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Santa Planet's Santa Suit Guide!

Never purchased a Santa Suit before? This guide will give you an overview of the Santa Suits, wig and beard sets, accessories and costumes for Santa's helpers.

Santa Suit Categories

Santa Suits can roughly be broken down into four catagories. These are the Professional Quality, Deluxe Quality, Mid-Tier, and Value/Novelty Suits.

The Professional Quality suits are the ones you see worn by the shopping mall, large department store and parade Santa's. These are the best option for Santa's that will be making lots of appearances and will get a lot of use over the Christmas season.

The Deluxe Quality suits are very good Santa suits that do not have the higher costs of the Professional Quality suits. These suits are excellent choices when you need a totally beliveable suit that does not look cheap at all. They are especially good for Santa's with many apperances over the Christmas season or a great backup for a Professional suit..

The Mid-Tier Suits are great choices when cost is an important concern but quality is required. When your budget simply will not allow for an expensive suit or when you need a Santa suit for just a few events or for an annual usage. These are good enough to convince any child. The quality of the Mid-Tier suits has really increased in recent years and we can easily recommend them.

The Value and Novelty Suits are great when you need the suit for an all adult event or even just for an office party. The Value suit is a complete Santa suit at an unbeliveable price.

Remember that most Santa Suits will last for many years. With moderate use and good care, a Santa Suit can last 10, 15 or 20 years. Many Santa Suits are handed down from one generation to the next.

Professional Quality Santa Suits


MAJESTIC

VELVET OVERALLS

RED VELVET

PROFESSIONAL

CLASSIC

The Majestic Santa Suit is our best quality top-of-the-line suit. It features thick burgundy pile plush with luxurious white long-hair plush trim and is completely satin lined for comfort. The zippered jacket includes an inside pocket and there is a side pocket in the pants. This suit has both Naugahyde boot tops and a Naugahyde bound belt with eyelets and a gilt buckle. It includes a matching hat with pom-pom and nylon gloves. This is a burgundy colored suit with the highest quality material available. There is no better suit in both appearnce and comfort. This suit runs large and is available in both large and extra large sizes. We can special order an XXL size but unless you have a chest bigger than 58 inches we would not recommend it.

The Velvet Overalls Santa Suit is a top-of-the-line suit that includes velvet overalls instead of pants. This suit is a great choice for Santa's who want the ability to take off the coat and still look like Santa while remaing cool. If features exquisite real velvet and it trimmed in white long-hair plush trim. The velvet overalls have 2 pockets and a zipper fly. This suit has both Naugahyde boot tops and a Naugahyde bound belt with eyelets and a gilt buckle. It includes a matching hat with pom-pom and nylon gloves. This suit runs large and is available in both large and extra large sizes.

The Red Velvet Santa Suit is our best seller in this category. This suit is exquisite REAL velvet, not velveteen or some of the faux velvet suits you will find. The suit is trimmed in white long-hair plush trim and the coat includes a zipper in the front. The pants include a side pocket. This suit is not satin lined but does include both Naugahyde boot tops and a Naugahyde bound belt with eyelets and a gilt buckle. This suit includes a matching hat with pom-pom and nylon gloves. The suit is a great choice if you want a suit that matches our Mrs. Claus or Velvet Perky Pixie suits. They both use the same velvet material. This suit runs large and comes in large, extral large and an XXL size.

The Professional Plush Santa Suit is our best quality tradional red colored suit. It is trimmed with white long-hair plush trim. The coat is completely satin lined and with an inside pocket and deluxe zipper. The pants have a side pocket. This suit has both Naugahyde boot tops and a Naugahyde bound belt with eyelets and a gilt buckle. It includes a matching hat with pom-pom and nylon gloves. This is one of our most popular suits with many of the features of our Majestic Santa suit at about half the price. This suit runs large and comes in large, extra large and an XXL size.

