I decided to order a karate gi today, and I'm excited. I've been training a little over a month in my regular workout gear which is actually quite comfortable. However, I'm looking forward to being in uniform. My school actually provides the gi, but the largest size they have is a 6, which is too small. So my options were to buy my own or wait until I shrink enough to fit into the 6. While waiting it out is good motivation to work hard, the reality is that it will be many, many months until I can fit comfortably in a 6. So I ordered a size 10. I know it will be too long (because they are sized based on normal weight individuals, so wider means taller), but I'm hoping I will only need to do a simple hem on the legs and sleeves. Although I could handle more advanced alterations (like dropping the waist line, which is a real possibility), but I'm hoping I won't have to.