How long does it take to have a costume made?

It will take up to 12 weeks from when you place the order to when the finished costume is shipped to you. It is always a good idea to check our availability first if you need a costume within that timeframe.

Do I need a fitting in person?

No you don't, but if you are local or are happy to travel to Wellington (NZ) you are more than welcome to arrange a time for a fitting. All custom made costumes are made to measure, you receive a comprehensive measurement guide and form to fill out on confirmation of your order.

How do I take my own Measurements?

The best way to get accurate measurements is to get a friend with some experience or a local dressmaker to take them for you. Sometimes this isn't possible so here are a few pointers for the best results. Use a dressmaking tape measure, always stand straight and natural. No sucking in! All horizontal measurements should be straight - ie: parallel to the ground. Bust, and hips are measured at their largest points, waist at its smallest. Its best to wear one light layer of clothing for measuring, hold the tape measure not too loose or too tight - just so that it snugly sits around tour body. If in doubt measure a few times and take an average. More information on measuring can be found here

How does the design process work?

Complete the design consultation form and tell me your ideas, include reference photos, and all the information I need to design your dream costume. Submit the online form and within five working days you will receive a sketch of your costume (front and back), up to two revisions of the costume design and the final design and cost. You can request your design and quote here.

What happens if I want a design change?

If you change your mind about what you want after we have agreed the design and started work on the costume the cost may also change but I will do my best to work with your new idea.

How much do costumes cost?

A complete custom made costume usually costs around $450 NZD ($320 USD). You can set a budget if you wish, we recommend a minimum of $350 NZD for a complete costume. If you are unsure or have any questions you can send us a email with a brief description of what you have in mind and we will get back to you with a rough estimate.

Do I have to pay in advance?

When you place the order for your costume you will be invoiced for 50% deposit. The final payment is due once your costume is complete. If you require a payment plan we can discuss this with you and come to an arrangement.

Can you make outfits for a group of people?

Yes! It may take a bit more time but let’s talk about what your group needs.

What fabrics do you use?

Best quality four way stretch spandex is used to create costumes that move with your body and moisture wicking. I can access a range of performance fabrics from my international suppliers for your costumes.

Do you ship overseas?

Yes, anywhere in the world. Just be aware that shipping fees and times vary.

What happens if my plans change?

You can cancel your order at any time, I understand that life happens but the deposit is nonrefundable.

Frequently asked Questions for custom made costumes