Guidelines for Posing Costumes

Hello 🙂 As you already know Natbod is taking an exciting, new and revolutionary sporting style approach to bodybuilding competition. As part of this new approach there has been a change to the Categories and with this change comes a change to the posing costumes for each category as well. You know that the NatBod Vision is to “Grow the SPORT and See the Athletes Succeed!” and you are about to discover that the new guidelines for posing costumes will help to achieve both these goals.

You will see that this fresh new approach to posing costumes will:

  • Remove the “beauty pageant” influence
  • Lead to More Competitors on stage
  • Create a strictly Sports-style competition
  • Lead to Mainstream Attention for the Sport
  • Give the athletes Better Opportunities to secure Sponsorships
  • Save the athletes $$$ on Posing Costumes

Women’s Posing Costumes

You will see that one of the major differences in all the women’s categories is that competitors no longer wear heels on stage or wear “blinged-up” costumes.

Think about what you wear to the gym. You don’t rock up to train in high heels do you? Bodysculpting and Bodybuilding is the sport of training with weights to improve your physique. You are athletes and at NatBod competitions you are judged on your physique which is a result of your hard work in the gym. Therefore heels, bling etc do not feature as part of the equation when you are judged.

You already understand that NatBod is taking a strictly sports-style approach to competition which will open up tonnes of opportunities for both the sport and the competitors. This change to posing costumes is integral to this bright new future.

Another Exciting Benefit! As female competitors you know that it can be really, REALLY expensive to purchase your posing costume, bling & heels for other styles of competitions. With NatBod’s new sports-style approach you will save a considerable amount of money with the costumes available off the rack at sportswear stores, surf/swimwear shops etc or equivalent online stores. Another bonus is that you can use these costumes for more than just your stage presentation, wearing them in the gym or at the beach as well!

Athletic Bodysculpting

“Booty Shorts”, “Crop Top” and Athletic Style Sports Shoes. You can wear any colour, combo of colours or patterns, but remember, NO bling please. You can secure as many sponsors as you want and place their logos on your costume wherever you like (keep in mind however that you will need to wear a competitor number on the front and back).

Classical Bodysculpting

Bikini Bottoms and “Crop Top”. No string sides for bikini bottoms. Bottoms can be a little “cheeky” but please NO thongs/g-strings. You can wear any colour, combo of colours or patterns, but remember, NO bling please. You can secure as many sponsors as you want and place their logos on your costume wherever you like (keep in mind however that you will need to wear a competitor number on the front and back).

Bodybuilding

Bikini Bottoms and Bikini Top. Not a “figure” style costume. No string sides for bikini bottoms. Bottoms can be a little “cheeky” but please NO thongs/g-strings. You can wear any colour, combo of colours or patterns, but remember, NO bling please. You can secure as many sponsors as you want and place their logos on your costume wherever you like (keep in mind however that you will need to wear a competitor number on the front and back).

Men’s Posing Costumes

You will see that there are a some similarities with NatBod’s approach to Men’s Posing Costumes and the approach seen in other events. However there are a few key differences in the Men’s Athletic Bodysculpting and Men’s Bodybuilding costumes.

You’ll see that the biggest change is in the Men’s Bodybuilding costumes. This change will “GROW the Sport” by encouraging more new competitors and attracting more mainstream attention as well as “See the Athletes SUCCEED” by giving men’s Bodybuilding athletes the opportunity to secure sponsors on their posing costumes.

As with the women’s costumes these costumes are all available off the rack at sportswear stores, surf/swimwear shops etc or equivalent online stores.

Athletic Bodysculpting

Sportswear Shorts (to just above the knee) and Athletic Style Sports Shoes. No “boardshorts”. You can wear any colour, combo of colours or patterns. You can secure as many sponsors as you want and place their logos on your costume wherever you like (keep in mind however that you will need to wear a competitor number on the front and back).

Classical Bodysculpting

“Square-cut” swim trunks. You can wear any colour, combo of colours or patterns. You can secure as many sponsors as you want and place their logos on your costume wherever you like (keep in mind however that you will need to wear a competitor number on the front and back).

Bodybuilding

“Brief” cut swim trunks (think “speedo”/”budgie smuggler” style). Similar to old school bodybuilding. Full glute coverage and a minimum of 4cm at the sides. You can secure as many sponsors as you want and place their logos on your costume wherever you like (keep in mind however that you will need to wear a competitor number on the front and back).

Sponsor Logos on Posing Costumes

Imagine how many sponsorship opportunities will open up for you with the ability to put sponsor logos on your posing costumes!

You can understand how powerful a logo and name on a posing costume can be, especially with photos (which you receive free as part of entry) spreading all over social media! Now you have something more to offer potential sponsors, making them easier for you to obtain and may even lead to you being paid to compete! Imagine how great that will be!

Sponsors don’t have to necessarily come from within the fitness industry either. Get creative and think outside the box and approach businesses from a wide array of industries or from within your local community. Obviously these sponsors must be appropriate; NO tobacco, alcohol companies etc. You will find that the opportunities are endless!

You can also put your Gym name, Coach or Team name (for Pairs/Team Challenge) on your costumes as well and represent with pride!

Let’s Take One More Quick Look

You’ve now got a solid understanding of the Guidelines for Posing Costumes under the NatBod sports-style approach to bodybuilding competitions.

Just to re-cap you now understand that this exciting new approach will:

  • Remove the “beauty pageant” influence
  • Lead to More Competitors on stage
  • Create a strictly Sports-style competition
  • Lead to Mainstream Attention for the Sport
  • Give the athletes Better Opportunities to secure Sponsorships
  • Save the athletes $$$ on Posing Costumes

NOW that you understand the NatBod Guidelines for Posing Costumes will helpt to “GROW the Sport and SEE the Athletes SUCCEED” you are ready to take ACTION!

LOCK Saturday the 10th of October 2020 into your Calendars for the 2nd Annual NatBod Showdown in beautiful Ulladulla! Competitor Entries and Spectator Tickets will be available soon!

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PS: Share this information with your gym friends and fellow competitors and spread the word about NatBod’s exciting new sports-style approach to competition!