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Things to consider when going through your costumes

  • Is the elastic had it? If yes, throw it out or replace it!
  • Has the lycra started to disintergrate? If yes, throw it out.  
  • Is it heavily stained? Can it be washed?  If not, throw it out.  
  • How old is the garment?  If its a g-string leotard, or has shoulder pads bigger than the pal of your hands... I know that was once the fashion but perhaps it has had it's day.  
  • What would it be worth?  If the answer is $2 maybe it's worth donating it to a better cause...
  • Would you put your daughter/son in this costume in it's current condition?  If you answered no, then perhaps it needs the bin or if it's ok perhaps it could be donated.  

 

If you have ALOT of costumes worth selling

  • The Dancers Market (obviously)! The upside is that you have the ability to get rid of costumes in bulk lots at one time.  The downside is that you need to be organised and have gone through everything before the event.  Setting up and packing down can be tedious but the rewards can make it worthwhile.
  • Sell them back to the studio you attended.  Alot of studios now may have dancers who need costumes for duos, trios, solos and/or troupes.  Have you considered contacting them?

 

If you have only a few costumes worth selling

  • dancetrader.com - The online version of the Dancers Market makes shopping easier online, from the comfort of your own home.  Listing your products is free too!! 
  • Dancers Market Community Table - If you have a 1 off tutu or 1 special costume you want to get rid of the Dancers Market takes 2 pieces per person at a community table at every event.  A 10% commission is charged if your item is sold however there is no fee to place your costume on the table.

 

If you have costumes that could be donated to a good cause

  • Contact sonia@dancersmarket.com.au today.  She puts together dress-up boxes for the Salvation Army and drops them off 3 times a year.  Make a difference and help these kids who could use alittle sunshine in their lives.  
  • Marley's Mission Charity, takes costumes on occasion as part of their cause.  You can contact them HERE.