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Wedding Fantasy is with a Sexy Corset

Many women start planning their wedding days months or years in advance. The romance and love spill over into a realm of fantasy they’ve never before imagined. This is the one time in their lives they can be big and extravagant. They can make their every fantasy a reality. One of the most effective ways to achieve your Wedding Fantasy is with a Sexy Corset.

corset style wedding gown

The History of Weddings

 

Modern weddings aren’t all that different from weddings throughout history. In fact, many traditions we incorporate in our ceremonies today are traditions that have been handed down through the generations.

The wedding party, for example, dates back to ancient Roman times when bridesmaids would wear matching dresses to confuse evil spirits.

Sri Lanka-Largest Wedding Ever

 

White For The Bride

 

As recently as the 19th century, women simply slipped into their best dresses on their wedding day.

It wasn’t until 1840 that the white wedding trend started. That’s when Queen Victoria slipped on an elaborate ivory silk gown with a Honiton lace flounce to wed Prince Albert. After that, the whole world followed suit. Perhaps we can consider Queen Victoria as one of the original wedding trendsetters.

Queen Victoria in Wedding Dress

Women still choose white wedding dresses today and with quite similar designs for their special days. We might not have to worry about evil spirits anymore, but we still have fun with our bridal parties and our big wedding dreams.  Many of these dreams incorporate a wedding fantasy with a sexy corset.

Some brides have no limits on their bridal gown fantasy.

Wedding In Torremol

Ramping Up the Romance

 

Above all, when it comes to your wedding day, it’s all about the romance. Few things are as romantic as the classic wedding dress. Wedding dresses often have details such as crystals, lace, appliques, cascading tulle ruffles, cut-outs, and pearl beads to heighten the allure. Nothing is quite as sexy, however, as your natural shape highlighted and enhanced by traditional corsetry.

Marta’s Bakery-Corset Wedding Dress with Chocolate Effect

A wedding corset highlights the waist while maintaining the curves of the breasts and hips. Corsets range from sultry and sexy to delicate and feminine in style, and they can work with just about any fantasy wedding.

Even better, corsets look great on every body type whether you choose a simple cinched bustier or a classic steel-boned lace-up corset.

 

Wedding Corsets

Corset and Undergarments for your wedding day

 

Wedding corsets also have a long history behind them. They have been worn by brides for centuries and perhaps even longer than the traditional white wedding dress itself. Differing from fashion today, corsets were originally worn as foundation garments. The corset was used to shape the figure, and smooth the lines underneath the tight fitting dress.

Although you and your dress are the stars of the show on your big day, what’s under your dress can be just as important. No, that’s not a reference to the risque!

Foundation garments keep everything exactly where it needs to be by lifting, supporting and flattening so that your gown lays properly. For this reason, some women opt for shapewear. However, corsets do the job more effectively and certainly with an added allure.

Corsets have the ability to lift the bust, trim the waist, accentuate the hips and create long, lithe lines, making you look like a queen on your wedding day.

original wedding corset with box-circa 1800

Corsets can be worn under the dress, but they can also take the place of a conventional bodice. Bridal corsets like these are designed a little differently from costume corsetry and often have eye-catching features. Many are adorned with pearl or crystal beads, Venetian lace, satin, and other embellishments.

Similarly, they can simplify the dressing process by doing two jobs at once. By eliminating the need for foundation garments they can replace the traditional bodice.  The modernized look of today has brides showing their corsets on the outside.  Most noteworthy, the corset has proudly taken on a fashion statement in its own right.

 

Finding the Fantasy

 

Women today are enjoying the freedom to choose the weddings they’ve always wanted, whether that’s a destination wedding or a themed wedding.

Destination Wedding in Hawaii

Make your fantasy a reality with the dress of your dreams. Choose from Renaissance and Medieval dresses to princess and fairytale dresses. Certainly, a gorgeous boudoir-style bustier can be the perfect touch for any of these dresses.

Choosing Your Fantasy Look

1. Finding the Right Style
Corsets are available in a wide range of styles and fits, from waspies and waist trainers to bustiers and long-line corsets. The best bodice-ripping bustier for you is the one that fits your body, your style, and your wedding theme perfectly.

2. Choosing the Right Size
Corsetry requires a number of measurements for proper sizing. Because of the exact measurements, a custom corset can have the perfect fit for both comfort and style. Every aspect of your wedding corset can be sized to your exact need. You can have a flawless look and superior comfort on your big day.

