The Things You Find – Harry Potter BDSM

Harry Potter Graphic
Via TheRooster.com – Harry Potter words describing BDSM actions seems to be thriving in Colorado (2018) as a kind of code for BDSM to be brought up in conversation:

Muggles – People who have tame non-kinky sex (Vanilla)

Wizards – Dominants

witches – submissives

Wand – Sex Toy

Azkaban – Sex Dungeon

Aguamenti – When you’re super wet.

Gillyweed – When you go down on someone for a long time and need that extra lung capacity.

Death Eater – A rimjob.

Longbottom – Ass play.

Unicorns – Swingers or a bi-girl who is down for threesomes.

The Dark Mark – A spanking.

Ravenclaw – Mindfuck play.

Scourgify – Commanding a sub to clean up after sex.

Following that theme – we can bring in some BDSM objects to show your Harry Potter House Loyalties:

Harry Potter Colors

For Rope Bondage:

Harry Potter Bondage Rope Colors

For Discipline – Leather Floggers:

Harry Potter House Long Flogger

Time to breakout your Harry Potter Lingerie!


Cosplay Nerd?

Cosplay can be a passion!
Or it can be a way to enhance a personal experience.

In the BDSM setting – it may allow people to become bolder in a role or help them switch a mindset, bringing a touch of Humor and lightness to a scene. There is a certain amount of Childhood Joy that comes out when dressing up.
Touching that ‘Youth’ can keep you engaged and mentally astute.

What is your next scenario or Cosplay Outfit?
dievca is thinking about something with May Flowers – Mother Nature? A Sprite?

Fairy Mother Nature Costume 2


Cross-country travel

PSA vintage photo

As dievca watches Master’s plane fly over Ohio (flightaware.com) on His way westward – she is having  an inkling of a fantasy:  Flying during yesteryear – no masks, no TSA, elegant or sassy flight attendant uniforms, meals with silverware – the Mile High Club.  Hmmm~ the Fantasy might need to be developed further.

PSA Airlines is an American regional airline headquartered at Dayton International Airport in Vandalia, Ohio, that flies under the American Eagle brand for American Airlines. PSA is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group.


Sexy Ice Fairy – Presentation Outfit

Ice Fairy Top Etsy $70 (click photo to purchase)

Retrofête Luna Asymmetric Metallic Mini Skirt IfChic $162 (click photo to purchase)

Saint Laurent Robin Metallic Strappy Heels Neiman Marcus $591 on sale (Click photo to purchase)

Donna Salyers Faux Fur White Mink Coat $599 (click photo to purchase)

  • Sexy
  • Dynamic
  • Easy Access
  • Fun
  • Different

“diversity, dievca, diversity”


Causse Gantier – Glove Fetishism

Glove fetishism is a sexual fetishism where an individual is sexually stimulated by another person or oneself wearing gloves on their hands. In some cases, the fetish is enhanced by the material of the glove (e.g., leather, cotton, latex, nitrile, PVC, satin, or nylon).

Often, the actions of a gloved hand are as arousing as the glove itself, because the glove provides a second skin, or in other words a fetishistic surrogate for the wearer’s own skin. Medical gloves and rubber gloves provide not only a safer sex environment but also give a latex glove fetishist great pleasure. Subtle movements by the gloved fingers or the hand as a whole can provide the individual with a great visual stimulus and ultimately sexual arousal. The act of putting gloves on, or slipping them off the hands, can also be a source of glove fetish fantasy.

The smell is also a factor when it comes to latex, rubber, and leather gloves. This is also often an extension of hand fetishism.

Gloves are used for fisting and sounding. They are a big part of the superhero, leather, rubber, and cosplay scenes and are a staple accessory in any crime fetish. There is something immediately different when one is wearing gloves during sex. It almost makes one feel more naughty and kinky adding to the experience.

Most glove fetishists prefer tight and shiny gloves. It is a fetish that crosses gender and sexuality stereotypes needing no anchor to one or another.

It is also sometimes associated with strangling or rape fetishes.

Medical glove fetishism involves thin latex gloves, which come in many different types. Personal preference ranges from color, smell, size, textured, smooth, powdered, or un-powdered. Fetishists are proud of their collection of medical gloves, as well as rubber gloves. Household rubber gloves tend to be thicker, longer, and are mostly used for cleaning purposes.

