Cosplay and Corsets for Halloween

Posted in Miscellaneous on October 24, 2016 by Kali Morgan

Love to lace tight? Looking for inspiration from those who have turned their favorite corset into a costumed character? Check out these photos from Black Iris Corsets and get your creative juices flowing.

Take a moment to study the slides of these nearly thee dozen luscious looks. All of these corsets are available now at  PASSIONAL (or on their way in during  the next two weeks), so keep your eyes on our website as new arrivals com in.

Shiny Vinyl Dark Fantasy from Tatjana

Posted in Costume Carnival, Criminal Accessories, Fantasic Femme Fashion, Fashion Design Competition, Gift Guides, Men's Style, Transform Yourself on October 21, 2016 by Kali Morgan

It’s #PASSIONALhalloween 2016 and in preparation for this year’s Diabolique Ball: Futurotica we’ve invested in a limited collection of the dark futuristic vinyl fashions of Europe’s futurotic fashion phantasm Tatjana Warrneke. a self-taught designer currently based in Germany whose looks you will immediately recognize. Enjoy highlights from this new limited collection, below, and order for Valentine’s 2017 delivery if you want to gift a specially made item to a special someone.

These limited selections only can be purchased from PASSIONAL ONLINE and cannot be special ordered before the end of the year, so buy now!

Win $100 #PASSIONALhalloweencontest

Posted in Community, Corset Corner, Costume Carnival, Criminal Accessories, Men's Style, Miscellaneous, PASSIONAL Persona: Photo Contest on October 3, 2016 by Kali Morgan

It’s that time of year, and to celebrate the creative spirits that have acquired couture from our collections, we are doing our annual photography contest and it it easier than ever to enter your photos ! Do you think you have what it takes? Or are you not sure? Check out some of last year’s finalists:

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Each year for the past four, we have collected images from our customers and had the PASSIONAL public and our in-store stylists choose a winner from the submitted photos to win tickets to Philadelphia’s Diabolique Ball and a $100 certificate to the grand prize winner. A runner-up s will receive one ticket to  Ball.

In the past, you had to email us photos. But this year, you can enter multiple ways:

1- email your photo to
2- post the photo to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #PASSIONALhalloweencontest
3- bring a photograph into the store during store hours
4- mail a photograph to PASSIONAL Boutique 317 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19147


  1. Photos can be cell phone or professional, but they must clearly feature at least one product purchased from PASSIONAL Boutique. Please include a description of your costume and the PASSIONAL fashions used. One entry per participant, please!
  2. No nudity can be displayed in the photos (as a body positive store, we don’t personally mind, but we want to post the winners on public networks that prohibit nudity)
  3. Online posts must be hashtagged #PASSIONALhalloweencontest or we won’t be able to find them for consideration.
  4. Photos must be submitted by 11:59PM Tuesday November 1
  5. Winners will be selected by November 10 and notified by November 12.

Need some inspiration?
Check out entries from our 2015 and 2014  contests!




Extended Fall Hours

Posted in Miscellaneous on September 29, 2016 by Kali Morgan

Philly is blowing up with a ballooning population of students and the cool craving for creative cosplay and couture is nipping at our souls.What more excuse do we need for extending our hours through Halloween and beyond to Diabolique Ball / Black Friday Weekend (note: We will be closed on Thanksgiving but open the night before)


Take note and take advantage of our fall hours:
Sunday through Tuesday Noon-8PM
Wednesday through Saturday Noon-10PM

Sensitive to Latex Fashions? Try this @Fetishcon!

Posted in Miscellaneous on August 8, 2016 by Kali Morgan

Are you sensitive to latex? If you are one of the sad rubberists who have become (or are becoming) sensitive, this weekend offers a  great opportunity for you to reconcile your passion with your physiology to see if you can find a balance!

Does it sadden you when you are to wear some of your favorite fetish wardrobe items? There is a new glimmer of hope for those of us who have been recently unable to feed our fetish for shiny rubber fashions!

Next weekend at FetishCon in St. Petersburg, FL, PASSIONAL will be bringing a selection of new reduced-allergen pieces from designer and evil genius Mario Bouchard that are made with a brand new de-proteinized latex material (PASSIONAL will also sell classic partially-chlorinated items from his Polymorphe fashion collection as well).

It turns out that the proteins in natural latex rubber are usually to blame for causing human allergic reaction, especially in people who are repeatedly exposed to latex rubber bands, gloves, and even fetish fashions! Because of widespread sensitivity to latex in the medical field,  industrial engineers have developed a less-reactive latex material with the proteins removed, which ultimately may help prevent overexposure! Mario developed this material into custom manufactured latex sheeting and cans make all of his designs with this new fabric by request!

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Does this mean that severely allergic people will be able to wear and play in this fabric? Maybe.

Because there are no guarantees in life, especially when dealing with biology, we have sample wrist bands in varying colors that are available in this new material. Stop by the PASSIONAL booth at Fetishcon to try these on first and then wear one for an hour or so if to see if you can tolerate the deproteinized material. If you can, we are happy to special order any style you would like to fit your body (we have a limited selection of dresses and men’s shirts with us available for fitting or for immediately purchase).

