DIY Dance Costume (Advanced)

DIY Dance Costume (Advanced)

Posted by Rhinestones Unlimited on Nov 4th 2019

For the dancer who wants to sparkle on stage, to the soloist who wants to captivate the audience, to the 3rd place finalist on World of Dance - sometimes you just want the best! Check out this tutorial for this stunning costume, shown here on 2019 World of Dance finalist Ellie Wagner. Ellie and her sister Ava stunned the viewing audience and judges Derek Hough, Jennifer Lopez and Ne-Yo with their talent, passion, synchronicity, and sisterly connection. As proud sponsors of this amazing duo we had to involve Christine Murphy, master crystal artist, in the making of this costume. Because, when ONLY THE BEST WILL DO, you choose Swarovski Crystals and Christine Murphy!

If anyone knows how to make a beautiful, yet, simple leotard into a work of art, it's Christine Murphy. Here is an example where she took The Line Up's Floral Mesh Leotard in black and adorned it with a montage of Swarovski crystals in nine different colors and in eight different sizes and an amethyst sew on shape as well. As you can see, the result is simply divine.



Swarovski Crystals: Fuchsia: 5ss, 7ss, 9ss, 16ss, 30ss, 48ss. Fuchsia Shimmer: 5ss, 7ss, 12ss, 20ss, 48ss.

Rose: 5ss, 9ss, 16ss, 30ss. Light Rose Shimmer: 5ss, 12ss, 20ss. Light Rose: 5ss, 7ss, 12ss, 16ss, 30ss, 48ss.

Vintage Rose: 5ss, 7ss, 9ss, 16ss, 30ss. Ruby: 7ss, 12ss, 16ss. Olivine: 5ss, 7ss, 9ss, 12ss, 16ss, 20ss. 

Amethyst: 3230 Drop sew on.

Earrings: Ovation Marquis Rose Mix

This design we would categorize as an advanced DIY design. Stay tuned for some DIY costumes featured that are less complex.


Fuchsia Shimmer


  Light Rose Shimmer

 Light Rose

  Vintage Rose


Amethyst Drop Sew On


Choose for inspiration and Swarovski Crystals!


Strassing by: Christine Murphy Designs

Leotard: The Line Up

Dancer: Ellie Wagner