There is a fetish called GOM which stands for ‘Glove Over Mouth’ where a gloved hand is placed firmly over one’s mouth and/or nose and is sometimes associated with breath control. This can be arousing to the giver and/or the receiver.

Some glove fetishists prefer certain lengths, for example, the long opera-style or short cuff length. Some also like them as a part of an outfit, such as a nurse, policewoman, or French maid uniform. Some who are of a sexually submissive nature are stimulated by their dominant partner’s wearing and use of gloves. Dominant partners may likewise prefer that their submissives wear gloves. As with all fetishes, however, there need not be a BDSM connection to an affinity for gloves.

Apart from their appearance, some individuals prefer to use them on themselves or others as a form of sexual stimulation. The ones most commonly used for this are made of leather, latex, (such as those doctors or nurses use for examination) nitrile, or shoulder-length thick black latex. Some prefer the household rubber glove. The appeal behind the household glove may be due to the colors they come in but also offering what the latex examination gloves cannot; household gloves are thicker, some more than others depending on what their use is. It’s also possible that people use these as they are commonly found in one’s home so are easily available.

Many enjoy erotic spanking with gloves donned. It offers a different feeling and sound to the “spankee”, which can be a large part of the fetish.

  • The gloves above are all Causse Gantier
  • Expensive but lovely
  • Made in France
A "Thank You" to Wikipedia

Spooky – Presentation Outfit

Yvonne DeCarlo as a Kitty

🎃Spooky – Dusty Springfield

In the cool of the evening
When everything is getting kind of groovy
You call me up and ask me
Would i like to go with you and see a movie?
First i say no, I’ve got some plans for tonight
And then i stop and say all right

Love is kind of crazy with a spooky little boy like you

You always keep me guessing
I never seem to know what you are thinking
And if a girl looks at you
It’s for sure your little eye will be a-winking
I get confused, i never know where i stand
And then you smile and hold my hand

Love is kind of crazy with a spooky little boy like you

Spooky

If you decide some day to stop this little game that you are a-playing
I’m gonna tell you all the things my heart’s been a-dying to be saying
Just like a ghost you’ve been a-haunting my dreams
But now i know you’re not what you seem

Love is kind of crazy with a spooky little boy like you

Spooky

Ahh, ahh, spooky, mmm, spooky, ahh, ahh, ahh, spooky, ooh, spooky
Ahh, aah, aah, spooky

Presentation / Cosplay Outfit:

  • Black Leather Cat Mask
  • Black sleeveless Unitard
  • Black Cat Claw Gloves
  • Black Velvet Collar with Bell
  • Black Cat Tail Anal Plug
  • Black High Heeled Booties
  • Red Lip Stick and Black Whiskers

Create two openings in the Unitard. One for the anal plug tail to pull through and one for ease of play. The pussy needs to be open and available to your Sir or Madame.


Elegant Elvira (lingerie)

click photo for Elvira fun facts

What comes to mind when you think of “Elvira”?

  • Long Hair
  • Sexy Cleavage
  • Gothic Look
  • Longsleeves and fitted waist dress
  • Campy Horror Movies
  • A bit Trashy and Sassy

The Etsy Shop: Kafemme offers up the  Elegant Version if Elvira’s Robe/Dress:

Materials
French Lace, Silk and Satin Mix ($197.00), or pure Silk ($540.00)

Description
Bloom in the glory of the night with a custom, handmade Midnight Magnolia Peignoir. Crafted from our beautiful blend in a passionate purple, this majestic robe is tailored to flatter with sleek lines and dramatic excess. Its sweeping floor-length hem moves with dazzling ease, and its generous sleeves are trimmed with rippling waves of black lace. A sheathed sash to draw in a feminine waistline completes this seductive, mysterious gown. An unforgettable addition to any wardrobe, the Midnight Magnolia will let your confidence blossom.

Available from the Etsy Store: Kafemme


Options for 🎃 by Yandy: Cosplay Lingerie

Click on a photo to make it larger and see the price.

YANDY Fantasy Lingerie

Nerdism: HERE’S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU WEAR DISNEY THEMED LINGERIE TO BED

 


Playing Detective

(click photo for purchase $69.99)

So….everyone at work had tremendous sicks around the February timeframe, dievca included.
Weird sick
For dievca it was brutal headaches and exhaustion, others it was hacking coughs and exhaustion.

