What customers say:
“The costume [Corpse Bride] is truly amazing.
Unfortunately, I didn't get pics, we went to Disneyland
and were going to take shots in front of the Haunted
Mansion... We called ahead and asked if it was okay
to enter the park in a non-Disney costume and they said
sure, but when we went they wouldn't let us in. However,
tons of people in the parking lot and at the front gate
had us pose for pictures with their kids, a group of
Japanese businessmen got a shot of me standing with
them. They all assumed I worked there, even though Corpse
Bride wasn't a Disney movie.
It was maybe for the best since the camera
ran out of batteries on the ride down (someone forgot
to turn it off). We all had to go to Target, buy new
clothes and change. Even there people came running over
to see us, and some little girls jumped out of their
shopping cart to come over and play with us. They're
mom took a picture with her camera phone. It was a very
convincing costume! We will be having a costume party,
to make up for the lameness at Disneyland, in a few
weeks where I will hopefully get some great pictures
sent out to you.
It was an absolutely perfect costume.
So much so that the guy at the front gate even said
"If you were just wearing devil horns or something
maybe, but we can't have someone in here whose going
to make the rest of our characters look cheesy by comparison."
Seems they're afraid of a little competition!”
La Jolla, CA
“I got the Dragon Lady yesterday evening. Its
truly spectacular - a work of art! Incredible workmanship.
That's what I find distinguishes you from a lot of the
other costume-makers out there. The others can make
costumes okay, but their handiwork is just okay. You're
work is always so perfect and you always use high quality
materials. And it fits me like a glove.
Also, it seems such a shame to wear the
dress once to Dragon Con and then not again. I was thinking
that maybe down the road, I would ask you to turn it
into a normal evening dress, i.e., take the flames out
and replaced it with a cap sleeve to match the other
one (assuming this is possible). That way I could wear
it to other occasions like weddings, etc.
Anyways, thanks again Liz for getting
it here on time and for doing such an incredible job.
I really LOVE it. It's another show stopper.”
“The costumes [Leia Endor Forest and Ceremonial
Dresses] were very well received at C3. As soon as I
get back at the end of this week, I'll send you some.
Thanks again for doing such a great job! The costumes
are not only beautiful, but also a joy to wear.”
“I got the pants, shirt and jacket [Luke Ceremonial
Uniform] in the mail this morning and they look and
fit great!!!! You did an amazing job on this outfit
and I can't thank you enough! We'll be sure to get pictures
to you as soon as we can so you can see the fruits of
Again, thank you so much for all your
hard work and I hope we can stay in touch. Actually,
I'm sure we will since I'm sure we'll be using your
“I got the costume [Aayla Secura Jedi] yesterday,
and FINALLY got to try it all on. :) Everything looks
fabulous, and is really comfortable to wear. The lekku
just look so awesome! The shirt and belt are perfect.
I would even wear the shirt as everyday wear, haha.
It looks really neat alone. :) I will send you pictures
in April, after the convention takes place. I'm positive
this costume is going to get ALOT of attention! Thanks
again, and I will talk to you again in a couple months.
Arlington Heights, IL
“Too perfect for words…the package arrived
yesterday and I am overwhelmed! Everything [Han Solo]
is great, from the fabric to the stitching to the embroidered
blood stripes to the multi-pocket jacket...wow!!! I
am very glad also that our miscommunication led to me
also owning the infamous brown pants...now I have everything
Solo wears and a few pieces of my own. Thank you very
much for sending the brown pants so I can enjoy them
at Celebration 3! Are you going? I'd like to say hello
and thank you.”
Bridgeton , NJ
"... the costume [Superman - Christopher Reeve
version] is far superior to what I expected. Thanks
you so much for working with me and showing so much
interest in helping me. I will be logging onto your
web site the first of next week to give you an update
on how my party went and all the praise I am sure to
get with this wonderful suit. I will forward a picture
to you also from the weekend. Thank you, thank you ,
thank you ..."
"The coat [The Punisher] is more perfect
than I expected it to be."
Ft. Lee, NJ
"Just a quick note to tell you I received
the vest [The Punisher] this morning. Fantastic!!! I
am truly impressed. Thanks once again."
"I wore one of your gold flapper costumes
at the Camel Tour stop in
Cleveland. I can't tell you how many wonderful comments
I received. The color was beautiful, and I felt extremely
sassy all night long! The
fringe made my dances look more intriguing, and the
costumer made the dress fit me perfectly."
"Just a quick note to tell you that I received
my Vampire Bride costume [Van Helsing Vampire Verona
Bridal Gown] today. It is simply the most exquisite
dress I’ve ever seen and it took my breath away!
It turned out far better than I could possibly have
imagined mostly because of your attention to detail.
