At Christmas time, The Boy announced that he would like to give daddy a robot costume.
When I say at Christmas time, I am actually referring to Christmas Eve.
Quite. No sense of timing my son.
I managed to stall him until Mr. TBaM's birthday when the lovely people over at Jokers' Masquerade stepped forward and sent us this fabulous costume to make one little boy, and one daddy, very happy.
The robot costume that Mr. TBaM unwrapped is a good one. There are many slightly alarming robot costumes on the market and this isn't one of them. Many look like an intergalactic superhero (skin-tight lycra would not be a good look for my husband) or a very scary looking Terminator wannabe; neither of which are really a robot. A robot costume should have dials and buttons, it should be silver and shiny, there shouldn't be a human face to it and it shouldn't be frightening.
Especially not frightening!
Made from soft 100% polyester silver and black fabrics with metallic trims on the 'joints' of the knees and elbows, and a large panel on the chest to 'program' the robot, this all-in-one jumpsuit went down a treat. The costume comes in a standard size to fit 38"-44" chest and as Mr. TBaM is six foot tall and well within that range, it fitted him with no problem (he would probably like me to point out that he is wearing a t-shirt and jogging pants underneath, hence the bulky tummy). The separate helmet is made of the same soft polyester with a good size black mesh over the wearer's eyes and mouth. There is also a detachable belt.
I like Jokers' Masquerade for the very simple reason that they sell such a huge range of costumes to suit all purposes and events, and the products are well made and good value. I have reviewed for them before and The Boy still uses The Gruffalo and George Pig costumes for dressing up, parties and general mayhem. They were also more than happy to oblige the whims of a four year old child, and for that reason they get a thumbs up from me.
We were sent this product for the purpose of making my son happy, and I said I'd review it too. Only polite really! My opinion is honest and unbiased.