Half-naked and overdressed all at once

You may recall that in my last post I was slightly shitting myself as I was about to perform samba in my passista costume for the very first time. Well, I did it and here are the photos to prove it.

Me in my samba costume

Three dancers, including me, dressed in samba costumes

Opening move from my samba performance

My dance group and me performing samba onstage

My dance group and I doing a very butt-centric dance move

Gratuitous butt shot

My dance group and me performance samba onstage

I was very nervous when I stepped out of the change room for the first time but, like with all things that push me out of my comfort zone, I took a deep breath and faked it. I strutted about like I was meant to be wearing that outfit (because I was) and like I deserved to be on that stage (because I did). Then the wind nearly blew off my headdress so I was far too preoccupied with keeping it on my head while doing all the steps that I didn’t have time to be self-conscious.

Achievement unlocked: Appearing half-naked on stage in front of a crowd of people. What else ya got?

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32 Responses to “Half-naked and overdressed all at once”


  1. 1 Veronica 8 October, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Very, very impressed right now!<3 Congratulations! And I just love those pics of you onstage!

  2. 2 Omega 8 October, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    You are one hundred percent FABULOUS!!! You look like you’re having a fabulous time.. let me know when the tour hits Melbourne! :D

  3. 3 mimbles 8 October, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Everything about this makes me ridiculously happy :-) You are awesome, congratulations!

  4. 4 irfon 8 October, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Awesome! That is a fantastic achievement. :) And you look fantastic!

  5. 5 Anna 8 October, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Fantastic! You look wonderful.

  6. 6 LizzieC 8 October, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    The gratuitous butt-shot is my favourite. xoxo

  7. 9 Sally Reeve Edwards 9 October, 2012 at 12:27 am

    Wow! You look UTTERLY phenomenal. Totally rocking it – and wish there was video of you dancing. Love your confidence. Good for you!

  8. 10 Ada 9 October, 2012 at 1:17 am

    So happy for you! :D Love the costume!

  9. 12 Susie 9 October, 2012 at 1:23 am

    You look hot as f**k. Well done babe, gives me hope for my less than skinny butt.

  10. 13 ~M 9 October, 2012 at 2:07 am

    You look beautiful, absolutely beautiful!!

  11. 14 Allison 9 October, 2012 at 3:12 am

    Fierce!

  12. 15 Lonie Mc 9 October, 2012 at 3:36 am

    Courage isn’t not being afraid; courage is being afraid and doing it anyway. Thank you for your incredible courage!!!

  13. 16 jlf 9 October, 2012 at 4:02 am

    Good for you!

  14. 19 Selvinas 9 October, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Woah, you really did it! Be proud because I think many girls would have chickened out! Did you get many reactions from people who saw you?

    • 20 Frances 9 October, 2012 at 11:13 am

      Nothing vocal. People stared and took surreptitious photos but that could have been solely due to the fact that I was dressed like a giant sparkly bird.

  15. 21 Tori 9 October, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Wow! I am equally impressed that you can dance in those heels! :)

    • 22 Frances 9 October, 2012 at 11:11 am

      Literally the only time I wear high heels is for samba. As a result, I don’t know how to walk in heels but I do know how to dance in them!

  16. 23 JGRuddock 10 October, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Yeah, like Tori above I’m *totally* impressed with dancing in heels – eeek!

    I LOVE these photos and I hope we get to see you swanning about in your daily life every now and then in such a get up: surely you could get away with wearing the headdress to work, yes?! So many sparkles!

    On ya, love, YOU ARE FABULOUS! xo

  17. 24 Big Red Dress 10 October, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Amazing!!! Next time there must be video!!

  18. 25 bloomie 11 October, 2012 at 2:33 am

    Oh Frances you are my beautiful, sparkly, heroine. xoxo

  19. 27 tovah11 2 November, 2012 at 11:07 am

    You look beautiful and so happy! You go!

  20. 28 Moe aka @biggirlblue 14 November, 2012 at 8:27 am

    This was so awesome I had to tweet it. You look so gorgeous and exuberant.

  21. 30 Ylenia 14 December, 2012 at 5:55 am

    lady, you look stunning in that samba costume!!!

    Love, Ylenia from Longuette

  22. 31 lawyerdoll 2 January, 2013 at 5:12 am

    Fantastic! You look like you are right where you belong… on stage doing fabulous things!


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