There are several reasons to choose custom costumes over catalog costumes. The differences between custom-designed and produced costumes and mass-produced costumes are many. In this article, we lay out the top 6 reasons you should go with custom dance costumes.Details
Be an original. Be unique. Make a striking impression at competitions with beautiful, custom warm-ups for pep and cheer from D.A. Designs. Our eye-catching, one-of-a-kind warm-ups are handcrafted with care – and they’re guaranteed to stand out in a crowd of same-same sweat suits. You’ll never have the awkward experience of running into a squad…Details
First impressions are everything in the world of professional cheer and dance. The right apparel can help an aspiring pro team member stand out in a crowded field of auditionees — but the wrong outfit can quickly sink an otherwise talented dancer. Not sure what to wear to impress the judges at your pro dance…Details
Catch the eyes of everyone in the crowd with custom rhinestone transfers from DA Designs. Guaranteed to bring the bling like nothing else, these beautiful works of art are created in-house using the finest Swarovski crystals. Whether you’re performing on the field, the basketball court, or the stage, our vibrant designs deliver drama that can’t…Details
Discover our favorite cheer, twirling, and dance costumes ever – and get inspired to create your next customized look with DA Designs. From cute ruffles and colorful bows to cutting-edge dance couture – our best dance costumes showcase a clever combination of creativity, style, and most importantly: FUN!
Big Girl Outfits
- Sexy Cut-Out Costume – Right on trend with edgy cut-out fabric, this black and gold outfit is cool and contemporary. Elegant long sleeves balance out the sexy peek-a-boo look, and cute boy shorts give it a modern vibe. A stylish gold chain adds the final touch.
No dancer would dream of performing without a body liner under their costume – and you shouldn’t either. When you wear one of our adjustable nude body liners, you’ll look better, feel more confident, and be able to change backstage in a flash. Quick Costume Changes Backstage changes are a breeze when you’re wearing one…Details
Discover six differences between custom dance outfits vs. catalog costumes, and decide if DA Designs is right for you. Tailor-made and mass-produced outfits can vary greatly when it comes to quality, originality, and design. Learn the pros and cons of each, and make the right choice for your team.
DA Designs costumes are 100% custom-made, and created from scratch just for you. Some companies claim to make “custom” outfits, but they are really just using the same template over and over. They’ll switch out a button for a bow, and pretend that it’s one of a kind.
But you can tell the difference – and so can the judges. DA Designs doesn’t make cookie-cutter costumes. We start with an idea and create a 100% original piece, from the drawing to the finished outfit. You’ll never run into another team that’s wearing the same thing.
At DA Designs, we hire the best seamstresses in the business to make costumes of the highest quality craftsmanship. Every outfit is sewn with great care to be extremelyDetails
Spandex, sequins, rhinestones and fringe – your custom-made DA Designs dance outfit is a true work of art. Our costumes are handcrafted with the highest-quality fabric and workmanship, and with a little TLC they’ll stay in excellent condition.
Discover ten quick tips to take care of your custom dance costume. Give your outfit the love it needs, and keep it looking beautiful as long as possible.
- Treat your custom costume with extreme care. When you are putting your costume on and taking it off, be sure not to over-stretch it in any way. Use delicate motions while you’re getting dressed and undressed.
- Hang your costume up after each use until it is completely dry. Passionate performers work up a sweat – and that’s okay! Just make sure that your outfit dries completely before you put it away in a drawer or on a closet shelf. Damp clothes that aren’t allowed to dry can grow mildew, which can be hard to remove (and it smells!).
- Store your costume in a safe, dry location away from direct sunlight. Don’t cram your garment into a too-tight space – give it room to breathe instead.
Naturally when the Maine South High School Hawkettes in a suburb of Chicago contacted us to make another costume, we were thrilled to hear from them. As long term customers of ours, we look forward to working with them throughout the school year. In addition to being national champions, their passion for dance had made headlines more than once.
For their latest performance, the Hawkettes needed a Cirque Du Soleil themed costume and we were ecstatic to begin the design. Their dance team has always brought some of the most colorful, interesting, and altogether breathtaking costume ideas to DA Designs Dancewear. This particular design earned the title of masterpiece before the last stitch was sewn.
So with a budget of $500 each for 26 dancers, knew we had to come up with something that would make the Hawkettes feel as confident on the outside as they do on this inside.