Here at Dance Festival Costumes, we often get asked to make dance costumes for characters such as Cosette from Les Miserable and the Little Match Girl for competitions and dance festivals so we decided to create a costume designed for a Cosette or Little Match Girl that would be lovely to dance in for character ballet and song and dance numbers. This costume consists of a leotard with front panel detailing , lace up effect with tiny frill inside bodice neckline . The sleeves are tattered at the edges but this could also be made with puff sleeves if preferred. The leotard has built in pants (of course) and is made from top quality 4 way stretch matt brown lycra so nothing to restrict movement when dancing. All in all the entire costume will have built in room to grow as we make the leotard so as little of the stretch as possible is used at the beginning .
The skirt is completely circular so spins out beautifully when dancing and has an elasticated waistband so it will last longer and again will allow unrestricted movement as it has a bit of give. The skirt has a tattered edge at the bottom to give a ragged/pauper effect to this dance costume. The skirt also has 2 sewn on patches in a contrast fabric to add to the effect as well as a little tie at the back half apron designed to look like those worn during this period.
Please get in touch if you would like one of these made.