Category: Costumes

Popover Tunics

| December 18, 2012 | 1 Comment
Popover Tunics

Turn this into this… …in 20 seconds. A group that I work with has a football field across town from the high school, so changing clothes for a special halftime show is not feasible. They always march the pregame in their school uniform, which is a long sleeved tunic over a camisole unitard. With the […]

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Mrs. T’s Tips for Color Guard Make-Up & Hair: Episode 2 – “Purple Cat Eyes”

| November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments
Mrs. T’s Tips for Color Guard Make-Up & Hair: Episode 2 – “Purple Cat Eyes”

Today we’re happy to present the 2nd in our new series on Color Guard Hair and Make-Up techniques by “Mrs. T!” For those that may have missed last month’s installment called “I’m Getting Sunburned” Mrs. T is a performer with the Govenaires Drum and Bugle Corps (DCA) from St. Peter, MN.  She also writes her own […]

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Mrs. T’s Tips for Color Guard Make-Up & Hair: Episode 1 “I’m Getting Sunburned”

| October 12, 2012 | 2 Comments

Today we’re thrilled to welcome a new monthly contributor to the CGE blog! We truly do have the best community in the world.  Coaches and performers who are willing to take time from their busy schedules to share their experiences and knowledge with one another. A community that seeks to support. We are truly grateful. […]

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General Effect Series #2: Production Value

| February 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Production Value is a term that instructors will often hear from GE judges.  It is the aggregate value of music/sound, floor/set design, costumes, color and props all working together to create an overall production value in a show.  The key to production value is to marry all of the above elements together in a way […]

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EA Series: “Outside In”

| January 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

You may remember from my first article that I talked about relationships between the elements of a design. The buzz word for that concept is UNITY, and it’s an important one. In order for a design to be considered successful, all the parts need to come together in such a way that it works as […]

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Budget-Conscious Costume Transformation

| November 30, 2011 | 6 Comments
Budget-Conscious Costume Transformation

Being involved in the color guard world, we all know what it is like to be on a budget. Some of you are probably thinking, “What budget? I wish I had money to budget!” This year I needed to allocate more money for flag fabric since we purchased 2 shaded-silk swing flags for each member […]

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DIY: Color Changing Belts!

| October 26, 2011 | 1 Comment
DIY: Color Changing Belts!

I’ve been meaning to post this for a few weeks now, but we all know how time flies during the marching season! This year’s DIY project was a color changing belt. Our theme is “True Colors,” so we wanted the guard uniform change in some way to reflect the color song that was being played. […]

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Collaboration

| October 12, 2011 | 4 Comments

I have always been a huge believer in collaboration.  As a young instructor and designer I was very lucky that in my first few years I met someone who took an interest in helping me learn about the winter guard activity. He arranged for other, more experienced individuals, to work with me and my group […]

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! (One Instructor’s Approach to WG Costume Design)

| June 5, 2009 | 1 Comment

Color guard instructor Amanda Gilanyi from Southern New Jersey has started a new blog for her own reflections and musings on the everyday life of a guard coach.  In her article (reposted here with permission) “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” [June 5, 2009] she talks about her process of choosing the perfect […]

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Dress for Success… The Search for the Perfect Costume

| December 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

(Article reprinted with permission of the author – first appeared Dec 2008 on www.wgasc.org) In my last article, I wrote about music selection and the importance of choosing the perfect piece of music as a vehicle for your competitive show.  This week, I am moving on to the next step in the ladder of show […]

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