A Note from The Future (November 2021):
I've long loved the song - and music video for it - I chose for my showcase program. It came out when I was still living in the USA, as a Canadian expat, and it was so comforting to me. That's what I've been so focused on, in bringing the program together.
That said, it's hard to ignore RCMP history, and a lot of the recent actions in the news. My grandmother was a residential school survivor, and ... I don't know, this all feels pretty ick to me at the moment.
It was a very lighthearted program - horse head on a stick and all - but it feels pretty wrong now. So, I've made the decision to abandon the program.
Back to the drawing board!
SO, I finally got around to making the costume for my showcase program!
First, this is the song I'm using:
I bought the fabric about a mont ago, a mix of matte and metallic / hologram lycras:
First up: Tights and LOOONG skate covers. These come up to just under my knees:
Then, it was all of the applique and little bits for the bodice:
Finally, a finished bodice!
Then a finished dress:
Makeup was a bit of a stressor, because I look terrible in red lipstick. Amazingly, the PERFECT shade happened to show up in one of my subscription boxes this month!
The whole look:
I feel like a Canadian Verka Serduchka, LOL.