Cosplay Burlesque Podcast

Updated weekly!

140 - AnimeUSA 2014 Show Recap

Show Schedule:
10/18 - NIJICON - Official Cosplay Burlseque Show!
1023 - Looking Glass Revue's Spook & Spell Peep Show (ft. Mika Romantic)
10/26 -  Smoke & Mirrors Peep Show at Crossroads in Garwood, NJ (ft. Holly Ween)
11/1 - BOOlesque in Jim Thorpe, PA (ft. Holly Ween)
11/8 - White Elephant Burlesque Society at the Geeky Kink Event (ft. Holly Ween, Viktor Devonne & Esmerelda May)

This week on the podcast - we recap the madness that is our ANNUAL DOUBLE SHOW at AnimeUSA.  For 2014, we did a night of Heroes - and a night of Villians!  Who was your favorite?

With Oliver Swisskey, Mr. E, Murder Nurse, Nana Valtiel, Cherry Valentine, Esmerelda May, Mitsuki Aika, Doe Eyes, Allen Ryde, The Real Nuriko, co-host Triple Jay, and (relentless slavedriver) Holly Ween!

Direct download: 140_-_2014_AUSA_Recap.m4v
Category:Show Recap -- posted at: 8:38am EST

139 - Saikoucon 2014 Recap

Show Schedule:
  - Sept 19:  Looking Glass Revue, Quakertown, PA - ft. Mika Romantic before she leaves for Milan
  - Sept 19:  D20 Burlesque's Tribute to Japan, NYC - ft. Holly Ween
  - Sept 25:  Serial Killer Burlesque 5, Brooklyn - ft. Holly Ween
  - Oct 1:  Beauty & Brains Burlesque, Philadelphia - ft. Holly Ween AGAIN
  - Oct 3 & 4:  AnimeUSA 2014, Washington, DC - OFFICIAL COSPLAY BURLESQUE SHOW - 2 NIGHTS!

This week on the podcast - in late August, Cosplay Burlesque was honored to help inaugurate a new show in the Lehigh Valley.  Join Cherry Valentine, Esmerelda May, Murder Nurse, Oliver Swisskey, Melodic Suki, Mika Romantic, Mei Mei, Triple Jay, host Uncle Yo, and Fearless Leader Holly Ween as they took Saikoucon's burlesque cherry!

Direct download: 139_-_Saikoucon_2014_Recap.m4v
Category:Show Recap -- posted at: 1:49am EST

138 - Allen Ryde as Matsuoka Rin

Show Schedule:

- Aug 15:  Faerie Tale at Club Orpheus, Baltimore, MD (ft. Allen Ryde)

- Aug 16:  Essence of Vaudeville, Looking Glass Revue, Boonton, NJ (ft. Mika Romantic)

- Aug 16: White Elephant Burlesque Society - Clifton, NJ (ft. Holly Ween & Esmerelda May)

- Aug 22 - 24: Saikoucon - Breinigsville, PA (official CPB Show)

This week on the podcast - if you've ever felt the urge - no, the NEED - to dip your toe into our resident pretty-boys, then get ready to towel yourself off.  This week, Allen Ryde demonstrates his dexterity at getting you ALL WET as Mitsuoka Rin!

Music:  "Dive In" by Trey Songz, from the album Chapter V

Direct download: 138_-_Allen_Ryde_as_Matsuoka_Rin.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 7:59am EST

137 - Mika Romantic as Yuna

Show Schedule:

- Aug 2: Liberty City Kings - Philadelphia, PA

- Aug 8: Looking Glass Revue - Quakerstown, PA

- Aug 9: D20 Burlesque - New York City

- Aug 16: White Elephant Burlesque Society - Clifton, NJ

- Aug 22 - 24: Saikoucon - Breinigsville, PA

This week on the podcast - Pennsylvania beauty Mika Romantic is feeling melancholy.  To cheer up, she does a little dance and summons the Nirvana into our pants as Yuna from Final Fantasy X!

Music:  "Summertime Sadness" by Lana Del Rey, album Born To Die

Direct download: 137_-_Mika_Romantic_as_Yuna.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 8:41am EST

136 - Utena Shadow Girl ft. The Ladies of Cosplay Burlesque

Show Schedule:

- Looking Glass Revue:  July 17, Broadway Social, Bethlehem, PA

- Brunswick Basement Burlesque:  July 25, The Court Tavern, New Brunswick, NJ

- Saikoucon:  August 22 - 24, Breinigsville, PA - OFFICIAL COSPLAY BURLESQUE SHOW!

