Pageant Packing and Prep
*Time to listen to your coaches! These people know that it is crunch time and they want to work with you to bring out the best version of yourself. Listen to them and put in the work that they recommend.
*Get prepared mentally for the events that will be taking place throughout the week. You have probably received your handbook by now. Read all of it, cover-to-cover. This will help you know the things that will be going on and give you plenty of time to ask questions before you arrive. Your director should be able to help answer these questions.
*Get that wardrobe ready! You have probably spent months getting your wardrobe selected for Nationals. Now is the time to make any finishing touches as far as altering, accessorizing and making sure the things you have chosen are ready to make their debut.
*Lots of girls used tool boxes or chests backstage that contained accessories and all things needed for hair and makeup. These are GREAT to pack everything in and get it to West Virginia, BUT keep in mind that there are lots of girls backstage and everyone has LOTS of stuff. I used one for travel, but sized down and took just the necessities for backstage. If you are planning to use a toolbox or chest just make sure it isn’t the mega size, otherwise it might be too much for you to try and work around during the pageant.
The excitement is definitely building and it is ALMOST here!!!! The week at Nationals is a BLAST! Taking the time to prepare and get organized before the pageant actually arrives will make things flow smoothly once you get to West Virginia.