The pictures don’t do it justice compared to seeing
it in person. The beadwork, appliqués and trim
are incredible. I can’t believe that you put so
much work into it! You did so much more than I expected,
and went over and above what was strictly necessary
to reproduce the costume.
It was also a total pleasure working with you. I particularly
liked your enthusiasm for the project and your willingness
to hunt for just the perfect fabric and trims. You even
made your own appliqués so they look just like
the movie version. I also really liked the fact that
you sent me pictures of the costume as it was being
assembled so that I could comment as you went along.
Above all, I appreciate the way you put your heart and
soul into this project.
I am definitely coming back to the Magic Wardrobe for
all my future costumes. In fact, I’m already thinking
about the next one!"
"It went VERY well.... He put the Vader
helmet on and well, you get the idea. But wait, isn't
Leia his daughter?! Oh well, he IS the Dark Lord so
I guess it's ok if you're already evil anyway LOL!!
I think he is very happy with it, so am I. Thanks again,"
"The event at the Metreon went wonderfully. They
had a television crew there, but no one else with cameras
was allowed in, so I have no pictures for you >_>.
Sorry! On the bright side, the costume [Supreme Kaioshin]
went over *extremely* well, and won me a chance to meet
and play against the creative designer of the game [Dragon
Ball Z], among other things! I got to play three exhibition
matches with him, in front of every one. It was very
cool, and more than worth the price I paid. You guys
are miracle workers. I gave a shout out to the film
crew about The Magic Wardrobe, and to anyone who asked
about my costume (which was almost everyone). Daisuke
Uchiyama, the creative designer/producer I spoke of
earlier, came dressed as Goku, and we made quite a pair.
I had an absolute blast, and I was extremely glad that
I attended, and that I had the good sense to go in costume,
to boot. Once again, Liz, Nancy: you guys rock. If I
can send any business your way, be sure that I will.
Castro Valley, CA
"... I think you're a miracle worker –
worth every single penny – and more! ... thanks
for all your remarkable efforts. You’re the best
Liz! ... after New York City, the next rounds are in
Los Angeles and Miami."
Hilton Head Island, SC
"Things went surprisingly well, considering
it was my first con [Otakon]. The jacket [Satoshi from
Pokémon] was everything I expected it to be and
more. In a word, PERFECT. It just may find its way into
my regular rotation, it's that good."
"It [The Punisher vest] is awesome. Such
attention to detail. I just can't believe it. I am going
to shuffle some people your way. Thanks for everything."
Alta Loma, CA
"I am glad Robin was able to share the photos
with you. I also want to personally thank you for your
time and efforts on this project. The dresses were fantastic
and our clients and the president of our company commented
on site how great the costumes looked.
I also want to thank you for how well
organized all the garment bags were with the included
photos. It was very helpful on site trying to get these
girls dressed and ready for the event. Looking forward
to working with you on more costumes for all our events."
Hilton Head Island, SC
"It [Yu-Gi-Oh! wig] fits perfectly, and
I must admit I am very pleased with it! I've already
tried my full outfit on, and it works brilliantly."
Weeks later ...
"The con [Anime Expo] was absolutely great, thanks!
The wig went down a treat (75+ people stopped and asked
me for a picture of the outfit) so thank you very much
for that! As soon as my pics are developed (I still
do it the old-fashioned way), I'll scan a couple in
and send them your way. Thanks again for the work you
"The garments are just great and fit fabulously.
That paper nylon was well worth the wait. It has that
lovely 50's sound. One rarely hears that rustling sound
nowadays. Your craftsmanship is first-rate and I wish
you success in future endeavors. Thanks from a pleased
"Hi, my bikini [Ursula Andress from Dr. No] arrived
today. I LOVE IT!!!!! It fits great and it looks amazing.
This bikini makes me want to run around on a beach with
a young Sean Connery (well , I would want to do that
anyway, but now I can be dressed appropriately!). Thank
you sooooo much! You are very, very wonderful (like
my bikini)! I will most definitely contact you in the
future if I want something else made (and that is highly
likely!). I will tell everyone who asks me where I got
it and about you, as well as all of my friends (and
perhaps strangers I pass on the street if I continue
to be this excited about it!). Thanks again ..."
"I can't wait until next Halloween! I think
it [Princess Leia] is really cute and comfortable and
that you did a great job! I will recommend your costumes
to other girls that I know!! ... Now if I can find a
date who doesn't mind going as Chewy!"
New York, NY
"Dear Elizabeth, This is just to say thank you
for the skirts. They are excellent. Well done! We must
do business again soon. Yours,"
"I forgot to bring a camera to the party
I had, but I just thought I'd let
you know the costume [Dorothy] was a huge success. My
friends loved it, I loved it, and I really have to thank
you again for the amazing job you did on it!"