3. Designing the Right Look
While you certainly have the option of buying a bustier “off the rack,” customized corsets offer you the best options for getting exactly what you want. You can choose whatever design you want, add exactly the right details for your wedding and have your bodice made to fit with your wedding dress for a dreamy look.

From Fantasy to Fairytale

Medieval-Renaissance Corset Wedding Dress

In conclusion, a custom wedding corset is a perfect addition to any fantasy wedding. This standout silhouette works with Celtic, fairytale, Medieval, steampunk and classically romantic weddings.

Corsets can even work with sleek, modern bridal wear! With corsets, state-of-the-art construction and technology can be combined with romantic styles.  Added to that,  classic boning, and exquisite detailing,  ensure couture-quality corsets perfect for your bridal day.

 

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Why Are These The Top 5 Celebrity Cosplay Actors?

Kim Kardashian and Kayne West

Comic-Con International is right around the corner, and with it comes the promise of lots of shows, exhibition and most of all, lots of cosplay actors. So why are these the top 5 celebrity cosplay actors, when there are so many to choose from? Let’s explore the realm of dressing for fun and imagination.

Where Costume Play Comes From

Costume play is the opportunity to role play your favorite characters from science fiction. You can become a part of the story through anime. Wikipedia explains, “The word anime is the Japanese term for animation, which means all forms of animated media”.

Or perhaps you wish to be a part of the fandom, as one of the many the followers.

As Wikipedia states; “A fandom is a subculture composed of fans characterized by a feeling of empathy and camaraderie with others who share a common interest .”

As you become adept at cosplay you will certainly become familiar with Manga. Wikipedia notes that the art of comics and cartooning in Japan known as Manga, has a long history. Dating as far back as the 1600’s, “The word itself first came into common usage in 1798”.(Wikipedia)

Japanese Games for the Inspired

People from all walks of life, and every age group read manga in Japan. Likewise, the content covers everything from action and adventure to mystery and romance. Subsequently this relates to a multi-billion dollar market.

Acting Out Through Cosplay

With cosplay, you can connect with other fans and step out of the everyday and into something extraordinary. Just about anything can be used for the materials to make your costume.

The outfit can be as simple or as complex as you want to make it. Above all, take inspiration from your favorite program, comic book, or one of these top cosplay actors.

Top 5 American Celebrity Cosplay Actors:

5. Xavier Woods 

Xavier Woods


He’s not exactly a Hollywood celebrity, but this WWE superstar has made a name for himself as a proud comic-player who’s combined his love for anime with his love for wrestling. It’s not a bad combo, really.

First of all, the world of pro wrestling has always been a little outlandish and theatrical. Also, the personalities tend to be a bit larger-than-life. 

During his time outside the ring, Woods enjoys hitting up the DragonCon and Comic-Con circuits in full cosplay costume. After all, he’s an avid anime fan.

Still, Woods hasn’t limited his antics to his downtime. In fact, he recently showed up to the wrestling ring dressed up as his favorite character from Dragon Ball Z, wowing his fans. Is there any better way to combine your passion with your job?

Wrestling and Acting

John Cena

John Cena

 

 

As it turns out, wrestling and anime have a pretty long history together. Several other wrestlers share Wood’s love for anime and cosplay. The well known John Cena, former football player, body builder, professional wrestler, actor and rapper, is a lover of costume play. Moreover, he is a big fan of “Fist of the North Star” and Sasha Banks, who loves “Sailor Moon.” 


 

4. Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham-Carter



We might say that Helena Bonham Carter is not a fixture at Comic Cons. However, no list of celebrity cosplay could really be complete without the queen of steampunk costume. HBC’s steampunk costume skills are legendary, with her fusion fashion elements as edgy as they are sexy.

HBC began her film career in 1986 and has played diverse roles in both small indy films and major blockbusters. She’s been recognized in numerous awards and received many nominations. She may be most recognizable in the U.S. for her recent roles in the “Alice in Wonderland” films and “Harry Potter” series. 

Helena Bonham Carter in Alice in Wonderland

Her iconic style could best be defined as fusion fashion. She is known to add steampunk elements to her everyday wardrobe, using velvet and lace abundantly. In addition to her wardrobe are a cosplay costume corset and burlesque costumes.

3. Adam Savage

Adam Savage-Hellboy

You might be more familiar with Adam Savage as the former co-host of Discovery Channel’s “MythBusters,” but he’s worked in the TV and movie industry for years. As a special effects designer and fabricator, his work can be seen in such major films as “The Matrix Reloaded and Star Wars Attack of the Clones.”

