4 Stars By tj1984 on 2015-10-21
Great costume but runs big - Good purchase for price!
Great costume for my 5 year old but it does run big. Unfortunately I didn't have her try it on before we went trick or treating at the zoo a couple of days ago. We had to carry her at first so she wouldn't keep tripping over it. I didn't have anything on me but a hair tie, so I pulled her "fins" up and tied it up to keep it from sagging. It made the mermaid look like it had a tail, but it worked. I plan on just safety pinning it up for Halloween. I see a lot of people complain about this but I do think the material is great (it drug on the ground a lot and didn't cause any damage). It's $20 which I consider cheap for a costume these days!
5 Stars By Celeste on 2013-11-01
5 stars because it was less than $20 and took us to 2 events!
We purchased this costume for 2013 Halloween. My daughter went to a Halloween Ball and Trick or Treating.
The color is exactly as shown in the picture. The tiara comes with the costume, but not the seaweed boa-we purchased that separately (and it was perfect too!). The tiara does not have little teeth to hold it in place, so I used mini clips and it didn't budge.
The sequins fall off, as stated in other reviews. It seems like a lot if you look on the floor, but does not seem to make a difference in the presentation of the costume. As my daughter walked, she still shimmered.
As for fit, my daughter is a size 10 and is 70 pounds while her height is 53 inches. We took the medium and it fit perfectly. The only problem we had was the fishtail. I pinned it slightly so that she could walk without stepping on it, and it still looked like a mermaid tail and hid her feet.
For the tiara, I embellished it with rhinestones and added ribbon so that it would fall behind her. I also created a starfish wand.
4 Stars By Kristen Larned on 2016-12-05
Got this costume for my 8 yr old for halloween 2016. I used the measurements to decide on size and it fit perfectly. Highly recommend that approach. It looked cute on her and looks just like the picture shows (minus the boa). I like the overall mermaid look, while still having the longs selves for the cool nights. I would have rather had the seaweed boa (sold separately) than the seashell headband as that didn't add much to the costume. The material is not the highest quality, but most definitely worked for halloween and will probably have some life for a few dress up sessions. I haven't washed yet, so we'll see how it stand up to that.
5 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2015-11-02
4 Stars By Alicia on 2017-03-07
The quality wasn't even good enough to hold up for one night (Halloween)
The quality wasn't even good enough to hold up for one night (Halloween). It was SUPER cute and she loved it, but the bottom was shredded since it's impossibly long (she's 6 and we got the 6, and it was about 4" too long)
5 Stars By Daisy on 2010-10-01
I have a 6 year old girl. We live in Michigan so October gets cold. I was so happy to find this costume with sleeves! Many of these tiny costumes are too cold for our weather. We still go door to door at halloween so this costume is perfect. People stated this costume ran big but ours did not run that big. I figured if this costume ran big it was better it was big and I could take it up but that was not the case for us. Its a big wide at the bottom for the tail. I think when we walk around outside I will pin it at the waist, so it don't get dirty. It does come with a cheapy head band and the sea shells fall off. I would suggest getting something else in place of that. Over all we are extremely happy with the costume!
4 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2016-09-01
There were a couple places where the seam was freying ...
There were a couple places where the seam was freying not a big deal and it is thin definitely for the tall slender types because it's also to long for her but we can't go any smaller because of how tight it is already. She loves to play dress up so it works for that probably won't be outside trick or treating in it however.
4 Stars By Nan on 2017-05-08
so very cute and made fun play time dress up outfit
just what I needed to add to dress up box. Found on sale and it is so cute. It is well played with and lasting fine.
5 Stars By Amanda Chance on 2016-10-31
Cute mermaid costume
I honestly don't know about the sizing. We did order a size down and it "fits" but it's a little short (my kid is 5 and 80% for height) but if we would have ordered the ne t size up I feel like her chest would be showing too much. Either way, the costume is cute and she was happy with it.
5 Stars By Caris on 2017-08-15
Generously sized nice quality has held up during many princess mermaid dress up play sessions