When I started to perform, there was no such questions of the image or changing the look. I had to learn how to perform soap bubble tricks. Soap film is a very capricious thing. And it's always a struggle to learn how to deal with the bubbles. You have to work hard to gain the skills and to love what you do. Therefore, my first image was a prom dress, which was decorated with sequins, and a hat, embroidered with them. On the one hand, such attitude is completely wrong, but on the other hand, there was a certain grain of truth in it. I will tell you about it later.
Some time later I took a sewing machine and made a costume for children's parties by myself. I made this costume that it will be comfortable, will emphasize my strong points and will hide my weak points. It was bright enough and reflected my mood. This costume was with me for about a year.
Then I experimented to create more costumes, but, making them, I always relied on my feelings of how I would feel in it, what my hairstyle will be like, how I would behave during the performance. To be more precise, I should say other words. Based on my manner of working with bubbles, I made certain costumes.
Initially, the very first dress was not chosen for the stage at all. It's bad from the point of view of the image, but I felt myself, wearing it. This detail did not gave me additional stress at the very beginning of my performing career. Then I started to develop: when I felt like a person, who plays with bubbles for children, my costume reflected this mood. As my confidence and technical abilities grew, my performance became more complicated and the way I performed it became more similar to the work of an illusionist. The image transformed into something that is close to a magician.
There is more further. I added more rhinestones. I wanted to add more movements to my costumes. That's why I added the features of figure skaters to my image. I have used this suit for more than five years.
Then there was the costume, that, in my opinion, did not fit my image. I wanted more dancing, movement femininity, so I have created the costume with roses. But I haven't worked, wearing it, for a long time. I felt out of a place.
Then I moved to a more circus image. The last costume was the reflection of my perception of what I do. It's mysterious, unhurried, smooth, airy and at the same moment it's clear and understandable. It's quite solemn. This costume fully reflects my behavior on the stage. It creates a certain image. A full fledged image.
Before the maternity leave, I managed to make Mary Poppins costume. It was the first costume, based on character, that I have done. But I've been getting used to it for a very long time and I'm still getting used to it.
I will share the conclusions on this image with you at the end of the article. Now let's analyze this topic in more details.