Cosplay Burlesque Podcast

Updated weekly!

121 - Nana Valtiel as Seiko Shinohara

Show Schedule:

- Dec 19 - Brunswick Basement Burlesque in "A Whole Lotta Brass"; Court Tavern, New Brunswick, NJ - 8:30pm

- Dec 27 - Brusnwick Basement Burlesque; Millhill Basement, Trenton, NJ - 10pm

This week on the podcast - why, she's just the most chipper older sister ever trapped in Kisaragi Academy.  Nana Valtiel brings this Corpse Party to life as Seiko Shinohara!

Music:  "Volatile Times" by IAMX, from the album Volatile Times

Direct download: 121_-_Nana_Valtiel_as_Seiko_Shinohara.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 1:05am EST

120 - Venus Mantrapp in "Start Wearing Purple"

Show Schedule:

Friday, Nov 29 - Brunswick Basement Burlesque in Day After Thanksgiving Show; Millhill Basement, Trenton, NJ - 10pm

Tuesday, Dec 3 - Tooth Box: A Vagina Dentata Contest; Bizarre in Bushwick, Brooklyn - 9pm

This week on the podcast - we're pleased to feature a fabulous performer from a wonderful troupe.  Give it up for Venus Mantrapp - part of Jim Thorpe Burlesque - as she exhorts us to Start Wearing Purple!

Music: "Start Wearing Purple" by Gogol Bordello, from the album Underdog World Strike

Direct download: 120_-_Venus_Mantrapp_in_Start_Wearing_Purple.m4v
Category:Very Special Episode -- posted at: 2:58am EST

119 - Esmerelda Athena May as "Black Lady"

Show Schedule:

Brunswick Basement Burlesque - two shows!

  Nov 27 - Thanksgiving Eve at the Court Tavern; New Brunswick, NJ

  Nov 29 - Millhill Basement in Trenton, NJ

This week on the podcast - Esmerelda Athena May chooses the perfect song by the perfect bad girl for her depiction of everyone's favorite corrupted 30-Century crown princess - Black Lady!

Music:  "I Want To Be Evil" performed by Eartha Kitt, from the album Purr-Fect:  Greatest Hits

Direct download: 119_-_Esmerelda_May_as_Black_Lady.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 1:21am EST

118 - Dublin O'Shea as White & Nerdy

This week on the podcast - to whet your appetite for the White Elephant Burlesque Society's panel at the Geek Creation Show (Nov. 15 - 17, panel on Saturday), we present an act from our sister troupes' recent 7th Anniversary show.  It's a Very Special Episode as Dublin O'Shea - resident Shakespearean gymnast and armor enthusiast - shows everyone just what it means to be Caucasian & Technically-Inclined.

Music:  "White & Nerdy" by Weird Al Yankovic, from the album Straight Outta Lynwood

Direct download: 118-_Dublin_OShea_in_White__Nerdy.m4v
Category:Very Special Episode -- posted at: 9:25am EST

117 - Introducing Mika Romantic as Lust

Show Schedule:

Thursday, Nov 7: Allen Ryde will perform at the Opening Reception for ERO5, Gallery 788's 5th Annual Erotic Art Show, Baltimore.

Nov. 15 - 17:  The White Elephant Burlesque Society will host a panel at the Geek Creation Show in Piscataway, NJ

This week on the podcast:  We are very pleased to announce a new beauty to the ranks of Cosplay Burlesque.  She's bringing classic burlesque to nerd burlesque.  Get ready to paw at your monitors - Mika Romantic is going to burn up your screens as Full Metal Alchemist's Lust!

Music:  "Can't Get Next To You" performed by Al Green, from the album Al Green Gets Next To You

Direct download: 117_-_Mika_Romantic_as_Lust.m4v
Category:Introducing -- posted at: 8:47am EST

116 - Victoria Belmont as Elizabeth Comstock

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Nov 2: Boolesque at Mauck Chunk Opera House; Jim Thorpe, PA (ft. Holly Ween)

On the podcast - our resident queen of Halloween is none other than our Fearless Leader, Victoria Belmont, who also goes by the moniker Holly Ween.  This week, Victoria/Holly inhabits the most intriguing character of one of 2013's best games in one of it's most pivotal moments.  She's Elizabeth Comstock, and you are granted access to a glimpse of what happens behind a cut scene in Bioshock Infinite.

