Product Type: ELC Fancy Dress
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ELC Fire Fighters Outfit
Member Name: bishopview
ELC Fire Fighters Outfit
Advantages: well made costume.
Disadvantages: no helmet or radio etc.
My five year old son loves imaginary play. He is always dressing up as a policeman or a soldier, so I thought this fireman outfit would be ideal when I saw it in the early learning centre. The first thing that attracted me to this item was the fact that it looked really authentic. It certainly looks just like a fireman's costume with the black and yellow jacket. and high visability, yellow trousers.
To the touch the materials of this outfit. Felt thick and well made. It doesn't look cheap and the stiching is well presented. I was keen to check the seams and stitches as I have been caught before by cheaper versions of fancy dress clothes that rip on first wear. However, this costume did appear to be alot more robust.
The cost of this outfit was around £12. Which I believe is fairly reasonable for a fancy dress costume. You can get costumes alot cheaper from bargain stores. However, I believe that on most occasions you do indeed get what you pay for. The authentic appearance, coupled with the good workmanship, certainly made me feel that this costume was worth the £12 price tag.
My son was thrilled when he recieved this costume. He is an average size 5 year old and the costume fitted him well. There is an elasticated waist on the trousers, which not only provided comfort but was also easy to pull down when needing the toilet. The jacket was also very well made. I noticed that it gave my son plenty of room in which to move around freely whilst playing. The jacket seemed to have alot of strength within the workmanship. So no unsightly rips, despite, climbing and reaching within the game.
I also loved the fact that this costume could easily be wiped down with a clean cloth. Due to the shiny material used. So it didn't need to go through the wash all the time. This saved me alot of work.
What, I don't like about this costume is the fact that you have to buy the hat and the fire extinguisher seperately. I wish you could pay one price and have the whole set. I think when your paying £12 for an outfit it should atleast contain the most important part of a firemans uniform 'the hat.' I found this let the product down quite a lot. I was most disappointed in the fact that this set did not include a helmet. My son has a fireman's helmet already, but I am sure most little boys would be most disheartened to find their fireman costume has no helmet.
So in conclusion, I would say that although this is a lovely, good qulaity fireman costume. It does lose points because it has no hat and no accesories to promote the role play of the game. Which I feel lets the product down quite a lot especially when you consider the considerable price tag.
Summary: let's itself down due to lack of accesories.
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