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Holiday Clearance Sale!

Dear Friends,

Fancy Pants Kids has been winding down operations over the past year, as Gretel has moved on to a wonderful job as Education and Marketing Manager at Roseneath Theatre.

There is still a limited selection of specialty items in stock and PLENTY of Classic Supercapes.  Everything is on sale on our online store for as much as 50% off!  Quantities are very limited so stuck up for your holiday giving now and get some great deals on the last of these great designs.

For those in the Toronto area, Fancy Pants Kids is still offering rentals of our permanent collection of costumes for birthday parties and family events.

It has been a great pleasure to bring these designs to you and your loved ones since 2008.  Thank you for your support. It’s been a wonderful and life-changing ride!

You can check out another of Gretel’s recent imagination-based projects at www.storymobs.ca.

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Goose and Moose.ca

logo-with-ca Fancy Pants is delighted to congratulate Anne and her fellow Vancouverites at Goose and Moose.ca on the launch of their beautiful new online shop, which offers a thoughtfully curated collection of children’s toys and products that are ALL MADE IN CANADA AND THE U.S.A.!

We are honoured to have our products selected to be part of their lovely offering.  With Christmas, Hanukkah and Purim in the coming months – Goose and Moose would be a great place to do all of your gift shopping from the comfort of your desk and to have quality North American made products delivered straight to your home!

Does Better TV Mean Better Kids?

Does it? Always a tricky question…how much TV is ok for kids, what kind of TV is ok for kids?  Increasingly challenging to distill an answer in a world where TV is only one of many available screens.  In our house there is a limit of 1 hour of ‘screen’ time on weekdays and there are stipulations on when and how it can be used (ie: morning tasks must be done first, no screens after 8pm, must have permission and use a timer etc). Screen use for us includes ipods and smart phones (when used for games), computer when used for social media, online games or youtube or xbox games.  Continue reading

Super Nutkin

IMG_8196IMG_8189Today, more from the workshop.  I continue to work at building a large collection of unique superhero costumes for our next party rental collection.  This little costume was inspired by a little acorn drawing my son did when I asked him what he thought would make good superhero logos.  The headpiece is meant to be a grey squirrel, but since it really looks like a mouse, I think it will end up being a mouse head on another costume and I’ll try another tactic with the squirrel head.

IMG_8190I’ve been asking kids what super powers they think this guy has and the answers are great…one thing they all agree on…this superhero is totally NUTS!