The item comes in three pieces -- the top hook with bow and two straight pieces with ends that slide into each other. Was as tall as my 6.5 year old daughter! Not super-sturdy for long-term, rough play, but gets the point across that it's Little Bow Peep. We reinforced with a little super glue when we put the pieces together, and it's survived Halloween and the "dress-up" closet since then!
This item arrived and was half or a third of the size it appears to be in the picture. The item stops about 6 inches past the bottom of the bow- it does not go to the ground. Severely disappointed! My daughter's costume is ruined.