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Great Costume as Long as You're willing to do a Little Work on it
on October 30, 2015
For the price, this costume is a home run. As long as you keep in mind that this is a cheap costume and don't expect too much, you'll be pretty happy too. It takes a little bit of effort to make this into a great costume, but again the price is right. I'm 6'2" and 190 lbs. and this thing is pretty baggy on me, but that makes it funnier. You'll get the Coat, Pants, Bowtie, and Hat. Note that a white shirt is NOT included.
The pants and coat are made of cheap, thin polyester. The pants have an elastic waistband that should fit most, but if you're portly you may have to cut the elastic and hold it together with safety pins. It might also be wise to either hem the pants or hold them up with safety pins. Regardless, you'll have to wear other pants under these very thin costume pants.
The coat has double-breasted buttons but doesn't actually button. I used a safety pin to hold mine shut. It came out of the package very wrinkled. Although the tag says not to iron the fabric, I had success ironing it on low/medium heat. The lapels are a little different than what's shown in the picture - they go a little further down and have big peak lapels that touch your shoulders. The peaks are very floppy and frequently fall down. I taped some cardboard to the back of the lapels (custom cut from a cereal box) to give them some needed rigidity.
The hat is made of felt and the stars are sewn on very poorly, but that makes it a little funnier. also, the brim is much, much more floppy than the picture indicates. I have a very large head (size 8 fitted cap) and the had pretty much fits me, so if you have a small head you may have to make some adjustments.
The accessories you'll need to add are a white shirt, black shoes, white gloves, and a wig/beard. Overall, I'm very happy with this costume for the price I paid