I’m A Dress Up Whore

I love costumes! I love dressing up! I love escaping the mundane drudgery of everyday life by becoming a character of my own design. 

Growing up in an ultra conservative religious environment meant that Halloween was strictly off limits for me among many other fun things including secular music, all the good TV shows and movies. On top of it all, I went to a private school where we wore the most hideous unflattering uniforms imaginable. Yellow sweater vests with a below the knee pleated gray skirt, I kid you not. It was the worst!!! Now I’m not writing this as a “woe is me, I had such a deprived childhood kind of post,” but rather to provide some context for my addiction to designing, making and wearing of costumes in every avenue of my personal and professional life.

My first costume making attempt was in my tweens. Madonna ruled as the queen of pop music and was sporting her Jean-Paul Gaultier iconic cone bra. She looked so powerful and sexy, and I fell in love with that image. I wanted to be that powerful sexy woman entertaining the masses so I figured that making myself a metal cone bra would be a good place to start. I woke up early one morning and busted out some tin foil and attempted to make one. As I was placing the cones over my non-boobs my mom caught me and freaked out. She scolded me on my lewd creation and asked me where I would even get such an idea. I didn’t want to tell her that Madonna had inspired me as I figured that admitting to being a fan of secular pop star would get me into even more trouble.

Looking back on it now I’d say that my repressed childhood is probably what spawned the creative and apologetically sexual monster that I am today. 

It wasn’t a conscious rebellion by any means. I wasn’t just like “fuck society, I’m just going to make myself  into the biggest weirdo I possibly can be.” I’ve just always loved being theatrical with the presentation of my art. As a child escaping into the worlds I got to create through theatre and dance were a form of therapy for me and it was through those characters that I felt I could express facets of myself that would otherwise be chastised by authority figures or my peers.

Even as a stripper I always was conscious of creating a fantasy character for the audience. I know that in all reality all most of the guys really cared about was getting to see me naked, but getting into a sexy character is liberating and that sexual energy transfers on to the audience. I didn’t get into stripping to rebel against my conservative upbringing, but it certainly has been a creatively therapeutic experience not to mention a great way to fund my artistic pursuits. Not surprisingly my artistic pursuits invlove designing characters, making costumes and dressing up.

Here’s are some of my favourite costumes that I’ve designed for my music videos. Some of which I am offering as perks in my current crowdfunding campaign here.

We’re All Whores Music Video Costumes

I was super stoked for this particular costume because it was my childhood dream of owning a cone bra come true. I even rigged the nipples to squirt “crude oil” as an enviro political statement against the greed driven oil industry that is one of the biggest whore machines out there.

This steampunk cyborg costume is available as a perk on Indigogo
Behold, the aftermath of the cone bra!
Our “Shiny Pretty Whore” costumes that are a seductive green, the color of money.

Hedonist Music Video Costumes


Hedonist is defintely my most ambitious music video both as a concept and a production. It’s 4 separate sets and sequences with several costume changes. I’m offering the victorian lingere set that I’m wearing in the still below as another crowdfunding perk. 
My distressed Victorian lingerie is being offered as one of my Indigogo crowdfunding perks here.
The Victorian ballgown-fetishwear costume was designed by me, but the latex and PVC pieces were made by Jenni Wong at Deadly Couture in Vancouver. BC. 

I did however construct the dress cage as seen below.

I will be updating perks and adding additional costume pieces to the campaign. 

Check out the campaign at https://igg.me/at/SexDrugsAlbum
If you see anything that you’d like to have as a perk for contributing feel free to email me borgqueenmusic@gmail.com

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