One co-worker recently got tested for the COVID-19 antibodies and they tested positive.
They and their family had gotten sick during the quarantine – bad. Their upstairs neighbor passed away. (duplex)

dievca is getting tested today for the antibodies out of curiosity.
Positive (+) result = she can confirm that the virus came from work. she hasn’t been sick in quarantine.
Negative (-) result = her coworker got the virus somewhere in Queens.

Its interesting being able to follow the trail.


History of Hair – Presentation Options


Well…options for dievca to work on.
Her hair hasn’t looked like any of these options.
Ever.
(Wait! She did have a pixie cut at one time)

How about your hair?


Feeling a Flash (lingerie)

Agent Provocateur’s Franni offering a sexy Flash.
Similar to this:

Get your dance on!

(click photo to purchase)


Bringing it back – Master’s request

Auburn Cheerleaders at the 1972 Georgia game.

About 5 years ago, dievca developed a Cosplay Fantasy for Master – focusing on the fact Master never dated a cheerleader. It turned out to be a lot of fun. dievca had forgotten about the cheerleading uniform, but Master had not…

So, dievca went digging in storage and found the uniform and pompons. Hah! The cheerleading uniform was a bit too small, so safety pins had to come to the rescue. On the other hand, dievca is more flexible than 5 years ago 😘.

Master enjoyed flipping into the role of Professor, tutoring his student in Human Anatomy. dievca needed to work her way around His anatomy to get the ‘A’.

Here’s the original post with outfit at the end:

A SENSE OF FUN! (repost)

Master has mentioned that sometimes the BDSM crowd takes themselves very seriously — protocol, rules, discipline, punishment, titles, labels, dungeons, etc. A little bit dark and without humor.

Now, I’ve read some great posts from people who are very open to different manifestations of D/s dynamic. Their offerings sound more lighthearted  — one aspect was a Cosplay element. Of course, Cosplay is a World unto its own –but slipping a little into our D/s relationship sounded interesting.

A while ago, Master and dievca talked about their High School and College years.  dievca teased Master and asked Him if He was the BMOC (Big Man On Campus) and if He dated all the cheerleaders. He replied that He never dated a cheerleader. pom-pon girl or something similar.

Hmmm….

Master grew up on the West Coast –what if dievca showed up as a USC Song Girl?

USC Song Girls

Photo by Alix Drawec – sports photos

 

White is a tough color to wear — but o.k.  dievca began her search….no USC uniforms to be found. The closest turtleneck uniform top she found was from the University of Iowa – Hawkeyes. They sell their spare stuff on eBay — too much $ for dievca to spend.

USC Song Girls Back End...

On to Plan B

vintage cheerleaders (3) vintage cheerleaders (2)

Vintage HS Cheerleading Uniforms…a flashback for Master.
Nothing. Those saddle shoes must have deteriorated with age.

vintage cheerleaders (12) 

On to Plan C

eBay HS Cheer Uniform

eBay HS Cheer Uniform

Pom Pons

Pom Pons

Retro Pom-Pon Socks

Retro Pom-Pon Socks

White Leather Tretorns

White Leather Tretorns

French Braids

French Braids

Bow Hair Ties

Bow Hair Ties

eBay and Texas comes through. The southern States take their cheerleading seriously and many organizations/schools sell their old equipment on eBay. dievca was able to pick up a HS Cheerleading Uniform with matching pompons for a good price ($30). The sizing is “Kids” so she tried to go by measurements. The uniform was a bit snug, but perhaps that is not a bad thing… Accessorized with retro socks, white shoes, hair bows, braids and some cheers/dances swiped from youtube. voilà!

Ahhh, so much fun.  Master flipped into a side that dievca hadn’t seen, an actor.  He moved into the role of a Technology Geek who is a potential donor for a new engineering wing at a University.  dievca was the newbie cheerleader who was a science major sent to show Him a good time.

The Cheerleading uniform and cheers were a Huge Hit.
dievca will leave it to your imagination what happened after the game.
(Just remember: there are ways to keep your virginity intact!)
😀

Spelling note: Pom-Pon vs. Pom-Pom, the 1st is correct- but 2nd has taken over…

Metal Lingerie – Inspiration 1900’s

Earth Goddess, Warrior, Belly Dancer, Concubine.
Presentation Lingerie inspiration from the 1900’s.
Metal Bra, Crown, Jewelry and a sheer Scarf.

