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Diabolique Ball 21: A Magical, Mythological Style Guide

Posted in Charity begins at PASSIONAL, Community, Corset Corner, Costume Carnival, Criminal Accessories, Events, Fantasic Femme Fashion, Footwear Fetish, Gift Guides, Men's Style, Rubber Lover, Transform Yourself on November 10, 2017 by Kali Morgan

Looking to make a grand entrance into the mysterious world of Myths & Mysteries at Diabolique Ball next week? Our PASSIONAL purchasers have put together some fantastical fetish-inspired style options in keeping with this year’s theme. Regardless of which tribe, pack or species of magical of creature you wish to invoke in your quest to be bad for a good cause, here are some style inspirations:

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Deities and Demons. As you enter the mysterious mists next Saturday, remember that you are not going to church- at least not in a typical sense. You will enter a world where supernatural archetypes are invoked for the purpose of celebrating and enhancing the enchantments of carnal pleasures! Many pantheons of supernatural superheroes and supervillains have parts to play in this passion play. Both feminine and masculine versions of these archetypes have not only roles in battles of good vs. evil, but are flanked by armies of colorful creatures who aid them in their endeavors.

Masculine: Fetish Harnesses and Warrior Kilts

 
Feminine: Goddess or She Devil

Warriors. From legendary Amazon fighters to Spartan soldiers to any human archetype that wields weapons to protect their spirit-tribes, a warrior can take the shape of an active fighter or a behind spiritual spellcaster that provides protection through indirect means.  Whether your weapons are a spellbook or a sword, check out these looks.

Masculine Kilts or Feminine Kilts and Armor

Mischievous magical humanoids. Fairy princess, Elven King or Queen, gnome or forest sprite, there are myriad magical folk that posess mostly human features from demigods to djinns from wish-fulfilling genies to jokesters who would turn a human head into an ass. For the chaotic neutral invocation, try these styles:

Hybrid human and animal species. Many are familiar with Greco-Roman renditions of creatures that share human bodies with the heads or legs of horses and goats and fish, such as Cantaurs, Minotaurs , Fauns and mer people- but these options merely scratch the surface of the possibilities from multiple cultures. Winged creatures and bird with human heads, reptilian features and even insect characteristics are yours to incorporate into your dream character:

Bestial Guardians. From mythical horses with wings or a horn to all manner of muti-headed guard dog breeds the supernatural world inspires a surfeit of spectacular nonhuman creatures whose features and gifts are not human in nature. Gargoyles, seraphim, hell hounds, Pegasus, unicorn sand other creatures from cruel to cuddlesome create a charismatic realm of playful possiblities.

Debauchery in the Details
All purpose dramatic Cosplay Accessories will add the extra elemental enigma to any look from glowing eyes to glowing hair and masks.

 

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Valentine’s corsets for a lifetime!

Posted in Corset Corner, Costume Carnival, Criminal Accessories, Fantasic Femme Fashion, Gift Guides, Miscellaneous on February 12, 2017 by Kali Morgan

Looking for the parfect gift for yourself or a loved one? If you want a firm fashion foundation that is guaranteed to last, pick up one of these brand spaking new styles from Black Iris corsets. All of these styles are backed by Black Iris’ Lifetime Warranty against defects- If your corset breaks they will repair or replace it, and you can conveniently handle warranty claims through us here at PASSIONAL.

Free Corsets & More til Sunday- BOGO FREE

Posted in Corset Corner, Costume Carnival, Criminal Accessories, Fantasic Femme Fashion, Gift Guides, Men's Style, SALE!!, Transform Yourself on February 2, 2017 by Kali Morgan

Love is in the air, and as we step in to a cocky new year, what better excuse to celebrate her upcoming 21st anniversary then to throw the biggest Department Sales we have ever thrown in our history!

Stop by with a friend (or a suitcase to stock up) now through Sunday, February 5 and you can take home a free corset of lesser or equal value with any Corset you purchase.  This in-store only sale includes men’s corsets, and select corset dresses applies to in stock merchandise only (all sales final although warranties still in effect)

Not just Corsets- BOGO FREE
Men’s Boxers and Briefs sizes S-6XL

But the party does not stop with corsets, we are also giving away designer men’s fabric underwear for free with each underwear purchase of equal or greater value. This in ludes fabric briefs and boxers sizes S-6XL by Andrew Christian, Greg Homme, Male Piwer and Bear Skn

Naughty or Nice at the Right Price!

