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FAQ: What is Cosplay?

In less than 2 weeks, we will be vending at one of our favourite events, Anime Revolution! We also have so much fun at anime events: everyone is super friendly and happy to be there, we get to learn about the latest news in geek culture and best of all we get to see everyone’s […]

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How to Tie Your Own Corset (a refresher course)

Hey Guys! We posted this way back in January but it’s still one of our most frequently asked questions. I thought I’d re-post it to give everyone a refresher. Happy corseting! Love, Devon How to tie your own corset The most frequently question I get asked when selling a corset is: “Do you come with […]

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Three MORE Things you NEED at a Festival

Okay listen up kids, a few weeks ago we discussed Three Things You Need at a Festival. Well, I’ve been thinking and I’m pretty sure I missed a couple of keys things in that list so here we go, Three More Things You Need at a Festival. Proper Footwear You will probably be spending the […]

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Featured Product: Holsters!

How can you be an urban super hero when you have to worry about where to put your purse? How can you dance like no one’s watching when you have to keep an eye on your backpack? You can’t, plain and simple. We have previously talk about the awesomeness that is the pocket belt but […]

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Fresh New Handmade: Steampunk Bustle Pocket Belt

Pocket Belts are awesome.  They let you carry your things without having to worry about a purse or bag. Steampunk is awesome. It’s probably my favorite style of costume because it’s so open ended and the only limitation is your imagination. Do you see where I’m going with this? If you like steampunk and pocket […]

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FAQ: What is Steampunk?

This has been the summer of the steampunk wedding here at Venus & Mars.  We’ve had so many awesome couples looking for outfits or accessories to steampunk their wedding.  We’ve also had a lot of wedding guest looking for ensembles and answers.  So many people want to know, what exactly is steampunk? I have some […]

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You NEED Pockets for your things

We have pocket belts, lots and lots of pocket belts. You can put away your purse, hang up your trusty backpack and stop treating your friends with pockets as your own personal sherpa. Pocket belts give you the freedom of carrying the stop you need while enhancing your outfit – instead of ruining it. Classic […]

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Problem: It’s Hot. Solution: KILTS

Problem: Summer is here and it’s hot.  Solution: KILTS. Seriously, kilts are amazing. They look great with everything, they’re super manly (and sexy) and when there’s a breeze they’re your own personal air conditioner. Luckily for you we have a variety of styles and colours of kilts.  Bonus they’re designed by Sanne and made right […]

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Help! I’m an Alternative Bride who doesn’t want a Traditional Dress!

Hey alternative, punk, steampunk, goth and indie brides I’m talking to you. Wedding dress shopping is hard and dumb.  Trust me, I know. Last October, I got married.  I ended up with a very traditional dress and I hated it.  I still hate it. Other people’s opinions of what I should wear steered me away […]