"the picture does no justice to this item!!! I expected a little black broom but when I opened the box and seen what was inside I was shocked. It was the size of a regular broom but can be taken apart and made smaller so my little witch can use it as well as I can. I was expecting straw or plastic but this was waay better. It's made of large black feathers with just a little bit of sparkle to break of the black. The velvet bow matches the hat that my baby will be wearing so it's really a great item. To be honest I was not sure what to expect because this was our first year ordering from here but am so pleased that we will shop here from now on for all of my celebration needs."