Dance Costumes – we’ve all got them, some of us have them piling up in closets, bins, drawers or the attic. I get this question or one of these questions fairly often: What do you do with all of the dance costumes? -or- Do you keep every. single. costume?
So what are your options?
1. Keep them
That’s what we do, we keep them, all of them. Why do we keep them?
- Memories – We get attached
- Younger cousins love to dress up in them
- Pieces and parts can be used for Halloween Costumes
- My mother kept mine and my children and nieces have loved looking at them, dancing in them and getting a lot of laughs over the years. Those comments like “Mom, you really wore purple fish nets with your costume? Yes dear, yes I did and we thought we looked fabulous!”, have given us a lot of good laughs.
Some parents choose to make a quilt out of pieces of each costume to give to their dancer after their senior year. If you or someone in your family sews, this may be a great option for you.
At the moment, my dancer’s costumes are hanging in a walk-in closet, but as the collection grows, storage bins may be necessary.Pin It