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Custom-designed performance-quality and practice tutus, men's costumes, stage accessories, and much, much more
Custom-made performance-quality professional adult Classical tutus, in a variety of options
Custom-made performance-quality professional adult Romantic and Neo-romantic tutus, in a variety of options
Economy adult and children's tutus
Custom-designed headpieces and tiaras
Custom-designed performance-quality men's stage-wear
Tutu and other garment travel and protection cases/bags
Additional Costuming Items not yet moved to a new page (temporary page)
Other Really Cool Costuming Items
 

Photos of a few of our custom costume designs

Unique instructional books and patterns on the art of costume design, construction, and embellishment
Our seminars and workshops provide hands-on instruction in the art of ballet costume design, construction, and embellishment - from tutus to tunics

Costuming fabrics in a huge variety of types and a rainbow of colors
Basic notions and costumer's specialty items
Costumer's specialty items
Genuine Swarovski Austrian-crystal rhinestones in a variety of sizes, styles, and colors, and settings and tools
Complete kits for making your own ballet costumes

The best of the best in shoes, tights, leo- and unitards, dance dresses, men's-wear, and accessories - Tutu.Com's Get The Pointe Dancewear



Tutu by Claudia Folts

Dress by Claudia Folts

Poet's Shirt by Claudia Folts

Headpiece by Claudia Folts

Custom Costume Designs,
by Ms. Claudia Folts

Our specialty is the design and creation of beautiful custom dance costumes and accessories for professional and civic ballet companies and for individuals. Our designs can be seen in performances all across the United States and all around the world. We have created for classical and modern ballet roles, for jazz and modern pieces, for competition, and for regional, national, and international dancers. Our custom designs range from the tastefully classical to eye-popping wild.

Tutu by Claudia Folts Bodice Overlay by Claudia Folts Tutus by Claudia Folts
Harem Pants by Claudia Folts La Bayadere by Claudia Folts Tutu by Claudia Folts



We offer a very wide-range of design services.
We can tailor a single design to an individual role, or create for an entire ballet. Although our custom designs are one-of-a-kind, we are happy to work with your own ideas, or your choreographer's or director's requirements. If you have an idea in mind, or a design you're trying to replicate, give us a call. If what you need is a plain white tutu or a basic men's jacket/tunic, we can do that as well. We can even decorate, redecorate, or refurbish a costume designed or purchased elsewhere.

Although most of our costumes are hand-made and custom-sized, we also build on standard dresses, leotards, and unitards from such manufacturers as Mirella, M. Stevens, Grishko, and many others. Or we can build from garments you already have.

Plus, nearly any of the dancewear items offered on our Dancewear pages can be decorated as-is, or used as the basis for a costume design.

You will find many examples of our creations sprinkled through-out the site and in The Photo Gallery.


We are always happy to take the time necessary to discuss and refine your ideas and the design options for your particular performance needs. To speak with our design staff, please call or email us. See the How to Contact Us page for all the ways to get in touch with us.


Please note:

1 - Most custom work will require specific measurements using our measurement form. See our Womens Measurement Chart page to print or download the required pages. (For Mens items, please call or email us to discuss the measurements that will be needed). We recommend having a professional seamstress/tailor gather the necessary information.

2 - Please provide enough advance notice that we can complete your items by the due date. The timeframe for all custom work is 2 to 8 weeks, depending on the item(s) - and possibly longer during peak seasons. All projects are 'first-come, first-served'.

3 - All custom item sales are final - no returns, no exceptions.

4 - Most Custom Items must be Pre-Paid.
For some items, at our discretion, we may require only a 50% deposit before beginning the work, with the balance due upon completion. However, we will not ship the item to you without first receiving payment in full.
In particular please note: if you are paying by personal or company check, you should allow an additional 10 days for bank-processing before we begin your project or ship your finished item. Please see the How to Order page for payment options and details.


About the Designer
Ms. Claudia Folts has over 30 years experience in the world of ballet, as a professional dancer and director onstage and backstage, in the classroom and the design shop, as a teacher and a student, and as a school owner, company director, and author. She is much in-demand as a costume and stage designer, and to costume individual dancers and entire ballets.

Ms. Folts has designed for dancers and companies worldwide, for her own professional and student companies, for Miss USA contestants, and for professional ballerinas and danseurs in the USA, Australia, England, Netherlands, Canada, Switzerland, Japan, and many other countries. Her books on costume design and construction are used by professional and amateur costumers at ballet schools and companies internationally. If a particular tutu or costume especially caught your eye, it may well have been "a Claudia's" (a phrase we've heard backstage more than once).


Prefer to do it yourself? Tutu.Com also publishes several books on the art and secrets of costume design, construction, and embellishment, as well as many patterns, and carries all the necessary fabrics, trims, rhinestones and those hard-to-find specialty items like boning, hooping, cording, and nude elastic. And if you aren't sure how to start, Tutu.Com conducts several   a year around the country to show you how. All of this information is available from the Tutu.Com Home Page.


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