Posted in Community, Corset Corner, Costume Carnival, Criminal Accessories, Fantasic Femme Fashion, Gift Guides, Men's Style, Rubber Lover on December 23, 2016 by Kali Morgan

Whether your gifting will focus upon the good, the bad or the beauteous this season, PASSIONAL is prepared to provide you with the pefect pollyanna , the sexiest secret santa, or the most amazing ensemble with which to ring in the new year!

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The facts, and simply the facts are what we need to help you get a good fit on the perfect gift. For womenswear (including feminine gender expression styles and corsets): The key sizes needed are US dress size and US shoe size to box up awesome cocktail party couture or after hours minimalist fantasy. For menswear (including masculine gender expression styles and chest harnesses)  : The key knowledge needed to help you find a good fit is US Pant size (in inches) and US Unisex T-shirt Size (XS-6X) and Shoe Size. If you give us these numbers, we can help you choose a great outfit that should be a decent fit! What’s more, we will box it up and give you a bow to present with your package and provie a gift receipt so any imperfect sizing issues can be fixed before the end of the year.

Not sure what to get? We have great gifts to fit every budget, and we have separated these items into Nice (gifts you can give family members or workmates) and Naughty (for special eyes only).

Let’s start with Nice gifts (in case you thought you would have to go to the mall for fashionable accents)

Nice and affordable (Under $50)

Nice & Affordable For Him: Natural fiber and campy underwear from BearSkns – A guy hasn’t  truly found comfort months until they have slipped into bamboo boxer briefs, and luckily BearSkns makes a body-positive brand that comes size XS-6XL. They also have fun “bear camo” and other colorful styles of masculine underthings

Nice & Affordable For Her:  Dechronic glass pendant. Our current collection is handcrafted locally and features a variety of nature-inspired designs. Although commissions are welcome, we are sorry we cannot guarantee custom before the end of the year. 

Nice and Affordable For Anybody: The Rogue and The Wolf makes unique unisex jewelry with dark design schemes and nature inspired shape. Also unisex T-shirts and Tank Tops are a favorite any time of year and winter makes a great excuse for Hats and other headgear.

Nice Investments (under $200)

Nice Investments For Him: All of our fabric kilts are less than $200 but so are some of our new geekerific rubber designs by Latex 101 with fan favorite designs inspired by The Transformers, Ghostbusters and Batman

Nice Investments For Her: The vast majority of our current  corsets  fall in the under $200 pice range, but so do our wigs if there is a cosplayer on your list who wants stylable hair in imaginitive color combinations. RockStar wigs also donates a wig for each of their wigs that sells so you can truly give a gift that keeps giving.

Nice For Anybody:
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provide handy storage for anybody and can clip onto belt loops or slip over a belt or harness for serious utility. Other legwear featured can be enjoyed by many or any who wear or watch these items in motion!

Lovely Luxuries: No limit
For Her:  We have acquired a collection of custom corset dresses, skirts and gowns from our hometown creators Delicious Corsets


And now for some naughty!

Naughty but Affordable (under $50)

Naughty but Affordable For Him: Vegan, sexy and absolutley affordable the Neo-Skin Harness is a great option for underwear or over the clothing cosplay.

Naughty Affordable For Her Strapped- up cupless bra and crotchless set one size 29.99 or the Little devil headband 24.99 for inspiration

Naughty but Affordable For Anybody: Ring eye mask 29.99 makes anybody anonymous for mysterious magic! For a Daddy, Dominatrix or even an object this unisex mask will have multiple applications.

Naughty Investments (Under 200)

Naughty Investments for Him:  Check out the leather spiked g string w/ pouch 189.99 that comes complete with a snap of pouch and an internal glory hole or the naughtier than naked kilt jock.

Naughty Investments for Her: We recommend the Warrior corset 159.99 and Side buckle leather skirt 109.99 that functions as a mini skirt with revealing buckles connecting the front and back panels of what might otherwise be a loin cloth.

Naughty luxury (sky’s the limit) 

Naughty Luxury For Her Ellen Durkan’s Fettered Fantasies range in price from $75.00-$4K. Is it extravagant bondage or luxury fashion? Or both?

Nauthy Luxury For Him: Check out the leather Military Jacket with fully tailored features and lovely finishing from Northbound. We don’t even have a photo for this on our website, but you must stop by the store and try it on!

