Weekend giveaway: Pip & Bean

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!

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.

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  1. These are adorable! My kids would get such a kick out of them!

  2. Adorable! My 2.5 year old would love one!

  3. Fun!!!

  4. Jennifer says:

    We love dressing up! My boys & their friends would so enjoy new adventures with these!

  5. Pick me!!

  6. Yipee for dress-up!

  7. Love these so much!

  8. How cute! My son would love it!

  9. How cute!

  10. We use blankets, towels or whatever we have laying around the house as capes. For my kids to have “real” superhero capes, they would be in heaven!

  11. Awesome giveaway. We love capes in our home!

  12. Would love to win one! My superhero is only 15 months old, but it won’t be long before he’s ready for a cape!

  13. My son would love a super hero cape!

  14. These capes are awesome! Would love to watch my kids run through the trees with their capes flowing behind them!

  15. Capes are awesome. I love anything that encourages my kids to use their imagination.

  16. My daughter would love this! She runs around the house with her blanket around her neck pretending to be a superhero!

  17. My son loved to be superman. Now our grandchildren do!

  18. Would love one for my little super girl!

  19. Melissa Boland says:

    My boys are my super heros, so what a great way for the world to know:)

  20. Megan B says:

    my boys would love these!

  21. My 2yo covets his best friend’s cape! I keep meaning to look up how to make one, but never seem to find the time – thanks for the recommendation, Tsh!

  22. I have two toddler boys who would get so much pleasure from this. Hope that they win!

  23. Those are SUPER special! What a memorable gift they would make!

  24. Christine says:

    My girls love dress up. Thanks for the giveaway.

  25. What a great giveaway!! Would love my 5 year old to have one!

  26. Marita H. says:

    What fun! My nephew definitely would love the Pirate cape!

  27. My daughter turns 3 in two short months, and she would adore one of these! Thanks!

  28. These are awesome, it would make my son’s day to get one!

  29. Yes! Our capes soon need replacing. Bloomington, IN… so close to us. Neat.

  30. very fun!

  31. Would love to win one for my almost three year old daughter. Her imagination is in full swing!

  32. Melanie Fuller says:

    Wow, we have 4 sons! Hope to win one!

  33. My little guys would love one of these. Thanks for the chance to win.

  34. So cute! My son would have a lot of fun with these!

  35. My little girl would just die to have a cape 🙂 Such a cute giveaway!

  36. Jessica G says:

    These are just adorable! My daughter’s favorite hobby is playing dress-up, so she would love this!

  37. Christine S says:

    How awesomely FUN!

  38. i love these!!! and i love the 5-cape package they have. for a birthday party?! that’s the perfect number for my family!!

  39. Kristen says:

    Would LOVE this cape for my 2 year-old son!

  40. Cute! I’d love this for my grandkids!

  41. My son would love a cape!

  42. My boys would love this!

  43. jamie herlehy says:

    Oh we’d love to win a cape! Our house seems to be costume central from jedi robes and hulk masks to pioneer girls, batgirl and much more…

  44. I have a certain someone who would LOVE one of these!

  45. Very cool!

  46. My seven year-old son is always playing “Superheros”. One of the Pip & Bean Capes would really make him feel he is a real Superhero!

  47. vanessa says:

    We love superhero capes!

  48. Adriane says:

    My sons would LOVE LOVE LOVE one of those capes in our dress up repertoire!

  49. Patrycja says:

    I’d love to win one for my little super hero!

  50. My 3 kiddos would LOVE these capes!!! Thanks for the giveaway =)

  51. Looks fabulous! I have a little boy who would love this!

  52. Heather says:

    what incredibly fun looking capes!

  53. So cute!! What an awesome way to keep kids’ imaginations alive 🙂

  54. My son is so excited about superheros, he would love this!

  55. Katherine Kim says:

    How cool! I have to show my husband, he’ll love those! Hmmm, maybe HE needs one, too? Matching father-son superhero capes sounds like a pretty good idea to me. 😀

  56. Rebecca says:

    Super cute! Micah had a superhero onesie with a cape when he was 6 months, and he definitely needs a larger size.

