One of the hardest things in us all is dealing with our own minds. Different mind sets and how we interact daily with our work and other people. Its hard to be balanced all the time and its hard to be positive all the time. A to of what happens in the world is outside of our control and we can only do our best to deal with it once it comes in our lives.
The hardest thing to do daily is be in our own heads with our fears and doubts, not trusting ourselves to be good enough to be where we want to be or become what we wish to become. The only way past it is to recognize those weaknesses, examine them and plow through them. Only then can you fully realize who you want to be and where you want to go.
The funny thing about planning new shows is what ideas to come up with. There’s using comfortable costumes that are classic go to’s for basic shows then there’s the exploration of full sequin and more intricate designs with ornate headpieces or flowing capes for more unreal entertainment visuals. The fun balance it between beautiful vs intimidating and darker concepts.
There’s a strong temptation to create a Witchking costume, a mind blowing Sailor Moon would be awesome and tricky to do as it wouldn’t be the typical basic level that is so often seen, she has several levels whenever she gains new power. So beautiful!! Yes I am a legit Sailor Moon geek, started that in 10th grade and haven’t stopped. She-Ra is a classic from childhood as well.
The real fun part is matching strong visuals with equally strong and effective music. Thats an odd skill that takes time to learn and consciously recognize what works and what doesn’t vs what is your mood of the minute.
Did a contest in Calgary and was clearly reminded of the power of full visual performance impact. Understanding the audience memory and impact of performances as drinks flow and time rolls forward is an interesting thing to understand. I totally forgot that as I walked out in the third round in the under pieces of the costume but neglecting to put on the uber Avatar headpiece. That cost points I didn’t think about until too late then it very much hit with solid understanding of final results. Lesson fully learned!! It can never be too big of a show really. The more impact the better. Always. Being lazy NEVER pays off.