Last night, after months of practice, we had our spring recital...It is one thing practicing and giggling on our practice classroom, another to be on stage. You'd be surprised how fear takes over!! The first few minutes I felt incredibly off balance. Then I took a deep breath, focused and made it through the performance.
Here are a couple of pictures (video was outlawed):
I only made one minor slip up, which will hopefully be unnoticeable on the video. But I'll admit that I am about as self-conscious as you get and looking at my scrawny body next to these sex-ay ladies, some of whom can really move, I seriously wonder if this is the hobby for me! However, since I'm almost a year into it and having fun, I'll just need to put on my blinders and suck it up. I am working with weights in the hopes of fleshing out my upper body some more- and hoping to improve my posture, too....
Not sure if you noticed how much better the costume fit than in the pic I posted a week or so ago. That's because I took it to a professional!!! Yes, I discovered something else I had no business attempting on my own, i.e. costume alteration. I couldn't believe the amazing job she did; I was almost ready to give up on the costume. (despite sending in my measurements, the costume arrived with about 6 extra inches added to the chest and waist). I've never had anything professionally altered before, but now that I see what a difference it makes, I'm sure to be getting more outfits altered in the future. These people can really perform miracles!!
Oh, I managed to get the fake eyelashes attached, but the closeup photos didn't come out so well. You could barely tell I had on lashes, being that I loaded up the eyeliner to cover up for the fact that I couldn't get the lashes close enough to my own lashes. I'll need to experiment more with this sometime when I am not in a rush.
But enough about me, how was YOUR weekend??