Sunday, October 30, 2011

Expose Yourself! ~ Using Online Photos To Increase Tips For Exotic Male Dancers

   You're in it for the money! Let's establish that fact from the very beginning. The money that can be given to the exotic male dancer is in the pockets of the audience, crowd, fans, managers, owners, agents, etc. So, if you are wanting more of that money transferred into your pocket through tips, then this blog is for you. Digital pics of you doing your thing on the stage, dance floor, bar, etc., will have an impact on your tips. How? You might ask. The power of visual promotion, that is how.
(In pic above: Jay Roth Photo by Michael Bernal)

   In advertising and promotion, words or copy are used to promote the product or service. There will be a catch phrase, or advertising hook that will catch your attention and then descriptions of how that product or service will improve or enhance your life. Add a music jingle that gets stuck in your head and you sing it throughout the day and the advertisers have done their job at introducing the product or service. But for maximum impact, you need visual stimulation. That is why many music artists spend so much money on their music videos. That is why so much money is spent in fashion photography. That is why the Super Bowl commercials are always so fun and/or outrageous. ( Photo by Damon Frazier)

    The same principles apply to promoting the exotic male dancer. The fact that almost every party goer owns a smart phone, or at the very minimum, a phone that can take and send pics, creates a free promotional tool that you can use to your advantage. First, dress to encourage picture taking. My motto, "Show some skin and they will come in." Wear something that is sexy, puts the junk on display, and gets attention. Encourage fans to take pics. Ask them to take a picture of you standing with one or more of their friends. Then let them know your facebook dancer page (separate from your 'my family' page). Ask them to tag you in the pic. This will let all your friends and all their friends see the pics and give you free promotion. That pic will most often be posted and tagged as soon as it has been taken. ( Photo by Ken Brown)

   Make sure you always have good quality pics of you dancing to post online or use in advertising. Have a friend who is a good photographer take pics of you while dancing. They do not have to be a professional, just someone who can take decent pics with their phone or camera. Also, once again, be sure you wear something very sexy. Use only the best of the final pics, and by best I mean, most revealing, sensual photos in the group. If you aren't sure which ones to use, ask a fan, friends, etc., to help you pick out a few. I like to see photos of dancers who are dancing, not posing. If you are doing a photoshoot then a set of studio type pics are alright for a profile pic, or other promotional situations. But for me, I like to see a dancer in motion...'males in motion' if you will. You can view a few of the pics I have done in different situations on my facebook photography page. **CLICK HERE**. ( Photo by Michael Hill)

   If you are a dancer and would like promotional photos while dancing (no charge), let me know and when I visit your area, I will contact you. I also provide studio sessions for only $75. I have a mobile studio that I bring with me whenever I travel for this purpose. The studio session includes up to 5 costumes changes, maximum two hour session, and a minimum of 20 possible poses to use for promotional purposes. The reason for the low fee of only $75 is I also request the use of one or more pics for Males In Motion projects. Your name appears with every use. You get free promotion on my website and/or blogs as per our final agreement, and I get good quality photos of hot male dancers for use in my promotions. It's a win, win situation for both! Email me today for more details!( Photo by Michael Hill Location: Mojo's ~ Tulsa, OK)

   I recommend these photographers in the following areas. Click their name to go to their facebook pages.

New York, NY ~ Michael Bernal
Chicago, IL ~ Ken Brown
Dallas, TX ~ Damon Frazier

   Until next time, I'll look for you on facebook and then tip in the club!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Last Minute Costume Ideas For Exotic Male Dancers

Costumes for exotic male dancers are in demand for Halloween events and at other times of the year. In an effort to assist the boyz, I have pulled a few pics from my archives for inspiration. Look at the pics
and see what others have worn in the past and find a place to start for your next costume. Then take your idea from there and make it your own. I tend to stick with classics because they work for me. However, if your crowd will respond to other ideas, that's the direction you should go. The costume ideas I've posted in this blog include items that are easy to find at discount stores, hardware stores, costume shops, etc.+ The Fireman
   The fireman (above) is a favorite exotic male dancer icon to many fans. In previous blogs I have written about the obvious sexual innuendos of the fireman with his big hose. In this pic, these hot
guys have put together a fun costume rather inexpensively. The toy hats can be found at costume shops. They've marked out the
emblems on the front. You can do the same or create your own fire department emblem. Click here to find the yellow rain coat pants. Search online for a pair of red suspenders. Add a pair of black boots and you are ready to go. And don't forget to wear something excitingly sexy underneath...or, wear nothing at all.

