"If your kid is a Star Wars purist, make sure you get TWO of these to be just like the movie. If your kid doesn't care as much, then don't worry about it. Like I said in other reviews, we purchased the entire ensemble for nearly $100 bucks total. Between the costume, the inflatable jet pack, and the two blasters, he feels like he should be in the movie and it really increases the fun factor. Plus he plans on wearing it after Halloween too so I would rather spend some extra money on something he will use a lot rather than trying to get by on the cheap and have him throw the $40 dollar costume in the closet when he's done.
Yes, you do have to put batteries in these things so that's an additional expense, but, this is the type of thing he can play with in or out of costume and use it as a blaster for other play times too.
The quality of these is very good, it makes a sound when you pull the trigger that sounds like the movie, which is a nice little detail.
Bottom line is- there are some details to the Jango Fett costume that, although they can get a little pricey, they are very authentic and can potentially increase your kid's enjoyment of the costume, which can/will lead to enjoyment of the costume during times other than Halloween. My kid doesn't just like to wear costumes for Halloween, he has fun wearing other costumes at any time of the year while he is playing. Each parent has to weigh the cost against the potential for how much enjoyment their kid will get out of it. For us it was a no-brainer to have the complete costume and all the accessories. Good luck."
"I got this costume for a 5 year-old for Halloween 2011 and I found it was fairly true to size. He is about 58 pounds (about a 7-8). He is a Star Wars fanatic, and wanted to put it on immediately. He has worn it a few times before Halloween, and I have no doubt that it is sturdy and I won't have to be repairing or re-sewing any of it. The padded "armor" is an extra nice touch, and gives the costume some shape. The brown gloves were a welcome detail.
Here are the asterisks: I have no idea who they were manufacturing the belt for in relation to the size of the costume. The belt itself is made of the same padded foam rubber stuff as the armor, but it was sized big enough to fit me, a fat adult, let alone a 5 year-old. We could wrap it around him almost twice, so be prepared to pin it, cut it, or fashion some other DIY solution because I guarantee it won't fit your kid.
Another issue was the helmet, although only minor. My kid is used to the full-size, noise-making Clone/Boba Fett/Darth Vader helmets like they sell in the toy stores, so getting a two-piece thin plastic deal like this was a little disappointing. But, as an adult, I can say it holds together well and is light enough for a night out for a few hours, and it's not a cheap one-sided mask. The excitement of having the entire costume made the small disappointment of the helmet disappear completely.
We bought the entire costume, and I will touch on the other items in reviews for those items individually. We spent nearly $100 for the entire costume, jet pack and two blasters, but I feel confident he will be wearing it long after Halloween is over, and the overall quality of the costume will ensure that will be a reality. Selling the two blasters individually I can see, I guess, but selling the jet pack separately seems rather odd. I have no idea why a kid would want a Jango Fett jet pack by itself with nothing else.
And, if your kid is a Star Wars purist like mine, may the gods have mercy on your soul if you fail to purchase the entire costume as it stands in the movie (costume, jet pack, and TWO blasters). You don't want to have to be scrambling later to find one part of the costume you failed to buy at the get-go. Good luck."