Weekend giveaway: Pip & Bean

by Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

Today’s weekend giveaway comes from sponsor Pip & Bean, makers of the coolest superhero capes! From Pip & Bean:

We’ve always been struck by the importance of creative development and imaginative play for children. The quest to keep pace with our own children’s imagination led to a number of costumes and creative projects—whatever it took to unplug our kids from the TV and help them build a world of their own.

What started with tutus led to princess costumes, and eventually a superhero cape. Eventually that cape became a birthday present for our daughter’s friend, which turned into a booth at a craft fair, and then an online shop.

Two years (and thousands of capes) later, Pip & Bean sells custom superhero capes, costumes, and masks all over the world. We’re an active supporter of Inspiration Through Art, an awesome non-profit organization that supports children with illnesses by helping them see their own inner super hero.

Pip & Bean superhero capes are made of polyester satin and felt. The capes are washable (because superheroes get dirty) and close with a Velcro clasp (because we’re safety paranoid parents too).

Where it’s possible, we use materials with high-recycled content (our felt is 100% recycled PET). Most of our capes are personalized and they are all custom-made in Bloomington, IN.


This giveaway has now closed. Pip & Bean want to give five Simple Mom readers an emblem superhero cape! (They’re for your kids, but if you want to wear them instead, I won’t tell.) To enter, simply leave any comment on this post.

This giveaway ends tonight, Saturday, March 3, and I’ll announce the winners soon after. I hope you win!

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  1. Capes make such great gifts! Would love one for my boys to share!

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    Christy says:

    How cool are these! Picturing my kids running around the house with these on…too cute.

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    Lynette says:

    The baby might get some of his blankets back if the bigger kids had a “real” cape to use…oh, probably not, they would just use them for the castle roof or something else. I love that my kids are so imaginative!

  4. So fun! My boys love dressing up as super heroes!

  5. So cute! Any of my 3 kiddos would love to wear this!

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    Ami Campbell says:

    OOOh, love them. love that they are washable! Hello Bloomington:)

  7. My girls would reallyreally like dressing up with one of these!

  8. Super fun! Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Melissa L K says:

    My 4-year old LOVES dress up, especially capes!

  10. I laughed about the last part. I would LOVE to clean the house in a superhero cape! :) But I guess I’ll give it to my kids if I win. :)

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    Elizabeth B says:

    This would be an awesome addition to Grandma’s dress up box. All she has are fairy, princess dress ups (not that the boys seem to mind!) haha.

  12. How fun! My kids would love these!

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    Sarah Ortiz says:

    My little superhero would love these!

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    Charity says:

    My kiddos would LOVE these!!!!

  15. Luv the super hero cape! My husband is a policeman and always told our girls when they were little that he was batman! That now has continued with our 4 yr old grandson who thinks Papa is batman! :))

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    Georgia Monroe says:

    these are awesome!!!!!

  17. These are so cute! I’d love to have one for my mini super woman.

  18. These are great! I would love to add one to our dress up box!!

  19. So neat!

  20. These are adorable and I’d love to add one (or several) to my sons’ growing collection of dress up and pretend clothes.

  21. we love superheroes around here.

  22. Oh my goodness, my 4 year old daughter would love this! She is always putting a blanket on for a cape to be a queen!

  23. How cute! Eleanor would love this!

  24. Love her ideas to use as gifts or even party favors!

  25. Oh, what fun – for any child! These look so nicely made.

  26. My kids are playing super heros right now, they’d love these!

  27. So cute…what a creative idea!

  28. So fun!

  29. I ended up using Plan to Eat after you recommended it and now I want superhero capes too. If I get one for free, even better!

  30. What a cute idea! I love that they have them for girls, too.

  31. I love the pink cape worn by that cute girl. How much is that one? Thanks for Pip and Bean for making children’s fantasy a reality.


