Forum: Disco / Cozzies For Sale / Slow Dance

New Posting Rules For This Forum
By hummingbird
On Wed Dec 15, 2010 05:03 PM
Made sticky by hummingbird (128773) on 2010-12-15 17:03:26

The reason for these changes is to help with the issues people seem to be having with fittings, costumes come back with bit's missing or broken, postage not paid or just not returned at all. These new rules will assist with that.

It is always advised that a deposit is obtained before you post any costume off for a fitting.

The following details are mandatory on each For Sale THREAD:

1. Photo of the costume
2. Size of the costume, measurements are required At the bottom of this thread is a measurments guide
3. Price (and if negotiable)
4. Accessory list (if any)
5. Age of the costume (if known)
6. Name of costume manufacturer
The following details are not mandatory, but highly advisable.
7. Costume materials and whether it is stoned or not
8. Details on whether the costume will be sent out, or which competitions it will be taken to

One thread per item for sale please.

Showing multiple photos of the same item in the same thread is easily done using a free image host like or imageshack. Multiple threads for the same item (either intentionally done to get more attention, to “bump” it back onto the first page, or to show more views of the product) will be deleted.
If a costume falls off the 10th page - and ONLY then - may you re-submit it in its entirely - that means ALL the required information.

Multiple items are not permitted in the one thread. This includes listings for custom-made items. One thread, one sale.

Posting an advert here for free is only permitted for second-hand items being sold by individuals who are not in the costume-related industry or any other industry directly related to the item’s manufacture.

The only exception to this rule is if you are selling second-hand merchandise whose manufacture and sale has nothing to do with your company.

Business owners MUST pay to sell their merchandise, even if the product being sold is second-hand, and even if it doesn’t currently belong to them. For example – if you make Bloch shoes then you must still pay to sell a second-hand pair of Bloch shoes on a customer’s behalf.

Paid-for listings appear as Priority Threads whose title is in bold and will remain at the top of Page 1 for a month.

ALL threads - including priority ones - may NOT include links to company websites.

All For Sale threads are NOT to be used as advertising space (whether solely, or in conjunction with an item for sale) for one’s company or a service of any kind. Sellers should have all the relevant information avaliable in-thread so potential buyers do not have to link elsewhere for ‘more information’ – this includes links to Ebay shops and Ebay items!

If you buy a monthy advertisement to sell a particular costume, that's it. You are NOT also paying for the right to advertise other products/your website, therefore you are not permitted to "sneak in" an ad for those products/services. Example - A paid advertisement for a pink U/12 costume is fine. But a paid advertisement for a pink U/12 costume AND a section underneath about headpieces also avaliable at suchandsuch website is NOT. Similarly, a "please visit my Ebay shop at ________" in your post is also not allowed.

If a thread does not contain all the required information, it will be removed.

If any member sees a thread that should be removed, it would be appreciated if they would mod-report it immediately by pressing the “Mod” button. “But someone else is doing it!” is no excuse for knowingly breaking the posting rules.

Even priority threads will be removed if they do not comply by these Posting Rules. However if this is the case we will credit the DDN account with 1 priority posting, which can be redeemed the next time that seller posts an advert and mod-reports it to our attention.


Measurements Guide


Dance costumes do not fit multiple sizes even though they are made of stretchy material.

They are made to a specific size, to fit a specific dancer for a reason, you want the dancer to look their best.

This is a measuring guide to help people advertising their costumes for sale and those wanting to buy them too. These are the measurements you will need for a good fit on any dance costume

Around the widest part of the chest.

This is the natural waist and is about one inch or 2 cm above the belly button. On a young adult this is normally the narrowest part of the torso.

This is the widest part around the bum, not around the top of the hips.

All of these measurements need to be taken as a full circle around your dancer, not just the front or back.

The last one and the most important one is the girth.


This is another full circle measurement but this time from the shoulder with the measure taken down the front of the body, under the crotch and up the back to meet on the shoulder.

Inside Leg

All costumes with long trousers will need an inside leg measurement, this is from the crotch down to just under the ankle.

Without these measurements there is very little chance of a costume finding it's right new dancer on the first fitting.

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* holds no responsibility for product damage/theft for items advertised in our For Sale forums. It is entirely the seller’s responsibility as to how the sale is conducted.
* It would be appreciated if sellers could lock threads or mod-report them to request their removal after their item has been sold to avoid confusion/keep the forum clean.
* Prices MUST appear on each For Sale thread. If you are not sure how much to charge you are welcome to enter in an approximate price range and the words “Price Negotiable”. Please also remember you can change this listed price whenever you like by mod-reporting your thread and specifying exactly what you want changed and to what.

7 Replies to New Posting Rules For This Forum

re: New Posting Rules For This Forum
By kirsty6
On Mon Jan 30, 2012 01:21 AM
Could you tell me why I can't see the costumes I posted on here are not there ?
Am I not able to see them if I am logged in very confussing.
re: New Posting Rules For This Forum
By hummingbird
On Mon Jan 30, 2012 08:10 AM
Have you looked at the end of the priority adverts?

Any advert that is not paid for priority goes into the for sale pages after all of those adverts.

Your champs advert is on page 6, the starter is on page 2 and the slow is on page page 3.

If you have any concerns about any posts please click the MOD button, that will send a message through to the whole Mod team, I found this post by chance. The MOD button is much more reliable.
re: New Posting Rules For This Forum
By LT_PrincessGemz
On Tue Mar 13, 2012 05:13 AM
Hi Can someone confirm to me how to post a suit for sale of forum? Do I need to be a full member as I still classed as a new member as I have not commented on enough posts? Please help. Thanks
re: New Posting Rules For This Forum
By hummingbird
On Tue Mar 13, 2012 09:52 AM
You don't need to be a full member to post an advert, you will however have to make sure that you post all of the pictures you need in the first post on your advert because as a new member you won't be able to post pictures in the replies.

Go to the for sale forum you need and click the post button on the top left hand side and then follow the on screen instructions.

If you click a MOD button, they are on every post on the forums, you will get through directly to the moderators.
re: New Posting Rules For This Forum
By Buttons22
On Sat Mar 31, 2012 04:36 PM
Hello, I've tried to realist my 2 costumes as they are now on page 11 and they have'nt been placed. Do I have to uploads again.

Thank you

Carol x
re: New Posting Rules For This Forum
By TJ_LucyLou
On Sun Sep 29, 2013 03:34 AM
Hi there, I am a new member and still haven't made my 20 comments yet. Does this mean I can't put my costumes up for sale until then?

Thanks Catherine.x
re: New Posting Rules For This Forum
By janejones4237
On Mon Apr 12, 2021 05:31 AM
Edited by janejones4237 (357941) on 2021-04-12 05:32:39
Edited by janejones4237 (357941) on 2021-04-12 05:32:56


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