Top critical review
You Get What You Pay For
on October 11, 2012
I have to say that this is a value paying under ten dollars. I'm glad I didn't pay much more though. My son is 5 and absolutely LOVES this costume. He normally wears a size 5 and he's on the small side for his age but I bought him a medium thinking I wanted enough room to wear clothes underneath since it can be cold in Wisconsin and we sometimes need to bundle them up. I really could have gotten him a small. That's ok though...he'll wear it to play ninja even once Halloween is over. (I just wish the legs dragging on the ground didn't pick up so much dog hair - but that's my own problem!) The waist is elastic so it stays up on him just fine. The legs are just way too long. (The arms fit just fine though!) Easily resolved by just folding the leg up and using one of the many black ties to hold the fold in place (or with a rubber band).
Our biggest complaint with this costume are the hood piece and the scarf that cover the mouth. The hood piece is not attached as it appears in the picture. It is a separate piece and stays on just ok. The biggest pain is the scarf piece that (is supposed to) cover the mouth. This thing will not stay in place for more than a few minutes no matter what I do. Or maybe this isn't the mouth piece and it's just yet another black tie as I see in many of the reviews that the mouth piece is missing? Being in Wisconsin, I plan to go out and find a black winter hat that has the face mask and put that under the red hood. Often times the kids are cold for trick or treating so it may just help to keep him warm. Course my luck it will be 70 degrees this year!
Once you get the whole costume put together, it is cute and it's definitely worth the price if you pay ten dollars or less. I just find the hood and face mask frustrating.