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Beauty Pageant Checklist

There are so many different beauty pageants these days. One thing in common is that they require you to be super organised, this makes it perfect to be a checklist. So I’ve written up a beauty pageant checklist – let me know if I need to add more to it by leaving me a comment. Two handy tips are that, the emergency kit, is obsolutely essential for taking care of any last minute problems, especially in the dressing rooms. Don’t forget to label everything and most importantly don’t forget to smile and have fun!

The Beauty Pageant Emergency Kit

  • Sewing kit:
    • various sized needles
    • thread to match each outfit
    • thimble, small scissors
    • notions for each outfit (extra buttons, hook and eyes, beads, rhinestones, backings, etc.)
    • safety pins in various sizes
  • Breath mints, Listerine strips, toothpicks
  • Tylenol, antacids, cough drops, medications
  • Feminine products
  • Nail file and clippers
  • Extra nylons
  • Cotton swabs and cotton balls
  • Snacks
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray
  • Hand-held mirror (and extras!)
  • Tweezers
  • Deodorant (make sure it is the clear type)
  • Propane powered curling iron (outlets are scarce in dressing rooms)
  • Clear nail polish: to stop runs in nylons and fixing nail polish chips
  • Polish remover
  • double-sided tape
  • Band aids
  • Stain remover
  • Towel
  • Steamer
  • Throat spray (if singing)
  • Power extension cord


  • Arrival outfit, shoes,jewellery, and accessories
  • Formal outfit, shoes, jewellery and accessories
  • Interview outfit, shoes, jewellery and accessories
  • Optional competition outfits, shoes, and accessories (talent, actress, speech, sportswear)
  • Rehearsal/fun casual outfits, shoes, and accessories
  • Cut of your dance music
  • Swimsuit, cover-up, and sandals (if hotel has a pool)
  • Pajamas
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Nylons
  • Slips/petticoat
  • Under-garments
  • Jacket/sweatshirt/hoodie
  • Purse/tote
  • Garment bags


  • Hair Dryer
  • Curling Iron
  • Straightener
  • Hot Rollers/Sponge Curlers
  • Hairspray
  • Mousse/Gel
  • Comb
  • Brush
  • Large Toothed Comb
  • Teasing Comb
  • Roller Clips/Bobby Pins
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Dry Shampoo
  • Barrettes
  • Ponytail holders
  • Clips
  • Hair Nets
  • Shower Caps


  • Make-up
  • Make-up Remover
  • Make-up mirror
  • Cotton swabs
  • Cotton balls
  • Cosmetic brush kit/sponges
  • Facial cleanser, moisturizer
  • Acne/skin medications and necessities
  • Manicure and pedicure items
  • Fake lashes


  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Body wash with puff/loofah
  • Deodorant
  • Razors and shaving creme
  • Hand and body lotions
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Perfume
  • Tweezers
  • Sunscreen
  • Shower cap

Beauty Pageant check-in

  • Fees
  • Admission ticket(s)
  • Paperwork
  • Directions
  • Hotel information
  • Date and times

Staying Overnight Items

  • Pictures of friends and family
  • Journal
  • Favorite stuffed animal or pillow for host home
  • Cell phone charger
  • iPod charger
  • Workout videos for host home/hand weights/etc.
  • A small gift for your roommate, host and chaperon!

Miscellaneous stuff

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera with spare batteries
  • Emergency cash
  • Tote bag
  • Shoe inserts/Gel insoles
  • iPod

After the Pageant

  • Write and send out a press release
  • Thank you cards
  • Thank family members and friends

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  1. Hi how’s everyone I am putting together a pageant need help someone to be my assistant. I am in San Diego. Someone who has experience

  2. I am thinking of hosting a pageant as a fundraiser for sons HS baseball team. (Queen of Diamonds) Any ideas on how to get started?

  3. Wonderful content !! Thanks for the effort being put on creating this wonderful peace of information.

  4. Thank you for the pageant checklist.

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