Costuming: Luck Be A Lady

I mentioned in my last post that I am revamping some old routines for my solo show, and I just made a new costume for my routine “Luck Be A Lady”. I first performed this routine in 2010 at the first Miss Burlesque SA competition. I performed it for a while but the costume pretty much fell apart – probably because I made it primarily with a hot glue gun and a stapler!


Performing at Miss Burlesque Australia 2010. Hahah that guy 😀

After the costume fell apart I kept meaning to remake it, but just never got around to it. So the act sat in pieces in the back of my wardrobe. I recently decided I wanted to pull it out again, so I set about to make a whole new costume.

My crappy drawing haha! My sketching skills have never been the best

My crappy drawing haha! My sketching skills have never been the best

The first costume I made had a tutu covered with cards, which was pretty cool but a bit impractical really and I was never happy with how it turned out, so I decided to go a different direction with a poofy tulle skirt!

Tulle skirt in progress

Tulle skirt in progress

I had fun painting the fabric – it was actually the first time I had done stencilling. I think I’m hooked!




I haven’t got a picture of the full costume yet, but if you want to see it in action stay tuned! I’ll be releasing the details of my show very soon! Eeep! Just quietly I’m freaking out a bit. 😉

See you next time!


2 thoughts on “Costuming: Luck Be A Lady

  1. Sarah says:

    squee!!! Can’t wait to see the finished costume… this is still hands down one of my favourite routines ever… the costume, the song… everything! 🙂 *fangirl*


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