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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

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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 passionalstaff@gmail.com
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

Rules:

  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!

 

 

 

Last Minute Costume Ideas!

Posted in Corset Corner, Costume Carnival, Criminal Accessories, Fantasic Femme Fashion, Gift Guides, PASSIONAL Persona: Photo Contest, Snapshots, Transform Yourself on October 29, 2015 by anacroniste

Halloween’s just a couple of days away…and you don’t have a costume planned yet. What to do??

Don’t fret…PASSIONAL’s got you covered (or uncovered) this Halloween season! Our stylist associates can help bring your unique fantasies to life! One stop shopping has never been so sexy!

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Costume Idea #1: Fetish Wench

This costume puts leather and frill together for a sexy take on the bar wench! Pro tip: add a mask and sword and get your sexy pirate on…2 costumes in one!

Costume Idea #2: Drag Star

Rupaul’s Drag Wars got you inspired to let your own diva out? Get glamorous with a combo of a fantastic wig and forever-long lashes…now both on sale in store! WERK!

Costume Idea #3: Party Monster

Bring back the 90’s club kid and raver eras with our white furry ensemble and break out the whistles and glow sticks!

Costume Idea #4: Burlesque Bae

Shake your shimmy right with a corset, pasties, and thigh-highs for costume that can go from the party to the after party 😉

 

Don’t forget to snap a photo of your PASSIONAL costume creation and enter our Halloween Photo Contest as well!

Halloween Photo Contest

Posted in Community, Corset Corner, Costume Carnival, Criminal Accessories, Fantasic Femme Fashion, Footwear Fetish, Gift Guides, Men's Style, PASSIONAL Persona: Photo Contest, Rubber Lover, Snapshots, Transform Yourself on October 6, 2015 by Kali Morgan

It’s that time of year again! We want you to get PASSIONAL about your Halloween!!

Halloween’s our favorite time of year because, well, we LOVE playing dress-up! People have included our fashions in their costume ideas for years and not only do we encourage it, but we want to reward you for it!

Submit a photo that documents our product as part of your Halloween costume creation* by Tuesday November 3 for a chance to win prizes!

Not sure if you have what it takes? Check out some of last year’s contestants:

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Winner gets a $100 PASSIONAL Gift Certificate!
Honorable mentions (2): Your choice $25 gift certificate or Party ticket (TBA)

It’s easy! Just email your photo to PASSIONALbuyer@gmail.com by 11:59PM on November 5. While you are at it, tag #PASSIONAL on Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook!

Winners will be announced and photos displayed on November 10!

Need inspiration? Check out some of the entrants and winners from last year!

* 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!

Sideshow of Sinful Style: A PASSIONAL Costume Guide

Posted in Costume Carnival, Criminal Accessories, Fantasic Femme Fashion, Gift Guides, Men's Style, PASSIONAL Persona: Photo Contest, Rubber Lover, Transform Yourself on October 25, 2014 by anacroniste

Come one, come all!! Step right up and marvel at these fabulously daring styles presented for the amorous amazement of all! PASSIONAL is pleased to bring you fashions to animate your circus-themed illusions in the most titillating manner! Ringmasters, bellydancers, burlesque ladies, and strong men will all find costume creations to spark up wonder at the next Halloween party!

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The Ringmaster is a classic circus figure that commands and captivates the crowd, and you will accomplish exactly that with the combination of our Leather Top Hat and our signature Lambskin Tuxedo Jacket! (Extra Credit: accessorize with a riding crop from our sister store, Sexploratorium!)

The Bellydancer is the quite the (snake)charmer, shrouded in mystery and daring! Harness the sideshow sensuality with handwoven chainmail! The Chainmail Bra Top paired with the Gypsy Jingle Skirt will add an edge to your serpentine simulations! (Bonus points: add a one of a kind accessory like our Yarn Hair Falls to the look for an eccentric touch!)

The Burlesque Bombshell gets collars loosened and fans waving through the crowd, and you’ll be no exception to the rule with a stunning combination of a Lace Garterbelt, Cuban Heel Backseam Stockings, and a stunning underbust cincher like our Daisy Brocade Long Cincher! (Extra Credit: throw in a pair of Elbow Length Lace Gloves and make ’em sweat when you peel them off later!)

The Strongman wows the crowd with impressive feats of strength matched only by equally impressive mustache! Frame those guns with the Latex Wrestler’s Singlet, and frame your face with the Ambassador II Mustache! (Bonus Points: go for the gold and add our 3 in 1 Beard Set and give ’em yet another marvel!)

 

Before you run away with the circus, send us photos of your fantastical costume creation and you could win a prize in our Fantasy Photo Contest! CLICK HERE for more details on how to enter, and don’t forget to tag #PASSIONALboutique on Instagram, or #PASSIONAL on Facebook, and Twitter!

Masculine Movie Mystique: A PASSIONAL Costume Guide

Posted in Costume Carnival, Criminal Accessories, Gift Guides, Men's Style, PASSIONAL Persona: Photo Contest on October 23, 2014 by anacroniste

Fellas! Halloween is upon us, and costume parties abound! But what if you’ve exhausted all of the traditional options? Are you past pirating yourself? Ready to shake the sheikh? That tired old Dracula cape needs to be laid to rest? PASSIONAL has fresh ideas for costumes the other guys wouldn’t dare to think of! These cinematic costume ideas will have you in the spotlight in no time!

Kill Bill: Want a basic accessory to build a great yet inexpensive costume? Take that basic black suit in your closet, add a (not-actual) sword, and pair it with our molded leather Crazy 88 mask for an unexpected villainous look! (Your film buff buds will be totally into this!)

Rocketeer: Get inspired by science fiction of yesteryear! Whether you’re after a steampunk inspired version of Captain America, or your own patriotic Rocketeer, this unisex soft leather Superhero Crush Cap is just the thing! Pair it with our Victorian Goggles and the 20-eye Steam Boot for a steam (or diesel) powered look worthy of the silver screen!

Troy: Be a lion! If you’re after a look that will put fear into the heart of your foes, we have a combination worthy of Achilles himself! Our formidable Trojan replica Metal Cuirass (perfect for sizes up to 54″) and Trojan Corinthian Helmet together with our hand crafted Leather Trojan Kilt will catapult your party entrance into epic proportions!

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Found the costume idea of your dreams? Don’t forget to send us a pic to have a chance to win some great prizes in our Fantasy Photo Contest! Click here for more info, and don’t forget to tag #PASSIONAL on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with your costume pics!

Halloween Fantasy Photo Contest!!

Posted in Community, Costume Carnival, Criminal Accessories, Fantasic Femme Fashion, Men's Style, PASSIONAL Persona: Photo Contest, Snapshots, Transform Yourself on October 13, 2014 by Kali Morgan

It’s that time of year again! We want you to get PASSIONAL about your Halloween!!

Halloween’s our favorite time of year because, well, we LOVE playing dress-up! People have included our fashions in their costume ideas for years and not only do we encourage it, but we want to reward you for it!

Submit a photo that documents our product as part of your Halloween costume creation* by Tuesday November 5 for a chance to win prizes!

Winner gets a $100 PASSIONAL Gift Card plus 2 Diabolique Ball Tickets!
Honorable mentions (2): 1 Diabolique Ball ticket each!

It’s easy! Just email your photo to PASSIONALmag@gmail.com by 11:59PM on November 5. While you are at it, tag #PASSIONAL on Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook!

Winners will be announced and photos displayed on November 10!

Need inspiration? Check out some of the entrants and winners from last year!

 

* 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!

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