Last Sunday my friend Kerry and I attended an amazing Burlesque event which featured 15 fantastic burly girls and boylesquers, for The Sunday Night Varietease Tea Time Tassle Off Contest.
There were several categories in the contest, and the idea of the competition was that you had to nominate one performer for each category, and each category would win a fabulous prize.
The categories were:
1st prize Best Performer
2nd prize Best Concept Performance,
3rd Prize Best Costume and Props,
4th and 5th Best Pinup Tease,
3 x Runners up Prizes for Best Shimmy and Shakers
It was a great evening of fabulously tongue-in-cheek entertainment, and after watching each burlesque performance, we had to cast our vote on who should win each category.
In the intermission breaks we couldnt resist having a little look at the clothes, various burlesque bits and bobs, on the extensive range of stalls, as there were lots of affordable vintage inspired treasure (although I didnt see anything that caught my eye, so I didnt buy anything, although Kerry bought a scrummy Vegan chocolate orange cupcake :)
So here is a selection of pictures from my favorite performances, in various stages of their routines, (it would get a bit boring if I included step-by-step!)
(Please be aware that some of the pictures do contain mild nudity so if easily offended, look away now :)
Have YOU seen a Burlesque/Boylesque show? Or seen the Burlesque movie?