21 May 2013

Lady Boy Looks - Feathers and Fancy

If there is one thing the Lady Boys of Bangkok know their way around, it's definitely a make up bag. Packed full of magic pots and potions to complete their look for the tour, the Ladyboys enjoy playing around and experimenting with new looks and techniques. Each year the team at Gandey World Class Productions put together look books and mood boards to inspire the creative side of the costume designers and make up artists ready for the next tour. This year you may have seen the stunning blue and white feather costumes which the Lady Boys have been wearing for one of their acts. These costumes were all brainstormed in to existence some time in 2012 whilst the Lady Boys were still in the UK touring. Based on the Victoria's Secret catwalk show designs these are some of the fanciest and most beautiful costumes yet and the girls absolutely love them! We thought we would share with you a little mood board we are working on to carry forward the feather theme on to future projects. It's on a sneaky peak but it gives you a bit of an idea of how much research and development it put in to each tour!

Image created with original and additional content from Pinterest

Scouring sites like Pinterest, Tumblr and Blogs we look for trends and inspiration that we can incorporate in to the shows - it's all about colour, texture, fabric and fun! There is always a fine compromise between keeping the traditional elements of the Lady Boys of Bangkok in place alongside introducing a range of new costumes and set designs for the forthcoming year, but it's a task the team really enjoy doing and it's always brilliant to see the audiences reaction when the new show hit's the stage!