Our Top Costume Bag Recommendations
When transporting costumes you need to make sure that you are able to keep everything together, keep them safely covered and ensure your costumes don’t get wrinkled. We have found several solutions that do exactly that for you and make moving costumes between your home, the dance studio, competitions and recital halls as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Duffle Bag with a Garment Rack
The ultimate costume dance bag is one that not only transports all of your costumes, shoes, and accessories but also comes with an inbuilt clothing rack.
I truly wish I had one of these when I was dancing!
I can remember having to make several trips from the car to the dressing rooms at recitals and competitions to firstly get the garment bags full of costumes, then the racks and then the bags with the shoes and anything else I needed for those performances.
Owning one of these would have been a lifesaver!
COSTUME GARMENT BAG
Discount Dance Supplies sells garment bags which are clear and in addition to the 37″ full-length costume compartment have three seperate pockets for your dancer’s shoes and costume accessories. I think it is important that the garment bag be clear like this one so you can easily identify that you are not missing anything.
Amazon.com also has a similar bag which you can check out, but at the time of writing it was slightly more expensive. But if you are an Amazon Prime Member you may (ensure you check before purchasing!) be eligible to receive free or faster shipping which might suit you better!
When I was younger I would turn my tutu inside of the bodice and carry it like a tube. Although making it easier to carry and store this ruins the structure of the tutu – trust me! They either end up all floppy or stick up instead of going straight outwards and neither are good looks which is why it is essential that if you have paid good money for a tutu that you look after and store it properly! This can be done with the help of a tutu bag.
Not all tutu bags are alike. The main difference is their size – how many tutus they are made to carry. Discount Dance Supplies has a great range of tutu bags which can carry different numbers of tutus, you can click on each of the following links depending on what you need – but funnily the bag for three tutu’s is the cheapest even compared to Amazon.com at the time of writing – but don’t let this be how you choose the bag. If you need to transport only one tutu, it might slide around in a bag meant for three even with the straps that are meant to hold them down and in place.