Making of a Burley Klingon


“Heels and red lipstick will put the fear of God into people.”

Dita Von Teese, on what she’s learned being a burlesque star

But then add forehead ridges and bat’leth.  You’ll be thanking the stars that you were there.

In January, I traveled to Austin to watch my sister perform with the Austin Burlesque Alliance’s Star Trek Burlesque.

After watching and her practice (and being a critical stage-sister), I took out my little camera and captured a few shots of her transition to a seductive klingon warrior.



In our rush to get out of the house, I didn’t take that final shot.  Her preparations were far more important than my practicing with my camera.  But, believe me, she looked incredible.

And for those of you who weren’t in the packed house that night, you missed one hell of a time.


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