Pre-Teen Costumes
Pre-Teen Costumes

Below are a sampling of photos of various Pre-Teen costumes that illustrate designs, fabrics, etc that may or may not be approved under the current NDCA rules for this age division.  To see the specific rules for Pre-Teen costumes please refer to the current online NDCA rule book.

Explanation:
Even though there is a pattern on the costume shown above, the fabric is one constant color throughout.


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No problems at all.


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These small covered buttons are approved.


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Although there is a pattern in the skirt fabric it is considered one color throughout.


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This dress is considered to be one color throughout.


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Lace is allowed provided it is lined from the waist to the top of the bust line, as well as a corresponding height in the back.


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Burnout (also called Devor fabric) is allowed provided it is lined with a fabric of the same color.


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This dress is considered to be one color throughout.


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This dress is considered to be one color throughout.


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The skirt fabric is considered to be one color throughout, provided only one small strip of lace is near the bottom of the skirt.


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No problems at all.


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No problems at all.


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No problems at all.


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The pleats are fine because the fabrics used are one color throughout


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Sheer is allowed above the bustline (front and back) and on the sleeves.


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Even though there is a pattern on the skirt shown below the the fabrics used are considered one color throughout.


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This dress is considered to be one color throughout.


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This dress is considered to be one color throughout, and the ribbon on the skirt is allowed.


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This dress is considered to be one color throughout.


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This dress is one color throughout


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This dress is approved


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This dress is approved


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This dress is approved


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This dress is approved


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This dress is approved


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This dress is approved


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A simple ruffle around the collar of not more than two inches is allowed on the neckline


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This dress is considered to be one color throughout.


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This dress is considered to be one color throughout.


Explanation:
This dress is once color throughout and is from approved fabrics.


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This dress is considered to be one color throughout


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This dress is one color throughout.


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This dress is one color throughout.


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This dress is one color throughout.


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These dresses are one color throughout.


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This dress is one color throughout.


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This dress is one color throughout.


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This dress is approved.


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The ruffle on this collar is approved.


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Piping is now approved.


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Piping is now approved.


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This dress is approved


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This dress is approved


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This dress is approved


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This dress is approved.


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This dress is considered one color throughout.


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This dress is approved.


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This dress is approved.


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This dress is approved.


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This dress is considered the same color throughout.


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The backline on this dress is acceptable.


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This bodice and sleeves are top stiched, which is allowed.


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Piping is allowed on the bodice.


Explanation:
This dress is allowed, is one color throughout.


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This Pre-Teen Boy's vest is approved


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Boys may wear tuxedo shirts.


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Approved Pre-Teen Girl Heel #1


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Approved Pre-Teen Girl Heel #2


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Approved Pre-Teen Girl Heel #3


Explanation:
The skirt is much longer than 3 inches below the knee cap, and the sleees are not in the list of allowed sleeves.


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The top insert on the skirt is not acceptable. It would need solid same colored fabric behind it on the top layer.


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The design of the skirt is not considered to be plain and simple.


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Fabric must be one constant color throughout


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The design of this skirt is not considered to be plain and simple


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Ribbon is not allowed on the sleeves


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This dress has trim on it, which is not allowed.


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This is metallic and iridescent fabric - neither of these types of fabric are allowed.


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This fabric is considered to be metallic, which is not allowed.


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This fabric contains metallic micro dots. Metallic is not allowed.


Explanation:
This is metallic fabric, which is not allowed.


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This is metallic fabric, which is not allowed.


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This is metallic fabric, which is not allowed.


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This is metallic and iridescent fabric - neither of these types of fabric are allowed.


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Gathering or shirring is not permitted above the waist.


Explanation:
This is metallic fabric, which is not allowed.


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Gathering or shirring is not permitted above the waist. This has gathering just below the neck line.


Explanation:
This dress is not one color, the lace is white.


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The skirt on this dress appears to be metallic.


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This fabric has glitter embedded in it.


Explanation:
This dress has too many frills, and also has ruffles on the wrists.


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It appears that this dress would be much too long - may not be longer than 3 inches below the knee.


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It appears that this dress would be much too long - may not be longer than 3 inches below the knee.


Explanation:
This is not approved for three reasons: collar is not simple, bodice is metallic fabric and skirt is iridescent fabric.


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The lace applique is considered to be trim on the bodice, so this dress is not approved.


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The leafs at the end of the piping are considered to be trim on the bodice, so this dress is not approved.


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Although the fabric could be approved, this dress has a bow on it, so this costume is not approved.


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Gathering or shirring is only allowed for 2 inches below the waist.


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Bows are not allowed, and the back is too low.


Explanation:
This dress is not considered to be one color.


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The lace on the bodice and waist is appliqued on, which is not allowed.


Explanation:
This is not a plain skirt - the diagonal cut for the large ruffle is not acceptable.


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One small ruffle is allowed around the collar only. This dress has a ruffle above the bust line, so is not approved.


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Satin stripes are not allowed on the pockets.


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Gloves are not allowed, this is a fingerless glove.


Explanation:
Although this is not part of the dress, it is a decoration, or accessory, and is not allowed.