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Sizing for Costumes
Listed on each page are what we call product measurements that are taken in-house when we receive the product from the manufacturer to ensure accuracy. Please note, the measurements are of the costume itself, and not the person that will be inside of it.
COSTUME SIZING TIPS
Since costumes we have are made differently from manufacturers around the world, it’s commonly understood that costumes are created differently than what we see in normal retails stores. For example, you may fit two different sizes of two different costumes! To help ease the process of deciding a size, here are some general tips:
“True to Size” doesn’t exist: When it comes to costumes, the good ol’ saying of “True to Size” doesn’t exist! To put it simply, this is because so many vendors design things differently. Costumes aren’t designed the same way we see things in typical stores like Old Navy, or Kohl’s so all our preconceived thoughts go out the window.
Be one with the measurement chart: Take a close look at the measurement chart located on each product page as they’re there for your benefit! There’s an included quick guide below on how to take measurements in the corresponding areas.
Compare and Contrast: The best rule of thumb is to take the measurements of whomever is going to wear the costume, and compare them to the actual measurements listed on the product page! The closer the match, the better the fit.
Never assume: Assuming doesn’t do anyone any good, unless you’re assuming lottery numbers and it works out in your favor. Just because you typically wear an XL doesn’t necessarily mean an XL in a particular costume will fit. Always double check the sizing chart to ensure you are somewhat close to the measurements of your desired size.