Summer is nearing its end, and which means the dance season will be in full swing soon! It’s not too early to think about your daughter’s competition dance costume. In the competitive world of dance, having just the right costume is important. Costumes highlight movements bringing life to the performance. With only a few minutes to light up the stage, having the perfect costume is crucial. One way to enhance a costume is by adding rhinestones. But is it difficult to glue rhinestones on dance costumes?
Why You Should Add Bling
Humans are opinionated beings. As your dancer takes the stage, the judges will subconsciously rate her on her look. So, paying attention to details, like adding bling, is very important. And adding rhinestones to your daughter’s costume also makes her feel beautiful and gives her confidence. When she feels beautiful, it shows in her dance.
Are You New to adding Rhinestones?
It’s easy to see where to add rhinestones with some dance costumes. Look for areas you want to draw attention to. If the costume has a pattern you could accentuate it. Scattering rhinestones on the bodice is an easy way to add sparkle.
Later, as you get more comfortable with adding rhinestones, you can pick more intricate patterns. You can choose to add a few rhinestones for a little sparkle or a lot of rhinestones to dazzle. Regardless of your decision, adding rhinestones to dance costumes is an easy way to make your daughter’s costume truly unique.
Begin by laying the rhinestones on the costume to see the effect. If you need to, you can mark the placement of the stones with a small chalk mark or a washable sewing marker. Then, simply glue the rhinestones on according to your marks.
Is Bedazzling A Dance Costume Difficult?
It’s not hard to add sparkle to any dance costume, even if you’ve never glued rhinestones before. First, decide on the brand of rhinestones you want to use. You go use the top of the line brands like Swarovski or Preciosa or go with a more inexpensive one. Pick a contrasting color to stand out or a similar color to just add sparkle.
Next, choose your glue. Our favorite adhesive to gluing rhinestones to fabric is Gem-Tac. It dries clear, forms a strong bond, and is washable. Plus, it’s easy to apply.
Lay your costume out as flat as possible. If you’re gluing to a sheer fabric like chiffon or georgette, place a piece of wax paper between the layers of fabric. This will keep the layers from gluing together.
Place a drop of glue about the size of the rhinestone on the fabric. Pick up a rhinestone using tweezers or wax tipped tool, pressing it into the glue drop. Some of the glue should seep out from the edges. This is very important as it forms a seal and helps to keep the rhinestone from peeling off. Once you’ve glued all the rhinestones to your costume, allow to dry flat for 24 hours.
Adding Rhinestones on Dance Costumes Is Easy
The technique for gluing rhinestones on dance costumes is the same for any other type of garment. Now you can bling out formal wear, tee shirts, and shoes. Bedazzling your clothes can breathe new life into dull, dated outfits.
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