"When my son told me he wanted to be a dog for Halloween I naturally did a search online. When I saw this, I knew it would be perfect. After reading some of the reviews about the head bobbing back or the zipper breaking, I was leary. Not only were there no issues like these with the costume, it was even better made than expected. The material was thick and cuddly, the head stayed in place just fine (my sons head is a little large, but I made sure it was in place properly too), and - most importantly - my son LOVED his costume! The tail is limp, yes, but they have to be able to sit too and I wouldn't have wanted a big tail. Quite honestly, it's probably the best "store bought" costume that wasn't a "deluxe" that we have ever purchased...and I have been doing this for several years now (oldest is 15!). So don't hessitate....get one for next year! (my son is 5, about 35 lbs and is about 38" tall and we bought a Medium)"