" ... the [prospect] who is deciding to go with
... is making a BIG mistake. While it's true that ...
has been around for a while and made a lot of Han Solo
costumes, the fabric colors and types that he uses are
very inaccurate. The only part of the ... Han Solo costume
that I would consider half decent is the black sleeveless
vest, but it's still not as accurate as the one that
you made for me. He uses the incorrect fabric for the
shirt (it's too thin and is not cream colored). The
pants are stretchy fabric instead of denim, the color
is too light and the red stripes are much too thin and
spaced apart too much.
I'm speaking from experience here because I used to
own an entire Han Solo costume from ... I was really
disappointed when I received it and I contacted him
and asked him if he would be prepared to work with me
on getting it more accurate. He took the arrogant decision
that it was "good enough". It was at this
point that I contacted you and Liz to make costumes
The costumes [Princess Leia, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker]
that Liz made were TEN times better than the one I received
from ... Kind regards, "
"Liz, I just wanted to know I received my costume
[Princess Leia] today and it's perfect!! The fit is
just right and I absolutely love it. I just tried it
on with the boots, wig and blaster. Carrie Fisher's
got nothing on me. Thanks again for everything, sorry
about the rush ..."
Brooklyn , NY
"Yes, it [Romulan from Star Trek] worked out quite
well. Antagonizing the Klingons was probably the most
fun I had the whole time."
"Everything worked out well thank you.
Many people commented on the quality of it [Kane] so
that is a compliment to the fine work you did on it."
"After seeing the quality of the work, it didn't
take much convincing for my girlfriend to wear it [Princess
Leia]. She was impressed to a spectacular degree. Lucky
for us it was a warm Halloween. I don't have any pictures
unfortunately. Thank you so much for all your hard work."
"I am X-static about the results. It is great I
can tell it [Wolverine in X-Men] was a lot of work.,
thanks alot and I will send a few pictures soon ...
I really like the looks of the top and will probably
use it as a motorcycle jacket in the spring."
"Hi again, I didn’t enter any of the contests.
Star Wars costumes have been around for so long that
most judges are tired of seeing them and never award
them regardless of how detailed and precise they are.
It’s a shame, but most Star Wars costumes are
completely overlooked. However, the response from the
general public and die hard Star Wars costumers was
fantastic! Having Star Wars costume Nazis tell me I
looked amazing, was really the best compliment I could
ask for. I’m convinced that I have the best Bouschh
costume out there. I hope to wear it again fairly soon.
I have an event in January."
Savannah , GA
"Holy Cow! It [Crais Jacket] is incredible!
The details are amazing. My friend’s nephew who
is 5 saw it and his jaw dropped... all he could say
was "wow!" I especially love the Peacekeeper
symbols near the collar. The velcro was a great addition
so that if the jacket needs to be dry cleaned it can
be removed. The rank stripes on the sleeve are another
wonderful detail. The fit is perfect, the material is
We're finishing up our pulse pistols complete
with LEDs and Laser Sights, the Talon interface neck
module, and gathering the last few clothing pieces so
we'll be ready for ScaperCon in August! I'll take plenty
of digital pics to send to you in the full regalia.
We are going to blow everyone out of the water! Also,
I'll be sure to point any interested people at the Con
to your web site with the business cards you enclosed.
Thanks again! You rock-out, Anty Lyz!”
“The Summit was GREAT! Everyone LOVED your work. I have some great shots
that I need to get reprints of to send to you. Kathy (Mike’s wife) and
I did some great side-by-side shots of the evening gowns
[30's Evening Gown] and I have a FABULOUS shot from
the deck of the ship in the nightgown [30's Nightgown].
It was a blast to walk out and see all the boys' reactions!
There was ‘popping and ogling‘!!! ...
Mike's dinner jacket [30's Evening Jacket] was just
fabulous -- there's a wonderful shot of him and a guy
who goes by Sergei on IndyGear, both in white (or rather,
ivory) dinner jackets. Highly classy. It's posted in
the Events section of IndyGear, so you have to be a
registered user to access that section....but I can
try to pull the shot off and email it to you.
Thank you, once again, for everything. Being
able to wear your wonderful costumes at the Summit was
amazing. I think that weekend was the most fun I've ever
had in my life. It still would have been fun without the
costumes, but they made it that much better.
I do hope that at least some of the people
who asked me for your cards get in touch with you for some
costumes of their own. Since you mentioned Willie's dress
from the beginning of Temple of Doom, I've been coveting
it...that's something I'll definitely be having you make
in the future -- hopefully in time for next year's Summit!
We shall see... Thanks!"
