My kids love it. It is dry clean or hand wash only. It does require 2 AAA batteries not included. I recommend wearing a shirt underneath so the wiring does not rub against your skin. This is great for parties or any social outings. My kids can not wait to wear the shirt to school. They also got tons of compliments everywhere we went. I just wish it came in kids size for my youngest. Luckily men’s medium fit my older kids. Purchased the panda shirt as the code would only work for the for the Panda in the size I needed.