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Help a Mom: Seeking costumed character for birthday party

Posted July 17, 2012

I received this email from a mom this week who wants to surprise her youngest child with Dora and Boots costumed characters.

But this time "Map" can't help her on her hunt. Here's what she wrote:

I am a mom of three, living in the small city of Roxboro. My youngest will be two on Aug. 5. She loves Dora. I try my hardest to make all my kids' birthdays a day to remember. I need to find a Dora and Boots for cheap prices. I have Googled it and looked at Craiglist. Nothing. Please help.

I have a few companies that offer costumed characters on Go Ask Mom's birthday database (though I'm not sure their casts includes Dora and Boots). If you have any advice for this mom, please share in the comments below.

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  • tinaewchiro Jul 19, 2012

    For my daughter 4th birthday we did a petting zoo. Kids and parents loved it. they even included pony rides. noah ark 919-550-2522

  • hallmark Jul 19, 2012

    This company has Dora and Boots. Their website is The phone number is 919-890-3844.

    Good luck!

  • snowl Jul 18, 2012

    I agree with JAT on this idea. Don't start this early with specific themed birthday parties unless you do have the money to spend on it.

  • coopster Jul 18, 2012

    My daughter had a dora birthday party for her second birthday as well. I rented a Dora costume (they had boots as well) from huey louies in raleigh on glenwood ave

  • JAT Jul 18, 2012

    Don't risk the 2 year olds being terrified by a large stuffed character! Stick with normal stuff - they won't remember it anyways.

  • goldie Jul 18, 2012

    I'm looking for some costume characters for my son birthday party and came across these websites in the area. Try

  • wishful Jul 18, 2012

    for my daughter's 4th, we had a Dora-themed party. I gave out maps and did a treasure hunt. My husband was "Swiper" - all you need is a piece of blue fabric to make his mask out of.

  • Newmomto2 Jul 17, 2012

    Never used them, but you might try Amazing Costumed Characters. . They have an "explorer girl" character in some of their pics. Good luck!

  • americaneel Jul 17, 2012

    If you are going to ask for cheap prices you should dress yourself up as Dora