"I'm speechless. To give you an idea of the euphoric
stupor I'm in when I look at it [Maxi from Soul Calibur],
think of this:
Blindfold Homer Simpson and place him in the
corner of a dark room. Have a single down light highlight
the box in the room. Remove Homer's blindfold. Watch
See how I feel?"
"Finally got the costume after clearing it thru customs... none-the-less,
I got it out and put it all together. It was worth every cent I paid and will
be worth even more when I become the most photographed person at my local Star
Wars Episode 3 Premiere. :-)
LOL... So I won't be able to share any photos
with you until I get photographed... When I do get a photo
- I will indeed share it with you!
I especially love the brown undies... classic! I'm looking forward to
wearing it to the Premiere so much or even a costume party of some kind...
I will be a hit. :-)"
Gold Coast, Australia
"I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful Alice in Wonderland costume.
It fits perfectly and it is so comfortable and it is so pretty. So thanks again
for the awesome costume. I absolutely LOVE IT!!!!"
"The dress fits wonderfully. I love the bright colors. The fabric is really
what I was looking for. I was really pleased that the dress came with the petticoat
included in it, which I hadn't realized.
I was amazed at how quickly you did the work
too. Thanks so much for great service."
"Fits perfectly. I was surprised at the weight. I thought
it would be heavier, but that is fine. The full cape
is quite heavy. I am glad I got it for evenings on the
town. The scarf is perfect too. I have been wanting
this coat [The Shadow] for the past 10 years, and now
my dream coat has come true. Thanks for all you have
done on it.
P.S. The pockets are perfect."
Arlington Heights, IL
"Kennedy won the City of Vicksburg
costume contest. She won her age group and the overall.
She was so cute. Her picture was on the front page of
the newspaper. Thank you so much. She got so many compliments.
I am sure that I will be contacting you again in the
future. Thanks again."
"The costume was amazing!!!! It was
perfect and I have soooo many requests from girlfriends
to borrow it next year. One even wants to wear it just
for her boyfriend. How would we change the skirt to the
original design? Could she take it to a tailor or should
we send it back??? Let me know. I think a few pictures
were taken at the party, yet it was pretty wild, if so
I'll forward them to you. I can't wait to plan a costume
for next year. Thanks again."
San Diego, CA
"A million thanks. The dress [Marion
Ravenwood in Indiana Jones] looks so lovely!! I can't
wait to go over to John's and show him it on!!! This
is so incredibly exciting to me -- this is something
I have wanted for a very long time. Wow. Wow, wow, wow,
wow, wow. Did I say wow?! It is amazing. It fits wonderfully
and everything is perfect.
You are awesome. Once more, THANK YOU,
with all my heart. I feel like a princess in it!! (and
even more so like Marion!). You have been a pleasure
to work with through this whole process. I shall definitely
recommend you to others (Minnesota Jones" is already
planning on ordering a Marion dress for his wife), and
I hope I will be able to have you make me another costume
in the future (the Leia slave outfit seems to be calling
my name...!) We shall remain in touch. I will get you
pictures ASAP, and I hope to meet you soon... thank you
so much for all your time, effort, and care in making
a dream come true. Sincerely,"
Mary, a.k.a. Maryon
"By all reports the costume is wonderful
- Jenny [granddaughter] is very, very pleased. You did
a great job! Thank you so much for all of the work you
put into it [Harry Potter School Uniform], and I am
certain we will be contacting you again as next Halloween
approaches! All the best,"
"The [Harry Potter] tie arrived this
morning. I'm very impressed that you could get the fabric
to lie so flat, with all the stitched-together stripes.
It looks super and arrived with time to spare.
I completely understand about the price
-- this tie has proven a great deal more time-consuming
than any of us would have thought! I'm just delighted
you were able to produce it at all.
The tie really is nice, and I'm very
happy with your customer service and prompt delivery.
If I encounter any more costuming projects that I can't
handle on my own, I'm sure you'll hear from me again!
"I love it! It fits perfectly! I
wore it [Kylie Minogue] to a costume party on Saturday
night and everyone thought it was awesome. I am really
excited to wear it out on Halloween. I am wearing it
out to the bars and clubs and none of my friends have
never seen me dressed like a women before so that should
be interesting. Plus the outfit is so slutty and revealing,
it is fun to wear in public. Thanks again so much!"
Oregon City, OR
"I have to tell you that I love the
way it [Mace Windu Jedi] all turned out. Specifically
I love the colors, the fabric choices, the robe turned
out exactly as I had wanted it and the overall look is
very impressive. Well worth it. I love the detail on
the belt and the 'pouches' looked superb.
For the future if I am to ever do this
again, I would explore using lighter weight fabrics.
When the whole thing is on, it is quite heavy, which
is nice in one sense since it gives it a sense of substance.
Thanks for all the great effort and
if I have a chance to point someone in your direction,
I will be sure to do it. Thanks a lot and all the best
"Thank you so much for the costume.
