Tips on measurements, have a trusted friend or family member help you. If you don’t have access to a tape measure and friend, go to a local tailor or seamstress and ask to have your measurements done… I bet even a gal at the nearest fabric store would be willing to help!
One last thing, although I strive for perfection and garment grade costumes, I would like to make light of the fact, if I want to keep cost down for my customers, sometimes I can not use the same materials as used for the original. I do my best to interpret the costume, but I DO NOT have the original patterns or exact information, sometimes it is left up to the seamstress to interpret. PLEASE remember, it is a costume!
Last but not least, because of the sleepless nights and how I work so hard on these wonderful, painstakingly, intricate ensembles, please pass the credit on. I would love for people to know how hard I work for the work of art you complete!
Thanks for your attention!