Not everything that is intense or time consuming is all bad though. Lately I have bee working like crazy on the pieces of a new costume of mine. I've had the number planned for over two years already, but as always it's still during the last days before premiere that most of the sequins and rhinestones are sewed on, late at night.
And this is the time of year for that, late night sewing. Well, autumn is also the time for that, just before the Christmas season kicks in, as the season means lots of gigs which means the making of a new show, alas, sewing and all that. (Or actually, for some people -like me- the whole year consists of late night sewing and glueing; if there is nothing new to be done the mind calculates that now wold be the time to update and refresh old costumes. An eternal loop.) But this period however, late in winter, is the absolute main That-Time-of-the-year still, as the well renowned Helsinki Burlesque Festival just around the corner. And it's not only those selected to perform that will stay up late, but for everyone in the audience as well - spectators always dress up like crazy for the events and out so much effort into their costumes! The theme for this year is Tropical, which suits my number very well.