Beyond Hot Glue and Desperation.

Put down that hot glue gun, and back away slowly with your hands in the air. It’s time to learn some techniques for costume alteration and embellishment which don’t leave you with burns and little stringy bits all over the place. Full-time costumer Scarlett O’Hairdye is here to tell you (and show you) how to take your stage pieces to a more durable, polished, and easily update-able level. Class will be a lecture with examples followed by a hands-on demonstration and workshop.
Lecture
Feb. 6, 2016, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Molly Pitcher

About the Teacher - Scarlett O'Hairdye

Scarlett O’Hairdye is Seattle’s Superhero of Sparkle! A long and varied performance history boasts a performance in the first Nerdlesque Festival as well as the Ultimate Grand Supreme winner of the 2014 Seattle Burlesque Games. Scarlett comes from a background of anime convention cosplay and musical theater. She sold her personal dignity for a bag of magic beans when she was a child and never looked back. Her costumes? Lavishly accurate. Her ideas? Nearly infinite. Her cheese biscuits? Famous in the Seattle burlesque scene. Her hair? Really, really, ridiculously red. She creates fanfiction on stage with nearly every act… And she can probably kill you with her brain. Scarlett is the woman behind Unnatural Redhead Productions, producing sold-out shows around Seattle since 2012. A true Jill-of-all-trades, Scarlett not only produces themed and general revues, but also theatrical projects incorporating burlesque. She’s written, directed, set designed, and made props for The Venture Bras! and Planet XXXpress: A Futurama Burlesque! She also mixed the entire soundtrack for Showgirls of Beast Island! A full-length, badly lipsynced, burlesque B-Movie. Also a professional burlesque costumer, Scarlett has been creating elaborate and screen-accurate pieces for other performers in the Seattle area since December 2012. Notable clients include drag queen Mama Tits, Reigning Princess of Burlesque 2013 Sydni Deveraux, producer and performer Vixen Valentine, and producer and performer Sailor St. Claire. Scarlett was nominated for a 2014 Seattle Gypsy Award for Excellence in Costume Design (Smaller Theater) for her work on Girl You Know It’s True, produced by The Stay Up Late Show and Theatre Off Jackson.