You might have been practicing for months for a competition. The last thing that you want to do is be distracted due to the fact that you are self-conscious about the wrinkles that you might have in your costume as a result of traveling with it on a plane. You also don't want the judges to form a negative impression of you based on the way that you look. You would likely much rather have the judges only impression of you be based on your dance ability. In order to ensure that this happens, you will need to make sure that your dance costume makes it to your final destination fully intact, meaning that it is undamaged and unwrinkled. Here are some tips for doing so.

1. Keep Essential Items in Your Carry-On

Pack anything that you will not be able to replace easily in your carry-on bag. This will reduce the chances that your bag will be lost at the airport and ensure that your costume, shoes, and makeup make it to your final destination without being lost. Make sure that your bag is clearly labeled with your name and cell phone number so that if it does get lost that someone will be able to contact you as soon as possible.

2. Roll Your Clothing

To help prevent wrinkles, you can roll your costume tightly. This will allow you to do just minor touch-ups with a steamer when you make it to the competition. After you have rolled your clothing, put it into a plastic baggie that seals. This will help any liquids that you might have in your container, such as makeup remover, to avoid getting on your costume.

3. Consider a Garment Bag

You can have a garment bag as your carry-on. Consider looking into your airline's size guidelines for carry-on garment bags if your costume is too expensive or large to fit into a normal carry-on bag.

4. Get a Rolling Dance Bag

If you have multiple costumes that you need to keep looking nice and if you will be changing at the competition, consider getting a rolling dance bag. This bag comes with a pop up garment rack that will allow you to hang your clothes up at the competition without taking up too much space, allowing you to steam them easily and get them looking great before you put them on.

For more information, talk to a company like Dazzle Distributors that specializes in rolling dance bags.

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