Back to school and back to cheer‚ fall is a busy season! As we start winding down into sweater weather, makeup trends change as well. Here are some go-to looks for cheer events! Day Games: When you’re cheering on crisp autumn mornings or afternoons, the ideal makeup look is a barely-there glow. Go for light, neutral eyes and avoid smoky looks for daytime cheer. Using a shimmery or sparkly ivory, rose gold, antique gold, or bronze should be perfect. Highlight the inner corner to make eyes appear more open. Try brown eyeliner instead of black to define eyes without overpowering the look, and apply only one coat of mascara. Soft pinks and neutrals are best for blush, and opt for light bronzing over contour. For lipstick, choose muted pinks, browns, or nudes. Night Games: Take the daytime look a little bolder for night games. Fall is the perfect season for warm and golden tones, so turn your soft neutrals a little darker with true gold, copper, and bronze shades. If you want to smoke out your eyes, blend dark brown in the crease and outer corner. Use brown or black eyeliner and apply two coats of mascara for extra attention. You can keep your blush, bronzing, and lipstick the same as day games or take the colors a shade or two darker. If you prefer contouring to bronzing, the look is more appropriate for nighttime. Practice: With the sweating, lifting, and all-around hard work of cheer practice, there’s no need to pull out all the stops applying makeup. If you wear makeup to school and go straight to practice, invest in makeup removal wipes to carry in your bag. Lip balm will keep your lips from cracking in cooler weather, and drinking plenty of water ensures smooth skin. Homecoming: Whether it’s the game, the dance, or any other cheer festivities around homecoming, definitely go for drama. Your squad may decide to use your school’s colors for eyeshadow; anything dark and glittery‚ like greens, blues, or reds‚ can be messy to work with, so be sure to take your time and keep a makeup removal wipe close. Do your eye makeup first so that you can clean up any fallout before putting on your foundation. If you’re going for a bright or bold school color, put a matte neutral in your crease first and carefully pack the color onto your lid, being sure not to go too high up into the crease. Gently blend that neutral over the crease again so the shadow on the lid doesn’t look so stark. Choose black eyeliner and two coats of mascara. Whether you choose to contour and apply bold lipstick, go neutral with a soft bronzing, or a little of both is up to you. Be sure to try your homecoming looks at home first to make sure the colors coordinate and that you’ve achieved the look you want.
Fashion & Beauty
We all know and love our
cheer gear. Whether it’s white shoes designed for tumbling or printed tees with sassy sayings, cheerleaders can’t get enough cheerleading apparel.
But how do companies and brands create all of their merchandise? How do they know what cheerleaders like and what works best for their practices
First comes a lot of research. Studies in the past have been done so companies today know what fabrics work best for athletes, whether it’s cotton for breathability or lycra for stretch and comfort. Some companies even create their own hybrid fabric for better results, like
Chasse’s C-dri fabric, which is a specially engineered yarn woven to dry faster and keep the body cool.
The next important step is design. There are generally four ways a company creates designs for their apparel.
- The first option is to use an outside design company or designer who designs a season’s worth of products within a set period of time.
- The second option is to utilize in-house designers. These designers work year-round creating and developing new collections.
- The third option is what is known as a “cheerlebrity” line where a company works with a celebrity who creates his/her own specialty collection.
- The fourth option is a design contest. Some companies will host a contest, asking fans to submit their own designs for cheerleading gear. The winner chosen will either receive a prize or have their design created and sold through the company!
How can designers constantly think of new ideas for cheer gear? Luckily for cheerleaders, designers and companies are constantly researching and creating new ideas. While companies are often inspired by one another, there have been cases where a company has been a little
too inspired by another company’s design.
Most recently, cheerleading companies Campus Teamwear and Team Cheer were involved in a
trademark infringement case. In September 2012, Campus Teamwear filed an infringement case against Team Cheer for copyright infringement, federal trademark infringement, and unfair competition relating to the manufacture of t-shirts, socks, and bags. The case was settled in March 2013 and Team Cheer agreed to stop selling those particular products.
