Playtime with a Purpose

Based on the latest studies in child development, Hijinks costumes provide open ended play free from fixed characters which fosters imagination and creativity. When children are given a toy that goes along with a movie or TV show, they know the “story” of how it should be played with, what should happen and the order of events. It can be hard for young children to be flexible enough to alter that story.  Open-ended play toys allow children to make choices, express their creativity and support their independence. It is through these experiences that children are able to learn best. Hijinks costumes offer classic archetypes and animals to choose from allowing the child to come up with their own story about that character during their play. Our costumes also offer flexibility with interchangeable characters. The child can choose to add a different hood, tail or wings and transform from dragon to bird to superhero, unicorn to rabbit to bird, lion to owl to monkey and on and on giving a child freedom combine characters and enter play flow on their own terms. These accessory additions also give the parents an opportunity to update a costume at anytime for an exciting refresh. 

Our costumes are loose fitting, made with cotton twill with a slight stretch and designed to be non-restrictive allowing a child’s body to move freely without confining the hips. 

Never losing sight of who Hijinks is designed for, we offer child friendly usability and easy on and off features such as front zippers, wide openings, easy snaps and elastics as well as breathable linings free from itchy tags or fabrics.