Brady Campbell Costumes and Rules

Brady Campbell Costumes:

As a Brady Campbell dancer you will start with a simple costume.  This costume for beginners can be worn for “dance outs” and feiseanna.

Beginner Costume requirements:



Black turtleneck leotard and trinity knot skirt

The new beginner costume is the black leotard and trinity knot skirt with lime green/black bow.  All three item are obtained from Rebecca when your dancer is ready to compete.  We also ask that you purchase white poodle socks to wear with the appropriate soft shoe and hard shoe if applicable.


The Jumper is now limited availability.  The preferred costume is the leotard and skirt described above.  But, if you do own a jumper they are acceptable to wear.  After it has been decided your child will be continuing to dance and feis you can then ask to be moved into the BC jumper.  You will continue to wear the black BC headband with the jumper.

BC Class Costume

The class costume is needed when your child is advancing to the Novice level.  Pat and Rebecca will also inform you when they think it is a good time to put your child in that dress.



  • Black slacks  (Flat front with no seam)

Rebecca Recommends these custom pants for boys competing at the Novice level or above or if participating in Ceili:

Paper & Pins
Judith Starks
(734) 995-4038
When emailing her have these measurements
  • Waist
  • Girth 
  • Hips 
  • Out-seam
Ottoman fabric (lycra stretch)
  • Black socks
  • Lime green tie (contact Michelle Moran for assistance in purchasing tie)
  • Black Belt

*the boys costume will remain the same until he enters the Open division.


Solo Costumes

Solo dresses/vests are made or purchased when your child advances to the Open division.  This is when Irish dancing can become expensive.  Please note, all purchases or designs need to be presented to Rebecca before made or purchased.  Brady Campbell always wants their dancers to look their best!!!  In this division the girls are to wear solo dresses and the boys solo vest.  There are several different rules regarding the solo costumes.  Please refer to Rebecca and/or the latest NAFC costume guidelines.

updated 2/6/2014

**This page with be updated frequently as new rules are released.  Please check all rules by clicking on links below or reading below and check with Rebecca Brady Campbell before finalizing a design for your costume.**

The link below has clarification of the make-up ruling.

Costumes_Website Feb 2014 update feb 3

Costume Rules Updated January 2014

The link above has new rules regarding make-up on dancers under the age of 10 and individuals names or initials on any and all costumes.



Here are the new solo costume guidelines for all U8 and U9 dancers in the Mid America region as of January 2012:


The dress may be one piece or two pieces

No animal prints

No low cut necklines

No decorations including rhinestones or sequins of any kind.

No reflective fabric / (this does not include satin)

No embellishments.

Base material and appliqué materials must be solid colors

(No plaids, stripes, patterns, flowers or reflective materials).

Any embroidery and appliqué used on the dress must be of a traditional nature.

Length must comply with An Coimisiun

No Jewelry

Plain Satin Bows in the hair are allowed but bows may not be attached to the

Dress or used for a cape.

Plain colored satins that do not include sequins, glitter, or crystals are permitted

Buckles are allowed on shoes that do not include rhinestones
  All current school costumes are Grandfathered into the rule regardless of threads

or materials. All rhinestones would need to be removed. (Jan 2012)

All of the above applies to headpieces, socks and shoes.

This is for Boy and Girl Solo Championships and Traditional Set Competitions

The above Rule was approved to include the Under 9 age group (Jan 2012)

Mary McGing Duckworth
Regional Director IDTAMA-

********Please make a note of the above changes (including the U9 dancers) and refer to Rebecca Brady Campbell  before purchasing or designing your solo costume.