Burlesque

Black Girl Friendship Is Magic

Originally posted on Kasually Kia:
Featured Photo Credit: https://www.instagram.com/guillmon9005/ ? Hi me again, I had an amazing weekend back in August that prompted me to reflect on my journey to making genuine friends. One of my girlfriends and her husband came up for a weekend in NY and some serious black girl magic ensued. When I…

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How growing older in a world of make believe helped change my life

Hey.  It’s been a long time since I’ve written here.  As I’m getting closer to my wedding, a lot of thoughts have been on my mind; mostly of events that lead to this point.  Knowing that a lot of those moments involved cosplay or conventions, I figured I’d share what’s in my noodle.  This may…

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The 2016 Nerdlesque Festival: Reflection (NSFW)

Hey everyone.  I’m sitting here still riding the high of an amazing weekend full of good food, great friends and lots and lots of quality burlesque and art.  I’ll try my best to sum up the weekend.

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A Dancer’s Thoughts On Microsoft’s GDC Party

Imagine you’re at an after party at a night club full of young professionals.  You’re making conversation with some of the attendees.  One woman at the party is a full time caregiver.  She works double shifts assisting a man with muscular dystrophy.  Another woman is a part time instructor for a privately owned company that…

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Body image, sexuality, and self discovery

So I wanted to talk a bit about the last picture I posted on my fanpage (no; not Booster Gold lol). I was approached by JL7 Photography, who is fantastic, about doing a contemporary/classic Fall photoshoot. I loved the concept, but was extremely intimidated by….clothes. 

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How Geeks Can Improve in 2015

Originally posted on Pop Culture Uncovered:
by Aitch Cee Looking back upon this year, it was a good year for fandom. There were many movies that were released catering to our needs. There has been an increase in the number of TV shows over the years that have done the same not to mention an…

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Cosplay For All: Empowering and Uplifting Minority Groups in Cosplay

Hi folks! It’s been a long time since I blogged, but I wanted to share a few thoughts with you.  Over the past weekend I attended Otakon 2014 in Baltimore, MD which is one of my home cons.  I’ve been attending for eight years now, and each year I go gets better and better in…

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Countdown to Yuri’s Night Launches DC Metropolitan Area into Hyper Drive!

Hey fellow freaks and geeks! I’ve been MIA for the past month or so following Katsucon. This is largely due to the fact that I have had nonstop events and conventions and am finally getting a chance to come up for air. I wanted to share one of my favorite events that I was fortunate…

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Katsucon 2014: Shenanigans & happenings

Howdy! Maki here with my post Katsucon blog. I’m sorry it has taken so long, but I immediately went from Katsucon to NJ for a burlesque show (separate post about that later). Now that I am back; let the madness begin. This convention went a bit differently than the last con I wrote about (see…

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Cosplaying while in Color

Originally posted on Pop Culture Uncovered:
One of the biggest problems a cosplayer faces is deciding on their costume.  The decision is based on a few factors some being how much they like the character, the materials and cost involved in putting the character together and yes even factors of weather and comfort. Let’s face…

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