  32. My boys love to dress up and play superhero. I know they’d love one of these capes.

  33. These are adorable! What a cute idea!

  34. Great capes! And I love that you’re based in Bloomington. One of my favorite places!

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    Stacey K says:

    Both of my kids would love this!

  36. Adorable!

  37. fun for my kids!

  38. Super fun capes!

  39. These are beautiful!

  40. As soon as this page opened both of my boys were immediately at the computer asking about the super hero capes. They LOVE them! I would would to win one for them!

  41. my 2.5 yr old would LOVE this!

  42. This would provide hours of entertainment for my kids and their friends!

  43. So very cute! Of course, if I win, I’ll have to buy one as well for “big” kid #2!

  44. These are adorable! I have a few cuties around here that would love to pretend to be superheroes. :)

  45. so cute!!!

  46. These look amazing! My daughter would love one. Thanks!!

  47. Fun!! :) My daughter would love one!

  48. I’ve got some little nephews that would think this is incredibly cool!

  49. My 2 1/2 year old would love one of these!!

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    Deja Harrison says:

    So cute! Creativity and imaginative play are so important in play!

  51. My kids would LOVE these. Thank you for your fantastic blog!

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    Elizabeth says:

    My boys would love these! How cute!

  53. How great!

  54. thanks for the fun giveaway! my kids would love these!!!

  55. I’d love to win one for my son who is loving playing Superman!

  56. that is SO cute and clever. Hope I win one :)

  57. How cute… My little boys need a superhero cape!

  58. My son would love one!

  59. How fun! Great idea! I’d love to win one.

  60. This would be a great start to my daughter’s dress-up collection!

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    Katie T. says:

    This would be so much fun to give our 3 year old daughter!

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    Danielle schumaker says:

    Awesome! We love superheros!

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    Sally S. says:

    So cute!

  64. super cute! i know exactly who i would give this to!

  65. My little boy would have so much fun with one of these!

  66. What a fun addition to the costume box!

  67. My daughter would absoutely love one of these! I sure hope I can win one of these! They look so fun! I wish I had one of these when I was little, instead of a beach towel, lol!

  68. I’m excited it comes in pink:)

  69. My boys love to dress up as various heroes. Never gets old!

  70. I love this!

  71. my daughter would love this!

  72. awesome! made one for my son a while back, but it’s not nearly as cool as these.

  73. My grandson would love this.

  74. How neat! My kiddos would love these!

  75. Too cute!

  76. My daughter would love to upgrade from her dish towel cape!

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    Jennifer says:

    My kids would love these!

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    Jaclyn Ley says:

    Any little kid would love this, but I would love to win one for my son.

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    Kelli Ehrhard says:

    My son Knox would love this!

  80. LOVE them! Leif saw the picture of the pirate cape and WANTS one. :) Great giveaway.

  81. My boys would love a new cape! I hope we win! :)

  82. I would love to add one to our dress-up box!

  83. My son would love one of these!

  84. Love these. I know my kids would use them a lot! Thanks for the chance to win.

  85. Love them!!

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    Nicole Gaylord says:

    With 4 me kids this would be awesome!!

  87. Way, way to cute. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  88. These look fabulous! My children would LOVE them :)

  89. This is great!

  90. Thank you for the opportunity. My little superheros would LOVE one!

  91. Cool giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

  92. Very cute! My kids would love these. :)

  93. awesome idea!

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    Courtney says:

    My son would love this!

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    Margaret says:

    Super Cute Capes!

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    Denisa Millette says:

    They are awesome. We would love to have one for our little ones.

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    crystal senatore says:

    Love this! My boys love to dress up! They are my little super heroes!

  98. every girl needs a super hero cape!

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    Rita Krauth says:

    My grandson would love this!!!

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    Leann J. says:

    Adorable and Creative! I love the fact that they are made from recycled materials and with velcro! These are definately on my “must have” list. My littlest is just now transitioning from ballet tutus to superhero and he would love this (and so would we :) !