Savage’s love for cosplay started in childhood. When “Jaws” was released, his mom got him his own “Jaws” costume. Later, he and his father used aluminum flashing and rivets to craft a suit of armor, which he wore to school.

Since then, he has created cosplay costumes from various movies, including Chewbacca, Jack Sparrow, Admiral Ackbar and the Ringwraith. He’s earned himself some serious nerd cred and connected on a whole new level with his fandom.

Subsequently, Adam’s love for cosplay has even led to him doing a TED talk called “My Love Letter to Cosplay.” It’s more than a hobby for him: It’s his passion.

2. John Barrowman 

John Barrowman

You might be familiar with John Barrowman from the long-running sci-fi classic “Doctor Who.” Certainly, you’re aware that he’s a bit of a character. He’s perfectly happy walking through Comic-Con either as himself or dressed up in full gender-bending regalia, complete with a costume corset. 

Born in Scotland and raised in Illinois, he’s got a cosmopolitan outlook on life. He’s been in theatre and had a variety of roles in TV before really hitting his stride in sci-fi, most noteworthy in the Whovian spin-off “Torchwood.” Today, he’s a fan favorite at Comic-Con, not just for his sunny attitude but also his crowd-pleasing cosplays. 

John Barrowman-Squirrel Girl



John has shown up as Squirrel Girl, Zapp Brannigan, Harley Quinn and even a super-sparkly burlesque costumes of Captain America. When it comes to roleplay, John Barrowman has definitely stolen our collective hearts.

1. Jamie Lee Curtis 

Jamie Lee Curtis



Making her 1978 debut in the classic “Halloween,” Jamie became established as a talented horror actor in her own right. The daughter of two stars, she’s not only a Hollywood royalty but has written children’s books as well. Furthermore, her work has spanned decades and genres. Jamie has earned numerous awards and nominations as a Hollywood Star as well.

However, her credentials don’t stop there. She’s also got some serious cosplay costume chops. Jamie proves that acting has no boundaries. She has been working the fandoms for decades, embracing not just her fans but the Comic-Con world.

At nearly 60, she’s rocked the black carpet with her son dressed as orcs from the World of Warcraft. Furthermore, she and her entire family hit up BlizzCon as Street Fighter Characters. 

For Curtis and her family, cosplay is above all a family affair, with her kids and husband often getting in on the fun. Still, she’s enjoyed plenty of her own roleplay events, dressing up as the Pink Lightspeed Ranger, a cheerleader and Little Red Riding Hood, among others.

While Jamie has definitely earned the title of Scream Queen as well as Cosplay Queen, maybe-just-maybe she is Queen of Our Hearts.

Celebrities Having Fun

In conclusion, what sets these celebs apart isn’t the cost of their cosplay materials or their access to stylists. It’s their passion for the art itself.

They engage completely with the fandom. Whether they’re attending a convention or just enjoying some fun in their downtime, these celebrities are engaged.

How have they inspired you to up your own cosplay game?

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10 Best Reasons To Join The Cosplay Culture

The cosplay culture is a hot topic. More and more people are discovering the fun of dressing up in cosplay costumes as their favorite characters. Their fantastic creations can be shown off at conventions and festivals.

Marvel comic characters

First they start with ideas that are gleaned from graphic novels, movies, comics, books and TV shows. Moreover, those who are into cosplay craft costumes range from simple to complex. The actor will often spend hundreds of dollars and even more hours creating just the right look.

“I have one power. I never give up”. Batman

What’s the attraction?

The History of Cosplay

People have loved dressing up for centuries. Fancy dress and masquerade balls were once the primary outlets for people who wanted to be someone else for the evening.

In fact, the first known occurred at a masquerade ball. That was when Ohio couple Mr. and Mrs. William Fell dressed up as newspaper comic characters. The trend didn’t take off right away, but it did spark an interest. 

In the 1970s, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” brought cosplay to theaters around the country. At showings of the film, moviegoers would arrive dressed up as various characters. Their style would range from fishnet stockings and a cosplay costume corset worn by Dr. Frank N. Furter, to Magenta’s flirty French maid costume. After that the film quickly became a cult classic. Likewise, part of its popularity has its standing in personation culture.

Cosplay Extravaganza

More than four decades later, cosplay continues to attract corseted and be-glittered guests to midnight screenings across the country.

