Lemme Addams knows how to cover her bits with style.
It comes with the territory of leading an active local burlesque troupe.
Addams (nee Gayla Jackson) is a founding member of the Whiskey Tongue Burlesque troupe, which has been attending to Denton’s demand for a classy (and sometimes comedic) sort of bump-and-grind. Burlesque is a long-running tradition of striptease, but stops short of nudity. Denton is home to a number of troupes — including some dancers who have been invited to participate in national contests.
Addams will lead newbies through a short class on making pasties — the diminutive and sparkly costume pieces that save seductive dancers from appearing completely topless during their performances. Addams has been making pasties — themed and classic — for a few years now, and shares her very specific costuming concepts and techniques.
The class costs $25, and all of the materials will be provided. All participants will leave with a pair of pasties they’ve made themselves.
The class starts at 6:45 p.m. Saturday at Mable Peabody’s Beauty Parlor & Chainsaw Repair, 1125 E. University Drive. Space is limited and reservations are required by sending a private Facebook message to Addams at www.facebook.com/lemme.addams . Payments are through PayPal only.
— Staff report