Short version: WE NEED COSTUMES. We are a third of the way to our goal. Here is the indiegogo.
Long version: see this gorgeous photo? Every fringe set in this photo was hand-assembled by the woman wearing it. Cin City (my burlesque troupe) works really, really hard to have gorgeous costumes on a budget. Even so, our pay doesn’t cover it—costume supplies frequently come directly out of pocket, and that’s not counting the time we dedicate to putting those costumes together—including adding hundreds (sometimes thousands) of sequins or crystals by hand to each piece we use.
Costuming for Cin City can be especially hard because we do a lot of large group numbers—which means whatever we buy, we have to buy anywhere from 8 to 13 of! And generally, if you want to get a match (and for better prices), you have to buy them all at once.
This is absolutely a labor of love, and to continue it, we’re trying to raise some costume funds. We’re also offering (in my opinion) some pretty cool perks, including the option to have the girl of your choice dance to the song of your choice and record a personal thank-you message. Signed photos, Cin City swag, and a video of a personal thank-you and signature performance from the entire group are also on offer.
Please, if you can, throw a few bucks our way! Even a small amount can buy a lot of sequins, and a larger amount can help us buy the items to attach them to! Again, our indiegogo is here.
Thanks for anything you can contribute!