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M&S Pirate Skeleton Kids Halloween Outfit

Submitted by on October 12, 2009 – 1:41 amNo Comment

“The M&S Pirate Skeleton Kids Halloween Outfit is definitely a party outfit, not a going out outfit – it’s thin and it’s October – who’s wearing cropped trousers at this time of year? Lunatics, that’s who.”

Buy online at M&S

Price £10

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Initial thoughts: Flea is a big fan of pirates so was thrilled when the M&S Pirate Skeleton Halloween Outfit arrived. It certainly looks the part – there’s a pirate jacket over a skeleton torso, and ragged pirate trousers. It’s not cute, but it’s not too scary, either. I can imagine little boys and tomboys like Flea being pretty pleased with this outfit. It’s available in sizes for ages 3 up to 10.

We liked: The outfit comes with a sword, which is always a bonus for Flea. She also really loved the trousers, which were very comfortable.

We weren’t keen:
The jacket and the skeleton breast plate are kind of stitched together, and it’s tricky to get everything velcroed into quite the right position. Even after the intervention of three adults, Flea still looked a bit awry. But then pirates are supposed to be devil-may-care characters, so perhaps that’s not a problem.  There’s also a strange red band that we thought might be an eye patch but there’s no picture on the outfit to tell you, so Flea decided to tie it around her ankle instead (we checked online and it’s a headscarf).

Overall:
The M&S Pirate Skeleton Kids Halloween Costume looks great once it’s on, but it is a little bit fiddly, and the fabric was definitely thinner on this than the other two outfits we tested. This is also definitely a party outfit, not a going out outfit – it’s thin and it’s October – who’s wearing cropped trousers at this time of year? Lunatics, that’s who.

[Sally]

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