Burlesque Costumiers on Etsy
Usually, I post about bespoke costumiers, as in my past articles about Garo Sparo and Catherine D'Lish, and I'll keep doing that! However, I want to make sure that burlesquers who don't have the resources or inclination for fittings and custom work know that they can shop online as well.
I asked some of my friends to name their favorite Etsy accounts. I like the dedicated, experienced burlesque costumiers on Etsy because they know what burlesquers need and want. For instance, most mass-produced tasseled pasties aren't made to produce the optimal twirl. but makers on Etsy usually know what works! They know how to make breakaways, and what's best for movement. There are also many incredible costumiers on Instagram.
Most of these makers also do custom and bespoke, but these pictures are of items from their shops you can buy right away. They also do a range of costuming, from showgirl to characters, and produce panels skirts and other pieces. Others have specialities and focus on making just one item. Visit these links for more details! Descriptions and images are from their accounts, in order to represent them as they represent themselves.
I'll continue to add to this post till I have 12 listed. Feel free to name your favorites in the comments!
Custom burlesque costuming and showgirl stage wear
Manuge Et Toi
My name is Christina Manuge, and I am proud to be Canada's #1 Burlesque Costume Designer. As the sole proprietor of Manuge et Toi Design, I have been creating unique and luxurious burlesque costume pieces, for over a decade. All Manuge et Toi items are designed by yours truly, and handmade at my home studio in Ottawa, Canada.
I have worked with many burlesque stars over the years, including... Roxi Dlite (Miss Exotic World 2010), Kalani Kokonuts (Miss Exotic World 2009), Coco Framboise, Scarlett James, Miss DD Starr, Miss Donna Hood, Lou Lou la Duchesse de Riere, Ginger Foxx, Canadian Burlesque Hall of Famers Tanya Cheex and Mitzy Cream, and even the superbly fabulous Dita Von Teese!
In this shop, I offer small made-to-order Manuge et Toi pieces such as pasties, g-strings, bras, shimmy belts, gauntlets, eugies and eugieniuses (Did the last two things sound like nonsense? You can learn about what they are, in my listings!).
Each pair is hand made to order, including the tassels! Yes I make each tassel by hand in order to ensure a quality product for all my customers. Tassels are then *magically* placed in an eyelet for easy twirling by everyone. This technique is especially great for beginners since it will allow the tassel to spin freely and not be caught up in the fabric of the pasties. All pasties are cupped to curve with your breast for optimal fit and can easily be applied by Double Sided Fashion Tape, Eyelash Glue, Spirit Gum or latex adhesive.Merkins to match any pair of pasties are available at request and a few are always available online. Feather Fascinators are also a popular product and always available including limited editions and continual designs.
Burluxe®: Sophisticated and elegant bodywear for the stage: burlesque, boylesque, drag and cabaret accessories, all handmade in New York city by Delilah. On stage, less is more!
Delilah is an international performer of 19 years. She is an expert at traveling light and making the maximum impact from subtle and powerful costuming. Adorn your beautiful self in elegant designs made specifically to highlight what the audience wants. YOU.
All of the items from Burluxe™ come from a drama-free household, and so every item will arrive to your door with happy and sparkly vibes.