Around the same time in history, steampunk fashion started picking up steam. This Victorian/cyberpunk trend was a blending of history, technology and sci-fi. Because of this, one big costuming extravaganza was created.

custom cosplay costume


Still, it wasn’t until the mid-1980s that the role-playing trend finally got its name. Japanese producer Nobuyuki Takahashi observed sci-fi convention attendees in their array of costumes and coined the term “cosplay”. To clarify, this combined the words “costume” and “play.”

As it turned out, Japanese anime fans had been dressing up as their favorite characters since the ‘70s, too. Now they had a name for the phenomenon. As a result, it exploded in popularity both in Japan and the U.S. and eventually, around the world.

Cosplay Today

Today, people from all walks of life get into cosplay. The reasons can be as varied as the people involved. Pretending gives us an opportunity to channel creative interests into intricately detailed costumes, to interact with other members of fandoms, and to express ourselves in new ways.

Even better, it’s a hobby anyone can get into, from your next door neighbor to such well-known celebrities as Tom Hiddleston and Matt Smith.

So what are the Top 10 Reasons to Get Involved in Cosplay?

10. Cosplay is inclusive.

Anyone can dress up as anyone they want. When it comes to subterfuge, the limits are your own imagination. Age, ability, size, sex, and other personal characteristics fade into the background as you transform into your character.

Wonder Woman cosplay outfit


9. Cosplay is freeing. 

Acting can be a fantastic way to really let your hair down. It can be especially liberating for people who just don’t feel like they fit in. When you mask your appearance, you can to shed all those worries and use your character to connect with people.

8. Playing a role can boost your confidence.

First of all, step into the shoes of someone else for a few moments or days. After that, forget the worries of your day-to-day life. You can tap into the strength of your character and experiment with new ways of looking at things. Consequently, this can translate into real-life confidence.

Maleficent


7. Cosplay is versatile.

Cosplay ideas range from the classic steampunk costume to fanciful anime costumes, to colorful superhero costumes. Because of this, you can be as simple or as sexy as you want. For instance, try dressing up your look with handcrafted details or adding a costume corset for an alluring boost.

6. Dressing up is creative.

Whether you’re planning, creating or purchasing your costume, you’re getting ample opportunities to be creative. Showcase your imagination as you pull together disparate elements to create a whole new version of your favorite characters.

Avengers



5. Cosplay builds community. 

Although you can certainly roleplay on your own, it’s even more fun to do it as a group. You can go with a partner, a friend or a lot of friends using themed costumes, or you can go to your favorite con convention or party alone. Make new friends for future dress-up adventures.

cosplay Disney princesses characters



4. Cosplay can be a way of life. 

Socializing, expressing yourself and enjoying the process can all be great benefits of masquerade. Some people, however, take it a step further and make cosplay their livelihood. In addition to their own costumes, they create cosplay costumes for others. This is one hobby that can be quite profitable if you have the passion and talent.

Wonder Woman

3. Costuming is an art form.

The design, detail, and creativity that go into the average costume make it more art than game. However, unlike costume designers, you’re usually working with a limited budget and without a team of professional when you start creating your costume. That’s pretty impressive!

Many costume clothing designers share their ideas online. You can follow step by step instructions on ways to make an incredible costume on Youtube. https://youtu.be/VZ5hnFF6EdE

Moreover, you can buy a book from Amazon to learn how to make your cosplay costume.



2. Role-playing is an escape.

You can be anything you want to be when you role play: cartoon princesses, sexy siren, frightening sci-fi character, video game persona and more. You can be the hero or villain of your own dreams!

1. Cosplay is fun. 

Of all the reasons people cosplay, this might just be the biggest. Cosplay gives you an opportunity to relive your favorite childhood comic characters. You can get involved in your fandom in new and exciting ways, creating colorful works of art that you can wear.

Get Inventive With Cosplay


For some, play acting is a fun weekend hobby. For others, it’s a way of life. Many spend thousands creating just the right costume, but you can just as easily use items you already have. Much like dressing up for Halloween, cosplaying gives you an outlet for playful creativity.

If you’re ready to jump onto the cosplay train, there’s no better time to get started. Planning and making your own costume is just a fraction of the fun.

cosplay helmets made of Worbla

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Don’t limit your role play to conventions, movies or festivals. Try hosting a steampunk costume party or sci-fi theme night with your friends. In short, wear a cosplay Halloween costume to take the holiday to the next level. There are simply no limits when it comes to cosplay costume play.