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How to Pick Your Pageant Talent Costume

Picking the perfect talent song is never easy, but when you finally pick one and think you’ve conquered your biggest battle, you realize YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO WEAR. Well have no fear my pageant beauties’ that is why we at The Pageant Planet are always here to the rescue.

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Talent portion at Miss America

When looking for the best costume to match your talent music, first you need to put into perspective why you picked the talent song you chose to perform. For example, a dancer may choose to perform a lyrical dance to the song “In the Arms of the Angels” by Sarah McLaughlin because of someone they had lost in their life and tribute the dance in their loved ones memory. She would probably stay more in the realm of wearing a flowy, chiffon costume that gave the illusion of angel wings.


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Pageant talent at Miss America

If you are a singer who normally sings country songs that are upbeat, wearing a long black gown with a plunging neckline may look a little silly. But if you would sing “At Last” by Etta James, that black gown would look mighty fine on stage for you sista! 😉

Singers usually have it easiest when picking out a talent costume/dress because a simple gown can go a long way. But never be too shy to add some bling to your costume/dress. You just never want to one up your evening gown!

If you are more of a theatrical singer, wear a costume resembling one like the singers’ from the musical you chose to perform from. If you are performing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz, put on a pale blue, checkered dress, with high socks and some ruby slippers. Getting into character is always a good choice, so be the Dorothy you’ve always dreamed to be.

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Instrumental talent at Miss America

When performing with an instrument, it’s always good to pick a costume you know you will be comfortable in whether you be sitting or standing. But still blend your costume well with your music. Piano players, or anyone who would have their back showing a good bit, should always go for a statement back dress/costume. A bow, long train or detailed gems all down your back would look stunning and really draw the attention to you. Also, statement backs go with any type of music when you’re playing an instrument.

It’s all about the blending and making sure everything mixes well together. You must also always remember that the moment you step out on stage you are being judged. Your costume reflects your talent music in a physical way; it gives the judges a starting visual of what they are about to watch the moment you come onto the stage. Never be afraid to wear something bold or different.

It’s also never good to stress over what to wear. So if you find yourself worrying a little too much, take a deep breath and relax. Having the “perfect” talent costume will come to you naturally. You will know what looks good on you and what you feel comfortable in.

Plus, your costume isn’t your talent. So don’t forget if you start to lose hope in finding the ideal costume, you always have your amazing talent to back it up. Your costume will shine through if you truly work at what you want it to be, and your talent will send it soaring.

It will be YOUR masterpiece that reflects your talent in a way that draws the eyes to you in a beautiful fashion. You deserve the shiny hat, and you need to do whatever it takes to walk off that stage with it on your lovely head.

Which dress do you like better?

One thought on “How to Pick Your Pageant Talent Costume

  1. Who is in the red feather piano dress? That thing is EPIC.

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