Alright, I am currently obsessed with updating my stage clothing. While I usually make a fair amount of what I wear while I'm on stage (especially since much of it is hard to find/try on before purchasing/really costs way more than I want to spend when I can sew it for much less/would need to be altered or customized anyway), I'm chasing some ideas. I joined a new band (!!!) and I have a MAJOR performance coming up in May (we are opening for an international tour coming to our area at an incredible venue). I need to start refining the wardrobe now, especially since plans to tour (for us) are in the works and usually I just need to be ready to go for that sort of stuff, there will be lots of shows and you can't really do the same thing too often, plus it takes time to purchase/make what I need. My plan is to come up with 5-6 new wardrobe pieces before May so I can have something a little "new" for the new band (and because this one requires even darker clothing styles than my previous ones, haha), and then make them. While I have an impressive amount of stage wear as it stands, this requires something even more dark (can you get darker than black?), more tough, and way more scary looking - while still looking hot. The band is as dark and heavy as electronic music can get. Seriously, it's industrial music (think Nine Inch Nails, KMFDM, Combichrist, Skinny Puppy - heavy pummeling beats that hit you in the chest, absolutely overdriven, shredded synth sounds (my job!), electric guitar, drums and tons of electronic noise, distorted vocals, etc.). I'm the only female in this scene locally, it's extremely male-dominated even at the most well-known levels, so I don't exactly have many style models to work with here that are fellow musicians. My all male bandmates are unlikely to be useful outside of "look like you belong on stage with us", and be pretty and scary at the same time. So, I put my query to you: channel your inner rock star, and show me what you would wear in my position. Get crazy with it. Join the dark side. Let your angsty teenager come out and play from your short lived "goth" period. Give me things that scream "dark scary chick who will mess you up" to you. Make me look sexy and terrifying, throw any insane suggestions you have out there - I'm pretty open to almost anything minus heading up there naked. I can give some reference photos of other bands with similar styles if you need them (or you can Google the ones I listed, that would work too), but I'd love to see where you ladies run with things. I am totally crowd-sourcing so that this gets better than ever. If it sweetens the deal at all, I'll post pictures/videos from the show after it happens as well as photos of the haul I end up with. But help me out, please!