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Cheerleader costumes. Make one just for yourself!

Cheerleader costumes, otherwise called uniforms come in a variety of colors, sizes, and designs,all worn to proudly represent the school or team they are a part of, generally the colours are the same as the school mascot with the exception of competition teams who may not be affiliated with a school or sporting team. They select their own colors.

Most uniforms have the same basic items, the tops, these can be with or without sleeves and in many instances they are very short, the skorts, a combination of a skirt with two separate leg holes like a pair of shorts, and is worn as the bottom half of the uniform, in areas where the temperature changes from one extreme to the other, the uniform may be a short sleeved shirt with a skort one day and then a long sleeved shirt with matching sweatpants the next, shoes and socks are also chosen to match the rest of the uniform, pompoms and megaphones are often accessories used with the uniform.

Cheerleader costumes. Make one just for yourself!

The cost of uniforms can run several hundred dollars per individual, most schools require the participant to purchase her own but some of the larger schools with more funding are able to cover the cost, to help offset the cost of the uniforms it is very common for them to hold various types of fundraisers in an effort to raise money, these fundraisers can be car washes, bake sales, or asking for donations from area businesses.

With the various moves and routines cheerleaders participate in, they have to be more than just comfortable and look great. The uniforms have to be durable and allow the individual the ability to stretch without any confinement, the shoes used have to be non-slip and they have to offer a great deal of support for the ankles.

Many small girls love the idea of being dressed in cheerleading costumes, and it is one of the most popular Halloween costumes out there, it can then become an added item to their dress up box that they can wear over and over again, cheerleaders proudly wear their costumes as a representative of their status among some of the most popular sports around.