<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1781111775472178&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
BlogHead-1.jpg

The Line Up Blog

How to Design A Custom Dance Costume: Sizing and Measuring

Posted by Stephanie on Nov 22, 2017

Sizing and Measuring for your dance costume.jpg

In our recent How to Design a Custom Dance Costume series, we've been covering all the steps to ordering a custom costume.  

Once your design and prototype is confirmed, it's time to get started making your group order! The next step is sizing and measuring your team before your custom costume goes off to production.

Fit is fashion! Even with the most beautifully designed costume, if your outfit doesn't fit properly, the focus will be on your flaws and not your skills. Here a few tips to ensure your dancers are fitted correctly:

Read More

Topics: Behind the Design, Costume Design Resources, How to Design a Custom Dance Costume

How to Design a Custom Dance Costume: What's a Prototype or Sample Garment?

Posted by Meagan on Nov 17, 2017

champagne leotard prototype pictures

 

If you've been following along our How To Design A Custom Dance Costume series, we've previously covered finding inspiration, design consultations, and fabric choices.  Up next in the process is the prototype! 

A prototype, or sample garment, is the best way to ensure your team's final group order turns out how you you'd like. 

Your costume company loves prototypes because they need to figure out how to pattern and construct your custom costume.  And you'll love the prototype because you can make sure your custom costumes look and feel great before proceeding with the full order! 

We answer some common questions about dance costume prototypes below: 

Read More

Topics: Behind the Design, Costume Design Resources, How to Design a Custom Dance Costume

Meet Line Up VIP Kate Happe!

Posted by Meagan on Nov 16, 2017

 kate happe line up vip

Read More

Topics: Dance Life

5 Tips for Designing Flattering Dance Costumes

Posted by Meagan on Nov 10, 2017

flattering dance, skate, cheer costumes for the whole team

One of the most important aspects of a performance is how you feel in your dance costume.  The more comfortable and confident you feel, the better you will perform!  A costume that is flattering on the entire team is one way to make sure your dancers look and feel 100%, and elevate your performance.  Here are some tips for designing dance costumes that will look good on the entire team!  

 

Read More

Topics: Behind the Design, Costume Design Resources, How to Design a Custom Dance Costume

Team Spotlight: Miami Dolphins Cheerleader's New Uniforms

Posted by Trista on Nov 6, 2017

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders new uniforms

Homecoming for the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders

Several weekends ago, the Miami Dolphins had their first regular season game, and the homecoming could not have been more rewarding for the team after weeks away from home.  

In the aftermath and recovery from Hurricane Irma, the team's first home game was rescheduled to later this season, and earlier in the season the team traveled across the pond to London, where they took on the Saints as part of the NFL's London Games

Along the way, the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders patiently waited to debut their new signature uniforms this season. Now the team is back on home turf, and looking better than ever!

Read More

Topics: Cheer, Pom & Gameday, Team Spotlight, Professional Cheer - NFL

Meet Line Up VIP Ali Ogle!

Posted by Meagan on Nov 2, 2017

Line Up VIP Ali Ogle NUVO Convention.jpg 

 

Read More

Topics: Dance Life

Team Spotlight: FIU Dazzler's Spirited Cheer Uniforms

Posted by Meagan on Nov 2, 2017

InstaCapture.png

 

Team: Florida International University Dazzlers 
Coaches: David Nunez and Roxy Saud-Nunez 
Location: Miami, Florida
Style: Collegiate Dance Team
Read More

Topics: Cheer, Pom & Gameday, Team Spotlight, College

Our 10 Favorite Motivational Quotes for Dancers

Posted by Stephanie on Oct 30, 2017

"Be Happy. Be Bright. Be You." - Kate Spade Motivational Quotes for Dancers

"Be Happy. Be Bright. Be You." - Kate Spade

As dance teams head into competition season, when the pressure and excitement are at an all time high, everyone could use a little extra motivation and encouragement!  To inspire your team, here are our 10 favorite motivational quotes for dancers:

Read More

Topics: Coaching Tips, Dance Life

How to Design a Custom Dance Costume: Fabrics Explained

Posted by Meagan on Oct 26, 2017

dance costume fabrics explained

 

You have your dance costume concept selected and illustrated-  Now it's time to choose fabrics!

Regardless of the look you are trying to achieve, the best fabrics for dance costumes incorporate spandex.  This ensures that your form fitting garment can MOVE with you when you dance.  The fabric you choose depends a lot on your costume concept - do you want something edgy and futuristic (think hologram accents!), or lightweight and elegant (think sheer mesh!).  

Below, we break down our go-to fabric options that most costume companies have available.  There are plenty of novelty and specialty fabrics out there that make amazing costumes - but here are a few of the tried and true basic favorites that will work for any dance costume!

 

Read More

Topics: Behind the Design, Costume Design Resources, How to Design a Custom Dance Costume

How Long Does it Take to Design a Custom Dance Costume?

Posted by Meagan on Oct 13, 2017

patterning designing a dance costume

One of the most common questions we hear is this: how long does it take to get a  custom dance costume?! There are a lot of different factors that can contribute to lead times for dance costumes, but generally speaking a design-from-scratch custom dance costume will take 12-18 weeks from gathering inspiration, to production, and to performance.   

A design-from-scratch custom costume is a great option for teams that want a truly one-of-a-kind look, and have greater flexibility with budget ($250+) and time frame (12-18 weeks). Instead of choosing between pre-stocked and catalog styles, this is your chance to become the designer yourself!

There are other custom options that can save you time, like customizing fabrics on a pre-designed style.  For more resources on costumes with quicker turn around times, check out the related post The Best Costume Options For Your Time Frame. 

If you decide a custom costume is right for you, we've broken down each step with time frames below, along with a few tips for saving time!  

 

Read More

Topics: Behind the Design, Costume Design Resources, How to Design a Custom Dance Costume

New Call-to-action


SUBSCRIBE TO OUR BLOG!

Receive weekly emails with our latest blog posts.

 

Recent Posts


 Connect with us on social, we've got a lot to share!
Social-Media_03.jpgSocial-Media_04.jpgSocial-Media_05.jpgSocial-Media_06.jpgSocial-Media_07.jpgSocial-Media_08.jpgSocial-Media_09.jpg