Music:  "Wish You Were Here" as performed by Rasputina, from the album The Lost and Found

Direct download: Victoria_as_Elizabeth_Comstock_fcpx-SD_for_Podcast_2000_kbps.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 8:07am EST

115 - The Real Nuriko as Marie Antoinette

Oct 25 - Boogie Down & Take It OffOrtlieb's, Philadelphia, PA (ft. Holly Ween)

Oct 30 - Brunswick Basement Burlesque Attic Extraveganza; New Brunswick, NJ (ft. Holly Ween)

Nov 1 - Karnevil's Carnival In The Graveyard; McCoole's Red Lion Inn, Quakertown, PA (ft. Arson & Holly Ween)

Nov 2 - Boolesque at Mauck Chunk Opera House; Jim Thorpe, PA (ft. Holly Ween)

This week on the podcast - as we approach Halloween, it's time to look at some serious costume work.  Of all the recent shows, the most elaborate costume - and the most fabulous act - belongs to our resident drag queen.  It's The Real Nuriko as Marie Antoinette (from the series ACTUAL HISTORY FROM THE REAL WORLD READ A FREAKIN' BOOK PLEASE).

Music:  "Vogue" by Madonna, from the album I'm Breathless

Direct download: 115_-_The_Real_Nuriko_as_Marie_Antoinette.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 3:00am EST

113 - Murder Nurse & Mr. E as Jill Valentine & Albert Wesker

Show Schedule:

Oct 12 - Woodbridge Ghost Walk; Woodbridge, NJ (ft. Victoria Belmont as Holly Ween)

Oct 12 - International Steampunk City at Speedwell; Morristown, NJ (ft. White Elephant Burlesque Society)

Oct 14 - Punk Rockin' & Pasty Poppin'; Midway Cafe in Boston, MA (ft. Fonda Feeling)

Oct 17 - Paws & Bras Benefit; Oberon in Cambridge, MA (ft. Fonda Feeling)

Oct 19 - Boolesque at PA Playhouse; Bethlehem, PA (ft. Holly Ween)

Oct 20 - Halloween Party by NJ Shutter Group; Mojo Lounge (ft. Holly Ween and Esmerelda May

Oct 21 - Lewd & Lucky Burlesque; Lucky 13 Saloon in Brooklyn, NY (ft. Holly Ween)

Nov 2 - Boolesque at Mauck Chunk Opera House; Jim Thorpe, PA (ft. Holly Ween)

This week on the podcast - it's getting cold outside, so let's turn up the heat!  Sometimes, it's hard to tell who's the puppet, and who's pulling the strings.  Murder Nurse and Mr. E crank up the tension as each other's arch-nemesis - Jill Valentine and Albert Wesker!

Music:  "Pleasant Nightmare" by Danny Blu, from the album Do Your Worst, avaiable on iTunes and

Direct download: 113_-_MN__Mr._E_as_Jill_Valentine_as_Albert_Wesker.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 10:14pm EST

112 - Lord Maxwell as Dr. Zed (with Victoria, Esmerelda, Cherry, Murdernurse, & Nana)

Show Schedule:

10/4 - Brunswick Basement Burlesque's Holly Ween's Horror Fest 2 at Millhill Basement in Trenton, NJ

10/5 - Looking Glass Revue's Hallow-Wicked on Main at Lee Gribben's on Main in Easmus, PA

10/12 - Woodbridge Ghost Walk in Woodbridge, NJ

10/13 - International Steampunk City at Historic Speedwell in Morristown, NJ (featuring the White Elephant Burlesque Society)

This week on the podcast - in my dreams, I am surrounded by sultry brunettes, slinky blondes, and fiery redheads.  However, these lovlies usually SURVIVE my dreams.  Welcome Lord Maxell to Cosplay Burlesque, as he racks up the malpractice suits as everyone's favorite Fyrestone medico - Doctor Zed!

With able assistance from Victoria Belmont, Esmerelda May, Cherry E. Valentine, Murder Nurse, and Nana Valtiel

Music:  "Doctor's Orders" from the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Catch Me If You Can, available on Amazon and iTunes

Direct download: 112_-_Lord_Maxwell_as_Zed.m4v
Category:Introducing -- posted at: 11:10pm EST

111 - AnimeUSA 2013 Saturday Recap

Show Schedule:

9/28 - White Elephant Burlesque 7th Anniversary Celebration at ATC Studios

9/29 - NYCC Pre-Party Steampunk & Cosplay Shoot-out at Roxy & Dukes

10/3 - Dr. Sketchy's Zombie Sketchy at Asbury Lanes

10/4 - Brunswick Basement Burlesque's Holly Ween's Horror Fest 2 at Millhill Basement

10/5 - Looking Glass Revue's Hallow-Wicked on Main at Lee Gribben's on Main

This week on the podcast - we recap the Saturday night show AnimeUSA 2013.  Who killed Mr. E?  It's a total mystery!  (hur hur, get it?)

Music:  "Stormy Clouds (Raindrop Mix)" by DJ Krush with Ken Shima, from the album: Stepping Stones:  The Self-Remixed Best

Music:  "You Can Be The Boss" by Lana Del Rey, available on Youtube.

