|Fits as expected||
Elope Men's Where's Waldo Costume Kit
|Price:||$23.62 - $50.60 & FREE Returns on some sizes and colors. Details|
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Includes: Shirt, hat, glasses. Not included: Pants, shoes.
- Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 6 x 1.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B003909QUS
- Date first available at Amazon.com: July 7, 2007
- Average Customer Review:
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For those of you concerned about sizing, here is an explanation of what size my 21 year old son purchased.
Before purchasing this item online, my son decided he should check out the temporary Halloween store first to see if they had this costume. They did. In fact, it is the exact one shown here (Elope brand). Yep...same model wearing it and everything.
On the outside of the package it says:
Small/Medium: Fits up to 5'11" /195 lbs.
Large/X-large: Fits up to 5'11"/220lbs.
Ok. So my son is 5"11" and weighs about 162. He wears 30x34 jeans (his waist is really about 28/29" but he wears 30s). He is an athletic build, slender (not skinny)....
He chose the small/medium.
Fit: It fits nicely. Not tight and it didn't hang off him. It was not too short on him. It hits at just about his normal waist-line, maybe a little lower...but not much. The sleeves are long enough, they come all the way down to his hands. It looks good on him. He could easily wear a THIN shirt under it if he wanted to do so. One of his pieces of Under Armour would work, but nothing thicker than a thin tee shirt.
Sizing: The outside of the packaging says small/medium should fit up to 195lbs (and still be 5'11"). I do not see how this can be.....he is 165ish and it fit him like a normal shirt would fit. He likes his clothes to be a bit on the ''fitted'' side....so this was slightly looser than he likes, but it's a costume, after all...but still, 195lbs?? Put another 30lbs in that shirt and I think that's not going to look good. Perhaps if you are shorter than 5"11"?? Or maybe you might like looking like Bo Duke
(in his skin-tight t-shirt) dressed up as Waldo??Read more ›
Great Halloween costume. More realistic-looking than any DIY effort.
It was a little difficult to get on because the fabric doesn't stretch at all. I'd order a size up if you're worried about it fitting.
Also, although Waldo is traditionally hard to spot, it's not because of his outfit. I wanted to blend into a crowd and this outfit didn't help at all. In fact, it only drew more attention to me. I was easily spotted countless times. Strangers proclaimed, "I found you!" and "There's Waldo!".
In short, this outfit will only make you difficult to find if you're in a crowd of odd, brightly (or similarly) dressed people.
The kit itself came with everything mentioned (the glasses, beanie and shirt) and I'm very pleased with the beanie and glasses (though the beanie is a little big for my head and the glasses sit a little too close to my eyes) but I have a few issues with the shirt. I ordered a large/x-large kit after reading some of the other reviews thinking that the small sized shirt may be too small for me (I'm 5'4" and usually a medium in shirts) but when I opened up the shirt, I realised that it was much too big and I could probably even wear it as a dress. The shirt and sleeve length is quite long (25.5 inches from the end of the sleeve to the 'shoulder' and 30 inches from the back of the neck to the bottom of the shirt) and it's quite wide as well (22 inches one side to the other, measured just under the sleeve).
The shirt is also quite thin and you can see through the white sections, so probably best to wear something underneath the shirt. I might just cut it up and turn it into a tank top since it's too big to wear just as a shirt (it hangs off me and doesn't look very good since the sleeves are also quite long). If you are around the medium sizes, I'd recommend the small rather than the large/x-large and if I had enough time to return it and get a smaller size sent back before Halloween, I would.
For me, the costume came with the red having bled onto the white slightly with some areas looking pink. Don't know how or why. Then comes the sizing, I am a big guy, I weightlift and have a larger chest, back etc. This is a poorly designed shirt with an awkward fit. It seems that it was sewn together hastily and is only designed if you fit a "pencil" straight body shape...
I ordered the Large/Extra Large because I knew small/medium would not fit, but even the larger size is a snug fit. It feels almost like a medium, and I cannot imagine what will happen to the size after a few washes. Be careful when ordering, especially if you are more heavyset or bulky because it might be too tight.
Since the color slightly bled out on mine, even before a wash, I can only speculate what will happen after the first wash. Be careful. For the price it is a decent costume, and is great for taking photos with friends/family.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Best costume ever. Fit well but shirts really thin. Might wear it again next yearPublished 1 day ago by Sean Matthews
Rating this a three star, because I never received it. I can't fault the manufacture, which is why I am not rating this a one star.Published 5 days ago by King of the Stream
Fit perfectly well. Used it once and looking forward to when a Halloween comes and I can't figure out what to be until the last second. Read morePublished 15 days ago by dr196
Fits as expected, but that's b/c I read all the reviews saying how it fits so I ordered 1 size smaller to play it safe and it was just right.Published 17 days ago by Misty M.
My daughter wore it under her cap and gown during her college graduation. She was the only honor college student. She took her cap and gown off during the Dean's talk. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Angelique