It is Official! We are part of the BHOF Finishing School!

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Illustration by Fyodor A. Pavlov

We could not be more honored and excited to present Pastie History at The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender!  Thank you to Jo Weldon and BurlyCon for asking The Pastie Project to participate this year.  Tickets are just $10, and proceeds go to The Burlesque Hall of Fame!  Here is a link to info and tickets!  All Community presentations on Thursday, June 1 are held in Bienneville Salon J, and you can get a discounted pass to attend all four!  Pastie History is from 3:30-4:30!  Can’t wait to see you there!

Here’s a blurb about the presentation:

“This presentation is all about pasties! How has the construction of pasties changed over time, and how have they evolved in the neo-burlesque movement? If you want to know more about the history of the pastie and why the smallest costume pieces in burlesque are some of the most significant, come listen to Rosey La Rouge, author of The Pastie Project, discuss all of the above. You’ll see beautiful examples of historic and modern pasties from around the world, all part of The Pastie Project photo archive. Bring a notebook and writing implement if you wish, we’ll be covering a lot of info, and you may want to jot it down. There will be time for Q&A at the end of this presentation. Get an up-close view of pasties inside and out, and get inspired!”

Follow The Pastie Project on Facebook!

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Well, we finally got it together to get a Facebook page for The Pastie Project.  We’ll still be doing #pastiesoftheday every day, but we’ll be moving our daily posts over here by June!  Follow to get your daily Facebook dose of pasties!

21st Century Burlesque Features The Pastie Project!

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A huge thanks to the most respected burlesque site and publication, 21st Century Burlesque, for the feature in March!  We appreciate the support, and look forward to sharing the book with everyone, for sale online in June! Read the article HERE!

The Pastie Project Thanks YOU!

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Image: Ben Trivett

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart, to all those who helped The Pastie Project reach over 160% of our Kickstarter goal!

Because we surpassed our publishing goal, we will be able to send $500 to the Burlesque Hall of Fame Legends Challenge Fund, which helps Burlesque Legends with travel expenses to get to the BHOF Weekender in June.

The books and rewards will be sent out in June, and we will have a book release party late the same month to celebrate The Pastie Project’s success and its availability on Amazon.com.

The magical burlesque community, it’s supporters and fans have made this dream possible, and I cannot be more excited to share a book made with all of my love for the change, art and joy burlesque has brought to my life.

WE MADE OUR KICKSTARTER GOAL! WHAT’S NEXT?

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THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone who has donated, shared and promoted this Kickstarter!  We are so very excited to have reached our primary goal last night!

What does this mean?

Reaching our primary goal means that we can go to print with the book, so everyone’s orders will be filled!  Hooray!

What’s next?

Now that we have a whole 11 days left to continue our fundraising, here is what will happen-

We might actually recover some of our costs for creating the book, meaning money we paid for photo rights, illustrations, and services!  Woo!

After we recover some of these costs, the rest of this fundraiser $ will be donated to The Burlesque Hall of Fame Legends Challenge, which helps to fund travel expenses for Burlesque Legends who want to come to the BHOF Weekender.  Additionally, we hope to donate swag to the Weekender Volunteer/Performer gift bags!

What should happen now?

Continue to spread the word, continue to pledge!  Anything we make over our goal and costs only helps the BHOF Legends Challenge more!

Plus, anyone placing a preorder for the book here will be saving 25-40% off the cover cost after this challenge, so, if you want the book, order it HERE and now!  Let’s make a new goal of $12,125, which would up us to 150% of our original goal.

Thank you again!  Let’s see how far we can take The Pastie Project together!

xoxo,

Rosey La Rouge

Preorder The Pastie Project Book TODAY!

 

Pastie Project cover finishedAfter a year of very dedicated research and work, The Pastie Project is now a book that you can preorder via Kickstarter HERE!  Written by Rosey La Rouge, with a foreword by Neil Kendall of The Striptease Museum and Burlesque Hall of Fame Board Member.  The contributions from performers, pastie makers, photographers, teachers, and collectors have been generous, and we couldn’t be more excited to share this true labor of love with you.  This fundraiser goes through March, and the book will be printed and distributed to donors in June!  Please spread the word and support this project!

PREORDER The Pastie Project Playing Cards

They are here!  The Pastie Project Playing Cards!   $20! Available for preorder now, on a limited printing of 150 decks.  The sooner we sell, the sooner they print!  Buy 2! Buy 5!  Give them as gifts to your favorite burlesque lovers!  More photos to come, but for now, here’s a link to purchase!

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