7 Ways to Compliment Burlesque Performers

If you're a burlesque dancer, Lort knows you've encountered all sorts of feedback on your acts/self as a performer. From the gushing super fans, the 'but-what-do-your-parents-thinkers', to the compli-sulters (my word for when someone tries to compliment you but ends up insulting you - 'You're so...

The Bic Carrol Show - Burlesque Legend

Costume and Conversation with Burlesque Legend Bic Carrol

Electra Mourning recounts an unforgettable learning experience at the Austin Academy of Burlesque in August, where she attended Costuming Tips and Tricks with burlesque legend Bic Carrol.   I was extremely nervous about taking a costuming class with Bic Carrol. His reputation as a two-time recipient of the...

Burlesque Costume Tutorial: Tricks With Tights

Burlesque Costume Tutorial: Tricks With Tights

In a new series on 21st Century Burlesque Magazine, fabulous costumer, blogger and performer Viv Clicquot shares valuable tips and tricks, continuing with Tricks With Tights!  (P.S. Looking for some stunning lingerie to go with those tights? There's only one place to go...

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How to Make a Show-Stopper Costume for £3.49

Hula Hooper extraordinaire Helen Orford shares her beautiful bargain costume creation! For the past few months I’ve been getting lots of requests for a 1920’s/Great Gatsby themed act, and for the most part I forwarded on the details of other performers who have such acts as...

Burlesque Costume Tutorials with Viv Clicquot

Burlesque Costume Tutorial: Stage Worthy Footwear

In a new series on 21st Century Burlesque Magazine, fabulous costumer blogger and performer Viv Clicquot shares valuable tips and tricks, starting today with showstopping shoes! Hiya!  So today's post is about how to turn street shoes into super glam performance shoes.  If you have a...