Strike a pose – showgirl costume design workshop

What you'll do

Get ready for a fabulous four-hour experience that gives you a taste of costume design from a bygone era.

In your home or a location of your choice, your inspiring host Amanda will take you through the process of creating a vintage showgirl-inspired headpiece, crafted from ethically sourced and sustainable materials.

Everyone will start with a basic design that Amanda provides. She’ll help you make sure your headpiece is perfectly fitted to your measurements before you get to work embellishing the design to suit your own taste.

You’ll be able to choose from a selection of materials to customise your piece, while Amanda passes on her top tips. Guiding you in creating a show-stopping, stunning headpiece to take home and show off at your next party, festival or performance – the list is endless!

At the end of the workshop, Amanda will teach you some classic showgirl poses and you can model your wonderful new creation. If you'd like to take home some photos of you modelling your design, feel free to bring your glad rags for a wardrobe change before you strike a showgirl pose. Lights, camera, action!

Upcoming dates

This experience is extremely popular

Existing dates have all sold out, but you can book now and schedule later and you'll be the first to hear when new dates are released.


If you're not yet ready to book we'll happily notify you about any remaining places when new dates are released.

What you'll do

Get ready for a fabulous four-hour experience that gives you a taste of costume design from a bygone era.

In your home or a location of your choice, your inspiring host Amanda will take you through the process of creating a vintage showgirl-inspired headpiece, crafted from ethically sourced and sustainable materials.

Everyone will start with a basic design that Amanda provides. She’ll help you make sure your headpiece is perfectly fitted to your measurements before you get to work embellishing the design to suit your own taste.

You’ll be able to choose from a selection of materials to customise your piece, while Amanda passes on her top tips. Guiding you in creating a show-stopping, stunning headpiece to take home and show off at your next party, festival or performance – the list is endless!

At the end of the workshop, Amanda will teach you some classic showgirl poses and you can model your wonderful new creation. If you'd like to take home some photos of you modelling your design, feel free to bring your glad rags for a wardrobe change before you strike a showgirl pose. Lights, camera, action!

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Yuup extras

  • Optional: take home some photos to commemorate the day

Facilities

  • Host comes to you

COVID-19 guidelines

  • All guidelines advised at the time of the experience will be adhered to

On the day

  • Wear scruffy clothes you don't mind messing up
  • If you'd like to participate in the photoshoot, bring something that makes you feel glam to change into at the end

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.

About Amanda Perry Decadent Designs

Amanda Perry has been designing costumes, headpieces and wings for 4 years – ever since she moved on from a 10-year career as a showgirl. Amanda has a dazzling background in burlesque, having performed at the likes of Cafe de Paris.

Amanda began by making costumes for herself and her friends - spending hours sewing on sequins and experimenting with new designs. In 2019, Amanda launched Decadent Designs, showcasing a collection of geometric animal headpieces made from upcycled and ethically sourced materials. Both making an appearance at the Bristol Fashion Show and The Hobbs Fashion Show.

In 2019 Amanda hosted several Cosmic Cabaret experiences that brought together cabaret, fashion and electronic music. Decadent Designs’ experiences take you behind the scenes of being a showgirl. You'll learn how to make elaborate headpieces to take to your next festival, get a taste of the performance element and learn a dance routine to complement your headpiece!

Your host

Amanda Perry

After a successful 10-year career as a showgirl, performing in Cafe de Paris and Shephard's Bush Hall, Amanda discovered a love for creating costumes, headpieces and wings. Amanda launched Decadent Designs and began hosting workshops to bring guests a taste of the showgirl experience, with crafting costumes and accessories included, to boost confidence and learn the movement from a bygone era.

Amanda is a vivacious and passionate host – her priority is to put her guests at ease and create an environment where you can relax, learn together and have fun.

How to get there

This experience will take place at your home.

Host instructions:

- Long tables with enough seating for 10 people are ideal
- Your host will need access to electrical points, lots of newspaper to protect your table and a sink
- An airy room with good lighting is preferred if you'd like the photoshoot

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Amanda Perry Decadent Designs .

Upcoming dates

This experience is extremely popular

Existing dates have all sold out, but you can book now and schedule later and you'll be the first to hear when new dates are released.

If you're not yet ready to book we'll happily notify you about any remaining places when new dates are released.

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Price
£40 / Adult
Duration
5 hrs
Age restriction
16+
Rebook or cancel up to 7 days before your experience.