Chippendale Dancer
   A definite classic for an exotic male stripper is something similar to the basic Chippendale's costume. Put together a pair of sexy briefs, boxer briefs, etc. and add a bowtie. More elaborate costumes with collars and cuffs can also be found. A bowtie can usually be found in a costume shop.

Island Boy
   The island boy, cabana boy, or luau party idea at right is sexy and easy. The pretty boy in the pic is wearing a puka shell necklace. You could also wear a fake, or real lei garland necklace. A flower print towel or piece of fabric can serve as the skirt portion of the costume. Wear a pair of sandals or flip-flops to complete the look. A possible accessory could include a hollowed out coconut with a straw to serve as your beverage container. What you wear or don't wear underneath is all up to you!


Construction Worker #1:
   A simple and inexpensive costume, yet sexy with the right body type is the rugged construction worker. A pair of painter overalls, a hard hat, gloves and boots can create the image of the man's man who works with his hands. I mean think about it, don't you like a man who is good with his hands?


Construction Worker #2:
This version of the construction worker will work well for all body types. A sleeveless, or unbuttoned shirt, a pair of cut off blue jeans, gloves, and boots all create the look of a hard working man who likes to play when off the clock. Punch your time card and head to the club.

Genni #1
   This costume is simple, and there is very little to it. If you have a body that needs to be displayed for all to see, then this is a perfect choice for you. The costume has three major parts, a turban on the head, a vest, and a pair of bikini briefs. I suggest you do not wear shoes unless you can find costume shoes that will enhance the look. Since the Genni represents granting wishes, I recommend a pair of metallic bikini briefs that suggest gold, silver, copper, or wealth of some type. For the turban, do a google search for 'tying a turban'. Purchase a piece of cloth large enough to be tied on your head. Find cloth that has a metallic sheen, or metallic look embroidery in it, etc. The vest in the pic is made of chains. If
you are creative and can create your own, you can find inexpensive chain in craft stores. However, search a costume store, flea market, etc., for a vest that will fit. If it is plain, paint it with metallic cloth paint which can be found at craft stores. Add a couple of inexpensive gold bracelets, rings, etc., for a richer look. With a costume like this, you'll have your choice of which wishes you want to grant for the night.
Genni #2:
   This Genni costume is not so easy to put together but I thought it was so damn sexy that I wanted to show the pic anyway. This may be a choice for a future event. This might require a good tailor or seamstress. When the event allows the "boys" to be put on display, this costume will be a definite hit at the party.

Leather Sir
   If you or a friend enjoy the leather lifestyle, leather can be a sexy and quick option. A costume like the one shown at left suggest a fun night is ahead with the possibility of a little danger thrown in. It is not an inexpensive option, however, but as suggested, if you can borrow the pieces from a friend for the night, leather is a good option for
any costume event.

Hillbilly Country Boy
   Ok, look at the pic at left. This guy is wearing a simple pair of overalls. He looks sexy as hell. Of course, he has a super hot body and that helps. But think about the fun you can have hooking and unhooking the shoulder straps of the overalls and revealing enough to keep the night interesting. For the full effect, add a straw hat, and of course, you have to go barefooted. Who wouldn't want to have a 'roll-in-the-hay with you?

   Regular readers of my blogs already know that the cowboy image is definitely one of my favorites. For this look, as long as you have the cowboy hat, you can go in many different directions. I suggest you borrow the hat from a friend, rent it from a costume shop,
or purchase an inexpensive straw cowboy hat. Authentic felt cowboy hats can be very expensive. If you have a
source for western wear,
there are chaps, gloves, boots, vests, bandanas, and more
that can be added. However,
if your budget is more like mine, I suggest going minimal. Add a pair of bikini briefs in a bright color and a matching bandana scarf around the neck. If you own or can borrow a pair of cowboy boots, that is enough for a hot cowboy and any male stripper fan will appreciate the minimal clothing look. Climb in the saddle and have a fun night!
   I hope these suggestions will inspire you to create something memorable even if it is a last minute idea. Sometimes the ideas created under the crunch turn out to be the best. Have a great Halloween or special event! Until next time, tip the boyz a little extra who have stepped up and are wearing those sexy, creative costumes!