FAQ’s

What Sizes of Costumes Do You Make?

We make your size.  When you order a custom costume, we send you a link to our measurement page & password, and we are here to video-chat and assist you.

Custom Costume General Sizing vs Measurements

Soloist Custom Dance Costumes

The pattern for your order is best if it is made to your precise measurements. We are all about the fit; so if you have to pay for a pattern to be created, we do that to your specific size & measurements.

Multiple Custom Dance Costumes

In order to cut costs on group, trio, or duet costumes, you may want to order by standardized sizing whenever possible.  There is a pattern charge for each size of the pattern and each variance.

Ready-Made Products In Our Stores

Our stores’ products are made to both standardized general sizing, shown at right, and measurements that are equivalent to current customers.  If the costume was made to measurements other than our standardized general sizing, exact specifications will be listed on the product listings.  

Standard Sizing of Ready-Made

Do You Create Recital Costumes & Holiday Costumes?

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Recital Costumes

While we cut our teeth on hundreds, if not thousands, of recital costumes, we currently limit our services to “add-ons” for limited-use costumes.  What that means is that we add on to customer provided pre-fab bases or separates for a cohesive look for the dance number, and this is usually something that can be done on more limited recital costume budgets..  

Another consideration is that performance fabrics are expensive, and that is why some of our images of our recital costumes include fabrics of limited stretch.


Holiday Costumes

Christmas, Easter, and Halloween costumes are bid in the same manner as any other costume: Line Item.  

When in doubt, contact us for a quote.

How Long Does It Take to Get A Custom Costume?

Custom Commissioned Costume

Locals – Southern California

A solo costume can be ready within 3 days if we have all supplies needed in-house.  This of course depends on how quickly the customer makes the appointment and comes for the fitting, and it also depends on how many people are ahead of you.

Remote Customers – Everywhere Else

Allow for 4 weeks if no customers are ahead of you. This is dependent upon your prompt return of the fitting, your place in the queue, and that we have all supplies needed in-house.

Your costume fitting is mailed to you, and you mail it back, so that can add 4-10 days depending upon the mail service that you want to use. 

We recently tracked our timeline of a custom ContenderWear™ costume that was out-of-state, and it was completed in 2 weeks, fitting and all.  Another out-of-state instance had the costume in 7 days without a fitting.

Multiple Custom Dance Costumes & Bases

Please check with us for time availability. Studios with 60+ costumes can take 30+ days.  Since we open our bookings at the beginning of a given year, there may not be time blocks to accommodate studio wide costuming.

Ready-Made Products In Our Stores

Ship immediately or you may pick them up.  

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