Lingerie for CosPlay

It was tricky to find a Metal Bra – dievca found Chainmaille!

(click photo to purchase)

Easier to find a beaded Belly Dancing Bra – non-metal
Perhaps, more comfortable.

(click photo to purchase)


Not quite what was in mind~

Lucien Guitry: Sa Carriere Et Sa Vie [SIGNED} by Guitry, Sacha


Did you ever wonder?

Where those drastic Goth Platform Boots came from?

 

If Doc Martens are not enough for your Goth-vibe.

Opening Ceremony is offering the brand “New Rock

(click photo to purchase)

New Rock is a footwear brand from Spain that has been in the shoe-making business since 1929. The label is known for their alternative, goth, and biker-style boots, featuring thick platform rubber soles, over-sized tongues and bold metallic accessories.

They are not really for Master’s dievca – but perhaps a Goth BDSM – someone out there with a want or a need.

 

XO


Cosplay Lingerie : Santa Baby

Photo: Karlie Kloss Santa Baby Maxim

dievca would like to state a few definitions and offer some options for a Presentation Outfit.

cos·play

/ˈkäzˌplā,ˈkäsˌplā/
noun
  1. a portmanteau of the words costume play, is a performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear bought or self-made costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character.

lin·ge·rie

/ˌlän(d)ZHəˈrā,ˈlän(d)ZHəˌrē/
noun
  1. women’s underwear and nightclothes.

Santa Baby

– Urban Dictionary
A girl who dresses in a sexy Santa dress or red lace lingerie on Christmas Day/night to have sex with her boyfriend or sex buddy.

Now dievca assumes that a Santa Baby can be male, too! 

But her offerings are leaning towards the female dressing options of Santa Baby Lingerie.


Ho-Ho-Ho


Master asked dievca what she wanted for Christmas and, of course, her immediate answer was:
“You.”
(cue Mariah Carey)

The visions of Master with a hard, jutting cock,
jingle bells and a Santa Hat danced through her head.
Not very submissive — dievca’s knows, but she was on a roll. See?


dievca doesn’t think Master appreciated her demented humor.

Perhaps He prefers this vision of Santa:

A Presentation Outfit possibility — via Bettie Page
(OK, distracted – Master just sent fabulous photos of Himself and His Grandchild – better than Nude Santa’s)

Let dievca leave you with this video for the morning:


Avoiding the Costume on Halloween~


dievca puts the pumpkin on her door to let kids know she is open to Trick-Or-Treating, she cuts fresh pumpkins for Jack-O-Lanterns, she loves seeing the kids in costumes.
she can’t seem to generate as much energy and enthusiasm for adults in costume….listening to a friend bleat about a costume of a pregnant Ripley from Alien doesn’t inspire her.
And the thought she has a Halloween engagement party AND a Halloween-themed wedding really doesn’t grab her. (Two different couples)

Apparently, she is no fun~

Under that duress of that looming costume engagement party AND wedding, dievca is trying to figure out a way to work some type of clothing that doesn’t make her a curmudgeon.

Can she get drink over here?

Inspired by air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs…

Here is her spring-board of possible items:

OK, the last photo is IT! Look how adorable on a kid – what a mess on an adult.
Help, this ship is sinking.


And your plans for this evening?

Frank Sinatra at the Playboy Club in London 1966

Master is chasing a little tail…

 


Planet Claire and beyond

As a child, dievca didn’t get to stay up late very often.  she and her Dad had to be out of the house and on the road by 5 am to get to practice by 5:45 am.  That meant an early bed time.

But for some reason in 1980 dievca snuck out of bed on a Saturday Night and saw this on her parent’s TV:

THE B52’S ROCK LOBSTER ON SNL SHOW IN 1980
Click the link — the video was not available on youtube.

It was her first introduction to Saturday Night Live.
(and the B-52’s)
The show was hosted by Terry Garr and had a Bill Murray SNL classic commercial “Anticipation”.

dievca was fascinated.

