Product Type: Disney Fancy Dress
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Member Name: carlz2001uk
Disney Toy Story Jessie Costume
Advantages: Good Quality, authentic looking
Disadvantages: Plait heavy, doesn't appear to be available any longer
Both of my girls went through a massive Toy Story faze after the release of the third film. We did have the first and second films on DVD but when I took them to the cinema to see Toy Story 3, their love of it just seemed to increase and we were soon writing lists to santa for all things Toy Story.
Before we knew it, our house was literally inundated with Toy Story stuff, and a few items seem to bring endless amounts of fun for them. They loved the Lotso Hugging Bear (mainly because he smells of strawberries), and they loved Mr Potato Head (who doesn't), but their favourite, and still an item that gets used today, is the Jessie Cowgirl dressing up outfit.
I say it still gets used today, and I mean this quite literally. I told my youngest to get dressed ths morning and she came down wearing said dressing up costume which has prompted me to write the review!
The Disney Store is a regular stop in our house and when we saw the Jessie dressing up outfit we had to buy it. It wasn't cheap at £25 but it has given the girls so much fun and they have worn it to endless children's parties.
With the dressing up outfit you get a red cowgirl hat with a red plaited pony tail which is detachable. The silky top has lovely detailing on it and the trousers with the elasticated waist are ideal for growing children and means you will get longer use out of it. The top is fastened by Velcro pieces around the back, much like usual dressing up outfits.
The one thing I will mention about the outfit is the hat. Although it is very authentic with the red long plait, it is quite heavy, especially for little ones and my two girls when wearing it, often found that it tipped back under the weight, so would often result in them detaching the plait (which is secured with Velcro) once they had arrived at parties and other children had seen them in it. The foam hat is red and sparkly and the girls particular loved this part of the outfit despite the weight issue.
They do look very authentic dressed as Jessie, but there isn't any kind of accessory you can add to it that heightens the dressing up experience. For example, we have just bought the Merida outfit and were able to buy the bow and arrow to go with it, but as Jessie only really has her horse Bullseye as an accessory (and he is obviously way too big) there isn't really anything you can add to it. The gold cowboy boots are I suppose an extra that you can buy, but apart from improve the look of the outfit, they don't heighten the playing experience.
The sizes started at 3-4 and I seem to recall they went up to around 7-8. I'm actually not sure these are available to buy in the Disney Store anymore, after a quick search online didn't bring anything up. This is a shame as Toy Story will no doubt become a timeless film that children will always enjoy and it is nice to have toys for the films they love so much.
The quality is excellent and it has lasted and lasted, despite a lot of use by my two girls. It washes well too.
Summary: 5 stars
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