A year in review: NGB’s Spectacular Summer Spectacular!

March 27th, 2014

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Heeding the advice of the brilliant Ferris Bueller, Nerd Girl Burlesque has decided to take a brief moment, catch a breath, and catch you all up on some of the great things that have happened this past year!

In May 2013, the ladies were invited to model at Toronto’s Oasis Aqualounge in a sexy boudoir photography class led by two of our favourite local photographers, Photolena and Mopo Art. Experienced and new photographers shot the girls in different wardrobe throughout the venue, and the gals got a change to show off their modelling skills!

Delicia at Behind Closed Doors by Photolena

Delicia at Behind Closed Doors by Photolena

By Photolena

Loretta and Helen at Behind Closed Doors by Photolena

In June, Loretta Jean and Delicia Pastiche participated in The Underground Peepshow’s Tarantino Tease, a salut to the movies of Quentin Tarantino. Loretta Jean did a fantastic ode to Mr. Blonde from Reservoir Dogs, complete with a giant razor blade and a gas can full of glitter. Delicia’s homage was to The Bear Jew, Donny Donowitz, Eli Roth’s character in Inglorious Basterds. 

Tarantino Tease

Backstage at Tarantino Tease with Fawn Doe

Loretta Jean as Mr Blonde, photo by Craig Symonds

Loretta Jean as Mr Blonde, photo by Craig Symonds

Delicia Pastiche as the Bear Jew by Lick My Lens Cap

Delicia Pastiche as the Bear Jew by Lick My Lens Cap

 

Later that month, Nerd Girl Burlesque were thrilled to once again grace the Viagara Village Stage at Toronto Pride. With the Yes Men’s Brian Bedside Manor as host, the girls wowed the enthusiastic crowd who were filled with energy after Sunday’s parade. Afterwards, they took a dip in Delicia’s pool to cool down in the first of what has become a series of showgirl swimming parties!

Hanging out behind the Viagara Village Stage, photo by Andre Tardif

Hanging out behind the Viagara Village Stage, photo by Andre Tardif

Swimming after Pride!

Swimming after Pride!

July was the Nerd Girl’s fabulous ode to the small screen with their show, Boob Tube! The Girls sent up a variety of shows, including Doctor Who, Adventure Time, and Breaking Bad at Baltic Avenue on Bloor Street. Group numbers, duets, and solos abounded, as well as a great guest act from Great Canadian Burlesque’s Fionna Flauntit, who performed her fantastic I Love Lucy routine.

Boob Tube by NGB

Boob Tube by NGB

Finally, the ladies capped off the summer with a stint at Fan Expo, Canada’s largest fan convention. The girls got to meet with fans from across North America, as well as cosplay throughout the four day long event.

So you got to hear what the ladies of Nerd Girl Burlesque got up to in the summer. Want to know how they kept warm all winter? Stay tuned for our next blog update!

Some of the goods NGB had to offer.

Some of the goods NGB had to offer.

Nerd Girl Burlesque's banner hanging proudly at FanExpo

Nerd Girl Burlesque’s banner hanging proudly at FanExpo

Loretta and Delicia cosplaying with artist Vanessa Walsh. Costumes by All Hail Vulnavia.

Loretta and Delicia cosplaying with artist Vanessa Walsh. Costumes by All Hail Vulnavia.