A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
October 5th News Announcement:  New Featured Projects posted!  Congratulate these artists for being selected!
Total Members: 308,404
Currently Running With Scissors:
391 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: 1 [2] 3  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Exotic Dancer costumes from the 80's - partial nudity - lots of tasteful pics  (Read 19159 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Offline Offline

Posts: 917
Joined: 04-Jul-2008

Twister of Minds

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2009 07:26:53 AM »

Yup, the girls I sewed for were just one generation away from the old burlesque dancers - in fact there were still couple of older women who still used fans and 'dusters', which were akin to full length gauzy lingerie type wraps that looked awesome when twirled around in a spin. By the time I was giving up costume making because we were moving from Canada to California, most of the younger dancers were doing 'floor shows', basically showing your tonsils from the other end, simulating sex on a blanket or rug onstage. Not much dancing being done.

I loved it when girls would be taking a break from being on the road, and they would want a whole new wardrobe. I pretty much had free rein as to what I wanted to make. I'd watch them do a couple of shows to get a feel for what would work for them (can't make a tight skirt for someone who does lots of high kicks or splits!), then I'd get measurements and ask what colors or themes they wanted.

Sometimes I'd put together the whole package. One girl was entering a contest and really wanted to wow them, so I made a sequined magician's outfit - tux tails and all - made a 4-foot-tall tophat she could burst out of, and even bought and learned some simple magic tricks to teach her.

Most often, however, I'd ask what they wanted in the way of costumes and they'd say "Oh....I don't know...maybe something blue...". Not a lot of imagination sometimes, but that's how I made the big bucks.

Check out my Etsy shop!
hollywood suicide
Offline Offline

Posts: 120
Joined: 24-Oct-2008

Are you scared enough

View Profile
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2009 10:46:42 AM »

Awesome! Cheesy

I've seen the universe in your eyes
I've seen the beauty that never dies
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 1104
Joined: 07-Jul-2004

my arms are too short to box with God.

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2009 03:34:53 PM »

That's awesome. And truth be told you can still charge $200 for 3 hours work and use even less material!
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2009 06:20:19 PM »

I am being completley serious when I say this: these photos are important historical artifacts and I predict will be referenced for many years to come by scenester girls trying to be the most 80's they can possibly be.

On a side note; do you ever think we will wear our thongs that high on the hip again?

Offline Offline

Posts: 33
Joined: 06-Aug-2006

View Profile
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2009 10:39:01 PM »

you could still cater to a huge halloween market making those amazing costumes.  seems like halloween's become a lot about being sexy rather than the spooky stuff.

« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2009 02:41:25 PM »

I'm gonna have to agree with the general consensus here and say that:

80s strippers are WAY awesomer than strippers today;
that ass tan is HILARIOUS to the max; and
these almost make me want to be a stripper.

« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2009 04:29:58 PM »

hey. i feel like i need to defend todays erotic ballerinas.

we aren't all bad, and we don't all have fake ones.

but those costumes are incredible, and those photos are important historical artifacts. i really wish i'd been a dancer in the times of burlesque. there's kind of a burlesque revival, but i'm not sure it's the same.

anyway. completely awesome.
Red ships of Spain!
Offline Offline

Posts: 1797
Joined: 20-Sep-2006

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2009 04:46:13 PM »

These are hilariously awesome! Great work Cheesy

"Someone has to go back and get a shitload of dimes."

Personal Swaps? Love 'em! Drop me a PM

etsy! http://www.etsy.com/shop/historystuffed

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 5422
Joined: 06-Nov-2004

Late Arrival (by Mister Reusch)

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2009 04:55:06 PM »

80's Fabulous! Very interesting line of work you were in Cheesy

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Member of the Papercraft Gang
Offline Offline

Posts: 4222
Joined: 08-Mar-2007

Gimme some sugar baby.

View Profile WWW
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2009 04:56:18 PM »

Awesome! Those are all fantastic. I especially love how all the gals are so smiley.

Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 [2] 3  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Mermaid Tail Blanket
October 19, 2016 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Vanilla Extract

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.