Direct download: 111_-_AnimeUSA_2013_Saturday_Recap.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 11:55pm EST

110 - AnimeUSA 2013 Friday Recap

UPDATE:  Episode 110 has been reposted.  Enjoy!

Show schedule:  This Saturday - Sept 21 - in New Brunswick, check out Brunswick Basement Burlesque at the Court Tavern, featuring Holly Ween (aka Victoria Belmont).  On Sept 28, check out the best theatrical burlesque troupe in New Jersey at the White Elephant Burlesque Society's 7th Anniversary Celebration at ATC Studios in Clifton, NJ!

This week on the podcast - we recap the Friday night show at AnimeUSA 2013 with a timelapse study and public domain music goodness!

Direct download: 110_-_AnimeUSA_2013_Friday_Recap_v3.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 3:10am EST

No Episode This Week

Dr. A/V-sian and Fearless Leader - in a twist that would do Ken Jeong proud - woke up stark naked in the trunk of an abandoned car.  The wasteland of West Texas surrounds us.  We'll be back next week with a new episode recounting some of our adventures at AnimeUSA!

In the meantime, watch RunnyRunny999 cook awesome Japanese food.

Category:general -- posted at: 2:53am EST

109 - Nana Valtiel as Auron

Show Schedule:  Join Fonda Feeling as she leads a bevy of Backbay burlesque beauties in Geek Girl Boston Burlesque's Cult Classics September Spooktacular on Sept 14 at Club OBERON in Cambridge.  

Or, if you're in the Philly area that night, head over to JC Dobbs to see Murder Nurse rock out with her band Navimada!

Then hop in your car and drive down to DC for AnimeUSA 2013, featuring TWO full Cosplay Burlesque shows!

This week on the podcast:   You've never seen a monk like this - so mysterious, so complex, so SEXY.  Nana Valtiel genderbends for your Final Fantasy pleasure as Auron!

Music:  "Otherworld" by Black Mages, from the album Black Mages 2:  The Skies Above

Direct download: 109_Nana_as_Auron.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 1:59am EST

108 - Luna Chase as Death

Show Schedule:  Join Fonda Feeling as she leads a bevy of Backbay burlesque beauties in Geek Girl Boston Burlesque's Cult Classics September Spooktacular on Sept 14 at Club OBERON in Cambridge.  Then hop in your car and drive down to DC for AnimeUSA 2013, featuring TWO full Cosplay Burlesque shows!

This week on the podcast:  we resurrect a previously featured act.  Luna Chase gets her goth on as that perkiest of Grim Reapers - Death!

Music:  "Marble House (Planningtorock Remix)" by The Knife, from the albums Silent Shout (original) and Marble House (remix)

Direct download: 108_-_Luna_Chase_as_Death.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 8:45am EST

No episode this week

Dr. A/Vsian has been lost in the wilds of the Bavarian Schwarzwald and is currently battling orcs and kobolds in an attempt to return to civilization and marzipan.  In the meantime, watch film critic Jay Sherman battle Kaiju and diabetes in another heartwarming episode of The Critic.  

New episode next Tuesday!

Category:Episode Delay -- posted at: 10:28am EST

107 - Esmerelda Athena May as Catwoman

Show Schedule:  Victoria Belmont will be appearing at Alternatease in Boston from August 15 - 17 (performing Friday night), while our resident whipmaster Arson will perform with Karnevil at the Stone Pony on Friday, August 23.

This week on the podcast - we begin our photo recaps of Otakon.  Esmerelda Athena May is this week's feature performer.  She pursues the mysterious red laser pointer dot as that most feline of antiheriones -Catwoman!

Music:  "One Way Or Another" by Blondie, from the album Parallel Lines

Direct download: 107_-_Esmerelda_May_as_Catwoman.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 8:31am EST

106 - Fonda Feeling as Catherine Bloom

Show schedule:  Otakon is this weekend!  Come catch us on Friday night at Panel Room 2 at 11pm.  For those of you who can't line up early enough, the con has set up an overflow room.  Check out the Otakon website for details!

After Otakon:  Fonda Feeling shakes it at Punk Rockin' and Pastie Poppin' Vol VIII: Psycho Beach Party at the Midway Cafe in Boston on August 12.  Scarlet Stepford twirls or dies at Hotsy Totsy Burlesque's Game of Tassels on August 20 at the R Bar in Manhattan.

This week on the podcast:  our very own circus sweetie got some Mobile Suit skills.  Fonda Feeling shows off her sensually acrobatic side as Gundam Wing's Catherine Bloom!

Music:  "Circus" by Britney Spears, from the album Circus

Direct download: 106_-_Fonda_Feeling_as_Catherine_Bloom.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 8:03am EST

105 - Allen Ryde as Vega

Show schedule!  Fonda Feeling will shake it at the Ohio Burlesque Festival August 2 - 4 in Cleveland at the Beachland Ballroom.  Tickets available at online.   

