One young designer will get to see their costume design onstage in the Dallas Children’s Theater (DCT) production of “Pinkalicious the Musical”. The DCT is asking students in kindergarten through twelfth grade to submit costume designs for bees, butterflies and birds.

Don’t know how to start? After you find your markers and glitter, get some tips and encouragement at www.dct.org/funtodo/pinkalicious from Emmy-nominated costume designer Lyle Huchton and DCT resident artist and education director Nancy Schaeffer. Among their advice: don’t use pink—that’s reserved for Pinkalicious—and if you’re a boy, don’t shy away from the contest! For more ideas, read the book about the pink-loving girl who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes.

Every entry in the competition will be displayed in the DCT lobby the whole time “Pinkalicious the Musical” is running, September 21-October 21. Three winners will get special recognition and two tickets to the opening night performance. The grand prize winner will receive four tickets to opening night, have their bio printed in the program, and best of all, see their design come to life onstage.

“I was inspired by previous experiences where I worked with children to create costumes, and the kids loved it,” says Huchton, who will be in charge of translating the design from paper to costume.

You can find and print the registration form at www.dct.org/funtodo. Designs must be submitted on paper to the Dallas Children’s Theater, Costume Design Contest, 5938 Skillman Street, Dallas, Texas 75231. Deliver them to the DCT by Monday, July 23 or postmark them by Friday, July 20. Winners will be announced Friday, July 27.