The Deluxe Classic Santa Suit is a tradional suit that features decorative brass buttons on the coat with a front zipper as well as an inside front pocket. This suit is trimmed in rich faux rabbit fur and fully satin lined. The matching pants have side pockets. This suit includes a matching hat with pom-pom and includes a belt and boot tops. It includes gloves with a snap closure. This suit does not run large but comes in large, extra large and XXL sizes.

Deluxe Quality Santa Suits


ULTRA
VELVET

BURGUNDY
PLUSH

VELVETEEN
 

CORDUROY
 

FATHER
CHRISTMAS

The Ultra Velvet deluxe velvet suit is trimmed in rich faux rabbit fur and fully satin lined The jacket has a zipper and an inside front pocket. The pants include side pockets. This suit includes a matching hat with pom-pom and includes a vinyl belt and boot tops. It includes gloves with a snap closure. This suit does not run large but comes in large, extra large and XXL sizes. This is an excelent value for a velvet suit.

The Burgundy Plush Santa suit is an excellent pile plush suit that includes white pile plush trim and is partially lined. This suit includes a zippered coat and features deep satin lined outside pockets. Great to fill with candy canes. This suit is the only one we sell with outside pockets on the coat. The suit includes pants, a matching hat with pom-pom and white knit gloves. The suit includes a bound belt with gilt buckle and matching vinyl boot tops with deluxe pile plush cuffs. A great burgundy colored suit that comes in large and extra large. This suit runs large. If you can not afford our Majestic santa suit this is the next best burgundy option.

The Velveteen Santa suit is a great alternative to our more expensive Velvet Santa suit. This suit is made of deep red velveteen with white plush trim. The coat has a zipper and the pants include a side pocket. This suit includes a vinyl belt and vinyl boot tops with matching white plush trim and a matching hat with pom-pom and white nylon gloves. This suit runs large and comes in large, extra large and an XXL size. The material in this suit is not thick and is one of the coolest suits to wear. You will not get as hot in this suit as most of the others.

The Corduroy Santa suit comes in comfortable corduroy with white long hair trim. The coat has a zipper and the suit has matching pants. This suit comes with a hat with a pom-pom and vinyl belt and boot tops with matching long-hair cuffs and white knit cuffs. The corduroy material is probably the most durable and corduroy is a very comfortable material. This suit runs large and comes in large and extra large.

The Father Christmas Santa suit is similar in style to the old Coca Cola Santa, comes in comfortable red plush with white long hair trim. The coat is 3/4 length and is partially satin lined with a zipper. This suit includes matching pants, Naugahyde boot tops and a Naugahyde bound belt with eyelets and a gilt buckle. The suit comes with a hat with a pom-pom and nylon gloves. This suit runs large and comes in large and extra large.

Mid-Tier Quality Santa Suits


REGENCY
PLUSH CRIMSON

REGENCY
PLUSH RED

VELOUR
SANTA

RENTAL
QUALITY

The Regency Plush Crimson suit is burgundy in color and is trimmed in faux rabbit fur trim. The jacket has a zipper and the pants include a side pocket. This suit includes a matching hat with pom-pom and includes a vinyl belt and boot tops. It includes gloves with a snap closure. This suit does not run large but comes in large, extra large and XXL sizes. This is currently our best selling suit in this category.

The Regency Plush Red suit is bright red in color and is trimmed in faux rabbit fur trim. The jacket has a zipper and the pants include a side pocket. This suit includes a matching hat with pom-pom and includes a vinyl belt and boot tops. It includes gloves with a snap closure. This suit does not run large but comes in large, extra large and XXL sizes.

The Velour Santa suit is red in color and is trimmed in faux rabbit fur trim. The jacket has a zipper and the pants include a side pocket. This suit includes a matching hat with pom-pom and includes a vinyl belt and boot tops. It includes gloves with a snap closure. This suit does not run large but comes in large, extra large and XXL sizes.