This week on the podcast - I wonder how we got so many freakin' hotties on stage at once for this act.  The fire marshal is supposed to shut down fire hazards, right?  The Ladies of Cosplay Burlesque present The Shadow Girl from Revolutionary Girl Utena!

featuring Holly Ween as the Shadow Girl, backed up by Melodic Suki, Mika Romantic, Esmerelda May, Fonda Feeling, and Cherry E. Valentine.

Music:  "Shadows of the Night" by Pat Benetar, from the album Get Nervous, available from Amazon and iTunes

Direct download: 136_-_AnimeNext_Utena_Shadow_Girl.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 8:02am EST

135 - AnimeNext 2014 Recap

Show Schedule:

- Looking Glass Revue:  June 27, USO Tribute Show, Allentown, PA

- Saikoucon:  August 22 - 24, Breinigsville, PA - OFFICIAL COSPLAY BURLESQUE SHOW!

I wonder, I wonder, do you know what I wonder?

Actually, I don't - because I was there at the AnimeNext 2014 and it was GAWDDAMNED AWESOME.  Y'all need to go see Revolutionary Girl Utena RIGHT NOW.

Featuring:  Triple Jay, The Real Nuriko, Melodic Suki, Raurenu, Mika Romantic, Esmerelda May, Murder Nurse, Nana Valtiel, Oliver Swisskey, Cherry Valentine, Allen Ryde, Fonda Feeling, a guest appearance by Kriv Scrivello, and of course Fearless Leader Holly Ween

Direct download: 128_-_2014_AnimeNext_Recap.m4v
Category:general -- posted at: 2:28am EST

134 - Allen Ryde as Harry Potter

Show Schedule:  

June 6 - 8:  AnimeNext 2014, Somerset, NJ - OFFICIAL COSPLAY BURLESQUE SHOW!

We have some exciting developments at the Cosplay Burlesque store and fundraising updates coming soon!  Keep your eye on Facebook!

This week on the podcast:  Allen Ryde casts a spell on the audience as he twirls his - ahem - WAND around as everyone's favorite teenaged orphaned wizard - Harry Potter!

Music: "Magic" by B.o.B., from the album B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray

 

Direct download: 134_-_Allen_Ryde_as_Harry_Potter.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 5:12am EST

133 - Zenkaikon 2014 Recap

This week on the podcast - we recap the madness, gladness, and radness that was Zenkaikon 2014!

Ft. Allen Ryde, Raurenu, Cherry E Valentine, Esmerelda May, Mr. E, Murder Nurse, Nana Valtiel, and Troupe Leader Holly Ween (formerly known as Victoria Belmont).  Hosted by Uncle Yo, and kittened by Triple Jay and The Lovely Corey.

Direct download: 133_-_2014_Zenkai_Recap.m4v
Category:Show Recap -- posted at: 2:48am EST

132 - Mika Romantic as Scarlett O'Hara

Show Schedule:

- Dead Flowers' Smokin Gun Revue:  April 19, Connie's Ric Rac, Phildelphia

Brunswick Basement Burlesque - Vaudeville: April 24, New Brunswick, NJ

Zenkaikon 2014:  April 25 - 27, Lancaster, PA - Official Cosplay Burlesque Show!

This week on the podcast - we turn to fancy literature for some classics cosplay. Mika Romantic - leader of the Looking Glass Revue - lets us gawk at her drapes as the Southern belle/cocktease/feminist pioneer - Scarlett O'Hara!

Music:  Pink Pussycat by The Del Reys, album Camp Burlesque OST

Thanks to The Looking Glass Revue for the footage from their "Tribute to the Oscars" show!

Direct download: 132_-_Mika_Romantic_as_Scarlett_OHara.m4v
Category:general -- posted at: 8:33am EST

131 - Nana Valtiel as Minene

Show Schedule:
- Looking Glass Revue's Lulu's Spring: April 10, Allentown, PA
- Brunswick Basement Burlesque - Vaudeville: April 24, New Brunswick, NJ
Zenkaikon 2014:  April 25 - 27, Lancaster, PA - Official Cosplay Burlesque Show!

