Though I doubt any of my ideas will come to fruition, I still wanted to write down the color concepts I had and my reasoning behind each color. My thought process is that I must avoid any pink. Pink is too obvious for anything ballet related and there are already enough pinks out there.
Don Quixote or La Esmeralda: Blackened red. It may sound silly to lump both ballets together under one color (especially since Don Quixote is based of a Spanish novel and La Esmeralda a French one) I’ve seen both the main dancers for each ballet wearing a costume with a black bodice and red skirt. I thought that translating that into a blackened red would be such a nice ode to it. This variation from Natalia Osipova is mind blowing.
Sleeping Beauty: Bluejay blue. In the ballet, the Bluebird has a variation and since I’m avoiding pink I wanted to find another color to use. I personally love the Bluebird variation, especially this version from the Australian Ballet Company.
Swan Lake: White with black glitter/sparkle. If you don’t know the story of Swan Lake, there’s a duality between the character Odette (dressed in white) and Odile (dressed in black). I wanted to represent both by having the white while having a sprinkling of black.
The Firebird: Bright red with orange glitter/sparkle. This is one of the more obvious colors since the ballet really represents the story. I would so love to have an eyeshadow that is so flaming to embody the spirit of the Firebird.
The Nutcracker: Bright turquoise with gold sparkle. This one is a little less obvious, but was inspired by San Francisco Ballet’s Arabian costume (credit to Examiner.com) and I really wanted to see it come to life in eyeshadow form.
To be continued once I gather more inspiration.