Dudes’ Duds: Costuming for Guys in the Flow Arts

Posted: April 16, 2014 by lambentI2e in Information

Photo Credit : Urban Adventures

Recently, I’ve been hearing from a number of guys in the circus and flow arts communities that they feel a bit at a loss as to how to costume themselves.  This is a really important topic to address as costumes are one of the major things that sells your act both prior to landing a gig and when you’re actually performing.  A potential client is likely not very well-versed in tech poi, but they know what is visually pleasing to them; so a photo of you just posing with fire in your shnazzy circus digs will likely increase your chances of being booked more than a photo of that perfect triquetra vs. extension.

As you embark on the journey of costuming yourself fabulously, make sure to get a lot of photos along the way.  Even if you’re not posing with props, just document your costumes in some manner as clients will often ask to see pictures of the costumes that you’re going to be wearing.  Sometimes clients won’t have a particularly vivid imagination, so they’ll see a picture of you in red and think, “oh, but I really wanted a purple fire performer,” not realizing that anything is possible.  Make sure they know they have lots of options!  And now to help you create and acquire those options.

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