So, a while back, I was contacted by Costume SuperCenter to review one of their costumes! They kindly sent me a costume on-the-house in exchange for my review, which unfortunately, has been long overdue due to minor health issues and getting a promotion at my 9-5. But they have been super sweethearts and patient this entire time!
I’ve been wanting to cosplay as Babydoll since the movie first came out, but have been too busy/prioritizing other costumes to actually make her costume. So, I decided to give Costume SuperCenter’s Babydoll costume a go.
Fit: 8/10. I got a Medium, and both the top and skirt fit without any major issues. The only part that didn’t work was the cuffs on the sleeves – they were too tight on my forearms due to the non-stretch ribbon embellishments, so I had to take a seam ripper to those areas.
Fabrics: 6.5/10. The fabric is decent, but it’s the polyester to be expected of a mass-produced costume. However, it’s got a nice matte finish that photographs all right even under flash. It is not the screen accurate distressed denims and linens, though.
Craftsmanship: 7/10. The seams are durably sewn, and the hems are finished. There were a few loose threads here and there, along with a couple of seams that didn’t quite match up (sleeves).
Details: 6/10. The ribbon on the middy collar and skirt are uneven and wobbly in some areas. The neckline is also too low-cut for my liking.
However, the belt is pretty nice and includes an antiqued gold buckle. Black thigh highs are also included, as is the headband.
I also received her sword that goes with this costume, and am pleased with it as a prop! It’s light-weight plastic and has Babydoll’s illustration/design neatly printed on the blade. I still need to photograph it, hur hur.
As for service, Costume SuperCenter was super professional the entire time. They patiently waited for me to pick out what costume I wanted (they have a ton!), and when I picked Babydoll, they shipped it to me extremely quickly! The costume got to me within a couple of days.