IEverybody told me it was good choice. The seams are little puckered but acceptable. Good length, good fit on my arms. It was good on me...
I ordered the small ( last years costume i ordered a medium) I find that they fit big. The small was much better for me and fit great. Only thing is that there is a black stain on the back :(
looks very authentic very happy
My husband was Spock, so it went well with his costume. However, people didn't know who I was unless I was with him. Very comfortable.
This was about what I expected, I needed something fast and this was fairly cheap. I washed it to make it fit a bit better (I got a small but it bunched up oddly in some places). I wore it to a dance and it was really comfortable to dance in, the only thing is that the gold edging on the sleeves is kind of tight and it tore after it's first use, but only that the seem where it's sewn into the sleeve, not all the way around. Overall it's good for a few uses but if you want something to wear hardcore at a convention, this isn't for you.
The dress fit kind of snug and the gold trim on the wrist area was tight (like I read in another review). I am normally a size 6 and sometimes an 8 - depending on some manufactures or styles (as in I am more comfortable in a size 8 skinny jean and a size 6 in regular low-rise boot cut). At any rate, the dress fit to form, so underwear lines could be seen. I wore boy shorts underneath because the dress is super short and I knew we would be dancing at the party. The dress did rise up and the shorts were cute and not tacky. Overall lots of fun and it received tons of compliments - "awesome", "oddly-sexy" - because of the nerd factor, "very hot"... I paired it with Spock ears and a phaser. I also bought a Tricorder from somewhere else and it was fantastic.
The size chart indicated that a medium would fit a waist of 27"-30" and bust of 36"-38". I beg to differ. I have a waist of about 29" and bust about 36" and the medium was like pajamas on me. That said, better to be too big than too small and carefully placed safety pins pretty much did the trick. I bought it on sale for $23 which was a good price, but I see it's up to almost $50 now, which is way too much for this quality of garment.
This dress is quite adorable, but you'll need to have it altered if you want it to fit properly. Also, order a size down. I wear a size 8-10, and the Small was slightly tight on my bust, but the Medium was HUGE on me. You're gonna want to buy some cheerleading/dance briefs in baby blue, because if you order a properly fitting size, when you raise your arms, your butt will show a la Uhura in that scene where Spock helps her off the ground into her chair. Overall, though, this dress makes me squee. :-)
While the costume I bought was a M it fit more like a L. It's rather baggy in the upper part of the costume, nothing a little taking in can't fix. It's also longer than I thought, which is a benefit for those of us who live in colder climates.
Other reviews said the sizes ran large, but I usually wear a size 0-2, and the XS fit well. Cute and easy costume to put together!
Wearing this to Halloween party. Order a smaller size than what you truly are, I wear an 8-10 usually but I ordered a small and it fits very well.
Little long on the delivery, not too long, though. Wish the price had been a little lower, but, wasn't too too bad. The costume has a nice feel to it (good fabric) and fits relatively well with some looseness (I got the small, and I'm 5'5" - 5'6" and 130 lbs.) Well put together, very breathable. All in all a good purchase. I was also pleased with the length; it was well past the tips of my fingers when I put my hands to my sides.
Having read the reviews I was really worried that a medium would be too small. When it arrived, I was less than thrilled to find out that it was too big (normally this is a good thing, but since it's an online purchase, it's more difficult to return). They need to put an approximate dress size on their product. I"ve recently lost a ton of weight so I'm partly to blame, but a medium in shirts fits me comfortably. This was too loose. I'm afraid to return for a small given the person who said the size difference was too great. I wear a size 10 or 8 in dress so knowing the dress size would have helped. Also, the fabric is definitley lighter than the picture and the insignia is not that well sewn. For the price, it's a good deal and cheaper than making at home, but I'm less than thrilled with the quality. Oh welll!