Looks GREAT! Boyfriend approves!!! (boy does he ever
;) ). Should be a hit at the charity event on Saturday.
Again thank you so much. Very good job!"
"I just want to thank you so much
for making such a wonderful costume [Queen of the Damned]...
It has a life of its own... The Exotic Erotic Ball was
very fun... I could not walk more than two steps without
someone asking to take a picture -- once one picture
was being taking 10 more camera flashed at the same
time... I was crazy!!! I made it on stage for the costume
contest but by the end of the elimination it became
an exotic contest so I gracefully walked
off... But not before I had many pictures taken. After
the contest, I had so many people come up and tell me
that I should have won (and deep down I know that if
it was just based costume then I DID!)
attached are some pictures that I took... Enjoy! (My
personal favorite is Akasha with Devil). Talk to you
in August about next year's costume!!!"
"P.S. Just another FYI - E!
Entertainment interviewed me as Akasha last night on
a Wild On E! - Trashy Lingerie Party. I was introduced
as the female with the most original and amazing costume
at the party by the host - I did a turn and shown for
the camera, she asked me some questions regarding why
I picked my costume and then I was asked to act like
a vampire (showing my costume again and my teeth like
I was going to attack the camera - I had to do this
several times to make sure that they had it) without
the host in the shot. So it is safe to say that your
costume is going to be featured on an episode of Wild
On E! in the near future."
Los Angeles, CA
"Not only am I happy with [Risqué
Satine] but so is everybody else who lays eyes on it
=). I felt like the belle of the ball. It is wonderful...
I can't wait to wear it again. Blessings,"
San Jose, CA
"The good news: I'm wearing the Finale dress
and it's brilliant!!! I ADORE IT!!! I just couldn't wait to try
it!! The bad news: I am stuck in it and had to call a pal, who
is on his way over to help me out of it again so I can go out
and work!!! I mean it's actually very funny and serves me right
for not waiting I guess!!! ... The top hat, necklace and headdress
are great! Anyway, I will try them on as soon as I can and let
Hey, I had some more fun with it all
tonight. My friend, the one who rescued me from the Finale
earlier today, and his boyfriend, (oh, and by the way,
[one] is also my ex-fiancé... that was before he realized
he was gay but now we are brilliant friends and I'd rather
marry his boyfriend!)... anyway, they came over tonight
for a meal and things and one asked me to put on Black
Diamonds. I said only if he promised to help me out of
it!! ;) Anyway, I did and it is just so AMAZING!!! Words
don't do it justice!!! They are gonna help me make a
film of me in both outfits. I mimed to 'Diamonds are
a Girls Best Friend'!!! They also suggested I have both
of them on display when I'm not wearing them! That's
a really cool idea!! I might get a dummy for Black Diamonds
so she can welcome people into my home!! WOW!!!!!!! They
both agreed that Black Diamonds is more obviously Moulin
Rouge and yet the Finale is more beautiful! [One] reckons
I should get married in the Finale!! ;) Thanks again
and again!! XOXOXOX"
"... Penny as Finale Satine in Moulin
Rouge!!! Yes, we won the best female costume Oscar at
Joe's party!!! Plus I sang 'Come What May' with Nic
behind me doing it on Joe's wide screen TV and people
were totally wowed by the costume!!! Cries of 'awesome'
and 'gorgeous' and 'amazing' and 'totally glamorous'
and (after I hid for a bit cos there were SO many people
and I found it a little scary) 'how can you hide away
when there is such beauty to look at you in that costume'!!!
I'll send you pics when I get them.
Thanks again and please tell everyone
who worked on it that it was so, so worth it and they
have made me and those who saw me extremely happy!!!
P.S. Black Diamonds didn't go to the
party... I am saving her for something else!! ;)"
"I just wanted to let you know that
my fabulous hat arrived, and I'm delighted with it! It's
absolutely spectacular, and I'm so pleased at how closely
it resembles the original. Thank you very much for surpassing
my expectations and hopes. Please thank Julie for me
for her terrific job!
I'll definitely send you a picture
of me in my hat... I know everyone at the Somewhere in
Time weekend will be wowed by Julie's handiwork too.
"I just got back from the Somewhere
in Time weekend and I wanted to let you know what a
big hit my hat was. So many people stopped me to tell
me how spectacular it was, both those who recognized
it from the movie and those who probably had never even
seen the movie! It got so many compliments that I have
to admit I felt a little jealous at how it upstaged
the dress I'd made. :) I'll definitely send you some
pictures of me in the hat soon, but I wanted to go ahead
and let you and Julie know what a great response the
hat got. Thanks so much for creating such a fabulous
finish to my costume! Best,"
"Well, let me tell you...it
was the last present she opened this afternoon, and
her smile was from her toes. As she examined the robe,
she truly seemed lost in wonder... at the Hogwarts insignia,
and then, when she looked inside and saw the Griffindor
House patch, she said 'Oh, mom LOOK! It's even got Griffindor
House on it! ' She modeled it twice, once for each side,
and just beamed.
