How It All Began
Before Red Riding hood became famous for heading off to grandma's house with a wicker basket filled to the brim with pastries, she was known by the name Little Dolores Riding Hood. It doesn't have the same ring to it, does it? Would a storybook entitled Little Dolores Riding Hood have become as popular as the story we all know and love today? Probably not. If you ever wondered how the little-caped traveler got dubbed 'Little Red' then we will gladly fill you in on all the juicy details. (You're welcome.)
Years before Red embarked on her adventure to visit grandma, her mother took her shopping so she could establish her fashion sense at a young age. As she was walking through the aisles festooned with bright colored clothing, she spotted a crimson-colored kerchief that would one day shape her destiny. As soon as she tried it on, she knew that she never wanted to take off the red hood. I've done it. I've found my personal style, whispered Dolores. Her mother purchased every size of the red hood they had in stock so her daughter didn't have to spend one day without her favorite article of clothing. That's the day Dolores vanished and instead the world was blessed with Little Red Riding Hood, arguably the best storybook character of all time. (Sorry, not sorry Dorothy.)
Design & Details
Now we don't recommend buying out our entire stock of this costume for your child like Red's mother. (Although we wouldn't be complaining!) The lesson of this story is that your little girl will look and feel fantastic in this deluxe child Little Red Riding Hood costume. It just may be the costume that she wants to wear every Halloween. The beautiful red dress is styled as a vest, skirt, and apron over a white peasant-style blouse. The black velvet vest has a back zipper and ribbon lacing at the front. The costume also comes with a knee-length hooded cape that fastens with a Hook and Loop fastener tab at the neck.
How To Make It Your Own
Adding accessories like a wicker basket, white ankle socks, and black ballet flats will personalize the classic Riding Hood costume for girls. Mom, you can always upgrade this look by dressing in a big bad wolf costume to create an adorable mother/daughter costume. It'll be fitting since your little one looks cute enough to eat!