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Good Basis for your own crafty "tweaking"
on February 9, 2013
This is a good value for the price, but it does need a little "TLC". I bought this for our annual community Easter Egg Hunt, and I will expect it to last a few years. We will be photographing the kids with the Easter Bunny. As other reviewers noted, the edges of the pile fabric on the head are simply cut & glued - not turned back, so it has rather rough raw edges that will definitely fray/come loose without some preventative gluing before use. The Vest and Bow Tie are so-so quality (it's that shiny fabric adheared to foam, then just cut out & designed to tie on), but I guess I kind of expected that and will be making a new vest & tie set that coordinates with our community colors. The "shoes" are little foot-shaped pillows with white elastic to go around/under the wearers shoes..hmm, not great. I think we can come up with a shoe solution, but this should work the first year. The leg "hems" are not hemmed. My 5'5" teenager fits it well. The sleeves are hemmed, but the hems need elastic in them in order to gather at the wrist. The gloves are mittens with plush fabric on the backside, simple woven taffeta on the palm side...outside serged edges, so it looks like you forgot to turn it right-side out, so I am ordering white velvet long gloves to work better. I will also add a white collar around the neck to adequately cover the junction between the body & head. As you can tell, I am a little picky on the details, but overall it is a great basic costume with lots of potential...but it's nice to know exactly what you will be getting so you can plan ahead & make your investment last. If it lasts & we can use it for three years, it will be a total bargain compared to renting! It arrived quickly in a nice box that we can safely store the costume in.