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.

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

 

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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.

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

 

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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 3

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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

Cherry Blossoms & Space-Age Burlesque – Part 1

 

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A couple of weeks ago, some friends and I went to an art exhibit and burlesque show, Countdown to Yuri’s Night at Astro Pop Events in DC.  But before that, we hung out on the National Mall to see the cherry blossoms, while they were still in bloom.  Since we took so many pictures, I’ve created separate posts for the Countdown to Yuri’s event.

 

Here’s how I did my makeup.  I wore pink and crystal bindis to celebrate the cherry blossoms:

Continue reading Cherry Blossoms & Space-Age Burlesque – Part 1