Cosplay Burlesque Podcast

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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

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

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

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

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

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

76 - 2012 Holiday Special

Happy Holidays!  Good burlesque fans are getting a special treat in their stockings this year - three performances in one Very Special Episode!

To start - Victoria Belmont, Esmerelda May, and Little Miss Rollerhoops are completely bewitching in Hocus Pocus!

Next - The Real Nuriko explains just what happened to Santa's cookies as Cookie Monster!

Finally - Esmerelda May wraps herself as your final present.  She's Oogie Boogie, and she's gonna scare the pants offa someone!

Music:  "I Put A Spell On You" by Screamin' Jay Hawkins, from the album At Home With Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Music:  "Share It Maybe" by Cookie Monster.

Music:  "Oogie Boogie's Song" by Tim Burton and Danny Elfman, from The Nightmare Before Christmas OST.

Direct download: 76_-_2012_Holiday_Special.m4v
Category:Very Special Episode -- posted at: 4:16pm EST

68 - Halloween Special Episode Featuring Murder Nurse, Luna Chase, and Victoria Belmont!

This week, we showcase three ghoulishly sexy performances from three of our horribly lovely ladies!  First, Murder Nurse as Drusilla; next, Luna Chase as Death; and finally, Victoria Belmont as Edward Scissorhands!  This video was shot at the 2011 Steampunk Worlds Fair, one of our favorite events - you should check it out!


"Transylvanian Concubine" by Rasputina, from the album Thanks for the Ether.

"Marble House" by The Knife, from the album Silent Shout.

"Ice Dance" by Danny Elfman, from the soundtrack to Edward Scissorhands.

Direct download: 68_-_Halloween_Special_from_2011_SPWF.mp4
Category:Very Special Episode -- posted at: 1:20am EST

62 - Geek Girl Productions Comics Show (Issue 3)

If you're coming to Intervention (the Internet Culture Convention) in the Washington, DC area, our show has been scheduled for 8pm on Friday, September 21.  Performing this time around are:

Victoria Belmont, Murder Nurse, Esmerelda Athena May, Leo Arcanum, Allen Ryde, and CPB first-timer, Cherry!

This week, we feature our sister troupe, Geek Girl Productions!  Founded by CPB stud Chris Lee (aka Lo Hung), the girls of GGP performed their third annual Comic Book Show earlier in 2012.  We've decided to shake things up and have them play 20 Questions backstage.  Think fast!

Featuring:  Scarlet Stepford, Emmy Electric, Murder Nurse, and Leo Arcanum.

Direct download: 62_-_GGP_2012_Comics_Interviews.mp4
Category:Very Special Episode -- posted at: 10:06pm EST

Episode 48 - 5th Annual AnimeNext Hunger Games Recap

We had a great time at the home con, AnimeNext 2012!  Thanks to the terrific audience that came out to watch our 5th Annual Cosplay Burlesque Hunger Games!  This week, we recap that momentous occasion with a six-and-a-half-minute retelling of the grandest, sexiest, and most scandalous epic we've ever told!

Also, if you want to see the lovely performers of Cosplay Burlesque again very soon, head over to Epic Win Burlesque's Nerdy Jersey Girl show on Thursday, June 28 in Garwood NJ!  , 

Direct download: Episode_48_-_2012_ANext_Recap.mp4
Category:Very Special Episode -- posted at: 2:34am EST

Very Special Episode 47 - A Sneak Peek at AnimeNext 2012

Cosplay Burlesque's big annual AnimeNext show is this Friday (June 8) at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ.  To whet your appetite for THE BIG SHOW, here's a sneak peek at what's coming Friday at 11 pm...and a recap of last year's amazing Scooby Doo show!

Direct download: Episode_47_-_2011_Anext_Recap.mp4
Category:Very Special Episode -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Very Special Thanksgiving Episode 2012 - Kriv as "Shaggy"

Gobble Gobble Gobble!  To celebrate the straining waistlines, groans of pain, and near-fatal cases of the Itus that you're all experiencing, we've called out the Master of Masters, Gastronome of Gastronomes, and Trencher of Trenchermen - Shaggy!  Kriv Scrivello both strips and chows down on this Very Special Thanksgiving episode!

Oh, and if you're thinking about your holiday shopping, why not stop by the Cosplay Burlesque Online Store?  Everyone loves posters, calendars, and t-shirts!  This week's new offering is an amazing poster of Esmerelda Athena May as a crazed shopper Bellatrix, looking positively predatory in all the right ways!

Music:  "Gravedigger Rock" by The Polecats, from the album Rockabilly Cats.

Direct download: Very_Special_Episode_5_-_Kriv_Scrivello_-_Shaggy.mp4
Category:Very Special Episode -- posted at: 11:38pm EST

Bonus Halloween Episode - Holly Ween as Carrie White

This week, we have a special bonus episode for all of you Halloweenies out there!

I'm not saying that Victoria Belmont hears voices in her head...but she frequently has the urge to do acts based on horror movies, and when she does, she morphs into the incomparable Holly Ween, Mistress of All That Is Horror With Boobs. 

Holly chose to debut her Carrie act at the "Say My Name" Benefit for Aaron Haro, a transgender man who was fired for dubious reasons related to his sexual identity.  If you'd like to contribute to this cause, please contact the co-producers of this event, Geek Girl Productions and White Elephant Burlesque Society.

Music:  "Heads Will Roll" by Marion Raven, from the album Set Me Free.

Direct download: Very_Special_Episode_4_-_Holly_Ween_-_Carrie.mp4
Category:Very Special Episode -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Very Special Episode 3 - Intervention 2011 Recap

So we spent the weekend in lovely Rockville, MD.  Rockville has an Arby's, a Papa Johns, a Verizon store, and some of the best damned Chinese food this A/Vsian has eaten on this side of the Pacific.

And oh yeah - Intervention 2011.  Rockville has Intervention 2011.

You can't really find two conventions more different from each other.  Otakon is massive; Intervention is intimate.  Otakon is very commercial; Intervention is artist-centric.  Otakon is in Maryland; Intervention is...oh wait, never mind.

Whatever the case, there is one thing that both conventions have - great audiences!  As was the case last year, all of Intervention packed itself into the performance room Saturday night for our second annual performance there.

Victoria Belmont, Murder Nurse, Allen Ryde, Moxie Cat, Esmerelda Athena May, Leo Arcanum, and DJ Nak all shook their things, along with special guest Nemesis.  Uncle Yo kept it hostfully geeky with pitch-perfect snark.  

We had a great time in Rockville.  Intervention, please invite us back for 2012?  We promise to make the end times sexy!

(....and seriously, what the fuck is a Brony?  Intertubes, explain this to me!)

Direct download: VSE_3_-_Intervention_2011_Recap.mp4
Category:Very Special Episode -- posted at: 12:00pm EST