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« on: August 12, 2010 10:15:45 AM »

So, I've worked with this community based performance art group I co-founded for 11years now, and have gotten pretty good at a few very esoteric things.  I can bang out water ballet costumes super fast, figure out what is doable in roller skates & stretch a buck awful far.  For non-water based shows we use a lotta reconned thrift store stuff, but in the water that's a little impossible.  Many directors/ costumers order unitards & trick them out, but for my Siren ladies this year I worked from scratch, with no pattern & very few measurements.  Considering the time & money constraints I think they turned out cute! 

These gals played Sirens in our campy version of Jason & the Argonauts.  More info about the group can be found here:  www.fluidmovement.org.  I went with a different kind of Siren/ mermaid, splitting them in half vertically instead of horizontally.  It looked great with some of our water choreography.



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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2010 10:50:51 AM »

I think this is absolutely brilliant! I'd love to see more of your work.
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2010 11:06:04 AM »

Haha, I was at that show! Fluid Movement is the best thing ever. <3 Great job on an awesome costume and awesome performance!

Nice to see another Baltimore gal on here! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2010 11:26:42 AM »

Looks like something the Darling Mermaid Darlings from Pushing Daisies would wear. Absolutely beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2010 11:38:14 AM »

I love this so  much!

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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2010 11:39:23 AM »

So cute you will have to post some of your other costumes. So adorable.
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2010 05:56:20 PM »

@wewilltaketothesea, SWEET!  It was a super cute show this year. I'll have to post pics of my costume as the Evil King of Colchis!  My little brother was Jason-- he done me proud. 
@ceemonster, I'll have to check that out!
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2010 08:38:55 PM »

You should! It was a short lived series but the Darling Mermaid Darlings (sisters Lily and Vivian) were fantastic. The last episode of the series ("Kerplunk") features them in all their watery glory.
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2010 08:44:31 PM »

Did you do the costumes for "War and Fleas"? That is one of my all-time faves!
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2010 12:39:31 PM »

Yah, I did the can-can squirrel costumes for War & Fleas.  Can I tell you how hard it is to do water ballet with a huge tulle squirrel tail on your back & being 6 months pregnant?  Kinda tough.
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