I was so psyched when I found out that Amazon.com had a great price on a Rubies "Deluxe" Predator costume. I ordered it and, as many of you have seen from my various posts, started researching and working to find parts and materials so that when it arrived in the mail, I could jump right in and get to work. My plan was to have it ready to wear for this Saturday, 7/10.....
The package arrived on Friday, and just by looking at the unopened package I could tell something was wrong. I couldn't understand how the Rubies mask would fit in such a flat package.. Well, upon opening it up, I noticed that even though this is supposedly the "deluxe" costume, the mask that came with it does not look at all like the one on the site OR on the actual Rubies packaging.. It looks like someone pulled a cheap ass mask out of a "creature from the black lagoon" bag, and threw it in the Predator bag. The "hands" also look like they are from El Cheapo.
I tried looking up some of the local costume shops to see if they would have the actual Rubies mask in stock here in MD, and none appear to have one. I wrote an eBay seller in FL on Saturday to see if they could have a mask to me by Thurs so I could put my backer rod dreds in it, and they totally blew me off.
So, my dream of being able to have a Predator suit is quickly fading. I have written the seller to indicate my disappointment to them, and also to get details on how to return the suit, and even they haven't replied.
"This deal's getting worse all the time!!!!!!!!!!!!" - Lando Calrissian, ESB