Babes of Burlesque

Spring has sprung and the Babes of Burlesque are here to prove it!

I’ve got a gorgeous new gaggle of gals to feature in the coming weeks and I’m so excited to give you a tease in this week’s post!

Photos by Dolly Shots Photography with assistance from Zach Garand

Let’s meet the ladies!

Charlie Quinn

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Ruby Moon

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Dottie Champagne

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Saint Stella

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Knox Harter

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Ivory

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Revenge of the Strip

13015497_10208203918410110_5605660619646538928_n.jpgThis Saturday in a Galaxy far, far away…. there will be boobs.

It’s finally here, The Nerdlesque event of the Summer: Revenge of the Strip!

Starring:
Betty Quirk (Peepshow T.O.)
Dolly Monroe
Charlie Quinn
Dante Legend
Delicia Pastiche (Nerd Girl Burlesque)
Dixie Rect
Dr. Orifice
Dr. Tease
Helen OfTronna (Nerd Girl Burlesque)
Henrietta VIII
Kage Wolfe (Love Letters Cabaret)
Loretta Jean (Nerd Girl Burlesque)
Maria Juana (The Harlettes)
Sevvy Skellington (Peepshow T.O.)
Zilly Lilly
Zyra Lee Vanity

Click the posters below to purchase tickets for this Nerdlesque Extravaganza!!

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The Night is Dark and Full of Tassels

Last Saturday was the third instalment of a Game of Thrones Burlesque!  The show was a wonderful mix of glitz, glamour and super nerdy humour.  From Dragons to John Snow to the Iron Throne itself, the evening was filled with some of the most beloved and hated GOT characters doing their sexiest stripteases.  Please enjoy my photos from The Night is Dark and Full of Tassels…

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Helen of Trona, Delicia Pastiche and Loretta Jean as Dragons
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El Toro as Khal Drogo and Scarlett LaFlamme as Daenerys Targaryen
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Rubie Magnitude as Melisandre
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Zilly Lilly Lysa Arryn
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Rena as Stannis Baratheon and Sevvy Skellington as Renly Baratheon
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Bianca Boom Boom as the Iron Throne
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El Toro as John Snow
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Delicia Pastiche as Ygritte
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Tanya Cheex as Cersei Lannister Percy Katt as a naughty lion
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Pearl Ingocnito as Joffrey Baratheon and Betty Quirk as Margaery Tyrell
Charlie Quinn as Brianne of Tarth
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Scarlet Black as Drogon

Game of Thrones Burlesque: November 29th

I am so excited that we are less than 1 week away from one of the best Nerdlesque shows of the year: The Night is Dark and Full of Tassels Game of Thrones Burlesque! My gorgeous friend Scarlett LaFlamme is now in her third year of producing this amazing Burlesque tribute to Game of Thrones and each show has been better than the last.  If you are a fan of GOT you will not want to miss this hilarious, sexy and incestuous show.  The show is next Saturday November 29th at The Great Hall in Toronto. Click the poster below to pre-purchase your tickets, and you will want to get them in advance as this show will probably sell out!

In case you are wondering what all the fuss is about, check out the photos below from the last 2 Game of Thrones burlesque shows…

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Bre Poisonne as Viserys
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Rubie Magnitude as Melisandre
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Loretta Jean as Arya Stark
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Tanya Cheex as Cersei Lannister
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Betty Quirk as Margaery Tayrell and Pearl Incognita as Joffery Baratheon
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El Toro as John Snow
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Scarlett LaFlamme as Daenerys Targaryen
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Charlie Quinn as Drogon

Photos by Craig Symonds and If You Fall Photography

Garters of the Galaxy

Our final Peepshow TO show by all means should have been a sad affair.  It was the final time our amazing group of performers and friends would come together to put on the biggest and best nerdlesque show in town.  The last time we would all gather backstage, getting ready and gabbing, swapping eyelash glue and pastie tape.  The final collective feeling of putting on a show that was truly entertaining, inspiring and unique.  But instead of feeling loss and despair I could not imagine a more electric evening.  There was a buzz in the air from the minute the Great Hall began filling up.  Every seat was taken and still people stood to watch what can only be described as one of the greatest shows that we have ever created.  From start to finish the energy was palpable.  Not one lull or low moment was felt and the volume of cheers and laughs echoed endlessly through the night. Every performer brought their best and the roaring crowd pushed each of us to be that much better.

I feel so lucky to have such talented, inspiring and loving friends and to have had so many opportunities to work with these amazing people.  Even though this was the last Peepshow event (for now anyways) I couldn’t be sad for even one second because my mind is filled with all the wonderful moments I have shared with this group.

