"Definitely an important part of the costume for my kid--he thinks this is awesome. But it's made of foamy-type material and he and his brother broke it while playing--each had an end and were pulling on it (and not that hard). Mom to the rescue, I super-glued it back together and put tape to reinforce, so the fun continues. It's really cool, but be aware kids need to be gentle with it. Certainly a prop, not a toy."
"He's 5 and a smaller kid, and this (size 4-6) just barely fits him. Would have preferred next size up but he never wears more than a 5, so wouldn't have imagined he'd need bigger. Would have liked to keep it around for dress-up beyond this fall, but it won't fit after his next growth spurt. Otherwise, it's great."