Check out one of the fabulous burlesque costume ideas from Cherry Dee and shot by the wonderful burlesque photographer, Kaylin Idora.
Burlesque Costume Ideas for Women
The burlesque performer, Cherry Dee stuns in this beautiful photoshoot. The Finnish burly-Q queen shows off her statement jewellery and belly dancing burlesque costume.
The photos are alongside fellow Finland burlesque dancer, Vera De Vil. The pair star in The Itty-Bitty Tease Cabaret burlesque troupe together. The De Vil pics may be coming soon, wink, but for now we have plenty to work with. Just wow.
Whether you want to make this burlesque outfit your own, take it up a notch or sprinkle a little into your everyday, we have the items for you.
Get started with this look by trying some burlesque eye make-up and burlesque hairstyles for either short hair or long hair. Lets face it, Cherry Dee’s body art is also a big part of the appeal. You can get more ink inspiration with tattooed burlesque girls and The Wam Bam Club.
See more amazing Kaylin Idora photography, Dita Von Teese Tour 2013.
Burlesque feather fans are relatively easy to pick up. FrouFrouFeathers has a wide range on offer. They produce feather fans in the style of different burlesque dancers. You can even get your own inspired by the inventor of the fan dance, Sally Rand.
Feather fans are a great prop to try out as a burlesque dancer for classic showgirl burlesque. They can also be used to tease in the boudoir to take some burlesque to your bedroom.
Statement necklaces are very “in” at the moment. For more va-va-voom you can get bling on a budget from Lou Xinyan. For a similar look you can head to Black for their ebony bib necklace, complete with coloured beads in muted tones.
The trick with statement necklaces is to team them with neutral colours just like Cherry Dee’s burlesque costume. If that’s not your style then go full steampunk with Amorous Cat’s Attic. They create gorgeous feather epaulettes with detachable lace necklaces that scream decadence.
To make this an everyday look you can go between a statement necklace and a cute peter pan collar with Dolly Bow Bow. They look lovely on any round-neck top or dress and the black crystals will add some sparkle because everything looks better with sparkle.
Get burlesque costume ideas from the Burlexe Boutique and Holloway Smith Noir.
Belly Dance Costume
The seductive art of belly dancing is certainly nothing new. Start by picking up our gold belly belt. It’s perfect for adding movement and belly dancing sensuality to any burlesque costume or summer sarong.
Now you can also put together an entire belly dancing burlesque costume just using Ebay. You can pick up a traditional beaded gold bra like Cherry Dee or a more modern half gold, half silver handmade Egyptian number.
To incorporate the gorgeous gold ensemble into your wardrobe, splash out on Esty Lingerie’s Midas Touch collection. The line includes a sumptuous lace bra, high-waist knickers and floor-length gown alongside a lace trimmed bra and gold knickers.
Of course, no burlesque costume would be complete without nipple pasties. Esty Lingerie offer Gold Rush Swarovski Crystal Pasties. Playful Promises also has some delightful Lo-Pan’s Desire Pasties. Gold, satin and neutral coloured peacock feathers makes perfect.
Gold undergarments make perfect bridal underwear, get more tips in Wedding Lingerie Advice.
Chains are also all the rage this season. You can wear them in lots of ways: shoulder harness jewellery, belly chains and chainmaille. World in Chainmaille has made a headband that can double as a choker.
This look can be dressed up for burlesque costume ideas and nights out, at your local theatrical burlesque show. You can then dress down chainmaille jewellery for stylish festival headwear.
What do you think of Cherry Dee’s burlesque costume? How would you wear this look? Who’s your burlesque outfit inspiration?
Get burlesque costume ideas from our show with our actress Chloe Ewart.
Burlexe is a sensational London burlesque show inspired by the women who created the genre and perform the art. It fuses burlesque performance with storytelling, dancing with acting.
(Images by Kaylin Idora)