"I bought this costume for my 8 yr. old son as he is kind of over the super hero thing. He absolutely LOVES it! We need to layer because it will be very cold for trick or treating and this costume lends itself well to having a turtleneck underneath. My son has a slim build and this fits him well. I also bought the "crusader sword and shield" to go with the costume - they look great together! The sword fits into the shield so he doesn't have to carry one in each hand and can also be easily removed for school since no weapons are allowed :)"