Tag: 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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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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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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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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Tip for Today: Small Gloves

| August 24, 2007 | 0 Comments

"For gloves that are just a bit too small, use a hammer to pound down the seams.  This smooths out the seam just enough to allow for a more comfortable fit – allowing the student to concentrate on the catch!  (Hint: it also works for shoes!)" -Cheryl Myers, Trumansburg High School Color Guard  

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Tip for Today: Hairspray on your shoes

| August 24, 2007 | 0 Comments

If you performance shoes are too slippery, then just spray the bottoms with hair spray

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Costumes/Uniforms

| May 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

For those who might be entering their first season purchasing new uniforms – just a friendly reminder.  Many companies have a minimum 12 weeks to ship date for custom uniforms.  If you are thinking of purchasing new uniforms for the fall season keep this in mind and measure/order early so that they arrive in time […]

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