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Vintage beauties from the UK: Marianne Cheesecake and Odelia Opium!

Marianne Cheesecake for Corona Cabaret 6 bySuzanne Forbes Sept 4 2020I love Marianne Cheesecake!

She is hilarious and charming, and one of the most beautiful humans I have ever seen in person. When I saw she was in the lineup for UK-based Corona Cabaret #6, I immediately grabbed a ticket. As always, she was delightful to watch! My previous drawing of her is here, and her website is here. Follow her on insta here!

Odelia Opium for Corona Cabaret 6 by Suzanne Forbes Sept 4 2020The Corona Cabaret hostess Odeila Opium has the most wonderful period look.

And that beautiful Moon seat/prop was in her house, right in the hallway! Miss Opium has a collection of incredible costumes, sells costumes and accessories for burlesque performers and performs in and produces events, like the Corona Cabaret.

As always, I am so grateful to my Patrons on Patreon, whose monthly financial support makes it possible for me to work safely at home as I document the creative adaptations of performers in year one of COVID-19.

Dropping in on US burlesque shows!

Minda Mae for Disabilitease by Suzanne Forbes July 19 2020Livestreaming shows means I can be anywhere, anytime, if I have the strength.

As I mentioned in this post, I am choosing to limit what I can do according to my level of fatigue, and set goals that are realistic. That means not trying to draw everyone in a show. I dropped in on day 2 of the Disabilitease Festival (which should not be confused with the UK-based show with the same name Disabilitease, which I also drew!) with the intent to draw a couple performers.

I drew the Festival producer Minda Mae, above, doing a beautiful seated bellydance.

Skirt Vonnegut for Disabilitease by Suzanne Forbes July 19 2020And I drew Skirt Vonnegut doing their Existentialism number, for the second time!

I drew Skirt several times last year during their tenure in Berlin, and they are a friend and serious collector of my work, so it was great to get a parallax view of this cool routine.

I also dropped in on “Burlesque at Home“, a great show I would have loved to have seen and drawn all of.

Miss Jessica for Burlesque At Home by Suzanne Forbes June 16 2020Above, New Orleans icon Miss Jay Broussard!

Aka, Jessica Champaign. What a legendary performance! Miss Jay was the finale.

Paul Aleksandr for Burlesque at Home by Suzanne Forbes July 23 2020And this is the lovely host, Paul Aleksandr.

Fellow creepy creature maker and glittery goth clown Paul Aleksandr hosted from the UK! I loved their blue look.

I am so grateful to my Patrons on Patreon, whose monthly financial support lets me keep documenting an international bouquet of burlesque and drag performers while I work safely at home.