Countdown To Yuri’s Night 2015 – Space Pirates

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This post is SO late, but I’m posting it anyway.  My motto seems to be, “better late than never”.  Life and depression got in the way and I just simply didn’t feel up to posting much.  This happens sometimes, since I have clinical depression.  All I can do is be kind and patient to myself, take a break, and then get back into the swing of things.

This past April, I attended the annual Countdown To Yuri’s Night (C2YN), hosted by Astro Pop Events.  This is the second time I attended this show and it was just as fun and delightful as last year’s event.  This year’s theme was Space Pirates.  My dearest friend, Matt, had a birthday in March so this was the perfect way to honor his birthday.  My sweetheart joined us as well, since he’s a space nerd.

Here’s what I wore.  I wore 3 layers of clothing (5 if you count my long-sleeved shirt and leggings underneath), all in black so they’re hard to see in these pictures.  My apologies.



Cropped, light sweater: Cryoflesh, Short dress: Dharma Trading Co., 25-yd. skirt & tabi boots: Ebay


Here’s my makeup.  None of my clothing has a space-age vibe, so I experimented with green eyeshadow.  I’ve never colored in my eyebrows with anything other than dark brown and black.  I thought that this was the perfect time to experiment with a new color.  I used the jumbo eye pencil by L.A. Colors® in “Summer Love #422” to color in my eyebrows.  Looking back, I could of pushed my look further, with some green glitter and false eyelashes, but I ran out of time.  Oh, well.  Maybe next time.



L.A. Colors® jumbo eye pencil in
L.A. Colors® jumbo eye pencil in “Summer Love #422”






Two M.I.B. (Men In Bindis)


Before the show, we went to RFD Washington (Regional Food & Drink) for dinner and drinks.  If you’re a beer connoisseur, you would love this place.  Great food and over 300 beers to choose from.  I don’t drink beer often (I much prefer wine), but I did try a Kriek lambic, which is a Belgian beer.  Delicious!  I had the cherry-flavored one, but it also comes in peach, which I’ll be sure to try next time.  Be careful, though.  Kriek lambic tastes like a strong, carbonated juice, so it’s easy to drink more than one bottle.  I also tried the bison burger.  I’ve never had bison before and it was quite tasty.

Dinner & drinks before the show
Dinner & drinks before the show


with my Space Nerd <3
with my favorite Space Nerd xoxo


Here are a few more pics from the show.  Unfortunately, I left my DSLR camera at home so I had to make do with my camera phone.  The pictures came out okay, but not great.  There’s only so much I could do with low lighting and lots of movement.  This is why there’s only a couple of photos of people in their costumes.  It’s such a bummer too, ’cause there were some fun costumes that night.  Sigh.

(In the gallery, click on each photo for a larger view.)
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with Candy Del Rio


Sorry for the craptastic photos, and to add insult to injury, I accidentally deleted my videos from that night. I think I left my brain on the Metro or something, ’cause I’ve been a day late and a dollar short these past 3 weeks.  Sigh.  Next year I promise to get my act together.  In the meantime, live long and prosper!

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (1934-1968), the first human in outer space. (Photo via Photobucket)

Cherry Blossoms & Space-Age Burlesque – Part 4


My apologies for the delay in posting Part 4.  I have not been feeling well.

Anyways, here we are lovelies!  The 4th and final part to our adventure.  You’ll see pics of more costumes, more mingling, and folks just having a good time that ends with the Lunar Dance Party.

But before that, Matt and I spotted two Airstream trailers parked outside.  So adorable.  Honestly, I’ve been thinking of living in a bus/trailer/RV for a little while now.

I wish I could just dump everything and move in immediately.

Continue reading Cherry Blossoms & Space-Age Burlesque – Part 4

Cherry Blossoms & Space-Age Burlesque – Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of our adventures amoung the weird.

Here are a few pieces from the C2YN Space Truckin’ art exhibit.  I love quirky, colorful artwork.  I paint in a similar fashion, so of course, this style is right up my alley.  This was a great way for me to get inspired:


GSF-Yuri.painting.aliengirls“fiercely going where no man.. : Are those space pants you’re wearing?” – Artist: Linas Garsys © 2014


GSF-Yuri.painting.weirdplanet“Bombs Away” – Artist: Jared Davis © 2014


GSF-Yuri.painting.drwingLa Danza Macabra II – Artist: Yar Koporulin © 2014


GSF-Yuri.painting.spaceboy“Prepared for an Alien Abduction” – Artist: Greg Ferrand © 2013


GSF-Yuri.painting.monkeyMoon Scootin’ Monkey – Artist: Jared Davis © 2014


You can click here to see the rest of the C2YN Space Truckin’ art exhibition.
Continue reading Cherry Blossoms & Space-Age Burlesque – Part 3