At Copenhagen Burlesque we highly encourage one-of-a-kind costumes, meaning that we LOVE when you put time and creative energy into making the exquisite, ravishing, colourful, inviting, and mind-blowing attires we see at the parties.
You can get most of the things you need on-line, or just shop around for inspiration, here’s some links to get you started:
(Note: Copenhagen Grotesque Burlesque is not affiliated to any of the below).
For fabric, feathers and sewing materials try:
For making hats, all and any ribbon needs, and feathers:
For random wonderful things that you can assemble into a costume (remember, repetition makes the brain happy):
Remember, most things can be bought at either sales (when H&M has a clearance, go, shop, and be creative!) or check out the flea-market calendar to both get some fun and intriguing pieces, and at a bargin. We’ve seen people use picture frames, door handles, and all types of paraphernalia to accessorize their costume.
Remember, Copenhagen Grotesque Burlesque is a community of creative individuals and groups. Check out our Facebook pages to find people to help you:
Burlesque Clothing Exchange:
Copenhagen Grotesque Burlesque Group (4000+ members who are all eager to be creative with you, just ask!):
If you’re really stuck, or have a great idea and don’t know how to execute it, try sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can maybe even convince to become a Participant!