Costumes of the London Burlesque Festival, 2015

Some time ago, I wrote about the complexity of burlesque costumes. Some of the ideas in that post were reinforced at my visit to this year’s London Burlesque Festival. As always, the costumes were fabulous, and here are some of the best…

Cherry on Fire, performing at All Stars

Cherry on Fire, performing at All Stars

Unknown act performing at Twisted Cabaret (let me know if you can name this performer)

Unknown act performing at Twisted Cabaret (let me know if you can name this performer)

Lunart X and Velena Rossa performing at Mondo Galactica.

Lunart X and Velena Rossa performing at Mondo Galactica. This was rather unusual for burlesque – perhaps more like some of the acts you might see at Crazy Horse or the Moulin Rouge – but nonetheless it added some nice variety to the evening. It was brilliantly choreographed, and both performers were stunning throughout.

Soup Du Jour, performing at Mondo Galactica (you haven't lived until you have seen a robot with its nipples on fire)

Soup Du Jour, performing at Mondo Galactica (you haven’t lived until you have seen a robot with its nipples on fire)

Civilised Mess, performing at Twisted Cabaret.

Civilised Mess, performing at Twisted Cabaret.

Civilised Mess, performing at Twisted Cabaret (removing one of several layered costumes - the next layer is depicted in the next image)

Civilised Mess, performing at Twisted Cabaret (removing one of several layered costumes – the next layer is depicted in the next image). This was an brilliantly conceived piece, and I hope to see more of her next year.

Daisy Lovelace, performing at Twisted Cabaret

Daisy Lovelace, performing at Twisted Cabaret

Ivizia Dakini performing at Twisted Cabaret

Lizzie West of Civilised Mess performing at Twisted Cabaret

Sirode performing at Twisted Cabaret.

Sirode performing at Twisted Cabaret.

Lydia L'Scabies performing at Twisted Cabaret.

Lydia L’Scabies performing at Twisted Cabaret.

Advotia the Russian Dolls, performing at All Stars

Advotia the Russian Dolls, performing at All Stars.

Cherry on Fire, performing at Big Bulresque Day Out

Cherry on Fire, performing at Big Bulresque Day Out

Solariss, performing at All Stars

Solariss, performing at All Stars

Ruby DeLure at Mondo Galactica

Ruby DeLure at Mondo Galactica

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