Archive for February, 2011


Spotlight: Sexy Aphrodite Greek Goddess Costume

February 11, 2011

Character: Sexy Aphrodite Greek Goddess Costume
Accessories: Lady Roman Sandals , Gold Laurel Wreath , Gold Roman Arm Cuff

Model: Ashley Roa
Photographer: Tim Vo
Location: Fullerton, CA

The Ides of March comes around every year on the 15th of March in the Roman calendar. It was a festive day full of celebration dedicated to the god Mars. But today it is better known as the date that Julius Caesar was killed by the Roman Senate. March 15th was a bad day for Julius Caesar, but a great way for us to have fun in costume at a Toga Party! Guests come to party dressed in Roman toga costumes to become citizens of Rome for an evening whether it is of the Animal House variety or a more classical “Hail Caesar” style.

With the growing popularity of Roman toga costumes and Greek costumes, I wanted to spotlight one of our sexy Greek Goddess costumes. Photographer Tim Vo and model Ashley Roa captured Grecian beauty in our Sexy Aphrodite Greek Goddess Costume. Mythology has never looked so good. Our sexy Greek Goddess costume is sure to get you in the mood for love or lust at the next Toga party. It includes a white ruffle-hem mini dress trimmed in metallic ribbon and chain detail with tiered skirt and delicate chiffon sleevelets. Both Tim and Ashley agree that you are sure to make an entrance in this sexy Greek Goddess costume.

The sexy Greek Goddess costume really came together with the Greek goddess costume accessories. We added our Lady Roman Sandals, Gold Laurel Wreath headpiece and a Gold Roman Arm Cuff to achieve a goddess appearance worth of Ancient Greece. Greek goddesses are fun to accessorize with the gold contrasting the pure white Greek costumes and the strappy sandals wrapping up the calves.

The Greek costumes are generally white gowns or toga robes wrapped around the body in either a classic style or in a modern twist. The accessories for a Greek goddess or Roman toga costume should be gold in color to accent the costume in a more traditional manner. Doing a little research into the history of your Roman citizen or Greek Goddess for the Toga costume party makes the process more fun and gives you a great conversation piece. Grecian women most commonly have wavy, brunette hair making a Costume Wig another great addition to really complete your costume.

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Quote of the Day: “Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.” ~Socrates , Ancient Greek Philosopher (470 BC – 399 BC)


Happy Birthday to the Father of Steampunk!

February 8, 2011

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Born in 1828 on February 8th, Jules Verne was a French author who pioneered the science-fiction genre and influenced the Steampunk style from his 19th century scientific romances. His best known novels include Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, A Journey to the Center of the Earth and Around the World in Eighty Days. Referred to as the Father of Science Fiction, Verne wrote about space, air and underwater travel before air travel and submarines were even invented. Works of steampunk often feature the fictional machines found in the works of Jules Verne.

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that involves an era where steam power is widely used and takes place in the 19th century, often Victorian era Britain, and incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Steampunk costumes and fashion has also been rising in popularity recently at conventions found around the world with a growing movement towards establishing steampunk as a culture and lifestyle.

There are no set guidelines for Steampunk fashion and costumes, but they tend to blend modern styles influenced by the Victorian era. Steampunk costumes will include fashion items such as gowns, corsets, petticoats, suits with vests, coats, spats and military-inspired items. Adding some Steampunk influenced costume accessories accented with a mixture of technological points such as timepieces, goggles and ray guns. is really working on expanding their selection of Steampunk costumes and costume accessories this year. I’ve been amazed at the selection I see continually coming in through the door. The Steampunk costume accessories including a monocle with gears printed on lens, aviator goggles, suede coachman hats, satin top hats, parasols, walking canes, lace gloves, aviator caps, deluxe shoe spats and a large selection of many other 19th century Victorian era Steampunk costume accessories.

So to one of the inspiring founding fathers of Steampunk costumes and fashion…..  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JULES VERNE!

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View the Steampunk costumes slide show below for some of my favorite Steampunk fashion compilations.

Quote of the Day: “Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real” ~Jules Verne (French Author, 1828-1905)

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