Thursday, July 31, 2014

Photos with Cassie!!

Ive been wanting to shoot with Cassie since I started modeling.
She has such a good eye for lighting and everything.
I was so impressed by how she sought out places and how she knew exactly where I should stand and what window of time to capture.
It was really a dream of mine and I'm so thankful I had the chance and such a beautiful location to have it take place (thanks to Chris Rix) this is what we got!! 
Cassie's work is absolutely stunning. I hope to get the chance to work with her again. If you wanna get in touch with her to book a shoot or to look at her other beautiful work check out her page!!

The majestic

I've been working for a couple months on an Art Deco inspired costume for Ruby Lea, named the majestic (named after the famous hotel the just recently burned down in our hometown and because this shit is majestic). 
Now this was a duo effort with her doing all of the jeweling, making a ostrich feather shawl, altering her dress, jeweling gloves and shoes, and making a lovely headpiece.
But tons of work went into the underthings I fabricated. I guess we'll start with the bra.(it's the only thing I really documented) Ruby ordered a bra with a nice underwire shape. I'm personally new at making all these things so I don't exactly know how to fabricate a bra from scratch at this moment in time. But I used the bra she gave me for a base. I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to do with the bra since we were sticking to a particular shape on her dress. So I traced off on the bra what I wanted to cut away.
Thats when it gets a bit scary. You have to absolutely commit. But since I had just done this for Violets "girl on fire" costume, I wasn't too worried about it. Once you start to cut the bra you'll realize that there is a thin piece of fabric on top of the original bra which could and probably will fuck you up a little bit when cutting. I just kinda trust my instinct. 
Once I got both cups cut out, I had to figure out how to go about putting the stretchy satin spandex on to without using a dart. I'm more of a fan of smooth bras then darted, especially for the cut out style like I did. So I cut and pinned until I got a smooth surface. 
Then to add the center piece to stay as true to the design as possible 
(Yes we did have mustache laughs :))
Then I sewed all the edges together with some fold over elastic.
This is the most time consuming thing for me when it comes to costuming because everything attached to the actual cup has to be hand stiched. But this was the completed on ruby bra (non rhinestoned) 

The skirt, I sadly didn't do any photos of. But it was so very easy. We took a pencil skirt and used it for reference for the girdle pattern. I haven't gotten into boning things yet so it's basically more or a shaper type thing. But we made the pattern from that sewed it all together with fold over elastic (I'm a huge fan of the fold over) and put a separating zipper in the center (cause it's a burly costume. Everything must come off!!) then came the panels. I normally just make half circle panel skirts but this time I doubled it. I wanted to make it have all the material since It was shorter then a normal panel skirt and who doesn't like ALL the chiffon! So I made two panels and made them snap button into the skirt. Once again easy removal. 
I love all the chiffon there was!! We also made a third panel to use for a cape. It was fun to play with all that chiffon and to see it on stage was even better! 
Then the pasties were two layered so the jewels on the top would be higher then the ones on the bottom. It make the tiniest difference but it made it all the better.
The pantie was a simple somewhat strappy g string. With the same design as the bra, pasties, and dress. 
This costume isn't complete quite yet. There is still hours of rhinestoning and a few other little extras that will be going added soon.

I am so lucky to have such beautiful and talented ladies in trust me to make their costumes. I know I love making them and hopefully one day I'll be able to make a mini-career out of it. And a huge thank you to Ruby Lead who let me finally make a deco costume and helping me figure out little details that I couldn't have figured out with out you. The majestic is defiantly one of my favorite costumes I've made to date. And I can't wait to share it with the rest of the world!! 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Times do change. But you gotta keep on.

Things in foul play are sad at the moment. Internal things are happening which I don't intend on releasing to the public. But in the midst of all this I have kept myself very very busy!

My costuming is amazing! No saying I'm amazing at it but all the pieces for violets "antitennessees" act are coming together "seem"lessly and Rubys "majestic" costume is just easing on through. (Rubys is a collab between the two of us) 

But violets will have to wait for just a couple more weeks. Ruby will be debuting the "majestic" on the 25th In Dallas Texas at the hotter then hell show 

So that will be the first time I get to see one of my custom costumes on stage. Like I said before it's a collab so I won't be responsible for something's but I'll be making major components. Which makes me really happy and hopeful for my new journey in costuming. 
  I still haven't gotten finished with ruby joules and jezebelle jaxx's pasties but rhinestones and beads should be here any day! I'll be sure to post the finished products. But I do have pasties for sale. these below are $50. Swarovski crystals and the best materials and way I know how to make them at the moment. Contact me at to order one of these or a custom pair!! 
(These are supernova shape) 

Enough of the sales pitch... Lol. Tomorrow is a crazy day for me! Tattooing, photoshoot, costuming, and a show!!! I'm doing to try to keep a photo diary possibly to show y'all a busy day in my life but we'll see how well I do at that!! I hope to see some faces tomorrow at Maxine's!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

New thing from me!!