Also - Fearless Leader Victoria Belmont (as Holly Ween) will perform at the latest Burlesque on Main at the House of Minerva on August 3.  Tickets available online.

This week - Allen Ryde takes us on a beautiful Spanish fantasy as that prettiest of Street Fighters - Vega!

Music: "Bailamos" by Enrique Igelsias, from the album Cosas del Amor

Direct download: 105_-_Allen_Ryde_as_Vega.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 8:56am EST

104 - Murder Nurse as Pscyho

Show schedule!  Victoria Belmont will be performing with Brunswick Basement Burlesque on Wedesnday, July 24, at the Courtyard Tavern in New Brunswick, NJ.  Also, on August 3, House of Minerva presents Burlesque on Main, All-Nerd Review!  Check that out in Emmaus, PA.

And of course, Otakon 2013!  This week, we reveal the second group of performers who will shake it down by the Harbor.

This week!  Our favorite tiny blonde homicidal healthcare worker brings a new level of energy to Cosplay Burlesque.  Murder Nurse shows us what it means to skip a therapy session as a Psycho - one of Pandora's fine purveyor of melees.

Music:  "Cray Button" by Family Force 5, from album iii.V.

Direct download: 104__Miurder_Nurse_as_Psycho.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 8:05am EST

102 - Cosplay Burlesque's Sailor Scouts Act

If you're in Brookly on July 15, head on over to Lucky 13 Saloon for the Lewd & Lucky "Christmas in July" Show, featuring Victoria Belmont (as secret identity Holly Ween).

Now for the podcast!  Sometimes, it takes a village to pull off the awesomeness required of a Cosplay Burlesque act.  Sometimes, it take an entire solar system.  Sometimes, it takes...a group of schoolgirls?

This week, Esmerelda Athena May, Raurenu, Fonda Feeling, Cherry Valentine, and Fearless Leader Victoria Belmont harness the magical power of sailor fuku and bring you Cosplay Burlesque's Sailor Scouts Act!

Music:  "Lady Marmalade" as performed by Mya, Pink, Lil' Kim, and Christina Aguilera, from the Moulin Rouge OST.

Direct download: 102_-_Sailor_Scouts__Act.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 8:03am EST

101 - Victoria Belmont as "Claptrap"

This week, Fearless Leader Victoria Belmont shows us how small boxy robots can get their burlesque on.  It's the Fyrestone Claptrap from Borderlands 2, and he's here to get revenge...ON YOUR PANTS.

Music:  Claptrap's "The Powerdub" by Spicyricecracker Productions, available on Soundcloud.  Mashed-up from:

"The Powerhouse" by Carl Stalling, from the album The Carl Stalling Project.

"Doomsday" by Nero, from the album Welcome Reality +.

Direct download: 101_-_Victoria_Belmont_as_Claptrap.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 8:53am EST

100 - Nana Valtiel as Maya

100 Episodes!  Wow...

When we started this podcast in 2011 in a hotel room in Baltimore, I never thought we'd get this far.  A little less than two years later, and we've officially hit triple digits.  You guys - the fans of Cosplay Burlesque - are the entire reason we started this little online distribution.  Thanks for watching, and for coming out to the shows!

This week - she may not sing any songs, but she's a Siren nonetheless.  Nana Valtiel doesn't need Phaselock to keep audiences riveted to their seats as Maya (in Vault Hunter mode, of course)!

Direct download: 100_-_Nana_Valtiel_as_Maya.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 8:47am EST

99 - AnimeNext 2013 Borderlands Show Recap

Show Schedule: Come down to Asbury Lanes on Friday, 6/21 for Dr. Sketchy Asbury Park's Cracy Catlady Chartiy Event Part 2!  Check out the White Elephant Burlesque Society on Leather Pride Night on Saturday, 6/22 at XL in NYC, and come on out to Lucky 13 Saloon on 7/1 for The Lewd and Lucky Show!  All shows feature CPB's Victoria Belmont (as Holly Ween) and also include CPB's Regina Stargazer, Scarlet Stepford, and Luna Chase.

This week, we bring you a Very Special Episode by recapping the awesomeness that was the AnimeNext 2013 Borderlands Show!  Relive your trip through Pandora with a mix of photos, video clips, and behind-the-scenes outtakes featuring the entire cast of the show.  It's an extra-long episode to celebrate extra levels of insanity, dudity, and SEXY DANCING!


