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full glitz, natural and semi glitz

Published January 20, 2012 by robertssoccer

  •  GLITZ                                                                     NATURAL                                                 SEMI GLITZ
  • A glitz pageant typically features the contestants wearing heavier makeupand crystal-embellished attire; often there is a swimwear component, or “outfit of choice” modeling segment. Oftentimes the participants in glitz pageants wear a “flipper”. The flipper is essentially a set of “detachable dental veneers” that are placed on top of one’s natural teeth. To create a flipper, an impression is made from a special putty which is placed on top of a person’s teeth. After the mold has been set, this impression kit is then sent to a dental technician, and made into the slip on veneer.
  • A semi-glitz pageant is somewhat similar to glitz, only certain details may not allowed. For example, contestants may have points taken off if they wear a flipper or hair piece. This criterion is typically mentioned in the pageant rules and guidelines.[citation needed]Often, semi-glitz pageants do not permit the contestants to be artificially tanned. Additionally, there may be restrictions on the amount of make up that is permitted.
  • Natural pageants allow very little or no makeup, no flippers, and limited amounts of embellishments on the gown or dress. Contestants may not wear head pieces, or points will be taken off or the contestants may be disqualified.[citation needed]

Elements of Glitz Pageantry

Published January 17, 2012 by robertssoccer

 

 
BEAUTY/FORMAL WEAR
The Beauty/Formal wear competition is considered the most important part of any pageant and is where the girls can truly sparkle like royal princesses. Girls perform a graceful refined routine in a ‘T’ formation in order to show their beauty, hair and of course their dress as well as their smile, poise and eye contact with the judges. The Beauty competition is usually where the most points can be earned adding to the contestants overall score. Cupcake dresses are usually worn up to the age of eleven and are absolutely immaculate, decorated in rhinestones and other embellishments including silk flowers, lace and woven trim, and bead work etc.
The cupcake dress is so named because of its many layers of ruffled skirts piled up on top of each other to resemble a cupcake. If a cupcake dress has seven layers it is then called a ‘Full Southern’. Contestants over the age of eleven usually compete in longer styled dresses.
 
 

SWIMWEAR
Almost every glitz pageant includes a swimsuit competition which in itself is very much like the modeling competition. The girls show off their costumes, smiling and making eye contact with the judges. Sometimes depending on the pageant, a choreographed routine might be performed. Contestants can choose to wear either one piece or two piece bikini swimwear, but glitz swimwear, as one would expect for a glitz pageant, is enhanced with frills, bows and ribbons, and is often embellished with sequins and rhinestones etc.
WESTERN WEAR
The cowgirl costumes of Western Wear are the absolute pinnacle of pageantry. Western wear routines reflect the days of the Wild West and anything to do with the cowboy/girl and rodoe tradition. The music too should relate to a western theme. One important move incorporated into a Western Wear routine is the ‘Rip Off’. This is when part of the costume, usually a jacket, cape, hat, scarf or skirt, is removed during the routine and is used as a prop.
TALENT
The Talent part of the pageant is where the contestants can show off their unique abilities, which could be anything! Singing, dancing, baton twirling, playing a musical instrument or even performing magic tricks are just some of the many various talents one might encounter during the Talent section. The costumes worn should always reflect the theme of the routine. For instance a ‘Shirley Temple’ routine of the song ‘On The Good Ship Lollipop’ might see the girl dressed as Shirley Temple wearing a red polka-dot dress, or perhaps wearing a costume that looks like a candy assortment.

categories in a pageant

Published January 17, 2012 by robertssoccer

BEAUTY/FORMAL WEAR

The Beauty/Formal wear competition is considered the most important part of any pageant and is where the girls can truly sparkle like royal princesses. Girls perform a graceful refined routine in a ‘T’ formation in order to show their beauty, hair and of course their dress as well as their smile, poise and eye contact with the judges. The Beauty competition is usually where the most points can be earned adding to the contestants overall score. Cupcake dresses are usually worn up to the age of eleven and are absolutely immaculate, decorated in rhinestones and other embellishments including silk flowers, lace and woven trim, and bead work etc.
 
SWIMWEAR
Almost every glitz pageant includes a swimsuit competition which in itself is very much like the modeling competition. The girls show off their costumes, smiling and making eye contact with the judges. Sometimes depending on the pageant, a choreographed routine might be performed. Contestants can choose to wear either one piece or two piece bikini swimwear, but glitz swimwear, as one would expect for a glitz pageant, is enhanced with frills, bows and ribbons, and is often embellished with sequins and rhinestones etc.
 
 
WESTERN WEAR

The cowgirl costumes of Western Wear are the absolute pinnacle of pageantry. Western wear routines reflect the days of the Wild West and anything to do with the cowboy/girl and rodoe tradition. The music too should relate to a western theme. One important move incorporated into a Western Wear routine is the ‘Rip Off’. This is when part of the costume, usually a jacket, cape, hat, scarf or skirt, is removed during the routine and is used as a prop.
 
TALENT

The Talent part of the pageant is where the contestants can show off their unique abilities, which could be anything! Singing, dancing, baton twirling, playing a musical instrument or even performing magic tricks are just some of the many various talents one might encounter during the Talent section. The costumes worn should always reflect the theme of the routine. For instance a ‘Shirley Temple’ routine of the song ‘On The Good Ship Lollipop’ might see the girl dressed as Shirley Temple wearing a red polka-dot dress, or perhaps wearing a costume that looks like a candy assortment.

glitz or natural???

Published January 17, 2012 by robertssoccer

If your little girl is entering a beauty pageant, there are two common types to decide between – glitz or natural. Likewise, girls pageant dresses fall into one of the two categories. Glitz pageants require a dress embellished to the hilt with sequins, sparkles and tulle galore. Natural pageants feature more simple, everyday looking gowns. In fact, girls pageant gowns for a natural pageant are not really gowns at all, but more like a special occasion dress she’d wear for a holiday or party. They’re a step up from an ordinary everyday dress, but stop short of the over the top look of traditional pageant gowns for girls.