I bought this for my 10 year old son for his Halloween costume and this was hands down, my greatest (sober) Amazon purchase of all time. He's just shy of the 5 ft mark but it fit him perfectly, with plenty of room to grow. I even wore it to my job (a bank) on Halloween as the office dressed up, and we had clients, coworkers, and even our HR department in hysterics. The only real negatives I noticed (and these are all fairly minor) about this costume is that the battery pack requires a tiny screwdriver (I brought one to work lol), the ventilation in the costume is non-existent (yes, I know it has to be to keep it inflated), and that the batteries die fairly quickly; though I'm sure that could be debatable based on the battery brand used.
f you're on the big & tall side like myself, you're probabaly hesitant to purchase this, especially since Halloween costumes historically run small. (I know I was!) however let me assure you that it does fit me just fine, and I even had some room to spare.
That being said, The legs and arms have an elastic on them to keep the air in. This can be rather tight depending on how large your ankles/wrists are.
Getting into the costume wasn't too bad at all; I was expecting much worse due to reading the other reviews. If I can do it being 6'2, I'm not sure what others were doing wrong. Here's what I did to get it on quickly and easily:
-Lay costume on floor, zipper facing up
-Insert legs into each leg opening
-Crouch into a ball (hugging your knees)
-CAREFULLY bring the costume up over your head
-Once fully inside, ensure fan is on, and zip up
-Finally, put hands through arm holes
(Same process in reverse to take it off)
Lastly, I will confirm what others have stated. It gets hot inside. Very hot. I only wore the costume for 5 minutes to test, and I was already sweating. Hopefully this won't be an issue since it will be colder in October.
The costume seems to be well made, and all parts were included.
Please excuse the poor picture - due to the Trex having short arms, they are inherently bad at taking selfies.
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I got this coatume as a birthday gift for my friend who is a huge attention monger. Of course he went nuts for it and immediate started wearing it everywhere. He loves it. Too much. He wants to wear it all the time and everywhere and if constantly harassing me to try to come up with new and attention grabbing things he can do in the costume. He had been skateboarding, bowling, rode a mechanical bull, ice skating, etc. the costume is pretty durable. But highly annoying to ME. Here are the pros: decent battery life. He's been in it for a constant 9 hrs with no loss of battery. Warm which is nice for cool climates. Children LOVE it. So do adults. Not easy to rip or tear.
BEST PURCHASE I HAVE EVER MADE!!!!!!!! Seriously, how awesome is this costume? So many applications. I didn't even buy it for Halloween. I literally just wanted to dress up like a T-Rex from time to time. Life is tough, sometimes you just want to feel happy. So, T-Rex costume. My son loves it. I put it on and we have dance parties. It's the little things. Two small thumbs on very short arms up!