"Booty City" by Black Joe Lewisi, from the album Scandalous

"Golden Sun" by Fenech-Soler, from the album Fenech Soler

"Bambina (Go! Go! Version)" by Tomoyasu Hotei, from the album All Time Super Best

Direct download: 99_-_AnimeNext_2013_Borderlands_Show_Recap.m4v
Category:Very Special Episode -- posted at: 8:19am EST

No episode this week

Dr. A/Vsian is hanging out at dockside bars this week.  In the meantime, why not enjoy some public service announcements from the Joes of the GI?

From the fine folks at Fensler Films.

Category:Episode Delay -- posted at: 12:35am EST

98 - Uncle Yo - Is That All There Is?

AnimeNext!  AnimeNext!  ANIMENEXT 2013!!!!

It's the home show, and it's this weekend!  Come out and see our biggest show of the year!  We promise you a show that will BLOW. YOUR. MINDS.  :)

What's that?  You want a sneak peek?  Weeellll....okay...

This week on the podcast - a sneak peek at what we've got in store for you at AnimeNext 2013, and host Uncle Yo's hilarious tribute to Sleep No More - Is That All There Is?

Music:  "Is That All There Is?" by Peggy Lee, from the album Is That All There Is?

Special Guest: Charles Dunbar as the "Man in the Mask"

Direct download: 98_-_Uncle_Yo_-_Is_That_All_There_Is.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 12:56am EST

97 - Allen Ryde as Toki Wartooth

The big show is coming up!  That's right - in just a couple of weekend, Cosplay Burlesque comes back to the home con - AnimeNext!  You won't believe the insanity that we've got planned for you - Fearless Leader Victoria Belmont and crew have been cooking up a few things you'll never forget, so come check it out!

On the podcast this week - we tackle the tough issue of candy (which tastes like chicken, if chicken was a candy).  Allen Ryde shows off his lusty chops and luscious locks as the second fastest guitarist alive - Toki Wartooth!

Music: "Du Hast" by Rammstein, from the album Sehnsucht

Direct download: 97_-_Allen_Ryde_as_Toki_Wartooth.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 2:04am EST

96 - Victoria Belmont as Mika Itoh from Bible Black

Show schedule:  We'll be at AnimeNext June 7 - 9!  This is our home con, and it's always the biggest show of the year - so come check it out!

This week - Victoria Belmont burns up the stage as that most exploited of bunnygirls - Mika Itoh from Bible Black!

Music: "House of 1000 Corpses" by Rob Zombie, from the album House of 1000 Corpses.

Direct download: 96_-_Victoria_Belmont_as_Mika_Itoh_from_Bible_Black.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 3:33am EST

95 - White Elephant Burlesque at Twisted World 2013: Divine Decadence

This week, we feature some very good friends of Cosplay Burlesque - The White Elephant Burlesque Society, who recently brought their unique brand of burlesque theater to The Twisted World 2013: Divine Decadence.  Check them out at the 2013 Steampunk World's Fair!  

For this week's episode, we feature two acts - Viktor Devonne's "Jar of Hearts" and Gretchen Violetta & Regina Stargazer's "Stargazer The Pony!"

Music:  "Jar of Hearts" by Christina Perri, from the album Lovestrong.

Music:  "Pony" by Far, from the album At Night We Live

Direct download: 95_-_WEBS_2013_Twisted_World.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 2:04am EST

94 - Murder Nurse & Mr. E as Connor & Altair from Assassin's Creed

Show dates:  Victoria Belmont (as Holly Ween) will be performing with the White Elephant Burlesque Society at the 2013 Steampunk World'ss Fair, May 17 - 19.  Come check out the legendary NJ troupe as they dish out another helping of theatrical burlesque!

This week - a double bill!  After an extended (and HILARIOUS) intro by Uncle Yo, Murder Nurse and Mr. E show us just how lethally SEXY they can be, as Connor and Altair from the Assassin's Creed games!

Music:  "Ultimate Assassin's Creed 3 Song" by Smosh.

Direct download: 94_-_MN__Mr_E_as_Connor__Altair.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 7:11am EST

93 - Esmerelda Athena May as Inner Moka from "Rosario + Vampire"

If you're in NYC tonight (Tuesday, April 30th) - check out Applied Phlebotinum Burlesque at R Bar!  You'll get to see Cosplay Burlesque's very own Scarlet Stepford and Luna Chase!

Plus - only a month or so until AnimeNext 2013!  We've got a huge show planned for you guys, so stay tuned!

This week - Esmerelda Athena May unleashes the sexiness within, as Inner Moka from Rosario + Vampire!

Music:  "Animal I Have Become" by Three Days Grace, from the album One X

Direct download: 93_-_Esmerelda_May_as_Inner_Moka.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 7:41am EST

No episode this week

Dr. A/Vsian has been in the laboratory conjuring up different ways of using his fancy camera setup, so there will be no episode this week. Tune in next Tuesday for the next exciting episode of Cosplay Burlesque!  Same Bat-time, same Bat-channel!

