2023 New Custom Uniform Design Deadline:
  June 30, 2023  

Applies to fully custom designs requiring new patterns or major pattern modifications.

Since 1979, Band Shoppe uniforms and costumes continue to define and enhance your performances in color guard, winter guard, percussion, and all pageantry arts. Whether it's one of our designs or an original concept, Band Shoppe is here to help you every step of the way. Band Shoppe's color guard, winter guard, and percussion uniforms are made-to-order allowing you to change any of the designs shown including colors, fabrics, sleeve and pant styles, or by adding a skirt.


The first step is to submit your design request. Our Sale Team will walk you through the process, including estimated timeline, sketches, price quotes, and payment methods. Remember, a minimum order of 3 pieces per style and color is required.

Brand New Custom Design including Sketch Approval, Size Roster, and Full Payment
be submitted by: June 30, 2023


The next step includes developing a custom design illustration while working within your budget. Choose one of our catalog patterns, create your own style, or let our team design something for you. Our always-free design services include full-color sketches, so you can see what your uniform will look like before you buy.


Before your uniform can go into production, we will need measurements including bust, waist, hips, girth, and inseam. If you are not exactly sure how to measure for a new uniform, taking your group's measurement for those new uniforms can seem like a daunting task. That’s why we created a step-by-step uniform measurement instruction video that walks you through the entire process.


Once full payment is received uniforms are then added to our production calendar. To see our current estimated schedule, please visit our Manufacturing Timeline. Band Shoppe accepts most major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and JCB, we also accept School Checks, Cashier's Checks, Certified Checks, Money Orders, and Purchase Orders.


Now that you have an idea of the design process, let's get into the details.

Planning Your Timeline

At Band Shoppe, we understand your goal is to look and feel your best. To meet this goal, we need your help in meeting the required due dates to keep your uniforms moving through production. The development process, from sketch approval to final shipment can take a minimum of 12 to 15 weeks. Production time estimates are just that, an estimate. Timelines will vary depending on the complexity of your garment and the time of year. If you have any questions throughout the process please contact our Sales Team.

Design Services

The first step of the design process is submitting a Custom Sketch Request. With the guidance of our Sales Team, your ideas will be submitted to our Design Team for a sketch. We strive for a 1 to 3 business day turnaround on your sketches. These illustrations will be emailed to you for your approval and feedback. You can then make changes as needed.

Our design services are always free. No hidden fees, no setup costs.

Sample Approval

Once your sketch is approved, measurements are received, and your full payment is submitted, a sample of your uniform may be made for further review. If you require the physical sample be sent to you for approval, we suggest you add 1-2 weeks to your timeline. We require the sample be returned to us within 7 days. We will not begin production until the sample is returned.

Minor changes, like color adjustments, skirt lengths, etc can be made without delaying your ship date or incurring extra costs. If major pattern changes need to be made, a new sample will have to be created which will extend your timeline an additional 2-4 weeks. (additional fees may apply)

Production, Delivery & Reorders

Production will take a minimum of 6 weeks (up to 15 weeks during peak times) after your measurements and full payment is received along with your sample approval. To see our current schedule, please visit our Manufacturing Timeline

Re-ordering your custom garment is simple. If any fabrics or trims in your garment have been discontinued, we will do our best to find a suitable/approved replacement. Reorders are subject to our current production timeline.

Submit NEW Custom DesignS by June 30, 2023

Applies to fully new custom designs requiring new patterns or major pattern modifications.
Questions? Please call us at (800)457-3501 or send an email to