This week on the podcast:  I'm not sure how doing a chairdance was supposed to help her avoid defeat, but okay, I'm down.  Nana Valtiel straps on her eyepatch and consults her Future Diary for the best escape routes as Minene!

Music:  "Hit Me Like A Man" by The Pretty Reckless, from the EP Hit Me Like A Man

Direct download: 131_-_Nana_Valtiel_as_Minene.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 8:31am EST

130 - Esmerelda May as Angewomon

Show Schedule:  

 

 - Zenkaikon 2014:  April 25 - 27, Lancaster, PA - Official Cosplay Burlesque Show!

This week on the podcast - she may be a (digital) monster but she's always an (Ange)womon to me...okay, maybe Billy Joel shouldn't write songs about Digimon.  Esmerelda May digivolves for your pleasure into the loveliest of Archangel-types - Angewomon!

Music:  "Wish I Had An Angel" by Nightwish, album Once

Direct download: 130_-_Esmerelda_May_as_Angewomon.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 2:21am EST

129 - Vish Voux as Harley Quinn

Show Schedule:  

 - Zenkaikon 2014:  April 25 - 27, Lancaster, PA - Official Cosplay Burlesque Show!

This week on the podcast, we are happy to introduce Vish Voux as that happiest of Arkham Asylum inmates - Harley Quinn!

Music: "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga, from the album The Fame Monster

Direct download: 129_-_Vish_Voux_as_Harley_Quinn.m4v
Category:Introducing -- posted at: 8:31am EST

128 - Mr. E as Eren Jaeger

Show Schedule:  

- The Tease at Skindustry Tattoo Expo 2014:  March 21 - 23, Allentown, PA

 

Zenkaikon 2014:  April 25 - 27, Lancaster, PA - Official Cosplay Burlesque Show!

This week on the podcast - no one likes a homewrecker and maneater, especially when they are literally wrecking your house and eating your friends and family.  Mr. E gets his anger-lesque on as Eren Jaeger from Attack on Titan!

Music: "Vogel in Käfig" by Cyua, Rie, and Hiroyuki Sawano, from the Shingeki no Kyojin OST.

Direct download: 128_-_Mr._E_as_Eren_Jaeger.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 7:50am EST

127 - Victoria Belmont as Godzilla

Show Schedule:  

Zenkaikon 2014:  April 25 - 27, Lancaster, PA - Official Cosplay Burlesque Show!

This week on the podcast - who doesn't like a little mayhem now and then?  Victoria Belmont does a little translation and explains just how "RAWR" means "I Love You" while trampling downtown Tokyo as your favorite kaiju - Gojira!

Music:  "Destroy Everything You Touch" by Ladytron, from the album Witching Hour

Direct download: 127_-_Victoria_Belmont_as_Godzilla.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 10:45pm EST

126 - Mortal Gazebo

Show Schedule:

Zenkaikon 2014:  April 25 - 27, Lancaster, PA - Official Cosplay Burlesque Show!

This week on the podcast:  poets have written epics about it.  Bards have sung songs about it.  Tom Hanks is developing an HBO miniseries about it (it's the sequel to Band of Brothers).  Watch the entire Katsucon XX Cosplay Burlesque cast battle for supreme control of the most valuable resource in National Harbor - THE GAZEBO (ALL GLORY TO BE UNTO IT).

Music:  "O Fortuna" from Carmina Burana, by Carl Orff

MusicL  "O Fortuna" remixed by Apotheosis.

Direct download: 126_-_Mortal_Gazebo.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 8:43am EST

125 - Katuscon XX Recap

Show Schedule:

Wicked Faire 2014:  Feb 21 - 23, Somerset, NJ.  (Members of Cosplay Burlesque will perform with the White Elephant Burlesque Society)

 

Zenkaikon 2014:  April 25 - 27, Lancaster, PA - Official Cosplay Burlesque Show!

This week on the podcast - we recap the glorious madness that was the Katuscon XX show, featuring not one, but TWO amazing performances by Triple Jay!

Thanks to our amazing performers:  Victoria Belmont, Mr. E, Raurenu, Esmerelda May, Melodic Suki, Nana Valtiel, Vish Voux, Allen Ryde, and Triple Jay.

Direct download: 125_-_Katsucon_2014_Recap.m4v
Category:Show Recap -- posted at: 7:49am EST

124 - Cherry E Valentine as Sookie

Show Schedule:

- Katsucon 20:  Feb 14 - 16, National Harbor, MD - Official Cosplay Burlesque Show!

