I have just released pictures of my most favorite HappyLittleMonkey product yet- the blanket cape!
I mean, c’mon, we have all tied a blanket around our neck, placed our hands on our hips, and stood proud that we were about to save the world. We were at least about to run as fast as we could to somewhere or fly there. Little did we know that our parents were hoping we would run and conquer the world to burn some of that boundless energy that only a three-year old can wield.
For over a year now I have been creating and recreating capes, either actually with fabric, blankets, or mentally. Finally, I took a little step back and remembered how HLM started, with a simple blanket that did its job- it swaddled and could provide years of snuggliness.
A HLM Cape must do the same.
I’m so excited to share, it does!
The simplicity of the design is that it is made just like a blanket, but instead of tying it around your little one's neck, there is velcro on the top corners. This can allow your toddler to use his superpowers to learn how to get it on himself. Then, should he be thwarted by an evildoer, the velcro should breakaway so your hero can still escape unscathed.
To make sure your Superhero, Flowered Princess, King or Queen doesn't get tripped up by their own cape, this one is a little shorter than a standard blanket, measuring in at approximately 20" x 25" it will is the perfect size.
The icing on the cape, is that it comes complete with magic wristbands. These special cuffs transform your caped child into a real superhero. They are “solar powered” so when your child stands still for a moment and points his wrists toward the sun, they harness and store the superpower they will need to run back and forth across your lawn until they are out of breath. (Hint: When your child won’t slow down, remind him that he needs to recharge his bands. Since this process requires a moment of direct sunlight, you may even be able to get him to take a sip of magic water so he can go back to playing.) Here is what they should look like when they are charging up their super-powerful, solar-charged wristbands.
My first series of pictures all came out like this because my three-year old would not stand still. Superheroes are hard to capture on photo, you know?
As they were released to save the day this afternoon, I was able to get a few rare posed pictures of my superheroes. Then they were unstoppable as they harnessed the sun’s power, sprinkled magic on the plants to make them grow, and tried to bring about the demise of evil-doer Mom with her unmeasured power to put her kids in time out.
After all of this, they totally surprised me when the younger monkey laid his cape down on the ground. The older one ran inside and brought back a “basket” of fruit, for a picnic. They sat on their capes, ate their faux food, and then lik magic they were caped crusaders again.
It's been another fun and happy day.
These will be available at Springtime Tallahassee on April 2nd, 2011, and will be posted to the store after the show. The cape is approximately 20” x 25”. The cuffs are approximately 6” around and are zig-zag stitched to enable a little stretch when pulling them on and off.
Coordinating belts, crowns, headpieces and personalized superhero shirts are also coming. I just couldn't wait any longer to share!