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About Garb the World

Garb the World's mission is to provide economical, custom-made costumes and accessories in a reasonable and reliable amount of time.

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Garb The World began as a way of providing a livelihood for mothers of small children, allowing them to work at home. As business has expanded, we have included students and retirees as sewers, while maintaining our high standards. We have been reenactors ourselves, and understand that our costumes need to be like regular clothing. Our garments are strong and durable enough to be worn and washed frequently.
We focus on clothing that is:
  • Machine-washable. Most items (except wool) can be washed in a washing machine and dried in a dryer.
  • Sturdy. We double sew high-stress seams.
  • Made from natural or natural-feeling fabrics.
  • Inexpensive. We are able to offer inexpensive clothing because we get fabulous prices at the Los Angeles garment district and pass those savings along to you.
  • Historically accurate or historically inspired. We are constantly doing research on historical garments and references to historical garments so that we can offer these to our customers.


Shoe Craftsmanship

Our clothes are sewn to high professional standards. These are not wear-once costumes, but rather outfits that are meant to be washed and worn frequently.

Our seams are well sewn, we understand that our clients camp and fight in our clothes.

We top stitch neck openings so they lie flat, even after washing.

All items are checked for quality control before they are shipped.

Although we have standard sewing procedures for all garments, there are sometimes slight variations between sewers, making each garment unique. Orders with multiple identical items (e.g. bridesmaids dresses) are sewn by the same sewer to ensure uniformity.



Custom-made clothing takes four to six (4-6) weeks to sew. Pre-made (in-stock) items ship within 3 business days.

Orders shipped within the Continental US: You choose your delivery method at check-out. UPS or USPS (United States Post Office). UPS usually takes 4-6 days, USPS usually takes 2-7 days on average. All items are insured and will be replaced if lost or damaged during shipping.

Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii: All orders will be shipped via USPS.

All international orders will be shipped via USPS. (We apologize but we are not able to insure packages to all countries.) All international customers are responsivble for any taxes, duty, import charges, etc. that may be added at your country of destination.


Our Ebay Feedback

Dear Garb the World,
Just want you to know how pleased I am with the black velvet cloak. It couldn't fit better if you had come to my house and measured me personally! It's lightweight, flows beautifully, is just the right length, and I love the clasp, too. Am also very tickled to see a "Modern Goth" section on your homepage now. You do have it all: quality, fit, price and friendliness. Thanks-I hope to order again from you soon.

Dear Garb the World,
Both my fiance and I were exceedingly impressed by the beautiful outfits we ordered. We will be using them in our wedding and I was very glad that they were shipped in a timely manner. After looking at other medieval clothiers online I was worried about the cost, but you delivered quality merchandise at an affordable price.

Dear Garb the World,
I received my first order from you yesterday: a wizard robe in black velvet, and a batwing dress in dark green velvet. I LOVE them! They actually fit this supersize body of mine well, and the prices could not have been more reasonable. I think what you do is great-plus, on top of all this, you could not have been nicer. I will sing your praises, and now cannot wait to get that black velvet cape I ordered! Keep up the good work, you have a very pleased customer.

Here are some Comments from our Ebay Customers

You can read them yourself on our Ebay Page.

  • Wow...better quality than I expected...fast shipping too. I'm a regular now!!!!
  • exactly as descibed, good quality
  • Awesome service, friendly to deal with, Beautiful tunic!!!!!! highly recommend
  • Beautiful workmanship, esp. the attention to detail
  • Beautiful belt, exactly as described. Quality work here. A+ eBay seller
  • Very fast shipment, true to period form and function. A+
  • Looks and feels great; I can't wait to LARP in cold weather.
  • Awesome Kilt, fast friendly service, I highly recommend this seller! A++++++++++
  • Super ebay vendor. I'm a repeat customer and a very happy camper.
  • Excellent breeches, fit very well. Exactly as advertised and just what I needed.
  • Very nice, better than I expected! A++++++++++++++++++
  • fit the wife fine
  • Return Policy

    We strive for customer satisfaction. However, custom made clothing does not always turn out how the customer has envisioned. All unwanted clothes can be returned unworn within thirty (30) days of delivery for a refund. We do not refund sales or shipping charges. There is a 10% restocking fee for all returned items.

    Please contact us before returning ANY items.

  • Refunds can not be issued until the items are returned.
  • We will pay all shipping costs for returned items that are not made to the correct size, or have imperfections in the materials or sewing.
  • We will remake these items, or refund monies.

    We want you to be happy with our products.

    Contact us for more information about returning an order.

  • Payment Options

    We currently accept MasterCard, Visa, money order, checks, and paypal. All prices are in US dollars. Final pricing includes shipping and will be indicated before you enter your credit card information. Additional shipping may be required of International orders.

    International Credit Card Orders
    Your credit card will be billed in U.S. funds. The exchange rate you receive will depend on the date of the transaction and the credit card company you deal with. Note: all international orders need to be personally processed for correct shipping information.

    Check or Money Order
    You may pay via check or money order by using the shopping cart system. When choosing the check or money order option, you will be presented with the postal address for mailing your payment. Personal checks may be held for 10 days until funds are cleared through the bank. We do not accept International checks or money orders. All orders with payments not received after 30 days will be cancelled.