ContenderWear™ Discounts

Each year ContenderWear releases their discount structure for all-encompassing costumes.  Discounts usually range from 10-20%, depending upon the number of costumes that are created from scratch to stage ready for your school, studio, or group. ContenderWear are usually soloist, duo-trio costumes, but we have created some beautiful group costumes under the ContenderWear Label as well.

HotMess Dance Apparel™ Ambassador

Towards the end of the year, we publicly begin our search for candidates to serve as our HotMess Dance Apparel™ Ambassador(s) for the upcoming calendar year.  We will consider your social media accounts, followers, insight to our products, positive outlook, etc.  Selection(s) will be made based upon your total “score”; each question has a maximum value, some things are obvious…just do your best.  Depending upon the number of applications we receive, a runoff may be held.  We continue to take applications for 30 days or until the maximum limit has been reached by our server, whichever occurs first; so, don’t delay.

HotMess Dance Apparel™ Ambassadors are selected to share tasteful, clear photos of themselves in our designs, tagging the brands, referencing our Web Site, etc., in return they will receive HotMess Dance Apparel™ products at intervals throughout the year.

  • HotMess Dance Apparel™ Ambassadors do not have or seek other ambassadorships of competing (like) products to ours.
  • HotMess Dance Apparel™ Ambassadors will prominently display our link in their profile description in Instagram (i.e. @hotmessdanceapparel or

Additionally, HotMess Dance Apparel™ Ambassadors may also serve as photo and live models for products of any given product line under the Lona Smith Creates umbrella.  Photos and videos may be posted on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, our Web Site, and various marketing materials, campaigns, and programs.  A photo, video, likeness, and liability release is required of our HotMess Dance Apparel™ Ambassadors.  If the Ambassador is not of legal age, a parent or guardian must sign the release form.  Ambassadors, who model our products for our advertising campaigns, must reside in or within driving proximity of the Inland Empire in Southern California. Not all Ambassadors are models in our campaigns.

Depending upon the selected candidate, we are open to additional collaborations that give the Ambassador a behind the scenes look and experience of garment design and creation. Our products are designed, rendered, and created from a quadrilateral piece of fabric, and we make patterns too.  This would be ideal if you love couture, design, sewing, and/or are looking to enter the fashion industry.

Whether or not we do this on an annual basis will be driven by how busy we are toward the end of the year and how well our ambassadors have served HotMess Dance Apparel™.  The ambassadorship is intended for one year while the ambassador fulfills the required criteria of an ambassador.  Their “ambassadorship” may be formally extended.