Dress Up As A Snail with Pretend To Bee


Like many little ones, my daughter loves to dress up as her favourite film, TV and book characters. Many toy shops and supermarkets stock a range of generic fancy dress costumes, but what if you want something a bit special, or at least different from everyone else? Here’s a little secret for you… have a look at Pretend To Bee.


I know! I can’t believe we have only just heard about them either. Not only do they stock a huge range of exciting children’s costumes, but their prices are very reasonable too, which of course is a huge bonus, especially if you have more than one child to buy for.



Dressing Up with Pretend To Bee

Little Button is an avid fan of Julia Donaldson and holds a special place in her heart for ‘The Snail and the Whale’. I’m pretty sure it has everything to do with her love of the seaside! The lovely people over at Pretend To Bee have just had some new fancy dress costumes designed, and guess what? One of them is a snail costume!  We were really excited to try this out.





Let’s Pretend To Be A Snail!

We love the detailing in this stunning tabard snail costume by Pretend To Bee. As a parent, I always dread the fiddly bits some fancy dress costumes have, and there is nothing worse than finding your little one stuck inside a costume with cheap plastic zips and tiny head and arm holes. I’m very pleased to say that Pretend To Bee have thought of everything with this costume.


Dress Up As A Snail with Pretend To Bee


Available in size 3-7 years old, the tabard snail costume is spacious and its velcro fastenings help to extend its life span as your little one grows.


Dress Up As A Snail with Pretend To Bee


Despite having a snail shell on its back, the costume is actually quite light and squashy, so easy to store.


Dress Up As A Snail with Pretend To Bee


The material is strong, and after lots of testing there has been no sign of wear and tear as of yet.


Dress Up As A Snail with Pretend To Bee



Overall Thoughts

We were all really impressed with this snail costume, and even more impressed that Pretend To Bee think outside the box when it comes to their fancy dress costumes in general.


Dress Up As A Snail with Pretend To Bee


We would absolutely recommend this snail costume to anyone with a little girl or boy with a love for imaginative play.



Pretend To Bee

You can find out more about Pretend To Bee by visiting their website and following them on Facebook and Twitter.



Disclosure: Little Button was sent the tabard snail costume to try out by the lovely people at Pretend To Bee. All views are my own.




  1. May 9, 2017 / 7:33 am

    Ha! I saw this pop up on my feed the other day and thought, “I must go back and read that!”. I was intrigued to know, why a snail?!! But now I do know. I’ve known about Pretend to Bee for a while but hadn’t used them, so it’s good to get a recommendation for when Baby Lighty is into dressing up. #DreamTeam xxx

    • May 9, 2017 / 11:52 am

      It’s such a cute costume! I’m planning to pick up a few more from them. It’s so hard to find stuff which everyone else isn’t wearing. Ahhhh Mrs Lightly – you should have told me about them sooner 🙂 xx

  2. May 9, 2017 / 7:50 am

    Oh this looks adorable and really gorgeous quality! Mine used to adore dressing up too #DreamTeam

  3. May 9, 2017 / 8:09 am

    This is so cute and a great site I’d never heard of too. #DreamTeam

  4. May 9, 2017 / 9:58 am

    That looks awesome. I’d never have thought to make the shell soft. Great idea.

  5. May 9, 2017 / 10:06 am

    Aww what a cute little snail! Always handy to have a reasonable supplier for the endless amount of school dress-up days! #DreamTeam

    • May 9, 2017 / 11:58 am

      Yes, and for so many parties too! Is it a new thing? I don’t think I ever had a fancy dress party when I was little. x

  6. May 9, 2017 / 11:22 am

    Oh wow, I know exactly what you mean. In the shops the dress up costumes are usually the generic princess costumes! Never heard of Pretend to Bee but the quality looks really good, will have to keep them in mind x

    • May 9, 2017 / 12:02 pm

      Oh yes! That’s why we love them so much. Generic princess costumes aren’t very inspiring. x

  7. May 9, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    I dont think I have ever seen a snail costume. Would be fitting for my kids this morning though,


