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Costume Development
6 week course

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Costume Development 6 week course


In this unique 6 week course Odelia will help you to develop and create your own costume!

No matter if you are just at the beginning of your Burlesque journey or are already a seasoned professional, this course will help you elevate your look!

You will work closely alongside professional costumier Odelia Opium, who brings over 20 years of industry experience to the table and develop your dream burlesque costume! In both, group and private 1:1 sessions you will create your costume concept and bring it to life.

The course will consist of 4 group sessions and 2 private 1-on-1 sessions.

You will learn how to

- develop a costume concept for your act

- choose the most flattering shapes for yourself

- choose fabrics and materials

- source pieces to use as a base for your costume

- create one base costume item of your choice

- use various handsewing & finishing techniques

- modify existing pieces

- rhinestone and embellish your costume pieces



WEEK 1 - join live or watch recording


WEEK 2 - join live

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT. We will discuss and plan your costume in the group, where we talk layers and reveals, what needs making and what can be sourced  (2h)

WEEK  3 - pick a date

1:1 SESSION. You get a one hour private session with Odelia to discuss your costume in detail. (1h)

WEEK 4 - join live 

CRAFTING SESSION. You get to choose and make one base costume item with the group. Choose from: fingerless gloves, Gstring or panel skirt. Learn hand sewing and techniques.  (2h)

WEEK 5 - join live

CRAFTING SESSION. Finish your chosen base costume item with the group and discuss embellishments and techniques. (2h)

WEEK 6 - pick a date

1:1 SESSION. You get a one hour private session with Odelia to discuss your costume in detail and finalize your project. (1h)

LOCATION: this course takes place live on Zoom. Download the software and join from anywhere in the world. You are welcome to record your sessions for future use!

You will be required to purchase your own materials and base costume pieces.

You may be asked to prepare homework for the next session.


- 9+ hours of mentoring with Odelia

- crafting sessions in a small intimate group

- a strong personalized costume concept for your act

- one base costume piece of your choice, created by yourself under Odelia´s guidance

- new creative skills to use in the future for creating new acts


Prior experience is not needed.

Places are strictly limited to ensure best personal support.

Additional private sessions with Odelia can be booked on request at a reduced rate of £40/h for course participants.



currently no dates - please enquire

This class will only take place if the minimum number of bookings is met! Minimum: 4

Cost: £300

Please note: this purchase is non-refundable.

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