Attitude Tutus and Stagewear specialises in custom-made solo dance costumes including classical ballet tutus (both traditional and stretch), contemporary, jazz, tap and figure skating costumes. Other dancewear and costumes can can be made upon consultation. Costumes for film, stage and other performance genres are also available.
I’m based on Sydney’s Upper North Shore midway between the Central Coast and the CBD. Send me an email and we can begin to discuss your costume requirements.
In the latter part of the year when the Australian dance season is starting to wind down I make a lot of YAGP costumes. We don’t do a lot of variations here so it’s nice to be asked to make them for “my” American dancers.
I’ve used a pretty pink trim on a pale pink leotard in an asymmetrical pattern across the top of the bodice and down onto the skirt.
The rhinestones are pinks, apricots and topaz. Here you can see the skirt is made from stretch mesh. It is robust and easy to dance in with no static and easy to trim to the correct length with no hemming, which is perfect for remote clients.
The costume is completed with a tiara and arm cuffs.
I bought this beautiful French lace on my travels in Surabaya. I’ve been trying for ages to entice clients to choose it but to no avail. So I thought the time was ripe for a RTW tutu featuring this lace.
The colours are divine and allowed me to push burgundy and royal purple together.
I love the green and gold in these bugle beads. I added a few small crystal AB rhinestones for a bit of sparkle.
The fine metallic silver threads embroidered through the lace is particularly pretty.
The skirt grades down to burgundy from purple with a layer of black glitter tulle on the top layer. There’s a sneaky layer of dark red in there as well just peaking through the top of the skirt.
Sophia has a beautiful olive skintone which called for a strong colour for her new tutu. She waltzed around the studio draped in colour after colour until we settled on this vibrant fuchsia. We teamed it with the palest of pinks skirt and silver venise lace.
Rhinestones were burgundy, fuchsia, hyacinth, red and pink.
Decorating with rhinestones is one of my favourite parts of tutu making. I like to use colours that might make some people shy away but they all seem to blend nicely. Remember the five metre rule.
My client wanted a warm coppery gold trim to go with her burgundy tutu. It’s a hard to find colour so I decided to overdye some venise lace. The rayon bobbin thread is a warm yellow so I played around with fuchsia and hot pink fibre reactive dyes until I was happy with the colour. I also used undyed gold lace in the decoration as well and brought the two colours closer together with rhinestones.
I used scarlet and gold resin rhinestones because of their bold colour and augmented them with hyacinth and other red coloured stones.
The skirt was ivory with a layer of enhanced sparkle tulle to give the skirt more glimmer.
The ensemble is completed with a tiara and arm puffs.