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« on: April 20, 2011 07:55:32 AM »

I love the Alabama Chanin books and have wanted to incorporate the handiwork into one of my aerial silks leotards.  I think this took about two weeks of me works on it every night and I love it.  I don't really consider it "finished" though because I think, over time, I'll add more beads/sequins here and there.  The handiwork is one on the leotard, I wear separate, plain legging to protect my legs from getting burned.  Also, the stencil is from the first AC book.  (Unfortunately, I can't find any shots of my just standing, not performing, to get a good view of the leotard... meh.)

Update:  August 2, 2011
So, I added on to my costume!  There are some sequin flowers, a dangly trim around the thighs, and some fabric flowers that I also beaded and painted some fabric shimmery stuff on.  Even better than before:


(This was photo shoot from the other day with Holly Himawari, for a SCAD project.)

Original costume photos:

And if you're interested in the performance I used it for, this past weekend, you can see it here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV76PERKcQM

And the photo gallery:  http://photos.jacksonville.com/mycapture/folder.asp?event=1228493&CategoryID=57820
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2011 11:05:03 AM »

That is so cool!

Thanks for posting the video - I love aerial performances.
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2011 12:20:31 PM »

its fantastic and you look gorgeous in it!

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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2011 04:38:07 PM »

You're stunning and I love that you made your own outfit.

Also love your hooping!   Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2011 04:33:35 PM »

Thank you!  Posting this makes me want to go add more to the leotard...  I'll keep updating photos as I go.

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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2011 11:05:59 AM »

Very cool!  I watched the video.  I would love to see one of these shows live.
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2011 01:18:51 PM »

I added on the costume!  Update in the OP.

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