i have a new shy friend who will remain unamed. let me try not to give away the gender too :)...and this blog is dedicated to the shy ones who love to dress up.
the most profound thing i have heard to get rid of stage frights or stares is that:
the stares may be uncomfortable, but they will not actually harm you. and when you are sure that you are doing your best - dressing up and keeping ur coo...the starers will wander away. so be sure and letthem stare anyway...that is why god has given them a pair of those button like organs that blink!