I am trying to find professional costumes to buy to produce photography like the shops that do old- time photos, like Memory Lane in Va. Beach Va. They use costumes with tie strings on the back side of the costumes so one size fits all. Where can I purchase these? I am trying to do olden day liked themes, such as western, civil war gown dresses etc. I also props like they use. I searched everywhere even professional theatrical costumes shops and paid big bucks. they must be sold some where! HELP ME!
I believe you are looking for the Breakaway costumes and have found a company that does sell them them.
They are widely used by the Photographers at fairs for the old time tintype photos. You can check this link for these costumes: http://www.nostalgiasite.com/
This is another costume shop that you can order from that has the costumes that are Breakaway that you are looking for: http://www.oldtimephotostudiocostumes.com/
I hope you find that these breakaway costumes are what you are looking for. Please let me know if I can be of further help.