Rhinestones are the perfect crystals to add that extra bling, but if you’re going to order costumes and uniforms, they can be expensive. Want to know how to keep those costs down and keep the sparkle and shine on your costume?
At D.A. Designs, we love new technology and continually stay up to date on ways to breathe excitement and life into everything we create. When we learn new and more effective techniques, we apply them to our uniforms and costumes. Today, let’s talk about logos and designs and the three options we use to apply them.
We created this uniform for Tulare Western Color Guard, which marches with the school band in parades and other performances such as half-time at school football games at Tulare Western High School in Tulare, CA.
Last year, we created this schoolgirl costume for the jazz group at Broadway Bound Dance Academy. We can’t take full credit for this design concept, which is the beauty of producing custom costumes: the client can get exactly what they want. And it turned out SO cute!
Has this happened to you? You’ve transported your dance costume in a garment bag and when you pull it out, it’s wrinkled! How are you going to get those unsightly wrinkles out before the competition?
We love designing and creating custom costumes and dancewear, but our success would not be possible without the relationships we’ve built for so many years. One of these relationships is with Thr!ve Dance Company, an award-winning studio located in Evansville, IN. We’ve had the privilege of working with Co-Owners Yvette Walts and Molly Hall since we first opened our doors, and we just designed and created costumes for them again last season.
Has this happened to you? You’ve transported your dance costume in a garment bag and when you pull it out, it’s wrinkled! How are you going to get those unsightly wrinkles out before the competition? The first thing you do is grab an ironing board and you’re about to start ironing your costume. One word of advice…DON’T.
We noticed a lot of questions popping up lately and we wanted to give you some answers. So, here is Part 1 of our Question and Answer with Founder Dennette Nakamura and Designer Kaelin Anderson. Let’s dive right in.
We’ve had so many great years at D.A. Designs and so many of those years we’ve designed and created a lot of custom costumes for every kind of performance team including Dance Studios, Guards, Dance & Cheer Teams, Drill Teams, and Majorettes.
For many years, we’ve had the pleasure of creating magic for the dancers at Step 2 This Dance & Performing Arts, an award-winning performing arts studio in Oakley, California. Lead by Studio Owner and Instructor Amber Weiss, she has had a competition team since the studio opened in 2002, with 20-50 dancers on their competition…