Everyone else was pretty spot on in the reviews about the size of this dress. I got the small size (I'm a dress size 4-6) but it was still a bit big. I had to take in the arms which were HUGE as well as the back and the sides. I'm a little top heavy so the bust fit fine but everything else had to be taken in about an inch and a half to be authentic looking. It also claims to be authentic to TOS but the length was too long, so I had to alter that too. The costume is very well made but I would say that if it is wrinkly then don't iron it, just hang it up in the bathroom while you shower so you can steam the wrinkles out. My only complaint about the look of the costume was that the Enterprise emblem was silver instead of gold, but I might just be nit picking at this point :p This was a REALLY good price for the costume, even with having to alter it myself. I saw it on ebay for almost twice as much. Over all a good buy, but beware of the sizes and don't be surprised if you have to do a bit of sewing.
Overall, I am pleased with this costume. The quality of the fabric is better than I expected. I was really confused on what size to buy though as the size chart and reviews seemed to be a little conflicted. I ultimately ended up ordering a medium knowing that I could take it in easily on the sewing machine if I had to. I am a 34D and usually wear an 8 top and a 4-6 bottom. Based on the bust size I needed, I went with medium. The dress is huge: I will have take it in slightly in the top and A LOT throughout the lower torso, waist and hips. I think it would likely fit someone who is a size 10 (top and bottom) quite nicely. Oh - and the shipping was SUPER fast!
This costume was really great! It is a great value compared with prices on other sites and the costume was of good quality. I love that the federation insignias actually correspond correctly to the uniform color. I am glad that I bought the x-small too because I think the small would have been too big. I did have to hem my dress but I am only 5 ft. tall so I think the length would be alright for anyone else. This is an easy buy for anyone looking for a quick easy costume.
The dress is very cute, the sleeves however, are extremely snug. Had to order a larger size because the band around the sleeve was too tight.
I really love this dress on me. The material is much better than I had anticipated. Don't wear it on a hot day. Also, if you have any dimpling on your bottom, it will show through, so consider yourself warned. It does run a bit large. I got it in the smallest size (I'm a juniors size 3-5) and it was pretty loose around the waist. If you have the body for it, it will look awesome. Oh, and it looks great with the boots pictured.
I wear a size 8 (bust 36" waist 27"), and after reading other reviews that they fit on the larger side I took a chance and ordered a small. It was too tight (looked painted on) so I sent it back and got a medium, which according to the size chart should fit me perfectly. I was surprised to see "size 10-12" on the package and sure enough, it was huge on me. The difference between the two sizes was so significant, it's like there needs to be one in between. But after a few minutes with the sewing machine I was able to take the sides in a bit and it looked fine. Decent quality, wrinkles can be ironed out carefully (start w/low heat and work up slowly). Gold bands are scratchy on the inside, just cover with tape if they bug you.
Fit wife well and was good quality/ value for price paid
This costume was made of good quality material and fit well. I have a curvier figure so I found it true to size. It was the hit of our Halloween party.
This costume was awesome; I got lots of compliments! I am short (5'1", 109 lbs) and I ordered an x-small. The costume came down just above my knees, and I added a pair of knee-high black boots and a wig. It fit just a bit loosely in the waist and chest, and the sleeves came all the way down to my wrists - but again, I am SHORT. I bet it would look fantastic on someone about 5'3", where the "sexy" look most women would be going for would be more successful (tighter in waist/chest, shorter skirt and sleeves). Nevertheless, this costume still looked great AND was super comfortable! Easy to wear and walk in, and it hardly wrinkled at all. My only disappointment was that the package said it came with a separate "pin" for the emblem. No pin, just the sewn-on patch. But even so, the patch clearly indicated this was a "trekkie" outfit.
I'm a dress size 4 or 6, so I ordered the X-small b/c I saw the sizes tend to run large -- too tight! I then ordered the small, and while it fit all right in the hips, I apparently don't have big enough boobs because it was really baggy on the top half (maybe it's supposed to fit like that?). If it had fit a little better in the chest, I would have loved it.
The costume fit perfectly and was very comfortable. The only downside was the embroidered gold trim around the wrists irrated the inside of my wrists by rubbing on them throughout the day. Apart from that a great purchase. Definitely recommended.
