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

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 makes all custom color guard, winter guard, and percussion uniforms to order, allowing you to change any of the designs shown, including colors, fabrics, sleeve and pant styles, or by adding/removing a skirt.


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

Brand New Custom Design, including Sketch Approval, Size Roster, and Full Payment must be submitted by: June 30, 2024


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.


Uniforms are added to our production calendar after we receive your payment is received.

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.

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 at least 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 get in touch with our Sales Team.

Design Services

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

Be sure to check with our Sales Team about any charges associated with art setup. In general, we do not charge a setup fee, but complex designs or numerous modifications will require additional charges.

Sample Approval

After you approve your sketch and we receive your measurements along with full payment, we create a sample of your uniform for further review. If you need us to send you the physical sample for approval, we recommend adding 1-2 weeks to your timeline. You must return the samples to us within seven days. Once you return the sample, we can start production.

Minor changes, like color adjustments, skirt lengths, etc, won’t delay your ship date or incur extra costs. Major pattern changes will require a new sample, extending your timeline an additional 2-4 weeks. (additional fees may apply)

Production, Delivery & Reorders

Production will take at least 6 weeks (up to 15 weeks during peak times) after your measurements, full payment, and sample approval are received. 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.

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