Thank you Leelando, Sevvy and Betty for giving us a stage to perform on, for making it possible for us to come together as a team and for working so tirelessly to ensure each event has been more outstanding than the last.  Thank you to all the performers who have constantly pushed each other to be more creative simply by being endlessly creative themselves.  Thank you to Rena, Mong Tho, Amie and everyone who has worked backstage throughout the past few years.  Without you we would be utterly lost.  And finally, thanks to everyone who has come out to support our shows.  Hearing the excitement in your cheers is the fuel that drives us.

The final curtain has closed.  The show has concluded.  But I promise this is not the last you will hear or see of the members of the PeepshowTO family.

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Leelando Calrissian as Namor
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Delicia Pastiche as Beast, Betty Quirk as Gamora
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Dante Him as Wolverine, Dolly Monroe as Emma Frost
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Betty Quirk as Gamora
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Dr. Orifice as Mr. Fantastic
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Loretta Jean as Starlord
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Alex as Stan Lee, Velvet Valhalla as Lady Punisher
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Loretta Jean as Starlord, Betty Quirk as Gamora
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Dolly Monroe as Emma Frost
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Miss Elle Towe as Lady Sif
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Sky Blew as Captain America
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Veronica Vile as Scarlett Witch
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Delicia Pastiche as Beast
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Dr. Orifice as Mr. Fantastic
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Sevvy Skellington as Groot
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Scarlett LaFlamme as Black Widow
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Leelando Calrissian as Namor
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Henrietta VIII as She-Hulk
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Dante Him as Wolverine
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Leelando Calrissian, Sevvy Skellington and Betty Quirk doing their goodbye speech
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Charlie Quinn as Captain Marvel
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Zilly Lilly as Dark Pheonix

Fan Expo 2014

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Stargirl (Sevvy Skellingtong) Wonder Woman (Betty Quirk) and Supergirl (Dolly Monroe) from the DC Bombshells Collection.  Photo by Very Frank Pictures.

This past weekend my friends from Peepshow TO and I put on our best cosplays and strutted our stuff at one of the biggest Nerd Conventions in North America: FAN EXPO!  Fan Expo brings together fans of Comics, Sci-Fi, Anime, Horror and Gaming for a weekend of geeky fun.  The Peepshowers had a booth in the Horror section of the con and spent most of our time advertising our next show Garters of the Galaxy: A Marvel Inspired Burlesque.  We had a blast chatting up con goers and posing for photos in cosplay.

This year I really over extended myself by attempting to do 2 brand new cosplays for the con.  On Friday the Peepshow crew did a Sparkly X-Men Group cosplay in which I portrayed the White Queen Emma Frost.  For the big day, Saturday, we did another group cosplay.  This time it was the DC Bombshells, which is a set of female DC characters as 1940s pinup girls.  For this group I did Supergirl, which was such fun to make and to wear.  On the final day I decided to wear an old favourite, my Batwoman burlesque cosplay.  Overall the highlight of the weekend was definitely getting to meet the Queen of Cosplay herself; Yaya Han!  Yaya is such an inspiration for me as a cosplayer.  Her costumes are flawless and she really embodies each character she portrays.

Please enjoy a few of my photos from this year’s Fan Expo…

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Emma Frost and Magik heading to the con on Friday
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The Queen of Cosplay: Yaya Han!
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Lady Robocop
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Betty Quirk as X Men Psylocke
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Getting friendly with Daryl Dixon
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Gambit (Sevvy Skellington) Domino (Zilly Lilly) Magik (Brittany) and Emma Frost (Dolly Monroe) hanging out at the Peepshow Booth
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Sailor Chibi Moon!
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Our friend Ajay Fry came to visit us
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Day 2: Getting coffee in cosplay
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DC Bombshells Mera (Delicia Pastiche) and Batwoman (Zilly Lilly)
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Dex Morgan cosplaying Gaslight Catwoman (www.facebook.com/DexCosplay)
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Leelando Calrissian as DC Bombshells Poison Ivy
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Chilling with the Batmobile
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Brittany as DC Bombshells Catwoman
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Charlie Quinn joined our group as DC Bombshells Flash!
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Beautiful Mermaid!
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Group Selfie with our booth neighbour friends!
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Amazing Wild, Wild West cosplays!
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Zilly Lilly as Molotov Cocktease with the Star Wars favs
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Rocket Racoon with a baby Groot
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Ran into my friend Serena… I mean Sailor Mars!
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Leelando Calrissian and Betty Quirk as Harley Quinn and Yoshi
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Rufio and Captain Hook from the film Hook
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Batwoman swooped in to steal the spotlight

Late Night Toon Tease with Peepshow TO

Peepshow TO is back at it on June 14th for Late Night Toon Tease: Burlesque inspired by Adult Cartoons!!  If you love shows like Futurama, Archer, Venture Brothers, Daria, Clone High and the likes you will not want to miss this event.  In Toronto at the Randolph Theatre, doors at 8pm.  I will be back-up dancing for the legendary Charlie Quinn.  

Tickets are selling out fast!! Get yours by clicking the posters below!!

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