Who we are

Our website address is: https://hotmessdanceapparel.com. We also maintain domains for our flagship brand, our company name, and our owners name: contenderwear.com, lonasmithcreates.com, lonasmith.com  All these domains point to hotmessdanceapparel.com


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Rhinestones & trim applied to customer provided costume.

Ride by ContenderWear


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.).  Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We do not share any data with any 3rd party with the exception of data needed to fulfill your order, provided that you place an order, and if circumstances dictate, the Costumers’ Group, where we share information about certain circumstances.

We use PayPal and Stripe to process payments whether or not you have a PayPal or Stripe account.  Please see their privacy policy for such transactions (paypal.com & stripe.com).  Also we have to share your delivery address with the delivery company.  This is so that the package will get to you via either, but not limited to, USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc. When setting up your shipment label, we may indicate your email address and/or phone number.  This is to facilitate the delivery process.  

IP Address

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

Costumers’ Group Black List

There exists a Black List, which is a compilation by many Costumers in a group effort to avoid customers who have been difficult to work with.  As a collective group of sewists, small businesses, and hobbyists, we are in many groups geared to assist each other in sewing and related hurdles. The Black list may include persons name, state, studio name, link to their faceBook, and/or Instagram pages if they were used as a means for contacting the Costumer. We enjoy most people, a few difficult ones slip through our screenings. Check with your costumer to see if they placed you on the list.

Remember that this is a hobby for us, and it should be a pleasant experience for all parties involved. 


One Beautiful Evening Custom Contemporary Dance Costume
Miss A In Landslide by ContenderWear

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.