See you at FetishCon !

Haute Fashions for Warm Weather

Posted in Community, Corset Corner, Costume Carnival, Criminal Accessories, Events, Fantasic Femme Fashion, Transform Yourself on August 6, 2016 by caseyjbragdon

Our PASSIONAL lives have been active here in Philadelphia, with ongoing road shows and festivals where we have introduced some fun new styles and a whole collection of summer looks, and it is high time that we promote the new goodies to the world on our blog and in our store!
There is still time to dress up in our summer 2016 collections
(click text links to shop online):

For colorful fashion rebels:

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We acquired a new kilt style with a removable apron that we featured with a Rainbow bib for starters- we can special order any solid color (or rainbow) bib. Also worth checking out in store (no photos on line yet) is our Denim Deluxe Kilt and a fully restocked collection of tie-dye or dyable kilts locally crafted by our hometown kilt hero Amerikilt. If your summer burns you though creative and colorful festivals like Burning Man, these are great options for all kinds of fun in the sun!

For Devotees of Dark Fashion:

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Summer is still here, and the vampiric amongst us are active all  the night. Check out the occult-inspired summer styles from Kill Star and @TrippNYC that will not compromise the blackness of your summer spirits.

Leather Lovers: We can do it!

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The new lambskin Warrior Corset is a functionally femme-tastic armored hourglass that  features a detachable toolbelt for just $159.99 in sizes 20-42.
Is it  a kinky binder or classic formalwear? Our brand new lambskin Men’s Corset Vest  gives a fetishistic twist to menswear and is ready to integrate into cosplay, fetish or even formal looks for just 199.99.
The great news for leather lovers:  these leather styles hold up in outdoor settings for SCAdians, festival fiends and exhibitionists at an affordable price! If leather is your first love, make sure to join our PASSIONAL Fashionista group on Fetlife.


For drag divas, burlesque babes , campy kings and kinky cosplayers:

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PASSIONAL  has reinvented our selection of legwear, lashes and wigs including a great new stylable selection from @RockStarWigsaccessories, gloves as well as human hair stashes  for those wanting to butch it up a notch. And while we are on that subject, don’t miss the upcoming 10th Anniversary Show with Liberty City Kings this October who feature performances by the alter-egos of our  favorite PASSIONAL people who perform by the dark of nightclub- bring your own alter-ego in costume for their fantastic tassel twirling competition!

Exhibitionist Fashion Fantasy: 


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For those whose fashion philosophy falls along the lines of “less is more,”  PASSIONAL has just acquired three different campy and functional underwear styles sizes small – 6XL from BearSkns, a jock strap that serves more as leather decoration that athletic support and have restocked classic Bodystockings for exhibitionist summer adventures while the sun is still hot.

Queer casual:

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Pride month kicked off our presentations of new  gender-affirming styles (both at the Trans Health Conference and online, and now in-store) including affordable new tube binders,  summer binders and cotton tank tops with sewn-in binders at more affordable, and therefore more accessible price points, as well as customizable summer-weight tanks and T-shirts that allow you to express your tribe affiliations.

These collections of summer styles have debuted in our store or on our website at as well as the PASSIONAL Merchant tents  at Camp Crucible,  Fusion (June 22-27),  PEX Summer Festival ( July 1-4) ,  and Leather in the Woods II  (July 25-26) and will make appearances at Fetishcon (Aug 11-14 ) and DO Summerfest before Summer 2016 is over !



Summer SALE Spectacular

Posted in Costume Carnival, Criminal Accessories, Fantasic Femme Fashion, Gift Guides, Men's Style, SALE!! on July 18, 2016 by Kali Morgan

To make room for our brand spankin’ new collections of cool and creative couture, we are selling off our sale items with BOGO 50% off savings on any item in-store that is displayed with an orange SALE disk. All of our remaining Lip Service stock is included in this feast of fantasy fashions, so die-hard fans will want to make sure not to miss these savings that end at 8PM Sunday July 31

All SALE items (displayed with orange sale disks) are Buy One, Get One 50%OFF the lowest marked price of the lower priced SALE item through July 31. 

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Here are some of the awesome items ON SALE in store (online shoppers, call the store to get these discounts as you will need to pay direct via paypal, but not through our website ) on in-stock items only. No special orders, sorry!

Forget Me Not Slip Dress Black Small

Shroud Of Truth Maxi Dress Black Medium, Large

My Dying Bride Caftan Black O/S, Bk/Wht O/S

Metallic High Waisted Skirt Gold Leopard Medium / Large and Crop Top Large

Straps Of Mercy Ponti Skirt Black Small, Medium, Large

Flex Fit Army Brief Bk/Sky SMALL, MEDIUM

Pinstripe Boyshort Pinstr SMALL

Ss Men’S Vinyl Tee W/Power Mesh Matte Bk XL

Wetlook Catsuit W/Front Zipper Black SMALL, LARGE. XL

Ultra Sexy Catsuit Black MEDIUM

Artemis Lace Slip Dress Black LARGE,  MEDIUM Burgundy SMALL

Everyday Is Like Sunday Dress Black XS