- Brunswick Basement Burlesque: Anti-Valentine's Day.  Feb 14, 9:30pm, Court Tavern, New Brunswick, NJ.

- Wicked Faire 2014:  Feb 21 - 23, Somerset, NJ.  (Members of Cosplay Burlesque will perform with the White Elephant Burlesque Society)

- Zenkaikon 2014:  April 25 - 27, Lancaster, PA - Official Cosplay Burlesque Show!

 

This week on the podcast - being a waitress can suck, and if you work at Merlotte's in Bon Temps, LA, then your customers probably suck, too.  Cherry E. Valentine promises not to spill your drinks if you cheer loud enough as she brings Sookie back to the stage!

Music:  "Teeth" by Lady Gaga, from the album The Fame Monster

Direct download: 124_-_Cherry_E._Valentine_as_Sookie.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 9:34am EST

123 - Murder Nurse as Clover from Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

Show Schedule:

Katsucon 20:  Feb 14 - 16, National Harbor, MD - Official Cosplay Burlesque Show!

Brunswick Basement Burlesque: Anti-Valentine's Day.  Feb 14, 9:30pm, Court Tavern, New Brunswick, NJ.

Wicked Faire 2014:  Feb 21 - 23, Somerset, NJ.  (Members of Cosplay Burlesque will perform with the White Elephant Burlesque Society)

Zenkaikon 2014:  April 25 - 27, Lancaster, PA - Official Cosplay Burlesque Show!

This week on the podcast - Your favorite homicidal healthcare worker (thanks Obama!) is back with another amazing video game cosplay act.  Murder Nurse is everyone's favorite bipolar, cryostasis-held Nonary Game participant - Clover Field!

Song:  "Be My Escape" by Relient K, from the album Mmhmm

Direct download: 123_-_Murder_Nurse_as_Clover.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 7:54am EST

122 - Melodic Suki as Harley Quinn

Show Schedule:

- Katsucon 20:  Feb 14 - 16, National Harbor, MD - Official Cosplay Burlesque Show!

Wicked Faire 2014:  Feb 21 - 23, Somerset, NJ.  (Members of Cosplay Burlesque will perform with the White Elephant Burlesque Society)

Zenkaikon 2014:  April 25 - 27, Lancaster, PA - Official Cosplay Burlesque Show!

This week - the podcast returns with a debut!  As our hosts strive to solve the murder mystery, everyone's favorite doctor-turned-psycho twirls on to keep the show en pointe.  We are proud to introduce Melodic Suki to the ranks of Cosplay Burlesque as she struts her stuff as Harley Quinn!

Music:  "Funhouse" by Pink, from the album Funhouse

Direct download: 122_-_Melodic_Suki_as_Harley_Quinn.m4v
Category:Introducing -- posted at: 2:26am EST

Show Schedule:

- Wicked Faire 2014:  Feb 21 - 23, Somerset, NJ.  (Members of Cosplay Burlesque will perform with the White Elephant Burlesque Society)

- Zenkaikon 2014:  April 25 - 27, Lancaster, PA - Official Cosplay Burlesque Show!

Dr. AVsian is STILL lost in Asia.  So while we wait for the latest shipment of milk cartons, we reprise some more fan favorites.  This week, it's all about the dudes - Mr. E as Albert Wesker and Allen Ryde as Flynn Rider (any relation?).

Direct download: Dude_Reprise-SD_for_Apple_Devices_Podcast.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 7:43pm EST

70 Reprise - BAMF Girls

Show Schedule:

- Wicked Faire 2014:  Feb 21 - 23, Somerset, NJ.  (Members of Cosplay Burlesque will perform with the White Elephant Burlesque Society)

- Zenkaikon 2014:  April 25 - 27, Lancaster, PA - Official Cosplay Burlesque Show!

This week, while Dr. AVsian is lost in Asia somewhere, we reprise a fan favorite.  It's your favorite club for fightin' females: The BAMF Girls (featuring Cherry Valentine, Nana Valtiel, Fonda Feeling, Murder Nurse, and Victoria Belmont).

Direct download: 70_Reprise_-_BAMF_Girls-SD_for_Apple_Devices_Podcast.m4v
Category:general -- posted at: 7:40pm EST