bookoisseur:

hmbcp:

danceisagodgivengift:

Women’s Halloween costumes make me mad.

look at the names of the luigi one 

I hate everything.

Sometimes these make good bases for burlesque costumes. Most people are not wearing them in a literal stripper context, though. I dislike that these are the options for women. Wear a baggy, ill-fitting costume made for men, or wear a few scraps of tiny tight fitting fabric. No middle ground. The problem is not that these costumes exist, but their prevalence at the expense of anything else.

Also, for real, these are all poorly made by slave labor for pennies, with cheap materials, and they’re asking way too much for how little there is to these costumes.

I’m on the news.

Yes, a lot of burlesque performers refer to the non-burlesque part of our lives as our “muggle life.”

A few friends and I are going to see a burlesque show for the first time, and wanted to know if it was in bad etiquette to draw during the performance? We wanted to be able to sketch the performers but if it seems like we're sucky guests or if we make them uncomfy by drawing them while they're on stage we shan't. Thank you kindly.

I know that we’ve had some people draw us at our shows in the past, and we all loved it, but we’re weird. It never hurts to ask, and you’re super considerate for thinking about it before just doing it. I know some performers don’t like having photos of themselves taken, whether because they don’t want people in their muggle life to know they do burlesque or they just want to have control of their image and how it’s used. But drawings are very different from photos. I think you’ll be just fine. If any other burlesquers wanna weigh in, please do.

I have a new issue of Comic Stripper available in my store! 16 page mini comic about my time at last year’s Michigan Burlesque Fest, which debuted at this year’s Michigan Burlesque Fest, and I had some extras, so go grab ‘em! And I still have issues 0 and 1, so you can get the full set for less money and less shipping. Read in amazement as half my problems turn out to be my own dumb brain!

florenceofalabia:

I’ll be at the Michigan Burlesque Festival in Detroit on both September 19th and 20th, performing different acts each night. Dozens of performers from all over the country coming together for this two night event. I’ve seen a lot of them in action and they’re top notch. There’s classes and workshops, too! Tickets here.

I will also be in SHFB’s ArtPrize the Musical, two shows a night at the Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids September 25-27, 8pm and 10pm. The 10pm shows on Friday and Saturday will have a burlesque following the musical, which I will also be in. More details here. Tickets here.

I’m working so hard on all these acts; you’re gonna love them! I’ll also have a brand spankin’ new issue of Comic Stripper at the merch table, in addition to the new mermaid shirts, and a bunch of other stuff.

Oh geez guys, it’s tomorrow!!!

2 phrases I’m tired of hearing:
"Burlesque is ALWAYS [x]"
"Burlesque is NEVER [x]"

I’ll be at the Michigan Burlesque Festival in Detroit on both September 19th and 20th, performing different acts each night. Dozens of performers from all over the country coming together for this two night event. I’ve seen a lot of them in action and they’re top notch. There’s classes and workshops, too! Tickets here.

I will also be in SHFB’s ArtPrize the Musical, two shows a night at the Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids September 25-27, 8pm and 10pm. The 10pm shows on Friday and Saturday will have a burlesque following the musical, which I will also be in. More details here. Tickets here.

I’m working so hard on all these acts; you’re gonna love them! I’ll also have a brand spankin’ new issue of Comic Stripper at the merch table, in addition to the new mermaid shirts, and a bunch of other stuff.