My two daughters are competitive dancers. While custom costumes are the way to go for competition, it’s also a much more expensive route. Thankfully, there are ways to customize an existing costume and make it seem like a custom.
1. Buy costume separates or a shell
2. Choose the embellishments youwanttouse
3. Add embellishments to the bottom
4. Add embellishments to the top
The result is a very cute, very sparkly one-of-a-kind costume. This was surprisingly easy and you can do it too!!
We are a dance family. Both of our daughters take numerous dance classes and are competitive dancers. As a result, their recent recital consisted of 12 costume changes…eight for Emorie and four for Aubrey. To keep them all straight and minimize time between numbers, I chose to purchase a rolling rack.
1. Rolling garment rack
At rehearsal, we tried to keep all the costumes and shoes in a large rolling duffle. It worked to an extent, but it did get difficult at times. So instead, I bought a $10 rolling rack at Walmart and hung the costumes in the order of the dances. I hung a ziplock bag with shoes and accessories on each hanger. This made costume changes so much easier!
2. Cosmetic bag
We have a large cosmetic case similar to this one. It’s huge and it holds their hairspray, hairbrush, hair ties, mirror and their makeup. We use the smaller one to hold the hair pins, safety pins and the smaller items.
3. Multipurpose closet hooks
We use these hooks to hang our mirror and cosmetic bags onto the closet rod so we will have them close at hand.
4. Small handheld mirror
This mirror is magnifying and lighted…and you can fold it up! It travels easily and is very handy. Get you one!
I highly recommend you get all of these things to make your recital run more smoothly. They made our experience so much more organized and less stressful.