Plus Size Deluxe Nun Costume
- 100% polyester
- Black dress with zipper in back
- Tabard fits loosely over dress and ties in back
- White headcap fits around head and has opening for face
- Veil has white lining with foam headband and black veil
- White collar with tie in back of neck
What possessed us to make this high-quality Plus Size Deluxe Nun Costume? Well, when we started this project, we thought it would give us an excuse to make a ton of fun nun puns. But since then, we've kicked the habit!
But seriously: nuns are special people, and even though they may not get enough credit for all of the good they do for others, their distinctive outfits are instantly recognized across the globe. Unfortunately, a religious vocation can be a tough path to follow, so investing in this complete set of vestments might be your best chance to look truly devout--or to recreate your favorite scenes from some classic musicals!
Because there's nothing that looks better in the light of centuries-old stained glass or summertime in the Austrian Alps than austere black and white. We don't know why that is, but it's undeniable. And if a bunch of streakers start showing up at cathedrals and convents, shouting about how they wouldn't have had to go bare if there was a decent nun outfit for sale anywhere, we need our consciences to be clear!
Hey, we're not claiming that wearing a costume like this is an easy way to become a better person: at most, it's just an easy way to let the world see that you're trying. But if you've got a song-and-dance number that calls for a cloister chorus line, you don't have much choice. And we pray that audiences will be merciful when they see that these garments really were made with care!
The not-so-good: the collar, headcap, and veil are so disappointing I'm not going to use them, and these are the KEY pieces to a nun costume. The collar isn't wide enough to reach my shoulders and doesn't sit flat on my chest. The headcap dimensions are wrong: long and narrow. It doesn't come far enough forward to cover my ears or to my hairline above my forehead and keeps trying to slide off the back of my head, but, oddly, there's a bunch of excess fabric at the top. The veil has a padded wimple-like piece (the white part on the forehead), that is attached slightly crooked with seams so close together the gap between black and white material is visible when the piece is tied on. Also, the white part inside the veil has huge visible stitching at the bottom edge making it look unfinished.
Overall: I'm disappointed enough to take the time to write a detailed review; if I had known these things before purchase I would have kept looking. Since the dress and tabard fit and I don't have quite enough time to find a full replacement I'll keep the costume, but I've purchased the headgear elsewhere.
Overall, very pleased!