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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!  

 

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

Team Spotlight: Endicott College Dance Team's Pom Uniforms

Posted by Meagan on Oct 11, 2017

 endicott pom uniform leggings

Team: Endicott College Dance Team 
Coach: Nicole Sao Pedro-Welch
Location: Beverly, Massachusetts 
Style: Collegiate Dance Team

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

How to Design a Custom Dance Costume: Finding Inspiration

Posted by Meagan on Oct 6, 2017

dance costume design inspiration shoes

 Green Bay South West High School found inspiration for their 2015 pom uniform in a Nike shoe!

Inspiration for your next dance costume can come from anywhere: the runway, your Instagram feed, a sneaker, or that gorgeous peach that's sitting on your desk. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming to narrow down your focus, and create a performance concept that is unique from your competitors.  To help, we've rounded up some of our favorite resources for finding dance costume inspiration, as well as some tips to get it all organized! 

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

The 90's Dance Costume Trend that is Making a Comeback

Posted by Stephanie on Oct 4, 2017

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Every year we take a look at the runway to forecast the current dance costume trends. We've covered the color of the year for 2018, but what about the fabric of the year? This year, we've seen a resurgence of a certain popular 90's trend on the runway, in everyday fashion and in dance and skate costumes! This trending, elegant fabric is...

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Topics: Costume Trends, Jazz, Lyrical, & Contemporary

Team Spotlight: Cherry Creek Poms' New Uniforms!

Posted by Meagan on Oct 2, 2017

cherry creek poms cheer dress

The Cherry Creek Pom's with sponsor Carla from Carla's A Classic Design.  

Team: Cherry Creek Poms
Director/Head Coach: Megan Bruhn
Location: Cherry Creek, Colorado
Style: High School Dance Team

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Topics: Cheer, Pom & Gameday, Team Spotlight

Team Spotlight: Temple University's Diamond Gems Dance Team

Posted by Meagan on Sep 29, 2017

 Temple Diamond Gems Shimmer Top

Team: Diamond Gems
Coach: Jennifer Keller
Location: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Style: College Dance Team 

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

How To Design a Transition Dance Costume

Posted by Meagan on Sep 28, 2017

The Line Up Transition Dance Costume

Style: Avatar 

As we head into competition season, we've gotten a lot of requests for the crowd pleasing Transition Costume.  Transition Costumes deliver that WOW factor to the crowd (and the judges!) that everyone likes to see. But they're also COMPLICATED! How do you even begin to design one? Find out what the most effective transition costumes are, and some tips for designing them below! 

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Topics: Behind the Design, Costume Design Resources

Team Spotlight: KC Chiefs Cheerleaders' New Red Uniforms

Posted by Trista on Sep 26, 2017

Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders new dance costumes new red uniforms

Team: Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders
Director: Stephanie Judah
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Style: NFL Cheer

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

The 2018 Color of the Year for Dance Costumes

Posted by Trista on Sep 22, 2017

Color of the year for dance costumes: dusty rose

Styles: 202 Long Line Crop, Brookfield Short Skirt, JolynnRoseangela Leotard

 

For all our color lovers and trend watchers, The Line Up chose a color of the year that embodies the current mood in dance!   We surveyed our designers, researched competitions, and took a nod from pop culture to determine the trend setting color for 2018. Here it is:

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Topics: Costume Trends, Color Inspiration

Team Spotlight: Purdue Golduster's Western Themed Uniforms!

Posted by Meagan on Sep 15, 2017

 purdue golduster dance team with purdue marching band

Team: Purdue Golduster Dance Team 
Captain: Katie Rehling
Location: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Style: Collegiate Dance Team

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

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