I had hoped for a good reaction from her. The reaction
I saw erased all the tears during 7 days in the hospital,
all the sleep deprivation during months of recovery,
and all the miles driving to physical therapy... for
a precious moment as I looked at her smile I knew peace
and joy.... and that is priceless...
Thank you. Immensely. YOU all made it a happy
birthday for a little girl on a long journey. (I did
warn her thought that if things start disappearing around
the house, that the magic cloak will be quarantined!!).
Marilyn & Mikki
"Hello! Hehe, yes, I'm sorry
I haven't written back to gush over it yet, I haven't had
much of a chance to get online. But yes, the dress is absolutely
beyond gorgeous, and fits perfectly! I don't think there
would be anything to adjust on the bodice, so I don't even
see any reason to send that back for changes...
It is difficult to get on without assistance...<laughs> well,
impossible actually, but that's really just fine, unless
you have any suggestions [ she needs a dresser ]. I just
wanted to ask, in case there was something I was completely
Thank you and all of your staff so very
much for this beautiful dress. It's breathtaking, and I
absolutely love it!"
St. Paul Park, MN
"The costume is too precious.
I just took pictures. I think I’m going to go in
and have some professionally done. I’ll send them
in within the next week.
By the way, I tried the costume out on
several of my neighbors and they laughed and couldn’t
get over it. Romeo [Rat Terrier] was humiliated, but
he agreed to stand in different poses for us.
Liz, you do outstanding work. Thank You,
Thank You, Thank You."
"I must tell you, I am VERY impressed
with the corset. I cannot fault it - give my compliments to
Liz. Now comes the hard task of the over-the-bust model. You
may have to use her as mannequin, because it takes visuality."
Thomas B. Lierse, founder
Long Island Staylace Association
"Just received the outfit and
it is BEAUTIFUL! I tried it on and it fit very well,
I love the shorts! I felt very sexy and imperial like
[Rhona Mitra in Beowulf]. Thank you very much for such
a wonderful job."
What did your husband think?
"I finally sprung the dress on him and
he LOVES it! He especially like the shorts, says that it
was shiny. Wearing the dress made me feel very beautiful
and sexy, I was very empowered by it :). Thanks again,
pictures will take some time, but I won't forget it."
"Its great!! I was waiting for
some pictures to send back to you. I only have one.
This one is of me and the star Laura Betrum [in Gene
Rodenberry's Andromeda]. She [Laura or Trance Gemini]
loved it. I have to say I was the star of the convention
because everyone was looking to take pictures with me...
I probably won't wear it again... I had her sign the
skirt... Thanks a bunch. Love,
P.S. LOL, well my husband has been bugging
me to where it for him...especially the velcro skirt...
Pleasant Valley, NY
"It is difficult to imagine a
more perfect dress than Satine’s Red Victorian
from Moulin Rouge for one’s Sweet 16 Costume Party.
Juliane looked regal and felt beautiful. The color, fabric
and style worked together so that one’s eyes were
always drawn to her in any configuration of people. It
is a dress that enhanced Juli’s beauty and created
a strong visual impression with ease. It never seemed
like she was trying too hard.
We approached The Magic Wardrobe (geographically
based on the other side of the country) about making
the dress with little time to spare. Mark and Liz worked
with us to meet the deadline. Mark guided us through
the preliminary discussions about stylistic choices,
fabric options, and financial arrangements. Then, ever
concerned about the customer’s comfort level,
turned things over to Anty Lyz for more delicate discussions
concerning measurements and other such things. I enjoyed
getting to know both of them via e-mail…they share
a common vision for their business... Their major concern
was always that the dress be perfect for Juliane. And
it was. Would we recommend The Magic Wardrobe to others?
In a heart beat!!"
Rachel (Juliane’s mom)
"Hello Elizabeth. Gregg here.
I bought one of your amazing 'Futuristic Princess' (heh
;) costumes a month or so ago. I was really impressed
by your professionalism, your promptness and the quality
of your work. So much so that I want to talk to you
about making some more costumes for me. I am a filmmaker
in Orlando FL. I have recently started pre-production
on a music video for the band [ lack permission to name
]. This is for one of their older songs called [ lack
permission to name ]. The song is sci-fi and I will
be doing a full-on sci-fi video for it. This project
is being done by me as a fan (with the band's approval)
and is being financed out of my pocket. I have a small
budget for the costumes and would love for you to do
them. Is this something you would be interested in?"