With each season come new cheer collections, allowing cheerleaders to look stylish all year round! Cheerleading has drastically
evolved over the years and so has the clothing! We can’t wait to see what cheer companies continue to design!
What cheer items do you love the most? Comment and share with us!
Cheerleaders love their cheer gear. Clothes, shoes, bows, glitter, hairspray” “you name it, they’ve got a lot of it. And when they travel, it all has to go along, whether just to the gym or to a game or competition. This means a good bag is a must!
Different bags will be better for different situations, and chances are you’ll need more than one. We teamed up with
cheerleading apparel company Chasse to show you some great options.
Backpacks are convenient because they free up your hands for anything else you need to do or carry. The
Essential Backpack from Chasse is great for carrying your
gear to practice, and it’s only $14.95. It has a double zipper on top and a smaller compartment in the front, as well as a place for your phone.
The more spacious
Weekender Backpack from Chasse is great for a weekend trip. In addition to the extra room, it has more pockets for your accessories and a place for your computer, phone or mp3 player, and headphones.
Duffel bags are easy to sling over your shoulder if you already have a backpack on, and they provide extra room, making them ideal for
travel to games and competitions.
Travel Duffel Bag is the perfect cheer bag to bring to games. It has plenty of room for your uniform and shoes and extra pockets for accessories, but it’s not too bulky.
Convertible Bag from Chasse is great for competitions or longer trips. You can use it as a duffel bag or put on the detachable shoulder straps to use it as a backpack! It is roomier than a standard duffel bag, and it has a compartment to
separate your shoes from your uniform, as well as side and inner pockets for your hair and makeup supplies. It was clearly designed with cheerleaders in minds!
Smaller bags like the Chasse Sequin Backpack, Everyday Tote Bag or Zebra Drawstring Tote are perfect for keeping your smaller items like phone and snacks with you on a trip while your bigger bag is in the back of the car. These are also great for everyday use, like carrying your books at school or using as a purse at the mall to show your cheer pride!
What is your go-to bag for practice, games, and competitions?
CheerLiving has released the 10th episode of its web series! This episode features a great review of cheerleading gear and when to upgrade — perfect timing since it’s almost the season to shop for new cheer apparel!
Remember, you can subscribe to receive the digital version of CheerLiving magazine for free by visiting
the CheerLiving website. You’ll have access to both the first and second issue and you’ll be emailed when a new issue is released!
Watch the episode below and then tell us your favorite part!
It’s almost time for cheer competitions to start! The way you do your hair and makeup for competitions is almost as important as your uniforms. You’ve worked hard to be physically and mentally prepared, and you want your overall presentation to wow the judges and crowd.
One popular way to do your hair for a competition is to do a cheer poof. We were lucky enough to have Tina from cheerleading apparel company Chasse‚ who used to be a cheerleader herself‚ stop by to show us how it’s done!
Watch the video to learn how to do a cheer poof:
- Ponytail holder
- Bobby pins
- Hair spray
- Hair bow
You can use a teasing comb for the teasing if you’d like, but a regular one works, too. If you are doing this in between washes or you want extra volume, use dry shampoo before starting. We tried the
Cool & Crisp Fresh scent from Batiste, and it worked really well. It soaks up oil, increases volume, and blends well even in dark hair. Just make sure you are careful if you are already in your uniform
‚ the shampoo disappears quickly in your hair, but the white color might show on your clothing. Do it before putting your uniform on or put a towel around your shoulders just to be safe.
The hair bow Tina used in the video is the Glitter Performance Hair Bow from Chasse, and it’s
only $4.95 at Omni Cheer. She brought along a pink one for
Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but the same bow comes in eight other colors, so you could get one to go with your team’s competition uniforms.
The cheer poof is one competition hairstyle that will have you looking prepared and feeling confident. Check out our other
cheer hair ideas on Pinterest!
