Thursday, May 15, 2008

Packing for a Pageant



Packing for a PageantEssentials

Evening Gown
Evening Gown Accessories: Shoes, Jewelry, Pantyhose, Undergarments
Swimsuit (if not provided by pageant)
Swimsuit Accessories: Shoes, Jewelry, Bust Pads, Body Glue
Cocktail Dresses
Cocktail Dress Accessories: Shoes, Jewelry, Pantyhose, Undergarments
Talent Costume, Accessories, Music (& back-up music), and any props
Rehearsal Outfit(s)
Rehearsal Accessories: Shoes, Jewelry, Pantyhose, Undergarments
Extra Outfits & Accessories (outfits for pageant social events, relaxing in your room, etc.)
Extra Undergarments
Pajamas, Robe Slippers
Comfortable flip-flops or sneakers (for when you need a break from your pageant heels)
Garment bag to protect competition wardrobe
Hair
Blow Dryer
Hot Rollers, Curling Iron, Hair Gel, Styling Spray, etc.
Hair Spray
Bobby Pins (same color as hair)
Hair Pins (same color as hair)
Ponytail holders (same color as hair)
Brush
Comb, Teasing Comb
Shampoo & Conditioner
Hairnet (optional, used to keep stray hairs in place for a bun or chignon)
Make-up
Foundation
Highlighter
Contour Powder or Cream (usually for stage only, not interview)
Facial Powder
Eye Shadow(s), Eyelash Curler, Mascara
Blush(s)
Lip Pencil(s), Lipstick(s)
Clear Lip gloss
Eye Make-up Remover
False Eyelashes and eyelash glue (optional; if you have a make-up artist they may provide these, please do not wear strip false lashes to your interview, individual lashes are okay for interview, strip lashes for stage)
Make-up bag
Make-up Mirror
Beauty Supplies
Clear Antiperspirant/Deodorant (make sure it’s the “disappearing” kind)
Face Wash
Facial Moisturizer
Body Lotion
Toothbrush, Toothpaste
Razor
Band-Aids
Wet wipes or Baby Wipes
Nail Polish (clear polish is always good to have on hand for banners that tend to fray at the edges)
Feminine Products
Prescription Medications, Vitamins you usually take (this is no time to start something new)
Advil, Tylenol
Eye Drops
Nail Clippers, Nail File
Hand Mirror (so you can see the back of yourself in the hotel mirror)
Cotton Balls
Fragrance
Miscellaneous Supplies
Sewing Kit: needle, scissors, straight pins, safety pins, thread in color of each competition outfit (interview suit, evening gown, cocktail dress), extra snaps/hook & eyes, extra buttons, hem tape
Extension Cord
Spending Money
Travel Kleenex (for your room and/or Rehearsal Tote)
Travel Alarm Clock
Scotch Tape
Rehearsal Tote Bag
Pageant Notebook with all your pageant information (keep in Rehearsal Tote Bag)
Small notebook and Pen/Pencil (keep in Rehearsal Tote Bag)
Small Iron
Snacks
Accessory Bags – Make these out of Ziploc Quart-sized storage bags. With a Sharpie pen write the name of each competition garment on the outside of the bag and put all the jewelry and other accessories for that garment in the bag. For example the outside of the bag might say “Evening Gown” and inside the bag you would put your earrings, strips of toupee tape (to keep your gown in place), and anything else you wear with your gown. Having all of your accessories in one place will help you during quick changes at your pageant.

2 comments:

Ritika Ramtri Kumar said...

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Ritika Ramtri Kumar said...

The Packing for a Pageant Article is By Valerie Hayes

Valerie Hayes, "The Pageant Coach," publishes the award-winning 'Pageant Interview Pro!' e-zine which is full of tips and techniques to get a top pageant score. If you're ready to become a serious contestant and ace your pageant interview, get your FREE tips now at www.ValerieHayes.com.