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How to Estimate the Number of Rhinestones for Your Dance Costume

Posted by Trista on Sep 14, 2017

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Rhinestones are the perfect finishing touch to any costume, but often the biggest question we hear is: how many rhinestones do I need? It's a tough question to figure out especially when:

  • 100 gems sounds like a lot, but is actually on the low end of the price spectrum,
  • Design illustrations can be poor representations of a finished rhinestone design because it's difficult to represent gem size and placement accurately,
  • Minor tweaks in spacing can drastically effect the quantity of rhinestones.
If you're trying to figure out the number of rhinestones you need for your next dance costume, check out these 4 easy methods, below!

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Topics: Costume Design Resources, Budget Tips, Rhinestones & Sparkle, How to Design a Custom Dance Costume

How to Rhinestone a Dance Costume: Flat Back Method

Posted by Trista on Sep 8, 2016
How to rhinestone a dance costumeRhinestones helped take this Raelyn dance costume to the next level! 

The easiest way to transform a costume?  With Rhinestones!  Stones can add the perfect finishing touch and take a simple costume from boring to stunning!  

This labor intensive embellishment, can often be the most expensive part of your dance costume or skating dress if left to the professionals.  But it is also the easiest to do yourself!!  If you are interested in saving a few dollars, check out our step-by-step instructional video below! 

Last week we took a look at how to rhinestone using Hotfix stones, which have the glue pre-applied to the back.  This week we'll take a look at rhinestoning a costume using flat back stones, which require the application of glue separately.   Follow this tutorial, and you'll get the hang of it in no time! 

How to Rhinestone a Dance Costume or Skate Dress: Flat Back Method 

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Topics: Costume Design Resources, Budget Tips, Rhinestones & Sparkle

How To Rhinestone A Costume: Hotfix Method

Posted by Trista on Sep 2, 2016

How to Rhinestone Dance Costume Before and After

The Octavia Half Skirt before and after the perfect finishing touch - rhinestones!

Rhinestones: an essential ingredient for most dance costumes and skating dresses! They're a great way to add a little crowd-pleasing sparkle, create a little extra presence on the stage, and help your performers feel great!  But on the flip side, it can be costly to completely bling out your costume.  The best way to save a few dollars when it comes to rhinestoning?  Do it yourself!  Check out this step-by-step instructional video below, and you'll be a blinging machine in no time!  

This tutorial looks at  how to rhinestone using Hotfix stones, which have the glue pre-applied to the back.  For flat back stones which requires application of glue separately, check out part two of this series: How to Rhinestone a Costume - Flat Back Method!  

How to Rhinestone a Dance Costume or Skate Dress: Hotfix Method


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Topics: Costume Design Resources, Budget Tips, Rhinestones & Sparkle

Vikings Pro Bowl Cheerleader Karen Shares Her Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Posted by Trista on Feb 23, 2016

2016 Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl Cheerleader Karen

Last month, one of our Account Managers, Karen, took two weeks off to travel to beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii. This was no ordinary beach vacation though - Karen traveled to this exotic local to represent the Minnesota Vikings as their 2016 Pro-Bowl Cheerleader! What an honor! Did you know that The Line Up is proud to call THREE current and former employees Pro-Bowl Alumni? Our Marketing Coordinator Pam and former Account Manager Laura were also chosen to represent the Vikings.

2016 Pro Bowl Cheerleaders

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Topics: Cheer, Pom & Gameday, Professional Dance - NBA, Life at The Line Up, Professional Cheer - NFL, Rhinestones & Sparkle

Your Game Day Uniform: Personalized Glam on the Sidelines!

Posted by Pam on Jun 24, 2015

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420 Dress and Tami

ZSA ZSA fabric, The Line Up

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Topics: Costume Design Resources, Rhinestones & Sparkle

The New Way to Bring Sparkle to Your Team Apparel: SPANGLES

Posted by Pam on Apr 1, 2015

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Our latest embellishment technology at the Line Up: Spangles! Spangles are threadless sequins that are applied to a garment with heat-set glue, adding sparkle without the expense of rhinestones! Spangles are one of our favorite ways to add branding to your team apparel, camp wear or practice outfits. We have added many new designs to our 2015-2016 Team Apparel & Warm-Ups Catalog with spangle options included in the price!

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Topics: Team Apparel & Warm-ups, Rhinestones & Sparkle

West Fargo High School Dance Team Custom Costumes for 2015 are Futuristic, Animalistic, and Extraordinary!

Posted by Pam on Mar 23, 2015

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The West Fargo Dance Team designed two outstanding costumes for the 2014-2015 season. Competing in both high kick and jazz, the West Fargo Dance Team costumes were a definite crowd (and judge!) pleaser.

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Topics: High School, Professional Dance - NBA, High Kick, Team Spotlight, Jazz, Lyrical, & Contemporary, Rhinestones & Sparkle

The NFL’s Newest Cheerleader Coach: Tara Battiato of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Posted by Deb on Jan 23, 2015

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleader Coach and Manager Tara Battiato

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Topics: Cheer, Pom & Gameday, Professional Dance - NBA, Behind the Design, Professional Cheer - NFL, Rhinestones & Sparkle

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