Why did this trip down memory lane occur?

dievca ran into this Miu Miu dress and it threw her into a B-52’s swirl, starting with a trip to Planet Claire:

Click photo to purchase

Completely “Planet Claire”, right?

dievca’s envisioning a B-52’s party wearing the dress, Big teased Hair (a beehive) and cat eyes eye-liner.  This could also be a really weird/fun Presentation Outfit for Master. Sassy, bubble gum, retro kinda like this


Inspiration: (the evolution of a Presentation Outfit)

Click on the photo to watch the dance number “Big Spender” from Sweet Charity.

The minute you walked in the joint 
I could see you were a man of distinction 
A real big spender 
Good lookin’ so refined 
Say, wouldn’t you like to know what’s goin’ on in my mind? 
So let me get right to the point 
I don’t pop my cork for every man I see 
Hey big spender, 
Spend a little time with me.

Walking the streets of NYC, dievca spotted two sexy mannequins.  It brought to mind some sassy dancing from the movie “Sweet Charity”.  A presentation outfit was channeled — something different for Master. “Diversity, dievca, Diversity.”

  • Short Sparkly Dress, form-fitting (Milly)
  • Big Hair (dievca’s has grown back)
  • Large Drop Earrings (Kenneth Jay Lane)
  • Black Heels (Monse or Manolo Blahnik)
  • Smoky Eyes (Urban Decay)
  • Deep Lip Color (Mac)
  • Well-Stretched Body
  • Bob Fosse Moves
  • “Hey, Big Spender” playing in the background.


A Feminist Cry = sensible dress = Bloomers (lingerie)

“And now I’m dressed like a little girl, in a dress both loose and short,
Oh with what freedom I can sing, and walk all ‘round about!
And when I get a little strength, some work I think I can do,
‘Twill give me health and comfort, and make me useful too.”
— The Sibyl magazine, April 15, 1859

Originally, Bloomers, also called the bloomer, the Turkish dress, the American dress, or simply reform dress, are divided women’s garments for the lower body. They were developed in the 19th century as a healthful and comfortable alternative to the heavy, constricting dresses worn by women.

Amelia Jenks Bloomer (May 27, 1818 – December 30, 1894) was an American women’s rights and temperance advocate. Even though she did not create the women’s clothing reform style known as bloomers, her name became associated with it because of her early and strong advocacy.

Bloomers, as lingerie, are baggy underwear that extends to just below or above the knee and fastened. (Can be known as “knickers” or “directoire knickers”).  Bloomers were worn for several decades during the first part of the 20th century, but are not widely worn today.

Often the term “bloomers” has been used interchangeably with the pantalettes worn by women and girls in the mid 19th century and the open leg knee-length drawers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Something for CosPlay or DD/bg?

PS: Also a nickname for cheerleading briefs. 😀

 


Nod to Noir!

Charlotte Olympia’s knack for creating whimsical footwear
is embodied by these Killer Heels.

The 1940s-inspired shoes include:

  • peep-toe style
  • black suede
  • contrasting newspaper-style ‘Gazette’ printed satin-covered block heel
  • broken heart appliqué
  • black organza ruffle trim
  • embellished with crystal studs
  • velvet front strap in a bow
  • back strap is in metallic-gold leather with a buckle

They make the perfect finish for a ruffled midi skirt and silk blouse.
A look that takes the retro influence further~


Finding a Way (Presentation Outfit)

dievca is curvy.

That makes wearing certain styles a trick. And normally, dievca just avoids those styles.

For instance,
a 1960’s Go-Go mini-skirt shift dress:

It is a style dievca avoids….
until she saw Master looking at a museum exhibition of them with fondness.
Obviously, the fashion holds some great memories for Him.

So, now she has taken on the Go-Go Dress as a Presentation Outfit for Master.

dievca plans to buy one and get it altered to her curves as best as possible
or she might have a friend make her a dress with a vintage pattern.
Then it will be the quest for Go-Go Boots.
Poufy hair and cat eyes are not a problem.

Add a little groovy music and maybe dievca will swing her Master’s memories back here:

“Very often in the old fashion style of dancing, we may not feel particularly in a romantic mood and yet, very often, our partner would grab us and dance very close and hold us so closely – and I like this because, your know, we can completely keep it arms length and dance however we please, and ah – I really like that.”

Hopefully, Master will dance with His dievca at arms length
and then invite her to sit on His lap.
Perhaps His hands will wander up her mini-skirt.
We will see!


