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Cosplay Suggestions: #3 Poison Ivy & #4 Steampunk Airship Captain

Cosplay Costume Suggestions: #3 Poison Ivy & #4 Steampunk Airship Captain  FOR VANCOUVER FAN EXPO 2014

Greetings Cosplay Enthusiasts,

As you’re likely aware, we’ve come up with some Venus & Mars steampunk costumes and cosplay ideas for you.  You know, in case you don’t have your Fan Expo outfit yet.

Check out my wicked sexy version of Poison Ivy:

Poison Ivy Infographic

I’m wearing a green satin CORSET OF KICKASSERY, BLACK SHORT CIRCLE SQUARE SKIRT, GREEN VELVET CLOAK and PRINCESS WREATH with stripes and lace hosiery and steampunk boots.

We get a lot of people coming in and asking for a steampunk costume.  We usually reply with ‘ a steampunk what?’  Steampunk doctor is going to look vastly different than a steampunk lady adventurer.

Fan Expo costume idea #4 is Dan as a Steampunk Airship Captain:

Steampunk Airship Captain - Infographic

Doesn’t he look awesome?

Ninja Dan is wearing a WHITE POET SHIRT, BROWN PINSTRIPE VEST, SHORT BLACK MILITARY FROCK COAT, and BLACK BONDAGE PANTS with a brown aviator cap and a gun.

This video is Steampunk Captain Dan in action:

Check back in on Wednesday for more awesome Cosplay ideas!

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Happy Monday,

Devon Dale: Lady Adventurer for Hire

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Fan Expo Cosplay Costume Suggestion #2 11th Doctor

11th Doctor Pic - InfographicSTEAMPUNK OUTFITS AND COSPLAY COSTUME IDEAS FOR VANCOUVER FAN EXPO 2014

Greetings nerdlings and geekazoids,

Holy Cosplay Vancouver! We are so excited for Vancouver Fan Expo (April 18 – 20, 2014).

You’re probably thinking “But, Devon Dale, I don’t know what to wear and I don’t want to be the only one without a costume so instead of having fun I’m going to stay home and eat all the ice cream ever.”

Wait, do not be defeated so easily my cosplay-less friend! I happen to work at a store full of wonder and awe that can fulfill all your steampunk costume needs!

Fortunately for you, Dan (VM’s on-call ninja) stopped by the store last week and we played dress up – which is totally what all thirty year olds should always in their spare time.

We came up with a bunch of steampunk costumes and cosplay ideas for you.

Today we’d like to show you our version of a Steampunk inspired 11th Doctor cosplay.

Ninja Dan is wearing a WHITE COTTON POET SHIRT, a BROWN STRIPED POCKET VEST and a BLACK MILITARY FROCK COAT with some rad BLACK BONDAGE PANTS. He is also showing some major swagger in a red bow tie because bowties are cool.

 

Check us out on Monday for more cosplay ideas. Don’t forget to check in tomorrow for our continuation of the Throwback Thursday Gradstravaganza.

Peace out,

Devon Dale: Lady Adventurer for Hire

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Fan Expo Behind the Scenes 2013

Fan Expo Booth 2013

STEAMPUNK COSPLAY VENDOR BOOTH MAYHEM! VANCOUVER FAN EXPO 2013

Greetings friends!

At some point we thought to ourselves “We should film us setting up a booth at an event.” So that is exactly what we did last year for Fan Expo.

And then for convenience sake, we sped it up for you so you don’t have to watch 6 hours of us zap strapping gridwall and putting skirts on hangers.

Check out our wicked setup video below.

You may remember our booth looking drastically different if you stopped by in your awesome steampunk cosplay on Sunday last year.

Funny story, on Saturday night after all that hard work, we knocked over everything much to the security guards’ chagrin and we had to completely redo it.

But it was still totally awesome in the end. This year is going to be even more cosplay – tastic! Make sure to come say hi.

What did you wear to Vancouver Fan Expo last year? What are you going to wear this year? Let us know in the comments below.

Did you dig this video? Share it with a friend on Facebook or Twitter.

All the love,

Devon Dale: Lady Adventurer for Hire

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Fan Expo Cosplay Costume Suggestion #1 Harley Quinn

STEAMPUNK OUTFITS AND COSPLAY COSTUME IDEAS FOR VANCOUVER FAN EXPO 2014

Harley Quinn Cosplay CostumeInfographic

                                                                                                                                 Greetings nerdlings and geekazoids,

Oh my Steampunk Cosplay!  We are so excited for Vancouver Fan Expo (April 18 – 20, 2014).

You’re probably thinking “But, Devon Dale,  I don’t know what to wear and I don’t want to be the only one without a costume so instead of having fun I’m going to stay home and cry.”

Wait, do not be defeated so easily my cosplay-less friend!  I happen to work at a store full of wonder and awe that can fulfill all your steampunk costume needs!

Fortunately for you, Dan (VM’s on-call ninja) stopped by the store last week and we played dress up – which is totally what all thirty year olds should always in their spare time.

We came up with a bunch of steampunk costumes and cosplay ideas for you.

Today we’d like to show you our version of a Goth Steampunk inspired Harley Quinn.

 As per the infographic above and the video below, I am wearing a BLACK SATIN PEASANT BLOUSE  with a RED WAIST CINCHER on top.  I layered a red tutu with a longer black crinoline for maximum poof on the bottom.  I’m also rocking a pair of black stripes and lace pantyhose and some wicked ass mid calf steampunk boots.

Check in tomorrow to get an exclusive behind the scenes look at con life and check back on Wednesday for another awesome outfit idea. And.. don’t forget to share this article with a friend and/or comment below.

Peace out,

Devon Dale: Lady Adventurer for Hire

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Gradstravaganza (#tbt grad gown)

Happy day before Friday!

It doesn’t matter where we go,  there is always someone who comes up to us to tell us they got their grad GOWN at Venus & Mars.

After nearly 21 years of years of being in business, it’s no surprise that past grads keep finding us everywhere.

Since it is finally sunny and springy (aka grad season) we thought that we would share some PICTURES and THANK YOU NOTES of past grads on this lovely Throwback Thursday.

If you want to check out some of our new gowns you can do that HERE.

Did you get your grad gown or outfit from Venus & Mars? Let us know what it looked like in the comments below.  Or better yet email (devon@venusandmars.biz) us a picture of your grad gown!

Did you like this post?  Share it on Facebook, Twitter or by shouting at people on the street to check out venusandmars.biz.

Until next time,

Devon Dale: Lady Adventurer for Hire