Category:Episode Delay -- posted at: 12:37am EST

92 - How To Burlesque Part 2 - Audience Participation

In just two more weekends, Victoria Belmont (as Holly Ween) and Esmerelda May will be performing with WEBS at The Twisted World: Divine Decadence in Somerset, NJ, April 26 - 28.  It will be like an adult playground - there might even be a ball pit!

This week - the dramatic conclusion to epic started last week!  The "How To Burlesque Panel" concludes with Victoria Belmont, Murder Nurse, Allen Ryde, and Esmerelda May using Mr. E as a "man-prop" and then handing him off to some eager students.  It's "How To Burlesque Part 2 - Audience Participation Harder"!

Music:  "For Your Entertainment" by Adam Lambert, from the album For Your Entertainment

Direct download: 92_-_How_To_Burlesque_Part_2.m4v
Category:general -- posted at: 7:51am EST

91 - How To Burlesque Panel Part 1

Show alert! Victoria Belmont (as Holly Ween) and Esmerelda May will be performing with WEBS at The Twisted World: Divine Decadence in Somerset, NJ, April 26 - 28.  Check out the event for some fun, sexy grown-up time!

This week - we take a departure from the shows, the glitter, the glamour.  We head straight into the heart of convention darkness - PANELS.  This week, Esmerelda May, Murder Nurse, Allen Ryde, Mr. E., and Fearless Leader Victoria Belmont show off some basics (in how to make one's pants EXPLODE) in "How To Burlesque Part 1!"

(yes, there will be a Part 2)

Music:  "Show Me How You Burlesque" by Christina Aguilera, from the album Burlesque - Music From The Motion Picture.

Music:  "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend (Swing Cat Mix)" by Marilyn Monroe vs. The Millenium, from the album Greatest Hits Remixed.

Direct download: 91_-_How_To_Burlesque_Panel_Part_1.m4v
Category:Very Special Episode -- posted at: 8:03am EST

New show schedule!

We've made a command decision here at Cosplay Burlesque.  Since Dr. A/Vsian's been slacking, we've decided that he should spend weekends working on the CPB Farm, where sequins are grown on trees and the thong fields need hoing. 

Therefore, new episodes of Cosplay Burlesque will drop on Tuesday mornings from here on out.  That way, Dr. A/Vsian can work on picking pasties on Saturdays, churning body glitter on Sundays, and then spend Mondays in his gimp box working on the podcast.  

New episode on Tuesday!

Category:Show Update! -- posted at: 12:27am EST

90 - Very Special Episode - Violet Blaze as Matron Mama Morton

Friends of Cosplay Burlesque, The White Elephant Burlesque Society, will be performing at The Twisted World:  Divine Decadence in Somerset, NJ, April 26 - 28.  Check out the event for some sexy adult fun!  

This week - we feature our first international performer!  This episode's footage was shot at the 2013 Pennsylvania Burlesque Festival in Philadelphia, PA, and features London's own Violet Blaze!  This lovely lass took the top prize at Burlesque Idol 2012 and was the first runner-up at the afore-mentioned PA Burlesque Fest!  This week, we're proud to bring our friends to your attention as Violet Blaze "reciprocates" your love and affections as Matron "Mama" Morton from Chicago!

Music:  "When You're Good to Mama" from Chicago: Music from the Motion Picture.

Direct download: 90_VSE_-_Violet_Blaze_as_Matron_Mama_Morton.m4v
Category:Very Special Episode -- posted at: 2:05am EST

Very Special Episode 89 - Zenkaikon 2013 Recap

Check out CPB performers with our friends White Elephant Burlesque Society at the Pscyho 78s Fundraiser Rock Show (March 30 at Roxy N Dukes) and at The Twisted World:  Divine Decadence in Somerset NJ (April 26 - 28).  

If you missed Zenkaikon - well, your huge loss, because Cosplay Burlesque was all over the place.  Artist's Alley, interviews, panels - and the big show!  This week, we recap Cosplay Burlesque's debut at Zenkaikon 2013 in 1,025 pictures!

With Murder Nurse, Mr. E, Esmerelda May, Victoria Belmont, Allen Ryde, and host Uncle Yo.

Music:  "The Usurper" by Dr. A/Vsian & Spicyricecracker Productions.

Music:  "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" as performed by Revolting Cocks, album Linger Ficken Good.

Direct download: 89_-_Zenkaikon_2013_Recap.m4v
Category:Very Special Episode -- posted at: 8:01am EST

Dr. A/Vsian is a Dickbutt

Too much single-malt, rave, partying, and Amish have taken their toll on the good Doctor.  He is currently in the corner, cycling through recovery mode.  He will post up the Zenkaikon recap as soon as he's done defragmenting.