Bodice Ripper (lingerie)

Photo: Starz King Louis XV and Claire Fraser, a still from Outlander

Racked: Why We Still Call Them Bodice Rippers

bodice ( /ˈbɒdɪs/) is an article of clothing for women, covering the body from the neck to the waist. In modern usage it typically refers to a specific type of upper garment common in Europe during the 16th to the 18th century, or to the upper part of a modern dress to distinguish it from the skirt and sleeves. The term comes from pair of bodies (because the garment was originally made in two pieces that fastened together, often by lacing) of matching or coordinated fabric, possibly with embroidery or beadwork.

This construction was standard for fashionable garments from the 18th century until the late 19th century, and had the advantages of allowing a voluminous skirt to be paired with a close-fitting bodice, and of allowing two or more bodices to be worn with the same skirt (e.g., a high-necked bodice and a low-necked bodice allowed the same skirt to serve for both day wear and evening wear). One-piece construction became more common after 1900 due to the trend for looser, more simply constructed clothing with narrower skirts.

One mid-19th-century style included the Agnes Sorel bodice, named after 15th-century royal mistress Agnes Sorel. This style was a day wear bodice, with a square-cut neckline that had a high front and back and bishop sleeves.

In current usage, bodice typically refers to an upper garment that has removable sleeves or no sleeves, often low-cut, It’s the type of bodice worn in Europe from the 16th century to the 18th century, either over a corset or in lieu of one. To make a fashionable shape and support the bust, the bodice was often stiffened with bents (a type of reed), or whalebone. The bodice was different from the corset of the time because it was intended to be worn over the other garments.

Bodices survive into modern times in the traditional or revived folk dress of many European countries (see, such as, Austrian dirndl or the Aboyne dress worn by Scottish highland dancers). They are also commonly seen today at Society for Creative Anachronism events or a Renaissance Fair.


What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘Bodice ripper’?

A sexually explicit romantic novel; usually in a historical setting and always with a plot involving the seduction of the heroine.

What’s the origin of the phrase ‘Bodice ripper’?

These books owe much in style to the work of English romantic novelists like Jane Austen and Emily Bronte. Nevertheless, the term itself is American. The first note in print is from The New York Times, December 1980:

“Women too have their pornography: Harlequin romances, novels of ‘sweet savagery,’ – bodice-rippers.”

It soon caught on and appears many times in the US press from that date onward. Here’s an early example, in a story about [then] emerging novelist, Danielle Steel, from the Syracuse Herald Journal, New York, 1983:

“I think of romance novels as kind of bodice rippers, Steel says.”

The genre is commercially highly successful, but isn’t taken seriously by most literary critics. Most examples are judged by more base criteria than the classic works of Austen or the Brontes. Bodice rippers are strictly formulaic and the plot usually involves a vulnerable heroine faced with a richer and more powerful male character, whom she initially dislikes. Later, she succumbs to lust and falls into his arms. The formula requires the books to be fat ‘page turner’, that is, a plot device, usually a seduction scene, must happen at frequent intervals. Depending on the author or publishing house style, the principal characters must marry. It is almost obligatory for the cover picture to show the swooning, ample-bosomed heroine.

Thank you to Wikipedia, Phrases.org. uk, etc.

Cha Cha Cha – a break from the Holidays

Impero London Swarovski Crystal & Black Leather Luxury Hestia Collar Choker 270 BPD (click photo to buy)

dievca is looking for a presentation outfit for Master and she is burned out by the Holidays (yes…already). The song above inspired an outfit. Should be fun to wear for your Sir or Madame to change it up.

Norma Kamali Fringe Shorts

Black Fringe Burlesque Bra

Red Satin Gloves

Black Sheer Cuban Heel Stay-up Stockings

Christian Louboutin Black Patent Leather Stiletto

Big Hair (it’s finally longer)
Cat Eyes and Mascara (Black)
Red Lips (Mac Russian Red)
Black Spinel Oxidized Silver Stud Earrings

Now to hit youtube to review the Cha-Cha-Cha moves!


soubrette (lingerie)

The sexy French Maid costume, the “soubrette” in France, is a form of ladies’ fantasy wear. One of the more popular costumes used as lingerie.

During the XIXth century, housemaids who served in wealthy French families wore simple, black-and-white afternoon uniforms.

