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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.

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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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Looking to Howl this Week?

Posted in Costume Carnival, Fantasic Femme Fashion, Footwear Fetish, Men's Style, Transform Yourself on October 27, 2017 by Kali Morgan

Tis the season to GET DRESSED UP. 

Yet here are so many parties, and so little time! Alas, sadly, some of the best local parties in Philadelphia  sold out in advance, like Friday’s Draculas Ball  and Saturday’s PEX Halloween Ball (Facebook pages for both events found folks selling tickets up intil the gates opened though) .

 

Nonetheless there were several fabulous parties that you can still attend last minute including Friday’s Mischief at the Mutter museum party where costumed crusaders got their dance on in the midst of Philly’s famous collection of medical oddities as well Friday ‘s Drag Me To Landmark charity event hosted by local queens and performers who  followed up on Saturday with the annual HallowQweens bash.

Back 2 Badics a queer party with righteous music and costume contests galore, hosted their Mischief and Mayhem revival at Cibo Italiano on Saturday.

 

But for Philly’s hardcore Halloweeners, the one traditional party for grownups always happens on October 31, when local icon and jeweler Henri David hosts his annual celebrity studded celebration of exhibitionist camp on its annual October 31 date, with PASSIONAL Proprietrix Kali Morgan sitting in as a celebrity judge Tuesday night at the Henri David Ball

So whether staying home and scaring chidren, strutting your goods out in public or staying inside for your own erotic theater is what makes your autumnal timebomb tick, make sure to get all your skulls, spikes and more at PASSIONAL.

If you are one of the folks who will not actively dress up this week due to work or other commitments, don’t fret. Diabolique Ball is coming up on November 18 and PASSIONAL will buy you a FREE ticket if you spend $500 in store!

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

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

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!

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 www.passionalboutique.com 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 !

 

 

12 days of Corsets at PASSIONAL

Posted in Events, Fantasic Femme Fashion, Gift Guides, Men's Style, Miscellaneous, Rubber Lover, SALE!!, Snapshots, Transform Yourself on December 12, 2015 by Kali Morgan

‘Tis the season for gift giving and once again, PASSIONAL wants to reward you for being nice…or naughty with 12 amazing days of corset give-aways* (and more)!

Not only are corsets  and cinchers gifts that keeps giving — but what better way to wrap yourself and offer what only you can offer as a gift this holiday season?

Not only will we be offering nearly insane discounts on one-of-a-kind corsetry each day exclusively via our social networks: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook (while supplies last) but we will also be giving away a corset a day to shoppers in store!

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For the next 12 days, PASSIONAL will be giving away a free steel-boned mesh cincher (or alternate in-stock item from our Holiday Value rack) to one lucky customer every day until X-MAS!

Starting Sunday the 13th,  the customer making the 12th purchase  can choose a free corset from among a selection of amazing colors and styles!

On Monday the 14th  , the 11th  customer will be our daily winner; The 10th customer will win on Monday the 15th,  and so on until the first purchase is made on Xmas Eve (note: we close at 6pm on December 24).

The sooner you shop at PASSIONAL, the more prizes you’ll have to choose from, so stop in soon and stop in often!!

*purchase required