Category:Episode Delay -- posted at: 12:15am EST

88 - Cherry Valentine as Amber Sweet

Show schedule!  Cosplay Burlesque makes their debut at Zenkaikon 2013 in Lancaster, PA (March 22- 24). That's next weekend!  Come out and join the fun! (as long as you're over 18, that is!)

Also - check out CPB performers with our friends White Elephant Burlesque Society at the Pscyho 78s Fundraiser Rock Show (March 30 at Roxy N Dukes) and at The Twisted World:  Divine Decadence in Somerset NJ (April 26 - 28).  

This week - Cherry Valentine demonstrates the dangers of addiction to both drugs AND surgery.  She's the alking, talking after-school special of your wet dreams as Amber Sweet from Repo! The Genetic Opera.
Music:  "Hollywood Whore" by Papa Roach, from the album Metamorphosis
Direct download: 88_-_Cherry_Valentine_as_Amber_Sweet.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 8:52pm EST

87 - Murder Nurse as "Fionna"

Show schedule!  Cosplay Burlesque makes their debut at Zenkaikon 2013 in Lancaster, PA (March 22- 24). 

Also - check out CPB performers with our friends White Elephant Burlesque Society at the Pscyho 78s Fundraiser Rock Show (March 30 at Roxy N Dukes) and at The Twisted World:  Divine Decadence in Somerset NJ (April 26 - 28).  

Talk about alternate universes!  This week, the lovely, the smoking hot MURDER NURSE yanks out our heart-guts (well, does SOMETHING to them) as "Fionna" from Adventure Time!

Direct download: 87_-_Murder_Nurse_as_Fionna.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 1:10am EST


Dr. A/Vsian spent the weekend with more burlesque babes and models than he can shake a stick at with more cameras than YOU can ossicillate a branch towards.  This week's episode will go up Monday night.  Sorry!

Category:Episode Delay -- posted at: 12:02am EST

86 - Mr. E as "Jake Muller"

Show schedule!  Next weekend - Victoria Belmont performs as Holly Ween at the PA Burlesque Festival in Philly!  She'll be featured both nights (March 8 & 9).  

Cosplay Burlesque makes their debut at Zenkaikon 2013 in Lancaster, PA (March 22- 24). 

Also - check out CPB performers with our friends White Elephant Burlesque Society at the Pscyho 78s Fundraiser Rock Show (March 30 at Roxy N Dukes) and at The Twisted World:  Divine Decadence in Somerset NJ (April 26 - 28).  

This week - we turn up the heat for the fans of boylesque!  Mr. E. is here to show us the sexy side of being a loner bioterrorist language-prodigy/mercenary as that very specific character combination - Resident Evil 6's Jake Muller!

Direct download: 86_-_Mr._E_as_Jake_Muller.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 11:42pm EST

85 - Introducing Amy Macabre as "Ash Ketchum"

Shows!  Look for Cosplay Burlesque at Zenkaikon (March 22 - 24 in Lancaster, PA) and for CPB performers at the PA Burlesque Festival (March 9 - 10 in Philly) and The Twisted World's Divine Decadence (April 26 - 28 in Somerset, NJ).

This week - we introduce a new performer to CPB's ranks!  Welcome the bubbly and oh-so-comely Amy Macabre as she catches the little monsters in our "pockets" as Ash Ketchum from Pokemon!

Music:  "Ass & Titties" by DJ Assault, album Greatest Hits Vol. 1

Music:  "Pokemon Theme" and "2.B.A. Master," album Pokemon: 2.B.A. Master

Direct download: 85_-_Amy_Macabre_as_Ash_Ketchum.m4v
Category:Introducing -- posted at: 12:31am EST

Very Special Episode 84 - Katsucon 2013 Recap

Show announcements:  check out Victoria Belmont (as Holly Ween) in the 2013 Pennsylvania Burlesque Festival!  Also, the entire troupe will be at Zenkaikon 2013 (also in Philly) for our debut at that great con!

Onto this week.  Katsucon 2013 was a blast!  Despite some "challenges," we put on a great show for a very appreciative audience (packed yet ANOTHER room!).  We had a wonderful time at Katsu and hope to come back next year!

For those of you who couldn't make it - well, here's a recap of the entire show so that you know what you missed.  1,035 pictures - all in one Very Special Cosplay Burlesque Podcast episode - just for you!

Music:  "I Banged A Sinner" by Uncle Scratch's Gospel Revival, from the album Kickin' The Devil In The Balls

Direct download: 84_-_VES_-_Katsucon_2013_Recap.m4v
Category:Very Special Episode -- posted at: 1:17am EST

83 - Esmerelda May as "Raven"

Show announcements!

Fearless Leader Victoria Belmont will appear at Lewd & Lucky Burlesque's "Love Hurts...Boobs Heal" show Monday, February 11!