How do you do your hair for competitions?
Coaches, tryouts are over and you have your final roaster in place! Now, it is the time to take a look at your budget, and see about ordering uniforms. For most of us, money can get tight and maybe your budget isn’t as big as last year. That is why fill-in orders are a great option for teams on a tight budget. If you’re a new coach not used to the term, fill-in orders give you the ability to only order uniforms for new cheerleaders, and your returning cheerleaders can re-use their uniforms from last year. They also allow you the ability to replace items that may have gone missing from last season.
Poms are just like socks in the laundry: one always seems to go missing, and with fill-in orders, you can tag on those one or two accessories that went missing along with those one or two uniforms you need.
If you are a new coach taking over a squad, figuring out a fill-in order can prove challenging. Hopefully, the previous coach provided you with all the team uniform information, but that is not always the case. If you do not have any of the order details pertaining to the original order, take a look at
our Omni Cheer website or our catalog, and take look at some of the styles we offer. It allows you to see pictures of the uniforms, so you know the style number and/or the name of the uniform. You can place your order online with our easy checkout process. However, if you are placing an order for customization, it is best to order over the phone from a Sales Agent. Our sales agents will ensure your products match any previous orders. When calling into our Sales Department, it is really helpful to know the previous coach’s name. This will help our sales agents locate any previous order placed by the original coach. Our sales agents will be able to provide an order for you that will match the previous order placed. And, if you need more gear, you can also purchase any new items, like
shoes or additional poms for your squad.
If you are a returning coach or a new coach who has access to the previous coach’s original order information, you are welcome to place an order over the phone with our sales agents or online. Be sure to always tell our sales agents that this will be a fill-in order; this way, they can ensure all your customization and uniform styles are correct. If you choose to place your order online, that is great! We do have a very user-friendly website that allows you to build and view your customization online. If you are purchasing a fill-in with customization online, be sure to always include the original order number in the notes. Our Order Processing Department will review any customization order placed online, and they will verify if the customization matches your original order. If any issues do arise, our Order Processing team will contact you to ensure quality assurance.Fill-in orders are great ideas for teams on a budget, or for teams who just love their uniforms from last year! Who says you need
new uniforms every year? Plus, when you order with Omni Cheer, your uniform is built to last. Here at Omni Cheer, we offer stylish athletic apparel at unbeatable quality and prices. Our sales agents are standing by to assist you, or you can
place an order online at any time.
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This spring and summer, neon is taking center stage. Whether you wear it head-to-toe or just add some small accessories, You don’t want to miss out on this fun trend. As summer and cheer camp approach, we found some adorable neon-colored cheer accessories and clothing. Watch the video below all about the new trend and then check out our cheer neon looks!
Your white cheer shoes will look extra bright and clean when paired with
these neon cheer socks! These socks by Chasse are just $5.95 for a 3-pack. Grab a few packs and wear them throughout cheer camp and summer practice! They’ll not only be stylish, they’ll brighten up your day.
Cheer shirts are a staple for any cheerleader.
This shirt is perfect for practice – it features neon pink, sparkles, and an “I Heart Cheer” logo.
Intimidated by the neon trend? Try the alternative – bright colors!
pink zebra print sports bra is stylish, bright, and fun for summer. For $11.95, you can easily pick up the classic black and white option, too.
While not neon, this
orange bodysuit is just as bright! Since it’s a bodysuit, you can tone it down with a tank or uniform top over it.
What do you think about the neon trend? Will you try it out this summer? Which of these items are your favorite? Comment below!
It’s that time of year when many teams are looking for new cheerleading uniforms. Just in time for the new season, Chasse is now offering sublimated uniforms that customers can design and customize from the comfort of their own chair. All you need is Internet access!
Chasse offers four styles — a long sleeve top, a long sleeve crop top, a short, and a skirt — and eight very different designs.
Take a look at the four easy steps:
You can start designing and creating your very own Chasse sublimated uniform at
What do you think of Chasse’s sublimated uniforms? What design is your favorite?
