Last month I went to see The Slutracker, one of Somerville’s most awesome holiday traditions. It’s a burlesque parody of the Nutcracker, using all of the original classical music, and a variety of dancing styles from ballet to hula hooping to flamenco to pole dancing.
Of course I had to dress as over-the-top as possible to go see it (although I did remove my giant hair flower before the show started, so as not to block anyone’s view). I’ve been really into blush and black color schemes lately, so I put together as much pale pink as possible with some black sequins for balance.
Coat: Nicolette Mason for ModCloth, tutu: Zelie for She via Re/Dress, top: Re/Dress, cardigan: Kohl’s, shoes: L.L. Bean, necklace and earrings: Betsey Johnson via eBay, butterfly veil and giant flower: ASOS, other jewelry: miscellaneous, tote bag: LeSportSac via eBay
One of the things I love about the Slutcracker is the diversity of bodies performing. There are women and men of many different shapes and sizes (although still far fewer men than women), and it’s wonderful to see people who look like me onstage, confidently shaking their stuff in skimpy costumes.
I love this tutu so much–I only wish it didn’t rip so easily, and that the waistband were a bit stretchier. It’s so weird that it’s a 4x, yet it’s tighter than most of the 2x and 3x skirts I own…but women’s clothing sizing has never made sense, so I guess shouldn’t be surprised.
I’ve found ASOS to be a surprisingly good source for over-the-top hair accessories. The giant rose is just about my favorite thing ever.
I also have the veil in black with multicolored butterflies, which I should wear sometime soon.