Arabesque Burlesque’s Montreal Links

Enjoy these burlesque resources and dive into the world of Montreal burlesque!

 

Burlesque Shows

The Wiggle Room - Canada's ONLY cabaret dedicated to burlesque!

Montreal Burlesque Festival - annual burlesque festival

Bagel Burlesque Expo - annual neo-burlesque festival

Cirquantique - circus & burlesque

Latino Burlesque - enjoy the latino zest of life!

Red Light Productions - thematic shows produced at the Petite Medley and Wiggle Room

Vintage Shopping

Eva B / 4 blvd Saint-Laurent — Treasure hunt for basics great for altering

Kitsch n’ Swell / 3972 blvd Saint-Laurent — vintage-style clothing & jewelry

Marina Vintage — Locally designed and sewn vintage style dresses

Le 63 / 63 Mont-Royal Est —Vintage garage culture, old Playboys, and fascinating items

 

Hair & Makeup

Samsara Brown — Boudoir and pin-up hair and makeup artist

Iza Strawberry — Eyelash extensions, special effects and regular makeup

Photographers

Marissa Parisella—Pin-Up and boudoir photography

Frank Lam—Pin-Up and boudoir photography

Carl Thériault—Fashion and portrait photography

 

Props & Costumes

Marché Aux Puces St-Michel / 250 boul Cremazie Est— The city’s ultimate treasure hunt!

Rossetti de Montréal / 3923 Rue Saint-Denis — Great for quality dance supplies!

Imagine Le Fun / 4815 St. Laurent — Spirit gum & wig tape for attaching pasties costumes, & special effects makeup

Where to Buy Pasties

Honey Dynamite — Montreal based pastie and body cage maker who also performs and produces shows

D Lovely Pasties — Montreal based pastie maker who creates truly decadent designs

Evil Embellishments — Ottawa-based pastie maker and performer who is a rhinestoning goddess

 

Sewing Supplies

J&L Trimmings / 4275 blvd Saint-Laurent — Basics in the Plateau for reasonable prices

Ultratext / 7186 Rue St Hubert — Cheapest for all trimmings & closures. They have snap tape!

Tonitex / 9630 St Laurent Blvd — Huge fabric warehouse, the more you buy the cheaper it is per meter!

Kava / 7609 Rue St Hubert — Sewing machine accessories and cheapest thread

Beads Planete / 7348 Rue St Hubert — Rhinestones and beads in bulk

Online Costuming Advice

Ecdysiast Costumer — Facebook group with tons of advice and resources for sewing. Visit the files to find documents about where to buy everything online!

Million Dollar Showgirl — Costuming tutorial videos

Sparkly Belly — Step by step belly dance costume tutorials, also good for burlesque. Optional paid online classes for more complex costume builds

Dreamtime Creations — Rhinestone seller with low prices and inexpensive shipping to Canada