Somehow, the end of the academic year always feels like a new beginning. Seniors graduate, finals are finished, and straight ahead are summer sunshine, toes in the sand, and (of course) cheer camp. But, before that final paper is graded, there’s one tradition left to wrap up the semester: prom.
Whether you’re attending the prom itself, a semi-formal, or a military ball, there’s something especially exciting about celebrating another school year completed at a formal dance with your friends. High energy, great music, and huge smiles are the domain of cheerleaders, so prom is like your last performance of the year. If your squad wants to incorporate a little extra cheerleader into your prom style, here are some ideas!
Bold Eye Shadow: Cheerleaders are pros at applying dramatic make-up for games and competitions, and there’s no better off-season occasion to show off those skills than prom! The vibrant school color hues that you might not wear everyday but rock on the mat (Hello, Bottle Green and Canary Yellow!) blend better with a party atmosphere like prom, so don’t feel limited to neutral tones. If you prefer neutrals, of course, go for it‚ you can even glam it up a bit with a little glitter glue and shimmery shadow. If you’re looking for something funky but don’t want to go full-blown bold shadow, consider incorporating a fun color into your liner or mascara, such as the recent blue trend.
Curls and Bows: If you’re more of a DIY person when it comes to styling your hair, why not use your competition curls or ponytails? Especially for cheerleaders with short hair who might want to style their hair differently for prom, cheer extensions are a quick and easy way to achieve spiral curls or a sleek ponytail without battling a straightener or iron. Whether you’re using cheer extensions or your own hair, adding a bow is a nice pop of color as well. Pick out your favorite cheer bow for a little added school spirit (especially great for seniors), or grab a spool of wide ribbon at your local craft store and make a custom bow just for prom (perfect for matching your dress‚ or the rest of your squad)!
Sneakers: We’ve all seen the pile of discarded shoes twenty minutes into any formal dance. Your favorite song is on the speakers, and you can’t pull of your signature moves in four-inch heels! Instead of going barefoot or using flip-flops, which both run the risk of getting your feet dirty, or worse, stepped on, consider bringing comfy footwear to change into when the dance floor opens up. Cheer sneakers are designed for a snug fit and sleek appearance, so they’ll hide perfectly under your prom dress. Plus, the only thing cuter than a squad photo of everyone pulling back their dresses to reveal matching sneakers is nobody on your squad having blisters and bandages all over your feet the day after the dance.
Polish: OK, to be fair, competition squads don’t wear a lot of cheer polish due to safety and performance rules. However, your nail polish can be an ode to your squad on prom night! Like with bows or shadow, show off your school colors (bonus points for glitter and glow-in-the-dark shades)! You can even add letters, designs, or stickers. These options are available at salons, or you can certainly pick up products at your local drug store to do yourself. DIY nails come with the bonus of the pre-prom manicure party with your friends, too!
Poms: It’s prom, the end of the academic calendar and the most fun night of the school year. Go ahead, bust out the poms. Bring them out to the dance floor and form a cheer circle, especially if the DJ is playing your competition song. Form a tunnel for seniors to run through when they come into the hall, a la homecoming. Throw your poms in the air like graduation caps to say, “We Did It! ” You’ve earned it.
Do you have any cheer styles to show off at prom? Be sure to share your favorite looks!
In case you didn’t know, the new spring issue of CheerLiving is here and it’s a special Buyer’s Guide edition. In it, Chasse is hosting a month-long contest, giving away new bags and bows every day to those who enter on its Facebook page. You can see the full calendar on page 6 in the latest issue of CheerLiving, which is totally free to digitally subscribe to and download.
It’s the last week of the Chasse OBSESSories 30-Day Giveaway! Take a look at this week’s offerings, including the grand prize on the final day. Then,
visit the Chasse Facebook page to enter.
You can also learn more about these products and find out where to buy them
on the Chasse website.