Goddess Training: Day 8

I find it funny that this whole project will take 9 months to do! I feel like the work being put in it is creating a child. This isn’t a manifestation or an evolution of self, but rather a revolution of creativity, and that takes time to build. Building the skills, and allocating time is vital. I can tell you I will have all sorts of rhinestone parties and stuff in my workshop on the weekends while my shop is open. LOL. It will be good… and it will be fun. ūüôā

Fitness:¬†Today, I didn’t get a chance to work out because I was late in returning home from teaching dance. I am a bit bummed, but will get on it tomorrow. One must listen to the body when it says it is tired, so I am. ūüôā

Research: I emailed back to the author of the article I found last week. It is nice to converse with subject matter experts. As part of researching for your act, it is important to engage with people who have insight into what you are trying to portray. For instance, have you ever thought about reaching out to Stan Lee for your Marvel character? Even more importantly, to your Burlesque Legends for your Classic Burlesque piece? No? Why not? This is the FUN part! This also puts so much into context and actually will change your work completely! It is important to take on a challenge! I am working on a more broad research report of Styx and it will be released sometime later this fall, and it will be a deeper collection of my research for the act.

Costuming: So last night, the husband reviewed my costume design. He is a video game buff, and has a lot of perspective of design. So we made some modifications to my design that will make it stronger. Thus, I need to draw the revised design. It will look so much like a World of War Craft Meets Bayonetta Meets Sophitia (from SoulCalibur). It is quite comical actually. And what’s really neat as that the cape that will be made (details to come) is similar to the attachment of drapery of¬†Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones.

I must say it is VERY challenging to set up a costume that looks like the idea I have in mind, have originality so as to not look like anyone else costuming, and choosing materials and colors that will actually convey meaning as well. Recently, the color black came up in threads of performers, and I am going to side track for a hot second from my project there to talk about about the color black in costuming.

There will be many that disagree with me, but I don’t care. I love black. I love what it can do on stage. One must however be very careful in using the color black. I have learned my lesson on this one. Look, a flat black *will* fall into the background of a backdrop that is black. It is inevitable. However, you can spice up flat blacks with rhinestones, and create new silhouettes with back lighting. I use black OFTEN, and after one experience of a bad video, I have then since changed how I use it on stage, and changed the materials. I will be writing up a separate more detailed approach about this topic this week, as I need to gather the photos to show the approach.

In this act of “Styx”, I AM choosing black, but I am using a faux leather or patent leather/vinyl , and I am considering piping it Gold, just for added detail. Faux leather does reflect ¬†but there is the consideration of richness of black with reflection, thus I consider patent leather / vinyl.

REMEMBER that lighting is just as important to costuming, thus I am starting my lighting plan this week as well. And hoping to the heavens that more venues have Stage Lavender!!

I can tell you will be purchasing everything from NY Fashions Center Fabrics! WHAT an amazing find!

Choreography: Plot pointed marks of choreography so I know how much time I have to get to certain cues.

Breakfast: 2 Eggs, 2 bacon
Lunch: Salad with chicken, eggs, almonds and veggies
Dinner: Snack bar
Water Intake: 80 oz
Coffee: 2 Cups

NEW!! Playlist for this week (1 hour 1 minute)

  • Black Sheep – Gin Wigmore
  • Foreplay / Long time – Boston
  • Can’t Stop the Feeling! – Justin Timberlake
  • Confident – Demi Lovato
  • Cupid Carries a Gun – Marilyn Manson
  • Miss Independent – Kelly Clarkson
  • Believer – Imagine Dragons
  • What I’ve Done – Linkin Park
  • So What – Pink
  • Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
  • Kill of the Night – Gin Wigmore
  • Addicted to Love – Florence and the Machine
  • Paint It, Black – Ciara
  • Come Sail Away – Styx


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