Redefining nude

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Vakani, Sweta Jitendra

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Redefining Nude is an online resource of dye and paint guidelines for 28 different skin tone colors. After researching what was available on the market for pre-colored tights and investigating existing resources about dyeing to match skin tones, I saw an opportunity to fill a gap in the costume world. Today, the color “nude” or “flesh toned” refers to a specific color, usually a light peach or tan. Nude cannot be defined by one color because there are so many different colors of skin tones in the world. Setting a standard for nude color is an example of colorism, which is the discrimination of people based on the color of their skin, and is prejudiced against those people who do not fit into that mold. Redefining Nude challenges the notion that nude is one type of color and instead celebrates every skin tone. It offers costumers, performers, and do-it-yourselfers the tools to combat colorism, by taking matters into our own hands and defining nude for ourselves




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