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WiccanChica


The wee little one on the block
Location: Colorado, USA

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Posted:My sister and I are going to be putting on a little performance for family soonish. We have a while to decide costumes but we don't know where to start. Now, mind you, we are young, so it must be appropriate, and we don't have much money either. But we have no idea what to do. We want to dress something out of the ordinary, make that night amazing, but we just don't know where to start... any ideas? juggle hug biggrin ubbrollsmile

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LazyAngel
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Posted:fire or not fire?

if fire, get something in cotton or denim with a dark colour (black or dark blue) then use fabric paint to add some detail to it: make sure you know what you want before you paint it though!

facepaint is also a good way to add some character to your appearance


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WiccanChica


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Location: Colorado, USA

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Posted:Fire. Yes, I've been waiting a long time to use fire. (because I'm still young I'm still on parental leash too) And that sounds really cool thanks. Do you know if there is like silver fabric paint out there? And where would I get fabric/face paint?

Thanks and Blessed Be. <3


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deadkenndys1105
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Posted:How young? Im 18 and I living with my mom at the moment so im still on the parental leash.(moving out of state at the end on the month though) She loves watching me with my Poi but wont watch me light me up.

One thing you could do is get some black denim and you could uses silver reflective tape and a razor blade to do something like zebra stripes.

I know people like when I spin when I have my denim studded jacked because the back has a lot of silver studs and they shine when the Poi heads are near them.


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LazyAngel
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Posted:You can get Dylon (I think) silver fabric paint. try your local sewing/material store to find some. As for face paint, you can probably get it at party supplies shops or toy shops.

of course they're probably both available online

don't forget to have a damp towel on hand for when you perform!


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Mr Majestik
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Posted:18? that sucks man i was 15 when i first span fire, granted it wasnt very impressive as my skills were pretty boring. also it kind of killed the suspense boost of having to wait.

good luck with your show, makesure you've got all your moves down pat cause setting yourself on fire infront of your family isnt recommended if you want repeat performances :P


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Posted:I was gonna suggest that you wear as little as possible...but if it's got to be in front of family, that probably wouldn't work...

Make sure any paints that you use are not flammable and never, EVER use white gas as your fuel...it burns extremely hot!!! Besides being dangerous, it being so hot makes it harder to spin, cuz the heat can be intimidating...

Try some of the make-up and costuming tribes on tribe.net...they'll give you plenty of ideas...I know I like the ones for belly dancers (since I dance) and the one's for hooping...they're some of the best...


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deadkenndys1105
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Posted: Written by :Mr Majestik


18? that sucks man i was 15 when i first span fire, granted it wasnt very impressive as my skills were pretty boring. also it kind of killed the suspense boost of having to wait.

good luck with your show, makesure you've got all your moves down pat cause setting yourself on fire infront of your family isnt recommended if you want repeat performances :P



It wasn't really waiting because I only started Poi two months ago. I spin almost every day though.


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Doc Lightning
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Posted: Written by :WiccanChica


Fire. Yes, I've been waiting a long time to use fire. (because I'm still young I'm still on parental leash too) And that sounds really cool thanks. Do you know if there is like silver fabric paint out there? And where would I get fabric/face paint?

Thanks and Blessed Be. <3



ONLY NATURAL MATERIALS!!!! NO SYNTHETICS!

It's not some hippie, new-aged, crunchy, Earth-mother bullhonkey, either. In fact, the reason is quite practical.

See, petroleum-based fabrics melt when exposed to high heat. And then they stick to the skin like napalm and give you really nasty burns.

Leather, cotton, and wool may burn, but they won't melt. And if they do catch on fire, they stop burning when you put them out; synthetics keep on burning.


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18? that sucks man i was 15 when i first span fire, granted it wasnt very impressive as my skills were pretty boring. also it kind of killed the suspense boost of having to wait. Written by





15? That sucks man I was 13 when I did my first solo fire gig! :P



I don't know what you mean about the suspense boost though..?

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natasqi


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Posted:Can't help you with where, coz I'm guessing your stores are going to be very different from Aussie stores.

I go op-shopping a lot.. we find lots of leather and other things, and you don't mind cutting it up and making it funky!!

Have fun!


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WiccanChica


The wee little one on the block
Location: Colorado, USA

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Posted:I am almost 14. Thanks for all the help guys, its great. ^_^ I really does help =P XD There are a lot of great ideas put out. Thanks, now we have a place to start looking. XD

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