Boys’ Costumes

Boys’ costumes are generally made from traditional non-stretch fabrics such as velvet or brocade and decorated with trim appropriate to the character. Neck and armhole edges are piped and the top fabric is lined with sturdy 100% cotton drill. Back closure is hook and eye tape or individual hooks and bars depending on preference.

VESTS

Vests are simple sleeveless shells that are suitable for many character roles. They may have a round or V neck or have a mandarin collar. Other styles are available. Light silk chiffon sleeves may be added to a vest for Prince roles and can either be added directly to the vest or as a separate undershirt on a stretch base. An undershirt has the advantage of being able to be separately laundered and also can be easily transferred to different vests. Short vests may require an internal elastic waist-belt to keep the vest in place.

A basic decorated vest is $190

  • attached silk chiffon sleeves $35
  • undershirt with chiffon sleeves $75
  • sleeveless undershirt with collar $50
  • additional decoration from $25
  • rhinestones $25
  • faux chemise insert $15
  • internal waist- belt $15
braid

lightly decorated vest with separate undershirt

TUNICS

Tunics are vests with sleeves of a matching fabric. Like vests they may have varying necklines. Spanish Jacket may have a front opening.

A basic decorated tunic starts at $245

  • attached silk chiffon sleeves $35
  • undershirt with chiffon sleeves $75
  • sleeveless undershirt with collar $50
  • additional decoration from $25
  • rhinestones $25
  • faux chemise insert $15
  • internal waist belt $15
front

Lavishly decorated tunic in Spanish Style

 

 

 

CHEMISES

For open vests and tunics a full chemise will be required. These are made on lightweight stretch pants to keep the shirt in place under the tights. These shirts start at $90 depending on fabrics chosen and decoration (if any).