 

Fettered Fashion Fantasy from Ellen Durkan

Posted in Corset Corner, Costume Carnival, Criminal Accessories, Fantasic Femme Fashion, Gift Guides, Miscellaneous on December 16, 2016 by Kali Morgan

With regular features in Numinous Magazine and other features ingested by couture connoisseurs , local artist Ellen Durkan merges traditional blacksmithing with fetters-inspired fetish fashion for an exclusive collection of gifts that range from glamorous accessories and adornments to bondage equipage

Naughty But Nice Leather for Him

Posted in Criminal Accessories, Gift Guides, Men's Style, On the Road on December 8, 2016 by Kali Morgan

Sometimes naughty is the nicest! Check out some of the new men’s leather collection PASSIONAL unveiled at Santa Saturday last week!

Diabolique Ball 20: Futurotica

Posted in Community, Corset Corner, Costume Carnival, Criminal Accessories, Events, Fantasic Femme Fashion, Footwear Fetish, Gift Guides, Men's Style, Miscellaneous, PASSIONAL Persona: Photo Contest, Rubber Lover, Transform Yourself on November 12, 2016 by Kali Morgan

Philadelphia fast forwards to the erotic future for Diabolique Ball 20: FUTUROTICA Saturday, Nov. 19th 8pm to 1am Voyeur Nightclub. 

Native and alien species will swarm to Voyeur Nightclub in Philly’s colorful Gayborhood on November 19th to be bad for a good cause, as they have for every year for twenty years.

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This year, FUTUROTICA brings to life dreams of a glossy sexy future of sensual streaming of cybernetic fantasies, electronic erotica and hybrid human and engineered mechanical life. FUTUROTICA invites beings and peoples of all pervsuasions to indulge in an erotic utopia where all are welcome to enjoy the naughty possibilities that the future holds: voyeuristic views, decadent dancing, lascivious libations, prolific play, creative kinky costuming and exotic entertainment. In all corners of the omniverse the mission is unified: raising fun and funds for a wicked good cause!

Two decades after Philadelphia’s first Diabolique Ball, this fun-filled fetish masquerade is returning to its traditional date, the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Diabolique Ball has never borne any resemblence to the charity events of former generations.  A cosmic combination of costumed anonymity, sinful soundtracks and mischievous merriment make this event famous for fetishists and voyagers alike.

The future  kicks into high gear with unforgettable performances from Sapphira Cristal, Josh Schonewolf, and Los Angeles based headliner Jewel Marceau. Mid-Atlantic fashionista’s Passional Boutique, Delicious Boutique, and BabyLoves Latex will all showcase their next generation collections on the catwalk. Ball attendees will be able to do the Robot to DJ sets from Totentanz in the Lux Lounge downstairs, and magnetic music of Mighty Mike Saga on the main floors.

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Diabolique’s infamous dungeon will satisfy even the most salacious appetites. Open improvisational interaction is encouraged on equipment provided by The Aviary.  Charity play stations operated by local players and professionals allow guests can try out anything from spankings and tickling to  electrical play and more in exchange for donations to Trans Lifeline charity.

Fashion warriors of the future will enforce the famously strict Diabolique dress code of fetish, fantasy, or formal, but that doesn’t mean that it will be tough to find the perfect outfit. Outer space leather gear, futuristic metallic vinyl or latex, androgynous adornments, LED trimmed cat suits and as much chrome and metallic as you can stand — all of it’s perfect for this scifi-inspired event.

Super cybertronic souls, generous contributors and celebrity guests who desire an additional dose of decadent debauchery can purchase upgraded VIP tickets to the ball that include exclusive access to the VIP balcony lounge seating  til 1am, complimentary hors doeuvres and two hours of open bar from 9pm to 11pm.

Although Diabolique Ball officially ends at 1am, guests are invited to keep their dance going with members of the nightclub at the Exhibitionists After-Party, that will last until Voyeur closes at 3am.

Each year, Diabolique tickets raise thousands of dollars for charities that provide vital services to Philadelphia’s diverse communities: This year’s beneficiary is the Trans Health Information Project of GALAEI.

For complete ticket prices, performer info, guest list, dress codes and rules, etiquette and inspiration, visit the official FUTUROTICA website at www.diaboliquephilly.com.

Tickets, are available online or at PASSIONAL Boutique at 317 South Street $50 for until November 18th, $60 November 19th. VIP Tickets are an additional $50.

Who: Diabolique Foundation, Inc

What DIABOLIQUE BALL 20: FUTUROTICA

When: Saturday, Nov. 19th 8pm to 1am

Where : Voyeur Nightclub 1221 Saint James Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Why: Be Bad for a Good Cause! Tickets benefit Trans Health Information Project, Play Stations benefit Trans Lifeline

More info : www.DiaboliquePhilly.com

Tickets : $50-100 www.DiaboliquePhilly.com or from PASSIONAL Boutique, 317 South St., Philadelphia