Am I kidding about the costume storm? No, not one bit. Do I kid about costumes? Well, yeah, I do, but not about those I make.
Let's see what's on the work table!
From bottom to top.
First off, that yellow thing? I gots me a label maker, bitches! I am waaaaay too happy with my new cheap label maker. It wasn't an easy find. Now I just need a few more storage drawers from Muji for my costume workspace.
Gold: The Romanian's belt is getting some metal rivet action to start with. She's just not the sequin type.
Burgundy: Re-enforcing the cups and doing a little more fringing on one of my first homemade bedlahs. I wore it to the restaurant last
Friday. I swear, there is a love of my homemade bedlah and my Turkish Rom heavy music there that makes me think the owner is stuck a bit in the past and that that's the right place for an owner hiring me to be.
Cowrie: Eshe's long-awaited costume. I'm starting with the few little baggies she gave me at her last performance before moving to Korea and Mekyria's sending more! There's a lovely bit of white coral from my trip to Okinawa that will go between the cups.
Champagne and Coins: At her last performance before moving Eshe thrust a big-ass bag at me and said something about cowries. The thing weighed a TON. It was only when I got home that I realized I was lugging around another coin-cover set. Eshe bought it used before moving and shipping/storage/moving just didn't work out for her. It's going to stay in the Afet Collective family. I'm charging Henna for my supplies and labor to make the base belt and bra and attach everything. When I am done we'll have no reason not to get off our asses and do a duet because we'll have matching-enough costumes now. Above those coins are my coins. Henna and I are roughly the same size so I'm using what I've already done to figure out the base pattern.
Not shown are two stripped-down bras, one for Henna's base and one for my gold bra.