“ Brand: Rubbies France „
I came across this deluxe cars outfit on Amazon and decided this was the set I would buy for him. This outfit comes in sizes 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8. We tend to find that dress up outfits come in a little small so we always buy a size up. For that reason we purchased a size 7-8 for my 6 year old little boy. As we thought this sizing fitted him perfectly and if we had gone for the 5-6 years it would have been too small.
You can definitely tell that this set is designed on Disney cars as it features the character on the top half of the set. There are also some of Lightning McQueen's stickers printed over the top half of the set. There are racing stripes down the arms and also along the hood. Finally the trousers are red in colour the same as the Lightning McQueen himself.
The set is very easy to put on it is just a case of stepping into the trousers and then putting the top on like a waist coat. It has Velcro fastenings at the bottom to hold it in place and also where the top meets in the middle.
The set comes in three pieces pair of trouser, a top and a hood that fastens under the chin. The way this costume is laid out is a little different from other dress up sets we own. Rather than having a top and bottom half of equal proportions the trousers are very large and the top is tiny. The trousers come up far past the waist line and actually sit half way up my son's belly. Then the top is tiny and it only just comes down to meet the trousers.
The first disappointment came when we came to add the hood to the outfit. It was just too small to fit on my sons head and it was impossible to fasten underneath his chin. Considering we went up almost two sizes and my son is not overly large for his age it was disappointing. It can still be worn without the hood and it does look like a full outfit even without it.
Secondly as time went on we found the stitching was really poor on the outfit. It did not complexly unfasten, but after just a few hours of wearing the costume it was beginning to fray and look really untidy. Then the racing stripes down the side of the arms look as though they are ready to fall off.
We paid 15 for this outfit and while this is not overly expensive it is poor quality. There are a number of flaws that make this set anything but deluxe. The general design is great and my son loved that it was Disney cars, but from then on we just found problem after problem.