PAGEANT TIPS AND TRICKS:
At a semi glitz pageant you can wear either a cupcake dress or formal dress with either a long skirt depending on the age of the child. Children normally wear a short skirt up to the age of 9 or 10. After that a long skirt should be worn. These dresses can either be store purchased or custom made. They are embellished with rhinestones, and beading. Dresses can also come in a ray of colors. You should always choose a color that complements your daughters face as apposed to a color that is your daughters favorite. Our pageant also offers theme wear, casual wear, swimwear, etc. Again, the outfits can be custom made or purchased from a store. All of these outfits can be glitz or non glitz.
The modeling for a pageant should be very smooth and prefect. Keeping the hands with the fingers pointing down, and the feet in a crooked T formation. You should stop at every x and smile, maybe do a turn, or step backwards a couple of times and then circle. Remember to always have fun with you modeling but also keep it elegant. In casualwear, theme wear, swimwear, etc you can strike a few poses, walk sassy, and really show lots of personality. Pro-am is a common term used to describe the type of modeling. Some parents are creative enough to come up with their own routines, while others pay for a coach to help them come up with routines and teach hem to their child. Remember to practice your routines and get them perfect, however if you do mess up down worry and keep going. The judges don’t know your routines.
There are two common types of stage format, front T and back T. Depending on the pageant, will be the style of stage.
This is an example of a front T formation.
A back T is in a normal T formation.
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This is an example of a back T formation.
In a front T, you enter from the back and exit from the right side front X. In a back T you enter from the left side on the back X and exit from the right side back X.
At most glitz pageants, there can be a lot of lighting. Most children are spray tanned and wear make-up (where age appropriate)
Also, obtaining a hair and makeup artist is not uncommon but is by no means necessary. Our system is not about facial beauty but more on inner beauty and a childs ability to make a contribution to a cause. For example: Our cause is ovarian cancer awareness.
When you are walking your baby onstage, hold her out so she is facing the audience and the judges. You shouldn’t carry her on your hip. Hold her by placing one hand under her bottom and the other hand across her waist. We recommend that you practice walking with your baby in that manner at home so she becomes used to being held that way. Practice holding her up, too, so the audience and judges can get a better look. When you are standing onstage with your baby, look down at her the entire time. That signals to the judges to look at your baby, too.
If your baby has recently learned to walk, you can either elect to have her walk on stage with your assistance or carry her. If a baby falls it may upset him / her so this is something to keep in mind. We do not deduct points if your child is not walking. The overall aim is to keep your child happy and smiling on stage. We do recommend that no bottles or dummys be taken on stage as they can distract the judges from looking at your child.
A child under the age of 3 is allowed to have an ‘assistant’ on stage to help and direct them. Us here at future faces recommend that you focus not only on your baby’s appearance but to consider your appearance, too. Make yourself presentable for the stage by being neatly groomed and dressed in clothes that blend (We require stage assistants to be dresses in black. Points can and will be deducted if this is not adhered to) You don’t want the judges to focus on you, so dress modestly and conservatively. Think of yourself as the backdrop to the main attraction — your baby.
These are the basics for entering a childrens beauty pageant. Good luck at your next pageant and remember you are all winners for just going on stage and trying!