Cool costumes for kids!

London, United Kingdom · 1177 Sales


Cool costumes for kids!

London, United Kingdom 1177 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Cool costumes which capture the imagination.... the adventure starts here!
Mix 'n' match originals for play, parties and festival wear


Last updated on May 17, 2018

Cool costumes which capture the imagination.... the adventure starts here!
Mix 'n' match originals for play, parties and festival wear

tamsin thorne

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tamsin thorne

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

Audrey on May 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

shipped quickly and sturdily made to take abuse by children.

Aunty and Niece

Aunty and Niece on Apr 10, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful cape! Can’t wait to give as a gift!

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Just added these fab temporary tattoos! 2 SUPER designs to choose from
Blam! We are cutting out a newly embroidered batch of flames ready to be made into cuffs


our story

Welcome to iwishiwasa... the adventure starts here!

My name is Tamsin and my mission is to create original, beautiful, fun and vibrant costumes for kids, with an emphasis on quality and design.

My son was the inspiration for iwishwasa. From a young age, he was a passionate dresser-upper and an accomplished (if eclectic) stylist. Armed with nothing more than a marigold glove, an old fur hat and a stick, I saw how his dressing-up games allowed him to enter his own reality, full of adventure and imagination. My childhood in the ’70s consisted of very little T.V. and no computers. I remember a feeling of spaciousness and time that stretched on forever. We were forced to use our imaginations because there wasn’t a whole lot else to do. I want to recapture that feeling – the nostalgia of endless sunny days playing outside, making dens, climbing trees, digging with a stick – the notion of wholesomeness. Fun and exploration is my vision of childhood, and I want to give kids the freedom to create their own stories full of adventure and exploration.

I realized there was a gap in the market for costumes which allow kids the freedom to be creative in the way they play, as well as being well-made and good looking. With this in mind, I set about creating a collection of dress-up accessories. My background as a costume and textile designer – and my experience as mum – placed me in a unique position. It felt like a natural progression. Demand grew quickly, and iwishwasa…was born!

You can also find me in all the usual places:
www.twitter.com @iwishiwasakids

Shop members

  • tamsin thorne

    Owner, Designer, Owner

    Im Tamsin, designer, maker & creator of iwishiwasa...

  • Freya

    Maker, Cutter, Assembler

    Freya is a whizz with a pair of scissors and a blade. She does all our cutting & assembling in the studio as well as cutting component parts by hand, using the leather press

  • Lucy

    Studio Technician, Pattern Cutter And Seamstress

    Lucy has a background in fashion and comes to the studio one day a week to sew, appliqué & construct garments as well as working on garment tech & pattern cutting.

Production partners

  • Custom embroidery producer

    Hackney, England

    Small-scale custom professional embroidery company who make the blade components of our superhero cuffs. Abid, who runs the company is a superhero geek and sometimes wears a pair of our cuffs to work

  • Small fashion production studio

    London, England

    This small and friendly short-run production studio focuses on quality rather than quantity. They help us part-produce (cut & sew) our capes, which are then embellished by hand in our own iwishiwasa studio.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 13, 2013
Hello and welcome to iwishiwasa...

You can buy off the peg and mix'n'match to create your own ensemble

For a more unique look, many pieces can be personalised or ordered in custom colour ways.

I love to make bespoke pieces most of all
Please contact me with your wildest requests!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
We hope that you are thrilled with your purchase, but if you are not for any reason, we happy to offer a full refund on off the peg items (minus postage) within 7 days. please convo me for more details

Whilst we do our utmost to make each item perfect, not all bodies are the same. If you have an issue with sizing (or anything else for that matter) please convo me and I will do my very best to sort it out for you quickly and without fuss.

Unfortunately we cannot accept returns on custom made orders. Luckily nobody has ever asked for a refund or wanted to return anything!

Lost items: if your order doesn't arrive safely (after a reasonable amount of time waiting for the postman) I will either send out a replacement or issue a refund
We now accept visa & credit card payments as well as paypal

We ship within 1-3 working days
custom orders: please allow 3 working days for your order to be made up

Please let us know if you need your items more urgently or for for a special date so that we can make sure they arrive in plenty of time!
Your items will be lovingly wrapped and packaged in a groovy manner.

UK Shipping: Royal Mail 1st class
Orders over £50 are sent recorded delivery

Urgent orders (UK) can be sent Special delivery (guaranteed to arrive next day) at an additional charge. Please choose the express delivery button or convo me

International shipping: Standard airmail. This service is NOT tracked & usually takes 5 working days (Europe) or 7-10 working days (rest of world) to arrive. For a tracked or faster service please choose the shipping upgrade button or convo me

Orders outside the EU: Please note that you will be responsible for any payment of tax which may be billed at customs when entering the country of your residence. Tax may vary from country to country
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are welcome and encouraged. I love to make bespoke pieces most of all. Please contact me with your wildest requests!