Tutu Style By The Light Of The Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon Edmonton Alberta
Harvest Moon Edmonton Alberta-9/16/16

No matter where you live in the world, once a year, you can have the awe-inspiring experience of seeing the Harvest Moon in all its glory. There is something so breathtaking about that big orange orb hanging so low in the sky!  It is a photo opportunity that can’t be missed.

In the same way that nature gives us these memorable events, so does a fabulous costume design. Perhaps you are wondering what in the world do classical tutus have to do with the Harvest Moon?

Nature, in itself, is colorfully creative. It is a show off, a drama major, a diva that won’t be ignored. So is the performing artist; especially in  a costume design that celebrates color as much as form.

Theatrical, Gorgeous, Influential Color Statement

Sleeping Beauty Tutu-Fairy Violente ©Costumecreations.co.ukI think by now you can understand why the shade of this tutu inspired me to write this post. It may or may not be a coincidence that this tutu was finished and featured around harvest time in the new Costume Creations.co.uk  Orange Classical Ballet Tutu album on Facebook.

A professional classical tutu in this shade is rare and exquisite. You don’t see many  in this captivating color.  The gilded details, accessories and grace of the young dancer create an aura that adds pure elegance to a fun color.

Like seeing the Harvest Moon, the photo on the left gives one the big wow factor of orange orb amazement; only in netting form.


Harvesting A Crop Is Like Tutu Making

Harvest time and tutu making connect on so many levels.  Both require long-term planning and commitment. Both require the proper Sleeping Beauty Tutu-Fairy Violente©Costumecreations.co.uktypes of tools to get the job done.  There is a waiting game of sorts. Seeds do not blossom overnight, neither do hand-crafted costumes.

Farmers plot out their rows and count their seeds. Tutu makers plan their designs and measure their materials. They expect a certain yield from their efforts.  Fruits, vegetables and tutus must have a certain  level of completeness or they just won’t be of good use.

Timing and tending is real for both a tutu designer and a farmer. One uses seeds of creativity and artistry, the other seeds of potatoes or carrots.

For both, there is someone waiting on the other end that is going to benefit from the harvest.  One feeds the body, the other feeds the spirit. Isn’t this a beautiful analogy?

Entering A New Season Of Exciting Possibilities

So many people feel sad when summer is over. However, there are many of us that become energized by the cooler weather. Autumn brings us new things to eat and try and do. Comforting soups and stews. Cozy sweaters and long walks in the wSleeping Beauty Tutu-Fairy Violenteoods. Layers of colorful leaves and crunchy twigs to jump around in.

Speaking about layers, look at the architectural wonder of this tutu skirt. It is so perfectly crisp and symmetrical. It is a vivid wonderland of couture expertise. An explosion of color and form.

If  a dancer could look forward to wearing something this beautiful every Autumn, summer couldn’t be over fast enough.



“Your talent is a seed; cultivate it, and in no time, you will harvest success.”
― Matshona Dhliwayo




Image Credits: Flickr.com, Harvest Moon Edmonton Alberta by Jeff Wallace, No Modifications, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/



  1. thank you so much for this beautiful piece of writing. The comparison of the tutu blossoming from seed to final result is exactly what I think when I am making them. I draw nearly all my inspiration from natures colours because I think nature is the greatest artist of all.

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