Last post I mentioned getting my shape out more. Like many women, I am oblivious to other women's body hang ups, seeing beauty not faults, but I am hyper critical of my own. And yet in spite of my obvious imperfections, I am beginning to realise that over-compensating on stage for my faults leads to unflattering, shapeless, boxy costumes. In an "industry" where some level of sexy is encouraged, it makes no sense to be so out of proportion about my proportions!
A case in point is the Peacock outfit I made earlier this year:
Here is the original corset;
So, I CUT UP the duster jacket, using the bottom fringed edge, to cover the back panels too. I then added hot pink sequins to the straps and top edge of the scallops for an extra bit of jazz.
I know I have lumps and bumps, and under this costume is quite a lot of retaining engineering! But I can live with that. Even standing with the glorious PollyFilla, with the most amazing figure (and apart from fake boobs Colin doesn't pad anywhere) I feel gorgeous.
It's all a girl can hope for, yeah?