The Rental Quality suit previously was our best seller in this category for years. It is called Rental Quality because this is the type of suit most costume stores rent. Why rent a suit for $100 when you can buy this one for about the same price. This suit is made of deluxe red plush with white pile plush trim. This suit includes a hat with pom-pom, bound belt with gilt buckle and vinyl boot tops with matching white plush trim cuffs. This suit includes white knit gloves. This suit runs large and comes in large, extra large and XXL sizes.

Value and Novelty Santa Suits


EXTRA
VALUE SUIT

VICTORIAN SANTA SUIT

SUNNY CLAUS SANTA SUIT

The Extra Value Santa Suit is our lowest price full Santa suit. It includes a pullover coat with back neck tie and matching pants with side pocket. This suit includes a vinly belt and boot tops and gloves. This suit does not run large but does come in both large and extra large sizes. You can not beat this suit for the money.

The Deluxe Victorian Santa suit includes a near floor length hooded plush coat with attached shoulder cape trimed in gold with white plush trim on the rest of the coat. The coat is partially satin lined. The suit includes a green full length satin tunic trimmed in gold with a gold rope belt. This suit comes in one size only.

The Sunny Claus Santa suit fits the bill for outdoor events in hot weather areas or even Christmas in July events. It includes short sleeved red plush zipper jacket with plush white trim. Matching zipper shorts with plush trim and a side pocket. Includes a matching hat with white plush trim.

Notes About All Santa Suits

Our Santa Suits do not ship with a wig and beard set unless it is included in the description of the suit. This is important because if you need to outfit your Santa at the very minimum you will need to select the Santa Suit and a wig and beard set. We recommend that you read the complete description of the Santa suit you are interested in because everything that is included is listed. Items that are not included are not listed. For instance one of our Value Santa suits does not include gloves and they are not listed as included.

All of the Santa Suits we sell are dry clean only. If you use your Santa Suit for only one appearance a year you will probably only need to get it dry cleaned every five or six years. If you will be making many appearances a season you may want to get your Santa Suit dry cleaned at the end of every season. Some of our customers even go to the trouble of getting the suit sealed like a wedding dress though this is probably not necessary.

Santa Wig/Beard Sets and Eyebrows

As stated above, our Santa Suits do not ship with a wig and beard set unless it is included in the description of the suit. This is because each customer has different requirements. Some Santa's have their own natural beard and may not need one. If you have a previous Santa suit you may already have a wig and beard set and not want to pay for another one. The good news is that you can pick the wig and beard set that is right for you and fits your budget. The wig and beard set can be very important because when a child is sitting on Santa's lap, they will look very closely to make sure it looks real.

A wig and beard set includes the wig with long currly locks, beard and mustache. A couple of our sets also include eyebrows. The beard with attached mustache is usually put on first with straps that either go around the ears and/or around the back of the head. The wig is then put on to complete the set. Eyebrows can be added if needed.

There are several characteristics of wig and beard sets. These include weight, length and color. Our wigs weight tends to follow the price. The more expensive wigs weigh the most. This is because they have more individual hairs and the hairs themselves are of better quality. Our 6050 Santa set weighs the most and is the fullest of all The 6060 is right behind followed by our 6040 Santa set. These 3 are the best in this order.

The second characteristic is length. Our 6050 and 6060 have the longest beards most of the other wig and beard sets are medium length set. Neither is necesarily better than the other but most Santa's perfer a longer beard. The longer beard sets cost more than the shorter sets.

The third charactieristic is the color of the wig and beard set. A Santa set is usually either natural in color or stark white. Natural colored Santa sets have a slight grey tint and looks more realistic than the stark white color sets. This is just a personal preference. The 6050, 6060 and 6040 are natural colored sets and the rest of the Santa sets are stark white. The 6050 Professional Set is the most popular of the better quality sets.

The 7521 Deluxe Santa Wig and Beard set and the 7520 Extra Value Santa Wig and Beard sets are stark white and include eyebrows as a great extra. These sets are not the quality as the sets above but they are an excelent value. The 7521 Deluxe Santa Wig and Beard set is washable. If you are trying to save money we have a set that is less costly than 7520 but we strongly recommend the 7520 as it is twice as nice as the cheaper set.

