The item arrived very quickly and was well-packaged. The costume was the exact costume I ordered and was in the size I ordered. The blue jewel on the front of the costume was not in the center but was actually sewn onto the left of the chest. I will have to remove it and resew it (vs exchanging and possibly not getting the costume in time). Before I tried on the costume, there were several seams already coming apart, so I will need to resew those as well. The top of the dress, in the back, is attached (closed) by 3-4 pieces of Velcro. The small square pieces of Velcro run from the very top (the collar) to the small of the back. I didn't have an issue keeping the dress closed, but, if you sew you could add buttons or a zipper if you wanted (though I think it'll be fine). The petticoat is a separate piece and very cute! It attaches by a small piece of Velcro at the back. It has glitter and matches the dress very well, though it does have more red in it than pictured. The pink part of the upper dress is very sheer (it's satin). You will need to wear a cami or something similar underneath. The dress is cut just a little small (I wear a comfortable size 10-12, ordered the large, and I'm glad I did!). The crown is awesome! It's actually a hard plastic crown (I thought it would be a fabric with stabilizer) attached to a small, clear headband. The dress, of course, arrived terribly wrinkled so plan ahead as you'll need to steam it. Overall: I wanted a costume appropriate for work (we're having a costume contest) and family, but I'm a bit geeky and love Super Mario. This costume fits that requirement. This dress isn't revealing, isn't too sexy, but still very feminine and pretty (really, it is adorable). The quality isn't great, but I can fix seams. I would recommend the costume to someone looking for a Princess Peach outfit that's fresh (note the dress doesn't go to the floor, so it's more modern). I rated it 3/5 stars simply for quality.