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 color is constant throughout and the same fabic is also used for the entire dress.

Explanation:
The collar ensures that the sheer fabric on the sleeves does not extend onto the bodice.


Explanation:
The pleats are fine because the fabrics used are one color throughout.

Explanation:
Lace is not allowed on Pre-Teen costumes.

Explanation:
The pattern on the skirt above is not problematic because it is essentially the same color, but because the same fabric is not used for the entire dress this costume is not approved.


Explanation:
The costume above is not approved because it is made out of burnout, or Devoré fabric.


Explanation:
The costume above is not approved because it has a skirt yoke (a fitted band at the top of the skirt that fits from the waist down over the hips).


Explanation:
The costume above is not approved because (1) the same fabric is not used for the entire dress and (2) the skirt has additional horizontal panels irom the waist line to the hem line.