Doodlebugs Children's Pageant Wear

Girls Formal Dresses for all Ages and Occasions

At Doodlebugs Dresses we have pageant dresses and pageant wear for girls of all ages. With more than 350 dress styles to choose from, we showcase the latest in designer prom dresses and pageant dresses. As the Southeast’s all inclusive pageant prom and shop you will have more choices, more service, and unending attention to every detail. Our beautiful and glamorous pageant gowns will make your child a pageant winner! Designs created to enhance her figure, embellished with accents to highlight her best features and draw the attention to your child.

We carry a wide variety of girls pageant dresses and gowns for local, state, national, preliminary pageants. Be assured you are dealing with a professional boutique when buying your pageant dresses with us. We have a large selection of children's pageant dresses In stock for same day shipping. We have experience working with girls of all ages for pageants across the country.

At Doodlebugs Dresses we especially focusing on Pageants Dresses and Pageant Ware but we have GORGEOUS Prom dresses and gowns for all your special occasion needs. Beautiful styles & colors, and styles and sizes for girls of any age. Shop early so you will be sure to get the dress or gown of your dreams!

You'll find only the best quality and most beautiful pageant dresses, interview suits, talent costumes, shoes, and accessories at Doodlebugs Dresses. We specialize in apparel and accessories for girls, teens, young ladies and women's beauty pageants. Our specialists have years of pageantry experience at all levels, local, state, national, and international. They know the pageant industry and can help you define a beautiful style to win the coveted pageant crown. Our pageant tips will guide you in selecting the right colors and clothing and ensure a proper fit to enhance your natural beauty. Feel free to contact us with questions about our pageant products or for suggestions.

History of Pageants, (beauty contests)

Choosing symbolic kings and queens for May Day and other festivities is an ancient custom in Europe in which beautiful young women symbolize their nation's virtues and other abstract ideas. The first modern American pageant Prom Dresses was staged by P. T. Barnum in 1854, but his beauty contest was closed down by public protest—he previously held dog, baby, and bird beauty contests. He substituted daguerreotypes for judging, a practice quickly adopted by newspapers. Newspapers held photo beauty contests for many decades: In 1880, the first “Bathing Beauty Pageant" took place as part of a summer festival to promote business in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Contests became a regular part of summer beach life, with the most elaborate contest taking place in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where the “Fall Frolic” attracted women from many cities and towns.

The modern beauty pageant's origin is traceable to the Miss America Pageant, which was first held in Atlantic City in 1921, under the title "Inter-City Beauty Contest." The Miss America Pageant eventually included preliminary eliminations, an evening gown competition, musical variety shows, and judging by panel. Still, the contest was at first shunned by middle-class society. Pageants did not become respectable until World War II, when "beauty queens" were recruited to sell bonds and to entertain troops. Scholarships and talent competitions evoked even closer scrutiny of contestants’ morals and backgrounds.

Other major contests include the yearlyMiss World competition (founded by Eric Morley in 1951), Miss Universe (founded in 1952), Miss International (founded in 1960) and Miss Earth (founded in 2001 with environmental awareness as its concern), Miss Tourism Queen International (founded in 2004). These are considered the Grand Slam pageants, the five largest and most famous international beauty contests. Minor contests, such as the Miss Bondi contest in Australia, are common throughout the world in the summer months. During the 1950s, pageants thrived to promote county fairs and local products. For example, some of Raquel Welch's titles included "Miss Photogenic" and "Miss Contour." Women from around the world participate each year in local competitions for the chance to represent their country's international title.

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Recently there has been a movement to the Internet Beauty Pageant format demonstrated by websites such as The Ultimate Beauty Queen, which aim to level the pageant playing field by allowing more variations in both contestants and judges. The organizers of the major beauty contests represent their contests as being events of world importance—and they are, in that they are viewed by over a billion people every year.

Global beauty pageants have never faced a revolution of its kind before the year of 2002. Christina Sawaya of Lebanon won Miss International pageant, Miss World 2002 is Azra Akin from Turkey and the original winner of Miss Earth 2002 is Džejla Glavović from Bosnia and Herzegovina which are all dominant Muslimm countries.

Selecting a beauty queen

Beauty pageants are generally multi-tiered and popular, with local competitions feeding into the larger competitions. The worldwide pageants, thus, require hundreds, sometimes thousands, of local competitions. In the United States, there is now a commercial beauty pageant industry that organizes thousands of local and regional events for all ages for profit supported by magazines like The Crown Magazinee and Pride of Pageantry, the online, the Pageant News Bureau (, and The Crown Magazine, and a host of retailers of everything from tiaras to cosmetic surgery.

The typical perception of a beauty pageant is that it occurs once a year, has women of a petite frame, the event is live on stage, and that a talent is involved somehow. Particularly with the advent of the internet, this perception has changed drastically. Although they are not "live" internet and mail-in pageants have provided a plethora of entertainment to those who compete and an opportunity not available those unable or hesitant to travel.

Size no longer is a limiting factor as many competitions espouse the goal of "natural" beauty. There are also more and more pageants such as Ms. Classic Beauty which are dedicated to the "plus sized" delegate. Ms. Classic Beauty takes this one step further by devoting itself to "pageant plus." While a size 14-16 may be considered a traditional plus-size in the US, in the pageant world a size 6-8 may be considered as plus depending upon the pageant system. Ms. Classic Beauty takes this into consideration as well as the difference in size based upon height. Therefore, their criteria for inclusion is based upon size/ height ratios.

Although the selection of a Beauty Queen is thought to be an annual event, there are no hard and fast rules as to the frequency of selection. Pageants have also changed dates and frequency based upon the needs of the Organization. Take for instance, Miss America. For decades, Miss America was held during the fall with the pageant usually occurring in September. Recently, the date changed to January. This produced a term of greater than a year length for that Miss America..

On the other hand, some terms have been shortened due to needs of the Organization. For example, during its formative years, the Mrs. United Nation Pageant had several seasonal changes with some Queens holding a term of less than a year.

There are other pageants who take a totally different approach altogether. Particularly in reference to on-line photogenic pageants, there are competitions in which a winner is chosen on a monthly or even weekly basis. There are those who will take each of these as a "preliminary winner" with the intent upon a "final" competition at some later date. Others treat each of these as a "final" winner and provide a title.

Regardless of the method of competition, break down of scores or frequency of selection, all are defined as "entertainment in the form of a beauty pageant." It is up to the individual to determine which is best suited for competition or of particular entertainment interest.

Beauty Queens, or title holders, are chosen on many criteria. Each individual pageant will provide to prospective delegates its particular methods of competition and scoring. For example, The Worldwide Pageant has a unique scoring system wherein delegates have the potential of earning a score of 110%. The breakdown is 25% evening wear (may be pants or gown), 25% athletic wear, 50% personal interview, and an optional 10% for an achievement portfolio. Diamond Dolls is a photogenic only competition which provides 100% of the score based upon submission of required photos.

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