Working with DS

With over 40 years of experience with championship organizations across the country, we know how to get it done. Our mission is to make the members of the ensemble feel as good as they look every time they perform. To accomplish that, we work closely with the directors, designers  and choreographers to make sure that every look we create is flattering on the performers, and helps provide the confidence they deserve when they step into the spotlight. Your success is our success and we look forward to being a partner with you as you endeavor upon your upcoming season. 

Our Process

1. We need to know who we’re working with by gathering a few details.

  • Fill out our intake form to help us gather all the details- The more you can share with us about your show the better. It’s all about the details and DS is ALL about the details.

  • Share your budget-  We know this is always a difficult question to answer, but be realistic. Give us a starting point to work within and we can solve the problem creatively with budget in mind.

  • Mood board with us- Let’s talk about your show. What is the inspiration; colors, images, audio… Let us help you build the aesthetic.

  • How many performers do you have- Minimum number of custom garments per order is fifteen (15). Catalog Custom minimums are five (5). If you are looking for multiple looks for your ensemble please ask about multi-style pricing.

Custom vs. Catalog Custom

2. DS will email you a confirmation that we have successfully received your intake form with some steps to take. The confirmation message will include:

  • Information on how to measure, 

  • A link to the measuring worksheet (google sheet).

3. A DS Associate will send over design proposal for approval

  • Costume Design/Sketch will be sent over for approval.  

  • Fabrication Approval- (textiles, print etc) In some (not all) cases a sample is necessary. 

  • Measurements deadline (we must have performer measurements to get started)

  • 50% Production Deposit Due

4. Once we have received your Production Deposit your order moves into our production schedule and we will supply you a timeline for the following:

  • Final Payment Due

  • Expected ship date confirmation