Boys will be boys – and there were maids whose role wasn’t limited to keeping the house clean. Occasional sexual intercourse, discreet affairs, or even sexual harassment were a part of the deal in houses where the “Monsieur” was eager to use his power to satisfy his sexual appetite…

As the XIXth century developed many theatrical productions, especially in Paris, Maids were often portrayed in plays. A la ville comme à la scène, they had a stereotypical role in … bedrooms farces…

Nowadays, the design of the French maid dress can range widely, but seems to have several common traits :

  • A black with white trim one-piece dress with a full skirt at or above knee-length.
  • White half-apron, usually with ruffle or lace
  • A ruffled or lace headpiece
  • Long stockings or tights (nude or black)
  • High heels
  • Feather-duster
  • White lace garter

The costume is strongly eroticized- often used in cosplay, as a fetish, foreplay and BDSM.

Nevertheless, even if its use is recreational, it still bears the original old-fashioned idea of sexual domination. The costume keeps on having a scandalous aura, historically involving a strong man dominating a woman…

The idea of a French Maid intent on her cleaning of a personal space with a feather duster being grabbed from behind for a little anal sex comes to mind…

Marilyn Monroe in a french maid dress she wore in “There’s No Business Like Show Business”

A Thank You to Anne Marquet on Quora.

(old enough to remember) 8-Tracks!

dievca was rooting around eBay and ran into an 8 Track Tape of The Beatles: Abbey Road.

This threw her into a memory whirl of being younger than 5 years old, driving with her Mother in a Ford Mustang listening to Sesame Street and looking at the other 8 Track Tapes in the car.

There weren’t many in the car, so they are imprinted in dievca’s memory:


dievca immediately wanted to hear an 8 Track Tape play, again.

The songs fading out to the “Cla Chunk” sound from the player as it changes channels before fading back in. The tapes playing in a loop, the randomness of changing channels only to be transported to another song within the album created interesting playback possibilities. Don’t like what song is playing? Hit the channel button, Don’t like that song, hit it again. Musical roulette. Plus, simply put an 8 track cartridge in a player and the music played on a continuous loop for hours to enjoy.

Is there an 8 track tape comeback? Like record albums? Maybe. Music today is disposable, nothing more than a file on your computer or phone that you can’t touch. Words on a screen. 8 track tapes like vinyl records physically exist, hold it, analyze at the album cover. Like dievca did as a kid.

Another reason 8 track tapes might be coming back is the warm analog tape sound. They just sound better than the over-processed digital files of today. And of course, the hunt to discover and find some obscure albums. Take the Doug Kershaw: Spanish Moss album…where would you get that? In the early 1970’s dievca heard it over and over….she now obsesses over  the memory.

Maybe dievca could talk Master into buying an “at home” 8 Track Tape Player.
We could buy the 8 Tracks from here:

Wait! They are out of business, so let’s try eBay.
dievca knows that Master liked:

And this might create an opportunity to do a little 1970’s Cosplay:

Just as long as this doesn’t happen!
That would kill the groove~


What is a Petticoat? (cosplay – lolita, goth)

Petticoat = an underskirt.

Petticoats were prominent throughout the 16th to 20th centuries.

Today, petticoats are typically worn to add fullness to skirts in the Gothic and Lolita subcultures.

The History:

18th Century with Panniers

18th Century with Bustle

Late 19th Century with Dust Ruffle

1950s net petticoat, handmade by Ryley & Flynn Vintage. Deluxe 4 layer satin trimmed.

CANDY ANTHONY – 50’s Tea Length Yellow Petticoat & Silk Sash

Cosplay: Lolita Net Mesh

Goth: Penoze Naughty black red petticoat

Goth: cage petticoat

Goth: Collezione Parah Autunno Inverno 2015-2016 petticoat

Goth: Collezione Parah Autunno Inverno 2015-2016 petticoat models

And if you were wondering what the difference is between a crinoline and a petticoat:

crinoline /krɪn.əl.ɪn/ is a stiffened or structured petticoat designed to hold out a woman’s skirt, popular at various times since the mid-19th century. Originally,crinoline described a stiff fabric made of horsehair (“crin”) and cotton or linen which was used to make underskirts and as a dress lining.

 


Cosplay Auction featuring Latex

All Sassy Cosplay items are on Auction
at 2nd & 64th Street.
Ends on August 30th, around 9pm EST.