shiny Shop that I had to snap a few shots of them in their teepee. (Poor Ivy in her little indian dress must have been freezing cold, but she refused to wear a coat. I could only coax her into wearing leggings!)

The selection of dress-up costumes from My Shiny Shop is really great. I love the Indian Chief head dress – it makes such a statement with all the colourful feathers!

My kids are constantly playing dress-up. It must be one of the most common play themes in our house and always inspires the most creative kind of play. They’ll dress up as kings and queens and then build castles, they’ll be pirates and sailors and sail off in their ships, they’ll be baddies and goodies and cowboys and indians and everything in between. I hope this innocent dress-up phase never ends!

x Courtney

p.s. More info about our teepee here.


Comments (3)

February 5, 2014

Thank you, Courtney, for this lovely post. The cutest Indians I have ever seen!!!!!!!!! I bet it was cold…Have a wonderful day, SILKExx

February 14, 2014

Oooh, we have that teepee too! Felix adores it…

February 21, 2015

It seems clear that no ill intentions are driving this, but dressing up as “Indians”, in 2015, is culturally tone deaf and hurtful. If the defining categorization of a costume is an ethnic or racial group, then chances are it’s an inappropriate reflection of stereotypes and caricature. I suggest reading up a bit on modern native American cultures and the lasting hardships many of the communities face as the result of violent colonization. Find some respectful ways to teach your children about different cultures, they’ll thank you for it when they’re adults who are able to navigate the world with awareness and grace.

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