Cosplay Burlesque makes their Katsucon debut on Friday, Feb 15, at 10:30pm!

Come see various CPB troupe members perform with our good friends, the White Elephant Burlesque Society, at Wicked Faire 2013 Feb 15 - 17 in Somerset, NJ!

Next, Victoria Belmont (whoo, she gets around a lot!) will appear at the PA Burlesque Festival March 8 - 9 in Philadelphia, PA! 

Finally, CPB makes their proud debut at Zenkaikon March 22 - 24!

Now - this week!  Esmerelda May shows us her sexy Soul-Self as that spookiest of the Teen Titans - Raven!

Music: "What You Want" by Evanescence, from the album Evanescence

Direct download: 83_-_Esmerelda_May_as_Raven.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 2:07am EST

82- Nana Valtiel as X-23

Upcoming shows!  

Fonda Feeling - Mistress of Geek Girls Boston Burlesque - will Ruin Your Childhood on Feb. 7 at Oberon in Cambridge, MA!

The whole Cosplay Burlesque troupe will shake their things at their Katsucon debut on Friday, Feb. 15!

That same weekend, check out CPB's very good friends the White Elephant Burlesque Society at Wicked Faire 2013 in Somerset, NJ!

And finally, come watch Fearless Leader Victoria Belmont perform both nights at the PA Burlesque Festival in Philly on Mar. 8 - 9 as her alter ego - Holly Ween!

On to the show!  This week, Nana Valtiel shows us her soft, cuddly side as Marvel's most gentle, loving, adamantium-enhanced assassin - X-23!

Music:  "Burn It To The Ground" by Nickelback, from the album Dark Horse.

Direct download: 82-_Nana_Valtiel_as_X-23.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 4:47pm EST

81 - Little Miss Rollerhoops as "Wednesday Addams"

More shows!  More shows!  More shows!

First of all - the first CPB show of 2013!  We'll be making our first appearance at Katsucon 2013 on Friday, February 15!

Next - our very own Fonda Feeling is Ruining Your Childhood with Geek Girls Boston on February 7 at Club Oberon in Cambridge!

Also happening - Wicked Faire 2013 is February 15 - 17 in Somerset, NJ.  Our good frends The White Elephant Burlesque Society will be doing three shows, featuring CPB's very own Victoria Belmont (as Holly Ween) and Regina Stargazer!

Finally - The PA Burlesque Festival takes place March 8 and 9 in Phildelphia.  Fearless Leader Victoria Belmont takes the stage as Holly Ween BOTH NIGHTS!

Now - on to this week's episode!  This week, Little Miss Rollerhoops gives us the glimpse of some neat, sweet, and petite sexiness as that bewitching little so-and-so, Wednesday Addams!

Music:  "Addams Family Theme" by Vic Mizzy.  Available at iTunes and

Direct download: 81_-_Rollerhoops_as_Wednesday_Addams.m4v
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EST

80 - Victoria Belmont as "Belldandy"

Show announcements are back!  First - Fonda Feeling and Geek Girls Boston present Ruining Your Childhood on Febuary on Febuary 7, 2013, at Oberon.  

Next - Victoria Belmont (as Holly Ween) has been selected to perform at the Pennsylvania Burlesque Festival on March 8 and 9, 2013 (both nights!) at the Plays and Players Theatre!

And now - this week's episode.  Fearless Leader Victoria Belmont grants you some technical assistance as just the cutest, sweetest lil' Goddess of all time - Belldandy!

Direct download: 80_-_Victoria_Belmont_as_Belldandy.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 11:18pm EST

79 - Allen Ryde as "Flynn Rider"

This week, Allen Ryde shows off his cocky side as that dashing thief of your hearts (and pants) - Flynn Rider!

Music:  "Sexy and I Know It" by LMFAO, from the album Sorry for Party Rocking

Direct download: 79_-_Allen_Ryde_as_Flynn_Rider.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 10:46pm EST

78 - Fonda Feeling as Amy Pond

This week, Ms. Fonda Feeling shows us just what it takes to become The Doctor's Companion - the dream job for any good geek girl - as Amy Pond!

Music:  "Enjoy The Silence" as performed by Anberlin, from the album Lost Songs

Direct download: 78_-_Fonda_Feeling_as_Amy_Pond.m4v
Category:Performance -- posted at: 4:11pm EST

77 - Murder Nurse as Risette

Happy New Year!  What better way to start off 2013 than with a BRAND NEW ACT from our very own Murder Nurse?  This week, she brings her own idol persona to the fore as Risette from Persona 4!

Music:  "Sweet Sour" by Band of Skulls, from the album Sweet Sour

Direct download: 77_-_Murder_Nurse_as_Risette.m4v
Category:general -- posted at: 1:02pm EST