Some of the sets are washable which is indicated in their descriptions. Bearing in mind that the beard and moustache are very close to the mouth, a set should be washed periodically following the instructions included with the set. If multiple people will be using your Santa suit, you may want to have each person purchase a their own wig and beard set for personal hygeine reasons. Some of our customers purchase a high quality set for themselves and order a less expensive set for lending out with their suit. Whichever way you decide to go with the wig and beard set, the choice is up to you. You can always order another set later if needed.

We should also bring up that due to hygene issues, Santa wig and beard sets are not returnable. The health department treats these the same as bathing suits.

There are a few different ways to handle eyebrows. Some of our sets include stick on eyebrows. We also sell the stick on eyebrows by themselves. We have authentic natural eyebrows that match the natural wig and beard sets. If you buy these, they are not self-adhesive. You will need Spirit Gum which we also sell in order to get these to stay on. The other option we have is to use eyebrow sticks to color your own eyebrows. These consist of a white makeup you rub over your own eyebrows. This is usually the easiest option because the makeup does not fall off like the stick on eyebrows do. We would suggest you order at least one makeup stick with your order so you can decide for yourself. They are inexpensive. If you will be making many appearances, you may want to just dye your eyebrows with a blond or white hair coloring.


Santa Accessories

While a Santa Suit and a Wig/Beard set are all you need we sell lots of accessories to complete every Santa. None of these are a requirement but depending on your individual needs you may prefer to add some additional items. Some of our most popular accessories are:

Santa glasses. We sell inexpesive rectangular or round wire frame glasses. Of course, if you already wear glasses you can use them as well. The ones we sell have plain plastic lenses but can take getting use to if you have not worn glasses before.

Santa toy bags. Probably the most popular accessory. These are great expecially for a Santa who is traveling to class rooms or hospital rooms. A great place to hold any presents or even just candy canes. We offer four versions. Our best bag is the Majestic Santa Toy Bag which matches our Majestic Santa Suit. If it more expensive but very nice quality. The Velvet Toy Bag is embroidered in gold with gold drawstring, with 2 bels and shoulder strap. The Plush style toy bag is the traditional standard and matches most of our plush red Santa Suits. We also have a "Santa's Toy Bag" screen printed on it. All look much nicer than a pillow case but it is up to you.

Santa Suit stuffer. If you are trim and not jolly looking at all these are a great way to add some additional padding. The stuffer is worn like a vest under the Santa Suit and will not slide out like a pillow could. If you request that your Santa Suit be UPS Next Day or UPS 2nd Day Air, you may want to forego the stuffer as they greatly increase the size of the box that is needed to ship your order and can cause the shipping costs to double.

Santa bells. Again, best for Santa's walking from room to room or outside the window, these bells will get children really excited that Santa is almost there. A great way to raise the anticipation of seeing Santa.

Additional gloves. An extra set of gloves is a good idea. The gloves are white and can get dirty or lost easily. An extra pair of gloves is a good idea. We have gloves with snap closure, nylon gloves and cottong gloves.

Santa boots. All of our Santa Suits ship with boot tops which you wear over the top of your own shoes. For an added effect, real Santa boots with long hair plush cuffs can finish off the perfect suit. Available in 3 different sizes, these can be purchased at a later time if desired.

Santa suspenders. Our Santa pants use an extra wide elastic band to hold them up which works well but suspenders can give you some extra help and they fit perfectly with the Santa suit. They have metal clips that attach to any pair of Santa pants.

Replacement boot tops. We have additional Naugahyde boot tops that can replace the vinly ones that may have come with your suit for a better look. These also work as replacements for lost boot tops. They include a long white plush cuff attached to the boot covers.

Replacement belts. We sell both patent leather and Naugahyde leather belts. The Naugahyde is available in both large and extra large sizes.


 
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