“ Manufacturer: Cesar UK / Type: Costume „
I am sure many of you who have read my reviews are aware that my son is a big Ben 10 fan. As such we have lots of Ben 10 related things at home! My parents bought the Ben 10 deluxe two in one reversible costume for my son for Christmas this year.
The costume can be bought from Toys R Us for £24.99 which does seem a lot of money I guess for a dressing up outfit but there are two different characters that you get to be with this so it is not as bad as you initially think.
The characters that you get to dress up as with this costume are Ben 10 himself-which I am sure is every young boys dream! The other is Jet Ray who is a red fire breathing, flying alien I believe!
To dress up as Ben 10 you receive the trademark blue pants-these are reversible and are red on the other side and serve as Jet Rays bottom half too. You have a green and black top which goes over your head and this is Ben 10's top half. There is Velcro which an adult will need to fasten at the back of the top once it is on. Then you receive the ultimate accessory in a Velcro fastening Omnitrix watch. This is the device that Ben 10 uses to change into alien form and no Ben 10 outfit would be complete without it! In fact my son wanders around with this on when he isn't dressed as Ben 10!
For Jet Ray as I mentioned the Ben 10 pants are reversible so once you do this you have red elasticated pants which serves as your bottom half. There is a padded top which has the green Omnitrix prominently on the front. This goes on with your arms in first. There is Velcro all the way up the back so an adult or other child would need to fasten whoever is wearing it in. Jet Ray must be pretty buff because there is some serious muscle going on with this outfit! The extras with Jet Ray are some yellow wings, and a red tail which attach with Velcro too. Then there is an over the head fabric mask to put on for the face. We have found this can often slip on my son and he has to adjust it a lot but it doesn't seem to cause him any real playing problems.
My son has worn these outfits to fancy dress birthdays parties as well as in the house and he has plenty of growing room in them. You can purchase it in size 3-5 or 5-7 and they seem quite average sized.
Importantly these products wash really well. They have been washed quite a few times now with the parties and things and are still looking immaculate so I would say they will be a long lasting product!
I thoroughly recommend this dress up set for any young Ben 10 fans! Personally I love dress up sets anyway, I think sometimes they can encourage a whole different kind of play from your child as they are dressed up and feel like they are someone else!