Ten Stunning Handmade Costumes to Inspire Your Solo

Is crafting your Dance Mom super power?  (If you don’t know, take this quiz!). I’m not a mom, but I swear I kind of want to have a baby so I can put her in dance class and make her recital costumes!  (OK, that’s a terrible idea, but I am super inspired to make my own halloween costume!).  After looking at these specialty costumes made by independent designers, I find myself analyzing how they were made and wanting to start my own project!

Here are ten stunning competition or solo costumes to get your wheels turning.  If crafting IS your super power, I challenge you to use these as inspiration and make your own sparkly wonderfulness!  If it’s not, the designers are noted so you can get in touch and commission your own!

 Pretty in peach from 2 Die 4 Costumes.  2die4costumes@gmail.com

Pretty in peach from 2 Die 4 Costumes. 2die4costumes@gmail.com

 2. Sheer perfection from Lovely Costumes ( www.etsy.com )

2. Sheer perfection from Lovely Costumes (www.etsy.com)

 3. Blue’s hues by Amparo Costumes. @amparooc

3. Blue’s hues by Amparo Costumes. @amparooc

 4. Rhinestone cowgirl by Jordan Grace Princesswear. www.jordangraceprincesswear.com

4. Rhinestone cowgirl by Jordan Grace Princesswear. www.jordangraceprincesswear.com


 5. Making me blush by Frilledneck Coture. www. frilledneckfashion.com.au

5. Making me blush by Frilledneck Coture. www.frilledneckfashion.com.au

 6. Anything but beige by Sewn by Dawn.  www.sewnbydawn.com

6. Anything but beige by Sewn by Dawn. www.sewnbydawn.com

 7. Plum perfect by Diamond and Crystals ( www.etsy.com )

7. Plum perfect by Diamond and Crystals (www.etsy.com)

 8. Understated elegance by Solant Costumes. ( www.etsy.com )

8. Understated elegance by Solant Costumes. (www.etsy.com)

 9. Ballerina blues by Odile Tutu.  www.odiletutu.com

9. Ballerina blues by Odile Tutu. www.odiletutu.com

 Lovely in lilac by Dancewear by Patricia. www.dancewearbypatricia.com

Lovely in lilac by Dancewear by Patricia. www.dancewearbypatricia.com