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Ghostbusters Venkman Costume Jumpsuit Review

PermalinkBy Paul Rudoff on Oct. 13, 2016 at 4:29 PM , Categories: Clothing
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Halloween is fast approaching, and if you're in the need for a costume, TV Store Online literally has you covered. They have an officially-licensed, exclusive Ghostbusters Venkman Costume Jumpsuit that was produced by Mad Engine, the same company that made all of those Ghostbusters t-shirts about 10 years ago that were popping up in Hot Topic and everywhere else.

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This is being called a "costume", but that's kinda misleading. What we have here is a basic beige/khaki jumpsuit adorned solely with the No Ghost logo and "Venkman" patches. Nothing more, nothing less. You don't get a Proton Pack, pads, belt, and other accoutrements. So, you'll look a little "naked" using this "as is" as a costume. Of course, you could just say that your pack is in the shop :-)

The jumpsuit is made from 100% cotton, so it has a soft feel to it, especially with the woolen cuffs and collar. You could even wear it as pajamas. Unsure of what size I should wear (I never wore a jumpsuit before), I went with "Large", which is approx. 66 inches (5.5 feet) from collar to toe. It's large and baggy enough to wear a full set of clothes underneath, so I think I'll be good. The zipper runs from collar to crotch.

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Bear in mind that this is a jumpsuit, not a flightsuit, like the guys wore in the movie. So, if you're looking for screen-accuracy, you'll have to look elsewhere. If you're looking for something that looks close enough, something you can just put on and go, then this will do the job. That said, I wish it were a little more like a flightsuit, as I prefer many pockets. The jumpsuit only has side pockets, one on each hip.

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The "Venkman" patch is on the left breast, and it is sewn and glued on very well. I see no indication that this will come off after lots of wear and washing.

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The logo patch is on the right sleeve, and it's sewn into the fabric, so it certainly won't come off. The quality on mine is a little "off". Notice the bits of white peeking through the red. It's not really an issue, and most people won't pay attention enough to notice it, but I still felt I should mention it since it's easy to see in my photo.

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The jumpsuit even looks good on this State Home For The Ugly escapee.

The Ghostbusters Venkman Costume Jumpsuit is currently priced at $69.95 and is available in S, M, L, XL, and 2X sizes. If you use coupon code TVTEN to get 10% off, you'll pay $62.95 (shipping is free).

If you went to Ghostbusters Fans, you'll be paying $89.46 ($66.99 + $22.47 shipping) for the khaki flightsuit ($44.99), Venkman name patch ($10.00), and No Ghost logo patch ($12.00). However, you'd have to sew on the patches yourself, and if you're like me, that's more work than you want to put into it. So, you're trading off screen-accuracy (and LOTS of pockets) for convenience and a cheaper price.

By the way, add Rubie's Deluxe Costume Proton Backpack to complete the look. It says that it's for kids, but the customer info says that it can fit adults, though it will look a little small (apparently, it's 18" tall, whereas a real pack is about 26" tall). (The photo below depicts a Rubie's model wearing their pack on one of their jumpsuits, but it serves as good reference to what their pack would look like on an adult wearing any jumpsuit.)

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2 comments

Comment from: Jason A. Matthews (TheJAMMan1988) [Visitor]
Hey, Paul, when are you gonna do a review of the Extended Edition of Ghostbusters (2016), and then do a comparison between the PG-13-rated theatrical cut to the unrated extended cut of the said movie?
Oct. 14, 2016 @ 05:11
Comment from: Paul Rudoff [Member] Email
Hi Jason

I don't have a definitive date for it just yet. Also still waiting on getting the 4K and DVD from Sony's PR, so I can do as complete of a review as possible.

Right now I have it last in my review queue. Here's a little sneak peek of what I have in the pipeline for Spook Central (not counting things for The Corner Penthouse sister site):

-- GB2016 Soundtrack Annie Stoll Interview
-- GB Little Books Review
-- RGB Vol. 6-10 DVD Review
-- Lego Dimensions GB2016 Story Pack Review
-- GB2016 Blu/DVD Review (and Version Comparison?)
-- Brazzer's GB Porn Parody Review

This is not in any specific order, but I'm working on things based on what I can get done quicker. What I have in mind for the new movie home video will take the longest of everything.

There's a chance that the team at Movie-Censorship.com may do the comparison before me, which is fine. I have no problem letting them handle that load.

-- Paul
Oct. 14, 2016 @ 20:28

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