Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Muppet murder and Klingons

              I was recently invited to perform with Il Troubadore Klingon Music Project at a Klingon Language class. They're preparing for the upcoming production of A Klingon Christmas Carol, which Il Troubadore and I will be opening for. I decided to recycle the blue girl body stocking idea to make an Orion Slave Girl costume. I used my stash of silk dyes to render a nude bodystocking green. This was the result:
              It looks like I have murdered Kermit the Frog in order to dance around in his skin like some sort of deranged psychopath.  I ended up pairing it with my gold costume and some green face-paint.
Not to shabby

              It was a fun-filled evening in which I danced to Klingons singing "Mr. Roboto." This is something beginning dancer me would have never thought professional dancer me would be doing years later but unexpected adventures are often the most fun.
Jon and I after the show

Sunday, October 16, 2011

gold costume complete

I finally got around to adding some beading to the side straps of my gold costume. I went with a peacock feather design to match the peacock medallion in the center of the bra, and the peacock panel skirt I'm making. I also bought some gold stud ribbon at Joanne's which I cuts apart (It was 4-5 studs wide originally) to create a border. I used 2 sizes of seed beads, 2 different sequins, and bugle beads. I chose varying shades of gold so that the design didn't blend together.

Here's the whole shebang: Don't ask what is going on with my hair because the answer is too much!

Now it's ready to wear for the wedding of my long-time friend and dance partner, Rae Raks.Here's a video of the costume in action (with bonus Ami Amore). After seeing it in action I think I want to make a less sheer skirt to use with it.

This costume is even more fun with a red skirt and sequined harem pants I bought from Marquis Mark and a lovely veil dyed by my friend Christine for my birthday. I also later removed the giant coins on the straps as my hair kept becoming entangled in them.