How To Make A Standout Audition Costume

May 11, 2018

How To Make A Standout Audition Costume

This week we have a very special episode of Winestone Wednesday! We are featuring Caitlin's audition costume. 

We're giving out tons of good info on how to plan the crystal design on your dance or performance costume. 

You're definitely going to want to watch if NFL or NBA cheer auditions are on your horizon!  

Winestone Wednesday - How To Make A Standout Audition Costume 

Sparkle Highlights

0:17 A very special Winestone Wednesday...  
0:56 How many crystals are on this masterpiece?  
1:26 How long did it take?  
2:03 "Tell me about your colors!"
2:45 How to avoid gluing mesh details to your costume
3:11 Dance feature!!
3:22 Need help with your custom costume design?

MVC auditions - custom costume

Photo credit: Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders 

Sparkle Ingredients 

Ready to embellish your own costume with Swarovski crystals? You need a few supplies...

First, you will need snacks, and a glass of wine - only if you're 21 or older, obv. Possibly a movie too. You could be here for awhile.

Next you'll need: 

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how to make a standout audition costume

Embellishing Your Costume

Embellishing your own costume can be a tedious process. But we promise that the finished product will be worth your time and patience!  

  1. Set up your rhinestoning station: cover surfaces with a table cloth or use a paper plate to prevent spills. Believe me when I say that glue will get EVERYWHERE. 
  2. Set up your ingredients as you like.
  3. Plan out your pattern. 
  4. Get out a dollop of glue. 
  5. Get comfy and start gluing. 
  6. Lay flat to dry when finished - let set for about 24 hours. 

Remember that a little glue goes a long way! If you make a mess of your costume with glue - let the glue get tacky and then peel it off with a tweezers. As long as you don't let the glue harden, your costume will look perfect. 


What would a serious rhinestoning tutorial be without bloopers? Check out the clips that didn't make the final cut....

It's worth a watch....or at least we think we're funny!  


What is your favorite performance costume of all time? Let us know in the comments below!

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