We are going to show you five ways you can add rhinestones to your costume each creating their own dramatic effect. Rhinestones bring a lot of light to your costume. In our sample, we took a plain gold bra and turned it spectacular just using rhinestones in a fade pattern.
The first way to use rhinestones that we are going to show you is how to create a scattered pattern. It is easy to do and has a lot of impact. Rhinestones spread out like this will create a lot of light while you are on stage.
Another way to use rhinestones is to create a flower pattern. It gives your outfit texture and interest. It can take something that is simple and plain and really draw your eye to any area where you want more attention.
The next way to use rhinestones is putting them on lace. It helps define the print of the flower. When it is on stage, it helps to really bring sparkle to your costume when the lights hit your costume.
The fourth way that you can utilize rhinestones for your dance costume is in geometric patterns. You can create diamonds, stripes in vertical lines or straight across and a dots and dashes pattern. Employing simple patterns in small areas like waistbands and straps adds a unique effect in a small, tiny area.
The last method that we are going to demonstrate is a fade pattern. Using multiple colors of rhinestones, you can actually change the color of the fabric underneath. Looking at our sample, on the left you can see the original color and on the right you can see the color that it is today.
How to Create a Scattered Pattern
Here we will describe how to create a scattered pattern using rhinestones. The rhinestones spread out like this will generate a lot of light while you are on stage. It is one of the easiest things you can do with highest impact.
How to Create a Flower Using Rhinestones
Another way to add texture and interest to your dance costume is by creating a flower pattern using rhinestones. This technique takes a costume that is really simple and plain and adds bling to it. Also, it adds color without dying the costume and it really draws your eye to the area of the costume where you want more attention.
How to Rhinestone Lace
The next way to use rhinestones is using them on lace. It helps to define the shape of the flower and it helps on stage to really bring sparkle to your costume when the lights hit your costume. It is a fantastic way to take a beautiful lace costume to the next level and increase the score on your costume.
Creating a Geometric Pattern with Rhinestones
The next way that you can use rhinestones in your dance costume is to use them in geometric patterns. By using diamonds, by using stripes, you can go vertical or straight across. You can also use dots and dashes just using simple patterns in small areas like waistbands and straps. It adds a lot of texture in a little space.
Creating the Fade Pattern Using Rhinestones
The fifth method where you can add rhinestones to your dance costume is by making a fade pattern using multiple colors of rhinestones to actually change the color of the fabric underneath. Looking at our sample, you can see the original color on the left side of the bra and how it is changed by looking at the right side of the bra.