I bought two of these costumes to use for next Halloween. They fit both my wife and me without any need for alteration. They look great and are not flimsy. They ought to hold up well. By the way, it is easy to get the top of the hat to stand up by just stuffing something in it. The only negative is that you might shed a few pieces of "straw" when you first try it on--but that's not a problem.