I didn't want to write a review for this item, but the workmanship of this item was so poor that I needed to let people know what this item entails. Be warned: this suit needs to be prepped prior to wearing - give yourself some time to properly customize this suit to fit you right, and to reglue and retie broken hooks and ties.
Prior to purchasing this item, I spent a great deal of time researching this costume. This costume got great ratings and feedbacks from almost every website, and so I decided to get this Halo Supreme Edition suit by Rubies as a Christmas present for me. Now I wish I didn't. Lets start with the positive things about this suit...First, it's a decent replica of Halo Master Chief's suit. Second, I got it from Amazon for less than the suggested retail price. Third, free shipping from Amazon was awesome - fast and the box arrived in great condition ;)
Now, the bad news. First, this suit was made in China and it shows ;#. The ABS plastic is downright cheap and painful...alot of the edges are rough and have not been sanded down. The velcro used to attach the pieces are badly glued...glue marks are every where. On some of the gear items, the velcro could not hold together because plastic panels were rivoted badly. My leg and thigh pieces that are put together differently...inconsistent overlapping of panels, exposed seams, and poor rivoting. I'm not an expert on ABS armor manufacturing, but man, where's the quality control inspector? It's brutal. And yes, the quilted jump suit is hot - be warned - you need to have long torso and short leg to fit this jump suit. I'm 5'10", 44R chest, 33R pants, 180 lbs, and athletic built, and this jumpsuit was a little long for me.
I'm glad I bought this item early - got 10 more months until Halloween. I have time to tailor the jumpsuit to fit me right...might have to convert the jump suit into a two-piece suit, add more velcro patches, and install a zipper in the front of the pants for those quick restroom stops. In addition, I need to reglue some of the broken hooks and re-rivot the various armor panels the right way. This is more than what I originally had in mind.
The bottom line is that you might not get that awesome suit you see on the box. It may require some sweat and cash to make it right...so, give yourself some time. Hope this review helps.