I have been so busy it's been hard to keep up with the blog. But regardless I'm back!! 
 Foul play has been so so busy so far this year!! We've been having so much fun mingling with the Texas burlesque scene!
( photo by soliz images photography)

We hope to make Texas foul plays second home! We even had members of the jigglewatts burlesque (Austin Texas) call us their "sister troupe" *swoon... My bestie and burly sister Ruby Lead
will be performing in the hotter then hell show next month with so many amazing performers!
I'm so happy for her! <3 
 With all that being said I have officially started  making costumes and costume accessories like pasties and hair pieces!! I am working on a full costume for the beautiful Violet D'Vine which so far is turning out so pretty!!! 

And I'm just waiting on some rhinestones to finish a pair of pasties for the ever so lovely Ruby Joule! 

I'm working on a partial costume for rosa leer bloom and working on Ruby Leads new act she'll be debuting at the hotter then hell show next month! 

I have been keeping myself crazy busy between all the performing we've been doing with moonshine mafia (we have a show this Friday!) 
I hope to see all of our little rock fans there!!! I'll be posting progress on all costumes as I get them worked on! Stay tuned! 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

gone for so long!!

This year has been very crazy for me and the FPC! We started a monthly review at Maxine's live here in our beautiful little town of Hot Springs Arkansas in November of 2012 And we have our last show (of the regular monthly show) on December the 20th. So lets see... That puts me at a little more then two weeks to get my act(s) together. Thankfully we had the same show the same time last year, and i put a lot into my let it snow costume that i couldn't stand not using this opportunity to use it once again! So those of your who missed our Christmas show last year can be surprised and those who did come last year will be able to see the act a bit more perfected!! Also i am planning a simple cute little duo act with miss Ruby Lead. All those details will be kept a bit more secretive. :)
After the monthly show we are putting on a bake sale fundraiser for our van! It'll just be a cute little way to give everyone a little something from us personally!!
Then the new years eve will be in full swing With the Foul Play Cabaret and Moonshine Maphia at the Joint in North little rock!! we haven't performed in little rock in so long and i really hope the joint is as awesome of a venue as i hope! There needs to be more theater performance in Arkansas!! But off the subject, We Plan to bring the classiest things we can (or at least i am hahaha) to wow the socks of little rock once more!
Even with the Hectic year we have all had such a phenomenal time. We plan to get to tour some next year and show the rest of the states that there is Arkansas burlesque and not just us! over the year i have heard of a couple new troupes pop up! i'm so happy that there are more girls falling in love with burlesque! One day we might be able to have our own festival! oh talking about festivals!! The Spa City Sweethearts!!!! SCS!!!!!!!! oh how i love this show with all of my possible being. I wish i could say i remember the first time i stepped foot on the stage but sadly excitement, fear, and anxiety kept that memory from even forming haha! This year unlike last year, we hope to have some work shops and whatnot for the performers. I plan to make some sweet decorations if i can... i have a few ideas. My act is already in the planning and kinda in the making. i'm having my first costume made by the lovely Black Mariah! i'm actually too excited about that! With that being done i have way more time to work on my props (cause i'm dreaming BIG this year!) and on the new performers that i can comfort and help on their way to for me was a life changing experience. So many things!! i'm so excited for them!!! But with the good comes the bad. Sadly things in my life have hit a little rocky point. Not surprisingly its around the holidays also. But i'm planning to do a little something with me and my love (Vinny Vadge) for Christmas instead of my traditional friend/family meal. With the stress of the monthlies and all that has conspired in the last year, the family like relationship between a lot of my friends and me hasn't been the best. I figure the best thing to do is to let the holidays go by and all the sad gloomy weather goes away and see what the new year brings me. I hope for peace with my friends, i hope for a van so tour can happen, i hope for everything good for everyone who might read this. now off to bed!! i'll leave you with a new photo by ernie rice photography

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Artist block

It's been a while since I've written! I've been super super busy with the monthlies at Maxine's! (Next one is march 15th)

Lately I've had a serious costuming block!! With having to put together costumes in such a short period of time is a taxing project! I'm currently working on a couple things that are totally different from what I've done before. I think you will love it!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

After the show talk~ Memphis Burlesque Showcase

This years second annual memphis burlesque showcase was simply amazing! There were so many beautiful and talented performers there that I got to meet or get reacquainted with. Lola Vee and Bobbie Baltimore did an excellent job keeping the show entertaining and organized! The headliner this year was GiGi LaFemme. In my opinion one of the most graceful and exciting dancers I've ever had the pleasure of watching. And such a nice lady too!! I was super happy to be part of this event this year. Raven Rose, the Honky Tonk Hussies, Bree Von Buxxxom, Puss Powerbottom, and myself represented the hell out of Arkansas!!! And our own Puss Powerbottom went home with most dazzling!! If you must see our performances be sure to look up Memphis Burlesque Showcase on YouTube!!! You'll find our performances and many more sensational performances!