Earlier this year costume maker Disguise announced a partnership with The LEGO Group to create a range of kids costumes based a number of LEGO characters. This year they launched their LEGO Ninjago and LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS ranges. These new costumes are available in standard and Prestige versions, with the only difference between the two being funky minifigure type legs included with the Prestige versions. Our new friends over at Disguise have kindly sent us a one of their new costumes to take a look at and with Halloween right around the corner, should you kit your little monsters out in one of these new LEGO costumes? Let’s take a closer look at the LEGO Ninjago Lloyd Garmadon Green Ninja Prestige Costume.
You’d expect most costume comes on a hanger or in a plastic bag but the LEGO costumes are packaged in a swish box, featuring the same type of branding as LEGO Ninjago sets. You can get a feel for what’s inside thanks to the opening on the front of the box, which shows off the Ninjago face mask.
Inside you’ll find the four elements which make up the full costumes so along with the mask, there’s a pair of minifigure-type hand gloves, the tabard top and trousers. Everything is well packaged and neatly held into place with little tags.
So let’s start at the top and work our way down. The mask is made from mould plastic and is shaped to represent the head of a Ninja. It a little like those plastic mask which have been around for a few years, but this one is much higher quality. It doesn’t just have a couple of holes for the eyes either. Where you can see the eyes of the Ninja, this is actually a fine mesh eye mask type section. On the outside it just looks part of the mask but on the inside the mask is really easy to see through and is even padded with a foam rim making it comfortable to wear. It’s fastened by a couple of velco straps.
The tabard is styled just the minifigures including it’s shaping. The main part of this is made from a foam type material, this is coated in a shiny finish, I would saying it was entirely waterproof but could easily withstand a light sprinkling of rain as well as being wipe-able. The form material helps to give it’s wearer a boxy look just like a minifigure as well as being comfortable. The arms are made a thinner lycra type material and adds to the overall look of the costume.
The gloves may be the smallest section but they are maybe the coolest bit of the costume. They are designed to look the the iconic claw-grip which every LEGO minifigure sports. The may look uncomfortable but they really aren’t. They have a opening within the middle of the glove so you can easily get your fingers free without taking the gloves off. They look great and really help finish the overall look of the costume.
Next up are the trousers, which give the illusion of having a pair of minifigure legs. These are made from the exact same material as the top section. These also have the feet build into the legs but are open ended so sit just above the shoe. They are also elasticated around the waist making the fit well for all age related sizes.
I’m really impressed with the quality of the costume and how it’s been designed to look like a minifigure. It would of been so much easier to knock up a big standard costume which looked like a Ninjago character but not so much like a minifigure. Even the mask had been though out to not only look good but to be comfortable. They may be a little more costly than your average kids costumes but they will be more hard-wearing and long-lasting, way beyond Halloween. My only complaint is they don’t do adult sizes.
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We’ve like to thank the Disguise for kindly sending us a costume to take a look at (and try on which they probably wasn’t expecting) the LEGO Ninjago and LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS costumes are available now from Amazon, Toymaster stores and selected Tesco stores. For full links to each costume – click here.