Jou wrote:Clowns have been dressing up since prehistoric times.
And if you're not conscious of what costume you wear, even your lack of one, then you are missing out on some aspects of expression/performance.
I agree there is something to be said about attracting people's attention to get them to listen to you.
I mean I get more coming over and filming me if I wear a costume now and then.
And I'm sure someone beautiful that sings good will really get the stares.
But it is also true good music doesn't need a costume to sound good.
And when I hear on the radio (which has no pictures) some beautiful song or something funny or something that jams I don't care if they are ugly or handsome or wearing suits or no clothes I just want to hear that song again.
Yet if I see a picture of someone before I hear the music and the picture turns me off I may not listen to the music.
It's kind of like when you were a kid and your parents offered you food that looked bad but when you tried it you liked it.
People shouldn't let costumes and photos manipulate what we listen to but they do so a performer should be concern about what they wear but even more concern about what they sound like.