"Oh my gosh! The mail lady brought
me my package today. What a happy day it is! I am very
very excited. When my husband gets home I shall haul
them out outside for pictures.
I almost fell out of my chair, [they are]
so unbelievably CUTE! I am just so fantastically pleased!!
Yipppeeeee! I shall take many pictures.
These are just the absolute best!! You did
an amazing and wonderful job. October seems so far away.
Thank you. Thank you a million times, thank you!!!"
Round Rock, TX
"... they look great and we're
really happy. Thanks again. I should let you know these
are actually for our wedding. We are dressing as Han
& Leia, and most of the guests are coming in costume.
If you'd like, I'll try and send you pics..."
East Elmhurst, NY
"...your products, the Little Girl's
50's style slip and the rumba panties, are of highest quality
material and made to the customer's specification..."
"Although it is her birthday
on Sunday, her party is the following week and at 4 years
old I can trick her about the dates.
Yes, it is lovely, I didn't take any digital
photos though, so next time she has it on I will send you
something. Thank you,"
"OH MY GOD!!! You people amaze
me! The costume is beautiful. In all honesty I was wondering
how well it was going to fit me without being able to
try it on. I ran home, hoping it would arrive today,
when I saw it waiting for me I tried it on immediately
and to my surprise with a couple adjustments to the top
it fit like a glove. (I know you had my measurements
but for some reason I thought that wasn't enough). But
I was proven so wrong. It is better than I was hoping.
I also received it so quick. You guys did such a good
job in such a short amount of time, I thought I was going
to have to wait much longer. No words can describe how
happy I am, Thank you for all your help and patience.
I will definitely send you a picture. You are the best,."
"I have been a huge Star Wars fan since I was
little, and my boyfriend and I wanted to dress up for the premiere and
also for future sci-fi conventions that we are planning to attend. My
boyfriend wanted to be a Storm Trooper, and I wanted to fulfill my dream
of becoming Princess Leia.
I found Liz and The Magic Wardrobe through
a web search engine. After finding out more about her and
her wonderful company, Liz quoted me prices and I decided
to go ahead and commission her to make the Princess Leia
Ceremonial Gown costume for me. The costume that was pictured
on the site did not originally include the necklace that
Leia wore in the film, so I asked Liz to make that for
me as well.
Liz and Mark took many pictures of the progress
of the dress and I as able to see everything come together
step by step. It was like I was able to work hand in
hand with the costume designers to have a finished product
that was to my exact specifications. Liz took into consideration
fabric choices for me, as I was going to be wearing
the dress in very warm weather. She helped to ensure
that the whole project was as realistic as possible.
All in all, I am thrilled with my gown, and
I can’t wait to wear it to the premiere. I know
I am going to get a lot of use out of it, and I couldn’t
be happier with the way I was treated and the outcome
of the project. I will be sure to do business with Liz,
Mark and The Magic Wardrobe gain in the future should
my costume needs ever call for it."
"Hi its Dro just got da holster
today its great. All it needs is a little beatin' cause
da leather is stiff but what u did is great work Thank
Liz 4 me. I'll send a pic as soon as i can. THANKS U
GUYS... my older brother wants 2 steal it cause he doesn't
want 2 waste da money on is own. after i go 2 da premiere
then we'll know how fans react. but till now only compliments.
" I wore the costume for the
first time last night (Star Wars toys went on sale at
midnight). I took a few pictures, and will send them
on to you, but it might be another week or two since
I'm not modern enough to have a digital camera. Luckily,
I also stopped by the Mann Chinese Theatre to say hi
to the people in line for movie tickets, and they snapped
a few shots with me. Everyone was very impressed with
the costume. A note - the bra is fine... Very comfortable.
Also, I only wore the smaller headpiece last night. This
was just a trial run (the premiere is 21 days away),
and I didn't have anyone to help me with my hair. Thanks
so much for everything. I'll send better pictures later."
Los Angeles, CA
"We had an unexpected visit
by Slave Leia tonight, fully dressed up in the outfit
and very easy on the eyes, I might add. I don't recall
seeing so much Slave Leia [butt] in the movie though.
This version was better, she shows more. When Josh uploads
his latest set of pictures you'll see her. Josh and
I "posed" for pictures with her lol."
Los Angeles, CA
"The petticoats are ABSOLUTELY
DELICIOUS! What a job! I'm ecstatic! Far beyond my expectations.
I am so happy you layered in the way you did. They look,
great! So feminine! I especially like the heaviness and "substance" of
the skirt. However, the only comment I can make is that
perhaps we can use a slightly heavier nylon for the yoke
to help enhance that "substantial" look. I
got to tell you, if this is any indication of Elizabeth's
work, well, we're off!"