  57. Great giveaway! My kids love costumes. 🙂

  58. Courtny says:

    In my brief time on this earth I have tied many a blankets under the chin of our little ones, they would absolutely love a ‘real’ cape!

  59. Ooh, yes please. Our little guy is just getting into imaginative play and being other characters/people. He would love a cap to use in all his play, especially a customized one. Great giveaway.

  60. Thanks for the opportunity – my son would love this!

  61. Those are super cute. Count me in on this contest!

  62. Sarah Jane says:

    How cute!! I can see all of my kids wanting one. Love that they are from recyclables, are washable, and from my neighbors in Indiana!

  63. Dara Huber says:

    Oh – my super-hero little man would LOVE one of these!

  64. Chelsea P. says:

    It’s so great to watch a child explore with their imagination, unplug the tv is right! My little ladybug would love one of these. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  65. I know a little girl who would love these!

  66. Tracy Compaan says:

    Oh, my two boys would LOVE this!

  67. Margaret says:

    We’re just starting a dress-up collection, without licensed characters if at all possible. Love this.

  68. Courtney says:

    My two year old would absolutely love this!

  69. Jackie B. says:

    Fun, fun!!

  70. Melissa B says:

    There is something about capes that kids love . . . and so do I!

  71. Liisa R says:

    Love this! I’ve been looking for a superhero cape… 🙂

  72. Cute! My 3-year old would love one of these.

  73. Cool, it would make my “to do” sewing pile a little lighter. 🙂

  74. My kids would love these!

  75. Heather says:

    Sooo cute! This would be perfectly wonderful for my daughter’s varsity cheer team! They always have little girls that dress like cheerleaders who “cheer” with them but there is one little boy who “LOVES” to cheer too. He is 3-4 years old and this would be perfect for him at the football and basketball games! (We are in Linton, IN and Pip & Bean is in Bloomington, IN….45 minutes away….It really is such a small world after all)!

  76. Crystal says:

    Oh my these are so adorable! I would love one for my little guy!

  77. Nicole Luff says:

    Fantastic! With three little boys who are my superheroes, winning one would help me to afford the other two :-). Good luck everyone!!!

  78. holley dumond says:

    These are great. What a fun gift!

  79. Christie E. says:

    So cool!

  80. This would make a great gift for my son!

  81. Rita Fuja says:

    I know several kids who would love one of these!

  82. Ashley C. says:

    I know exactly which one of my kids would LOVE this!

  83. Christina says:

    Looks like the perfect cape! My 5 yr old son says he is going to grow up to be a super hero and save people! Everyday, every where we go, he runs around ‘practicing’ his super hero abilities and today he has asked for a Peter Paker (Spiderman) haircut! This cape would be perfect for him!

  84. Christine says:

    Would love one!

  85. That’s fantastic! I’m trying to (slowly) build up a stash of gender-neutral dress-up items so both my kids (preschooler girl and toddler boy) can play with them when they’re old enough.

  86. We’d love a cape in our household! Very cute!

  87. My son has just started with imaginative play – I am so excited. We are building a dress-up chest and a cape is just what we need.

  88. Lisa Vignolo says:

    There’s nothing more fun than “dress up” time for anyone. (kids and adults!)
    Thanks for your ever inspiring words.


  89. Joan Biddison says:

    Oh my three little boys love costumes and would have so much fun with a cape!

  90. Adorable! This would be a great birthday gift for my 4-year-old cousin!

  91. These are so adorable! My son is not really a big fan of dress up…but who could resist their very own superhero cape!

  92. Those are so cute! My little man *loves* capes too…

  93. Love it…and my children would too:)

  94. Jennabean says:

    Love dress up and more for boys!

  95. Yay for superheroes!

  96. Love these so much!

  97. Lynette says:

    We lurrrrrve dressing up!

  98. SO cute! My kiddos would adore.

  99. Danielle schumaker says:

    These are awesome!

  100. Cool