June 27, 2017

Period Corsets Plays Dress-up with Boylesque Star Waxy Moon

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Period Corsets had the pleasure of meeting one of our favorite boylesque stars, the incredible Waxie Moon. Waxie, otherwise known as Marc Kenison, paid our studio a visit and enjoyed an impromptu dress-up party.

Waxie Moon takes the 18th c. for a spin
wearing our Full Pannier, Marie Antoinette Corset, and 18th c. Petticoat

Waxie tried on various silhouettes, ranging from the 18th century all the way through the late 19th century. 
Waxie wears our Julia Corset with Bustle Petticoat and Bustle Cage

Elegant shaping with our c. 1860 Julia Corset

Our 5 Ruffle Petticoat in cream taffeta, sans hoop
During his visit, Waxie tried on several styles before deciding on our c. 1860 Julia with front busk. Period Corsets constructed a custom sized in beautiful black satin, made just for him.
Under construction- 
a custom sized Julia in black satin with added front busk

This corset played a part in his recent performance of "After the Funeral", where Moon depicted a mourning Victorian lady for Seattle's On the Boards NW New Works Festival. Waxie wore a 12-layer black Victorian ensemble, created by the talented Mark Mitchell, that goes from post-funeral mourning to striptease.

Black satin and tears-
Waxie wears a full Victorian ensemble for his mournful striptease

Seattle has been blessed with a thriving Burlesque scene. Waxie Moon is one of many Burlesque stars making a name for himself nationally and across the world. A Julliard trained dancer, Waxie Moon is an "international gender-blending queer lady boylesque performance-art stripping sensation" who has performed at various venues in Seattle.

In 2012, filmmaker Wes Hurley made a documentary of the rising star. You can also find him in the hilarious comedy-horror soap opera "Capital Hill". Find Waxie next in "Camptacular" at the Triple Door, June 30-July 3, in Seattle.

A Seattle icon- a large scale mural of Waxie Moon
painted by Anna Lisa-Notter at Pike Place Market near the Seattle Waterfront


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