Buying a fabulous ice skating costume can be extremely costly and it is often difficult to find the perfect style for your competition and personal taste. By making your own ice skating costume from stretch fabric, you can save money and customize your costume to fit you and your routine.
The leotard forms the base of every ice skating costume and can be a standout on its own. If you are making a monochromatic look, add a fluttered skirt over the top of the leotard, ensuring that you face the right sides of the fabric together and the point of the skirt upwards when sewing, and sleeves. From there, you can add cutouts in the back or customize it, making it anything but plain.
For a more advanced style, try placing lace over a nude lycra leotard or cover a lycra design with fringe for a flapper-inspired costume. For the flapper costume, use an opaque stretchy fabric for the majority of the leotard, but use a sheer fabric from the chest up for the armholes and attach a skirt over the top of the leotard. Then add the fringe in layers, ensuring that it extends below the hemline for the bottom layer, working your way to the top. The flapper costume shows incredible movement on the ice, making it a favorite with the judges and the fans alike.
There are endless styles of ice skating costumes; as long as you can make a basic leotard, you can go anywhere with your design, depending on what you do to embellish it, whether you use nude colors, add lace, add fringe, add rhinestones, or use cutouts. By making your own stretch fabric ice skating costume, you can guarantee that no one else at your competition will outshine you with their costume and that you have the most unique music, costume, and routine for a performance that blends together perfectly.