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Spooky-cool stuff for October!

Published on: October 01, 2008

PrissyPoofs tutuTutu cute

Princess Kittypants wants a Halloween costume that reflects her inner diva while providing great twirl-ability. Enter PrissyPoofs: adorable, handmade, high-quality tulle “poofs” — some with matching headgear — in dozens of princess-approved designs. Just pull one on and voilà! Instant glamour. Sizes from newborn to 8 years, from $34.95;

Little Capers superhero capesSuper fly

Look! Up in the sky: It’s Super Scooter, all blinged out in a cool, shimmery hero cape. Little Capers’ new line just for older kids features neat Velcro-necked styles; fashions for younger kids include hero tops with easy-release capes. Convert any outfit into a Halloween costume instantly — no bath towel required! From $23;

Haute chocolate

Sneak a little treat into your selfless mothering routine with this line of chocolate-scented spa delectables. Sweet Beauty’s line for moms is made with organic fair-trade chocolate right here in Seattle; baby’s cleanser, lotion and balm are rich, and free of parabens and fragrance. How yummy are those little toes now? From $15;

Tail Wags ladybug helmetMad hatter

Make a statement on the slopes or boost your bike’s cool quotient with helmet covers by Tail Wags. Uncommonly Cute kid's t-shirtTWs fit over all makes and models of helmets, including bike, skate, ski and equestrian helmets. Created by a Canadian mom who wants to see more kids wear helmets … safety is fun! The toppers come in 30 different designs (check out the cool dinosaurs!). From $40;

Lookin’ Sharp(ay)

Getcha head in the game! Your tot will rock the sandbox in this soft, short-sleeved T by Uncommonly Cute. Too cool for drool! From $22;

Chic + caring

Autism … diabetes … cancer … ignorance: Take up the fight with these hip and comfy “disease T’s.” Created by a young man battling type 1 diabetes to raise awareness — and money — for causes such as Autism Speaks and the American Lung Association. I love mine: “Ignorance is a curable disease.” From around $20;

—Kristen Dobson


Adventures of Riley:Penguin RescueIce ice baby!
Adventures of Riley: Penguin Rescue. Based on the popular “Riley” adventure books, this board game takes you across Antarctica to rescue five penguins. Kids will love the cute little wooden penguins! Ages 4 and older. $32; Win a free copy of Penguin Rescue! To enter, email your mailing address to; be sure to put “penguin” in the subject line.

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