The kids enjoyed this costume. I was a little worried it would be too dorky. My boy is 8 and I wouldn't go any older for this costume. He loved it and his friends laughed. He won "Funniest Costume" at a party. The inflatable bubble worked great and it lasted through several wears. It's durable and easy to care for though I'm not sure if you can wash it or not since you plug in the little air compressor. Overall, it worked great for us.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend