What Costume Size Should I Buy?

Costume Sizing

Costume Sizes made Easy!

Halloween Costumes are fun and provide the perfect opportunity to express your dark side, flaunt your alter ego, or explore secret wishes.

Whether you have a daughter dreaming of twirling around in a Frozen Elsa dress, a son dead set on a Zombie costume fit for The Walking Dead or a teen anticipating a blood tingling Vampire Diaries ensemble, you need a costume that satisfies your expectations in quality and fits properly. You will find sizing charts like the one shown below on all of our product pages, these charts plus the costume sizing information we have provided will help ensure you buy the perfect fitting costume every time you shop with us!

Sizing Simplified

Accurate sizing is a very important issue in costume shopping, and we know how frustrating it can be to finally receive your costume shipment and then not have it fit correctly! At Mr. Costumes our goal is to not only provide you the best quality in costumes but to also make finding the perfect costume size for your body type convenient and fast! We have gone to great lengths to research the accuracy of sizes and measurements provided from our manufacturers, including costume tryouts for family and employees of all shapes, sizes, and ages, ranging from newborn to plus size. We feel confident that the measurements we have provided are as accurate as possible, but we do recommend you rely heavily on the body measurement specifications rather than dress sizes.

Helpful Hint: If you hover your mouse over the ruler on any of our sizing charts next to each costume, you will see the exact measurements for each size and any additional sizing information we have.

Sizing Chart

How Do I Measure Myself?

Taking measurements is very similar for both women and men. Use the chart and helpful tips below to  identify where to measure and how to determine the best costume size for you!

Body Measurement for Costume Sizing

Body Measurement for Costume Sizing

  • Measure over a bodysuit or underwear.
  • Tie a ribbon or string around the natural waistline (the most narrow part of your body). The ribbon will be an easy reference point.
  • Use a Cloth Measuring Tape to get accurate measurements. Take your measurements in inches.
  • If you do not have a cloth measuring tape you can use a piece of string that is long enough to go around the widest part of your body you will be measuring, plus few more inches to hold it comfortably. When measuring with the string mark the string and measure it with a ruler.
  • Record all your measurements.


One Size, Does it Fit? 

Some costumes such as this Medieval Knight Costume (pictured below) only come in one standard size. We have made sure to provide accurate information regarding available sizes for each costume on our site to ensure that you have the most up to date information prior to purchase.

Mens Knight Costume

Men's Medieval Knight Costume

 If In Doubt….

Baby costumes should be large enough to leave room for layers if you plan to bring your baby out in the cool Halloween evening air. You can purchase Disney princess dresses and ballerina costumes a little large to leave room for little girls to grow and play, long after Halloween. Disney costumes for adults have been reported to run on the smaller size in some designs.


Nursery Nerd

Princess Penelope Costume

















Looking for a tighter, sexy look?

Secret Wishes Costumes is a line of sexy adult costumes for women, and allows for curves and plus size bodies. These costumes tend to be quite forgiving , and can usually be purchased in the size you would normally wear. However, women know that the dress style can affect the size bought. The best thing to do is make sure to take your body measurements and buy the size closest to those numbers. If extra height or weight is a concern, consider buying the next size up to ensure a comfortable fit.

Candy Corn Witch Costume

Quality is Key

Many of our costumes are of the highest quality making them suitable as theatrical costumes, for use during Renaissance Fairs, and for work and office promotions. Materials range from cotton to crushed velvet. These costumes come with accessories such as  faux fur trim, belts, hats, leggings, boot covers and more. Terms such as quality, deluxe, and prestige refer to the manufacturers “good-better-best” design, with prestige often being a few steps up from a more basic costume. Prestige costumes often include accessories, sparkle overlays, and stitching, details not found in less expensive versions.

Quality costumes make great presents and Halloween costumes, and can be worn over and over for active imaginations.

Ninja Turtles - Michelangelo

Deluxe Ninja Turtles Michelangelo

Never Settle for Less

We support the practice of not settling for a costume that is not your size. Our costume sizes include body measurements which should be taken into consideration. Please review all provided measurements, and contact us for any additional advice. Our sales team is trained and familiar with the specifics associated with the different manufacturers we receive product from, and can often help if you need a costume that does not appear to be available in your size.


Please send in your pictures! We love to see our customers dressed in our costumes and you might see them featured on our site!

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