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Vesture Vocab III: Lexical Decorations for your Costumes and Conversations

Are you in the market for something interesting to add to your costume or cosplay? Halloween is practically around the corner, after all. If you’re searching for a costume or design detail to put the finishing touches on an ensemble, or just plain looking for weird words to wow your Scrabble buddies, Vesture Vocab is here to help!

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There are two previous installments (I and II), so if you don’t find what you want here, perhaps you could take a gander at the other articles for assistance!

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Theater Thursday: Gender-Blind Casting Dream List–Girl Power Edition

I must confess, that I have a secret. No, not anything of Batman reveal levels, but something I don’t talk about too often: when I was younger, I dreamed of wanting to be the first girl to play The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. That dream has honestly never really died–though I’m certainly no vocal pro to accomplish such a task. And to many of you, this might seem like a bizarre fever dream, one that could and would never come true.

But it turns out, thanks to the success of Hamilton, the increase in gender blind casting might actually happen in my life time. In a recent article, Lin-Manual Miranda, star and creator of the new hit show, spoke about how he is excited for the possibility of doing gender blind casting for the show. Though it has yet to be confirmed or denied if this will ever actually happen, the thought does give me some hope and has inspired a thought–what fabulous ladies should be cast as leading male roles on Broadway? Here’s a list of my top picks, and they’ll inspire you to dream too!

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