I was very impressed by the quality of the costume. It was as if it could have been used for the series itself! It was also very comfortable and fit regularly, though it was a bit tighter in the wrists where the gold band was attached - not really a big deal but something to note - and it was a little looser in the top of the arms. It washed well and looked just as good after washing. I'd try to avoid wrinkling it since it says not to iron it; however, it's possible to iron it if you put a cloth on top of it first and be VERY careful. Overall a great buy and definitely worth purchasing for any and all your Trek needs!
I purchased 11 Star Trek costumes for a destination Halloween wedding in Austin, Texas. This was a complicated process with family living in different states and individuals of different sizes. Buy Costumes made this process as easy as possible. I was very happy to find product sales, and shipping discounts for the volume I was buying. The sizing of the costumes was accurate, but we still had to make several exchanges. Buy Costumes accepted my returns and sent out new orders in a timely fashion and credited my account accurately and quickly. The people I spoke to on the phone were polite and professional. In the end everyone had a well fitting costume and we had a blast at the wedding as the "Away Team."
looks amazing - and really fun. glad i gave buycostumes a chance - i'm usually skiddish about online purchases - really satisfied
I wear a size 4-6. I originally ordered the Medium based on buycostumes sizing chart measurements. I was horrified when my costume arrived and the package said, "fits dress sizes 10-14". I looked like I was wearing a big blue tent. The arms in particular were huge. Luckily, I had time to order a Small and that fit much better. I would never describe a 10-14 as a Medium.
Normally, I wear 6 but, I do have a large bust size so, I typically would wear a medium. After reading other reviews, I went with a small. A small fit me perfectly. The costume had a couple of small stains on it that did not come out in the wash. I was the only one that noticed them but, you when you are paying this price -you want a stain free costume.
I had some trouble with the sizing, which unfortunately led me to return the dress. I found that the extra small was too tight but the small was too big in the bust (I'm endowed with a B cup) but otherwise fit okay (I am about a 4 or 6 in dress sizes). If it had fit better I would have loved the costume.
Fit true to size listed on packaging.
My biggest fear with costumes is that they never fit the sizes the package says. Not the case with this Star Trek costume. I am a size 10-12 and it was a nice fit, if not a smidge too baggy. I didn't feel "squeezed in" all night. Length was appropriate too, as shown in the picture. Cons: cowl neck and waist are not very fitted, so these areas are the most baggy; the cuffs have gold bands, which look cheap; and the whole costume is a bit itchy (especially near the cuffs and those bands).
The star trek 60's dress was great. Everyone complemented me in it. It fit well and washed well too. I will be getting the red star trek dress next. The dress was shipped quickly too. Great website to get costumes.
Was everything we expected it to be, only 4 stars because there is always room for improvement. Ordered small for my medium wife 'cause other reviews said sizes run large. Fit perfect.
General sizing for this costume is not accurate. I also saw the blog coverage that this costume manufacturer does not make plus sizes in the women's costume but does in the men's which I find sad. Would not recommend this costume to others event though I am a big fan of Star Trek.
The color was wrong. It was too light of a blue and wasn't anything like the dark blue on the show. It fit horribly. I got a medium and my nine month pregnant best friend fit into it comfortably. I didn't bother getting a size smaller and the price was way too high for what you are getting. It was a dissapointment.
The arms and upper half of the dress are very wide, but super easy to fx up with very basic sewing machine skills. I just took a long sleeve shirt that fit me well, lined it up with the dress (turned inside out), outlined it with a white pencil, pinned it, and sewed one line down both sides from arm hole to waist. It fits very nicely now.
i ordered the medium and im a size 12..it fits like a glove! me and my two friends are going as star trek girls. im blue and my girlfriends are red and gold. we plan on wearing black tights and black boots..i looked online and the original girls on star trek wore black tights and boots..we also got the guns too..we are so excited for halloween. were gonna be hot!!