In the past, there has been a lack of diverse skin tone garments offered for members of color. Many members were only provided with “one size fits all” options or colors that are not inclusive to all skin tones.
There should be a wider range of flesh skin-tone garments offered for every member to ensure all ethnicities are represented throughout this activity. It is important for members of color to have costuming that reflects who they are and allows them to fully feel comfortable when they are performing.
The listing below will give people a greater accessibility to diverse garments provided by costuming companies worldwide. It includes companies that supply a range of flesh garment options, as well as those that educate and raise awareness about the demand of providing all performers with what they deserve.
Every member should feel supported and reflected in costuming that is specifically made for all skin tones. As the list below continues to develop, we strongly encourage all directors and instructors to keep this conversation in mind as you go about your costume ordering and custom design process.
The inclusion of any company listed on this page does not constitute an endorsement or sponsorship of the WGI organization and we make no representations or warranties about any product or service contained therein.
We intend for this listing to function as a community forum, where any instructor or member can submit their own inclusive costuming resources via this Google form link. The following selection criteria will be used to evaluate submissions:
- Does this company have four or more diverse skin tone options?
- How and when does the company offer options to select different skin tone fabrics?