  8. May 9, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    How adorable!!! I wish I knew about this back when my two daughters were playing dress up!!! Because you are so right…generic princesses costumes are NOT inspiring! And not as cute as this snail get up!!! #dreamteam

  9. May 9, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    That is seriously adorable! #DreamTeam

  10. May 9, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    Yes to this! I’m so over the usual boring range of fancy dress costumes. Amelia also loves The Snail and the Whale (more for the rhythm, I think) so I’ll be sure to show her this! #DreamTeam

  11. May 9, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    Hi, I’ve not seen a snail costume before, how cute #dreamteam

  12. May 9, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    We love “The Snail and the Whale” too! #dreamteam

  13. May 10, 2017 / 6:13 am

    This is such a lovely thing and so unusual. My little girl would absolutely love dressing up as a snail. 🙂 #dreamteam

  14. May 10, 2017 / 6:24 am

    Ooo… I’ll have to look into these. Alexander was never really interested in dressing up, but they have a dress up box at nursery and he seems to be getting more interested in it. #DreamTeam

  15. May 10, 2017 / 8:12 am

    Lovely costume. Dressing-up was something I was going to try with grandkids, so this post was well timed.
    Loved the video too 🙂

  16. May 10, 2017 / 9:56 am

    Wow! Just had a little peek at their website, they have a great selection and the prices are pretty good too! Love the video and photos of your gorgeous little girl, she looks so happy with her snail costume #DreamTeam x

  17. May 10, 2017 / 11:32 am

    That’s fantastic! Such a lovely costume 🙂 Bet there are loads of games you can play with it

  18. May 10, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    My trio love fancy dress and this is a really different costume, it’s fantastic #dreamteam

  19. May 10, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    Omg how cool!! I was literally wondering earlier how I’m going to dress my little one up when she’s older haha! #dreamteam

  20. May 11, 2017 / 5:43 am

    I’ve never heard of them before this, sounds fantastic – can’t wait to have a look! Thank you x

  21. May 11, 2017 / 6:49 am

    How cute! Not something that I’ve seen before but I love it!:)

  22. May 12, 2017 / 2:01 am

    What a lovely costume and so different from all the standard ones you see! She looks so cute! #dreamteam

  23. May 12, 2017 / 9:56 am

    This is SO cute!! My kids love playing dress up and I love the fact that this is so different to their usual Disney dresses! #dreamteam

  24. May 12, 2017 / 10:39 am

    How funny. I’ve got to review something actually which is literally one of the most ingenuous ridiculously simple “how hasn’t this existed before?” concepts I’ve ever come across. This brand’s product is so clever (and no I’ve never heard of them but frankly it appears I live in a hole on my own as I didn’t even know France was having elections till this week!!!) Glad to see your little princess is one happy camper #dreamteam

  25. May 12, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    This is such a cute idea! she looks super chuffed with it also! #dreamteam

  26. May 12, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    I’ve seen so many costumes lately but not a snail before. #DreamTeam

  27. May 13, 2017 / 10:00 pm

    Such a lovely costume. Very cute. #dreamteam

  28. May 14, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    Oh Annette, Little Button looks adorable. So cute and I love that they are thinking out of the box and not just sticking with the usual ladybird / bumble bee options! Thanks for having me along to co-host #DreamTeam with you xx

  29. May 14, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    Lovely costume! Dress-up is so much fun for kids. We have a huge dressing up box in our house! #dreamteam

  30. May 15, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    Oh I love this! My kids love dressing up too and I love that they have a range of different costumes at reasonable prices. Snail on the Whale is one of my favourite JD books 🙂 #DreamTeam

  31. May 16, 2017 / 11:14 am

    Oh this is so cute – what a fab outfit! I have been reading about this company and it sounds great, I know Emma is going to love dressing up when she’s a bit older. Thanks so much for hosting #dreamteam with me lovely x

  32. May 18, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    What a fab costume! She looks like she’s having a great time #dreamteam

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