"The skirt is beautiful, I adore
it... Liz, the corset is great. It was a hit! I won the
costume contest, of course... I adore it! Great work!
Thanks again... xoxo's"
"It fits perfectly. I like it,
especially the black robe buttons. It's really cool,
and I like how the sleeves look like Darth Maul's in
the movie. The hood is cool too. Thanks for making it
for me. I really like it!
Some people could be getting ready for the Star Wars
convention coming up, which I hope I can go to. I'm
going to wear the robe there. It will be fun."
"The items came yesterday. They
are great! Thanks so much. I am part of a group of flamingo
lovers so if you get anything new, feel free to email
me! Thanks again for your great service!"
"Jake received his Harry Potter
Robe today -- He LOVES it. You did such a beautiful job
-- thank you so much!!"
“The bow ties are great - I'll
be wearing them next week at the Southern California
User Conference. Stunning! Good luck with the new line.
Thanks for everything.”
San Mateo, CA
"Hi, received the box today...
the boxers and the tote are wonderful. Thanks so much.
Hope you get lots of orders from Flamingo Fanny. Anything
flamingo is always a go."
"My rocket suit project has been
a labor of love involving over three years of exhaustive
research. When I was ready to explore jacket design,
I had a very clear idea of what I was after: an extremely
accurate replica of the 1949 original
The Magic Wardrobe crafted a stunning representation
of the famous black leather jacket which is visually precise,
well fitting and extremely comfortable. Liz is both a gifted
artisan and no-nonsense professional. I highly recommend
The Magic Wardrobe to any Rocketman or Commando Cody fan
in search of their own replica flying suit!"
Elk Grove, CA
"The costumes in Twisted Cabaret
have been a collaborative effort. Virtually all of the
illusion creating costumes (Dancing Girls, Guru, Maurice,
Newlyweds), as well as a number of the other costumes
are original designs by Frank Olivier.
Liz Galeria at The Magic Wardrobe has helped
incredibly with design work as well as stitching the designs
into actual costumes. She is wonderful."
"Hi there... just wanted to let
you know that I think the Santa outfit that you made
for me is great. The workwoman ship is first rate and
everyone that has seen it so far loves it.
Much better than the "new style" Santa
outfits. This one is truly "Old World" in both
its style and quality.
Thanks again for your good work. You're really
the top "Elf" in your field!"
San Leandro, CA
"This is great! My son is going
to be so surprised to have Daddy in costume. I will definitely
come to you for costumes next year."
San Francisco, CA
"Personally, I am GLAD you sent
the box to my address in Clearwater because, the costume
is so, so, so darned CUTE and ADORABLE, that if you had
sent it to Randy's first, I MIGHT NOT EVEN GET A CHANCE
TO TRY IT ON! YOU'D BE GETTING PICTURES OF HIM WEARING
IT! And I'd be standing in the background hopping up
and down, going "My turn! When is it my turn to
try it on!" LOL! So, thanks for thinking ahead and
sending it to Tink first! ;)
I want you to know that I tried it on right
away (of course) and at first glance everything fits
quite well. I wasn't able to work with the corset laces
by myself, so Randy will have to help me adjust the
tightness level there. And I also wasn't able to get
the wings on by myself. ;( I wanna get the wings on!
I love the wings. They are perky and floppy ... You
put bells EVERYWHERE and I LOVE THE BELLS. I have always
been a jingle bell faerie and so that is significant
for me. Thank you or that.
I have to tell you, my current landlady/roommate
is a theatre director with over 30 years of experience
with costumes and costume designers. When she saw the
workmanship of the Tink costume, she flipped. She couldn't
say enough about how skilled and professional a costume
it is - to say nothing of how she enjoyed watching me
skip around the house wearing it, while she was trying
to have a serious casting conversation with a member
of a play she is working on currently! LOL! hehehehe.
But she is used to me by now! I wanted you to really
hear that compliment though, Liz, because Scottie knows
her stuff and helped draw the original rendering and
you need to hear how GOOD you really are at your craft!
Blessings to you both for all your patience,
hard work, flexibility and vision. You have created a real
work of art. It will be treasured for a lifetime, Love
"... haven't had a sec yet for
pictures... she likes her pretty new panties... and right
now she is at the extreme stage...and its extremely draining
to have our boy dog turned into hump master extraordinaire...
We take her panties off to let her outside
to piddle (and keep him inside of course), but he will
actually grab her panties and run off to a corner with
Anyway, thank you so much,"
"OH KEWL... I will feel so special!!!
I love the length of the cape, and the whole top is gorgeous.
Anyway, I want to complement you on some wonderful work!
This is by far the cutest "little boy" outfit
I've ever had, and I can see that you're going to be
very successful in this business!
Thanks again for an amazing piece of