I remember one of my first performances where I rushed out the door and headed to the show to get ready. I was so excited and everything was going great! We were all having a great time backstage and then, I realized I had forgotten my eyelashes. MY EYELASHES!!! I had been well prepared by the veteran performers yet I messed up BIG TIME! Everyone was searching but no one had an extra pair. There wasn’t a store nearby and it was almost show time so I was just SOL and had to improvise with my make up. Of course the show went on... It was just an awful feeling for me...like being naked in the wrong way!
I know everyone at some point has forgotten or run out of something they desperately needed at one time or another and usually someone else has it. Hopefully you won’t be without that one little item you really, really need.
Thinking back on my experiences backstage, I created the “OH SH*T!” Burly Kit for those times when you need a new emergency kit or a second back-up to your original kit. The “OH SH*T!” Burly Kit is filled with 12 essential items, all in travel size so they don’t take up too much room and they are bundled in a black cotton canvas zip bag with enough room left to fit a few additional items you may want to add on your own.
If you find yourself one safety pin short of a costume or prop repair? No problem, there are 5 different sized safety pins as well as a 12-thread sewing kit. All thread is pre-threaded on its own needle, which is AWESOME for those dimly lit dressing rooms. (there is even an extra safety pin in the sewing kit along with 2 clear buttons)
Get a blister from those fabulous heels you found that are perfect for your costume? The “OH SH*T!” Burly Kit has got you well-covered there too! 4 different sized clear Band-Aid® brand boo-boo covers for your foot as well as an adhesive moleskin pad so you can cover that rough spot inside your shoe.
I tried to think of everything to put together the most helpful kit for a backstage quick fix while keeping the bag from being bulky to store or costly.
Here is a full list of all the items included in the "OH SH*T!" Burly Kit
Set of Faux Mink, Fluffy-style False Eyelashes
Tube of brush-on eyelash adhesive (dries clear, odor, cruelty & paraben-free)
Sewing Kit (12 colors of thread, pre-threaded on its own needle, 2 clear buttons and a safety pin)
Mini-tube E6000 glue
Single-Use tube of Gel Super Glue
Safety Pins in various sizes
2” Bobbie Pins in black and blond
Band-Aid® brand clear adhesive pads (varying sizes)
2” x 3” Adhesive Moleskin Pad
½” x 3” Strips of Topstick double-sided toupee tape
Container of Ultra Sparkle, Microfine Body Glitter (cuz you never know when you may need a little more!)
Tube of Hydrating Body Lotion (with pure essential oil, shea butter & Aloe. Paraben & silicone free)
All in A Black Cotton Canvas Zip Bag and Filled With Love!
Check out The "OH SH*T!" Burly Kit on our Burly Companions Page. No Subscription is required and as with all our products, gifting is allowed. (It’s a great gift for a new performer!)
Tits Up, Beautiful!