Tom Arma began his career as a photographer. In the 1980′s his work with costumed children graced the covers of magazines, including consecutive Christmas covers for Ladies Home Journal.  To express his ecological concerns, Tom created his Please Save the Animals series of posters and greeting cards.  This series of babies dressed in animal outfits designed by Tom was a huge success worldwide. His best selling books published by Grosset & DunlapAnimal Time!and Dress-Up Time!, as well as his top selling “Please Save the Animals”calendars published byLandmark/At-a-glance/Mead, marked the beginning of America’s craze for costumed babies and a trend that many would follow. Tom has now authored 47 original books worldwide. His costumed series is hailed as a breakthrough in the children’s publishing market. Through his success, Tom gives back to many charities, and is proud to support the efforts of the National Wildlife Federation.

Tom Arma’s Infant and Toddler Costumes are just beautifully made. They are high quality and have a “real animal” air to them. From Rhinos to Tree Frogs, Butterflies and even a Turtle there are several to choose from!

Dylan’s costume last year was “The White Rabbit” – which was a Tom Arma Original! This year I was sent the Lion Costume to review:

$59.99 at HalloweenExpress

Since my little lion was asleep Riley happily stepped in to model this adorable costume! We have decided on a Wizard of Oz theme this year so this costume will be perfect for the Cowardly Lion!


My little lion looks absolutely precious in her brother’s costume! And she seemed very comfortable in it – not too warm, no scratchies, and she could move around easily in it too! I have since washed it (per directions) and it held up without any problems!

I’m very excited for Halloween this year – they are going to be the cutest little ones on the block!


Tom Arma Costumes can be purchased from HalloweenExpress – use code 10TA2011 for 10% off your Tom Arma Costume! You can also purchase Tom Arma Costumes at several other costume and Halloween shops!