Frequently Asked Questions are listed below our customers’ reviews. We have only one question for our inquirers: What is your budget? It determines the level of detail, fabric types, and embellishments.
Lona is the best at custom costumes. My daughter was super picky with her solo costume. We came to Lona with all of her ideas, and she made exactly what my daughter wanted. It was bright, sassy, and it sparkled from every angle. She received tons of compliments at competitions on it. The best part was the confidence that my daughter had in it while she danced. Your costume is a big part of your routine, you have to be comfortable in what you’re wearing to really make that song/dance be amazing ! We don’t go anywhere else for custom costumes.
Amazing custom made ContenderWear! We have had the amazing opportunity to work with Lona to make my little dancer's dreams come true with great dance pieces! From her combo class days in Recital, to tumbling leotards and now amazing solo costumes! All made with great attention to detail, collaboration with design and her amazing artistry!
Lona is such a creative artistic brilliant woman. She has made 2 solo costumes for my daughter. She listens to what both of us are looking for and turns it into a master piece. Her materials are top shelf!! I highly recommend her for any costume you may need!
Becca’s red lyrical solo costume is completely tailored made by Lona Smith of ContenderWear. At competitions, there is scoring for costume/hair/overall appearance up to 5 points. She nailed 5 points for this costume! Thank you Lona!!!
The Costume Really Made The Dance, while Mack is just over-the-top in her performance, the costume really made it work. It’s perfect.
Sorry for not responding sooner!! We got the package and absolutely love it!! Thank you so much!
Lona can make anything your heart desires with dance costumes! Your measurements custom-made, your performance needs, your artistry all expressed in one beautiful piece. Lona can put her talents into embellishments for you as well. She has made costumes, training and performance gear and embellished a catalog ordered piece to make it extra special. She will work with you every step of the way; even makes trips to LA to pick up great items specifically for you!
Lona has made 4 of my daughters competition costumes and they are great quality and sparkle beautifully on stage. She loves how comfortable they are while she performs on stage. Great customer service when finalizing design patterns. She listens to what the customer is envisioning and brings it to life! She was great with her during fittings very gentle.
She does an amazing job! I came to her last minute and she got the job done. I highly recommend her.
Awesome work! Thanks for helping my daughter's special day to be even more special.
Good times at The Countdown Dance Competition in Escondido last weekend. Shyla performed her solo the best she has all season. Sharing some pictures to show her hard work and growth as a dancer. Lona Smith you got exceptional marks for creativity and appropriateness on her costume!