Cultural Resources

What follows is a select listing of pertinent Links & Resources for Music, Models, Fashion, Dance, & Mistress Mayhem. All entries are relevant to the alternative culture & are local to the general region.

Resources have been segmented by their area of focus: Music, Dance, Fashion, Models, & Mistress Mayhem. We then categorize each entry by its general focus: Alternative & Music in Rust - BDSM & Fetish in Red - Lifestyle & Swinger in Green - Gay, Bi, & Transgender in Purple

Local Dance & Performance Art:

Artists with Pride ( Local resource for artists, DJ's fire performers, dancers, models, events & more. Primary
postings are made through Facebook:  Managed & maintained by DJ Cosmo.

Electrocute ( Exposing their audience to new & innovative acts, they offer a dazzling array of visual impact which takes the concept of performance-art to entirely new heights. They offer everything from circus performance, aerial acts, juggling, hoops, & tandem gymnastics to a host of high energy possibilities such as their signature "Glow-Show."

Cosmos Crew ( Rave influenced young bunch offering a sense of flair to any event. Acting as go go dancers, performers, or an extra visual element to energize your crowd. Please note: they carry NO affiliation w/ DJ Cosmo.

Bella Donna ( Tribal fusion belly dance with a cutting edge. Native to DC, Bella Donna performs & teaches her unique style of dance both locally as well as throughout the U.S. Honoring the ancient & contemporary, fusion style dance makes for a captivating performance. 

Deanna Danger (  From Richmond, Deanna is best known as a burlesque performer & instructor, but also works as a model, aerialist, makeup artist, & holds her own line as a burlesque accessory designer ( In addition, she is headmistress of the Dr. Sketchy Anti-Art School:

Gilded Lilly Burlesque ( Voted Best of Baltimore by City Paper, they are highly regarded as one of the area's premier burlesque troupea. Bringing a style that is both fun & thought provoking, they offer a different kind of live entertainment.

Candy del Rio ( Burlesque sensation for the DC area & highly active promoter throughout the east coast.

Eyrie Twylite (Facebook): CoFounder of Black Tassel Boolesque, she is the District's Queen of Halloween with a shimmy that can only be described as an “experience.” She'll titillates & tease, putting a spooky twist on classic & neo burlesque concepts.

Eroticacy Inc ( Hosted by the ever crazy Stormy Vain. Providing Drag Queens, Nude Houseboys, & Dancers.  Shows or services are available for any occasion.  See website for info.

                                           A.W.P.               Deanna                 Bella                Dolls          Eroticacy 

                        Eyrie                            Electrocute                                             Dance AFire                              Candy 

Local Fashion:

Renee Masoomian ( Mistress of Design Renee Masoomian raises the level of fashion to outright art as she puts her heart into every piece she creates. Individual outfits are created to work as a unified ensemble or as individual pieces - an ideal way to augment your wardrobe. Offering an entire array of high fashion ensembles, any one of her diverse lines can all but guarantee you'll be the toast of the ball. Also see:


Brute Force Studios ( Offering top quality accessories, corsetry, leather goods, steam punk, & more. Each piece is hand crafted, one of a kind, & made with the best of materials.

Joe the Shoe Guy ( The ultimate in fetish foot wear. Great deals & a well stocked inventory. Visit online, find him vending at any one of the east coast conventions for the scene, or call (732) 485-9833. Please note: Joe's main site is temporarily down so we're redirecting to his Facebook Page.

Passional (  Formally Fetishes Boutique, Passional offers a wide array of fetish-based attire, garments, & scene appropriate garb for any occasion. Available online, via brick & mortar in Philly, & through regional vending. See Website for details.


SLYX Fashion ( From vacuum beds to body suits, if it involves latex then SLYX Fashion is at the heart of it. For both men & women, Slyx is the benchmark for latex design. No question, no denial...

Night Dreams ( With two locations in Rockville & Tysons, Night Dreams stands as one of the area's premium boutiques for the region. Featuring a huge selection of lingerie, adult toys, BDSM gear, & a variety of adult enticements they cover a full array of adult enticements. Staff is pleasant & helpful, & they offer online as well as onsite shopping.


Sugar ( Baltimore's premier boutique for adult materials, educational workshops, & occasional events (including a 1st Friday's Reception in line with the merchants of Hampden Hall). Located at the corner of 36th Street & Roland Ave. Baltimore, Md.


Adam & Eve ( Formally The Leather Rack. Conveniently located just off Dupont Circle at 1723 Connecticut Ave, they offer shopping either on site or online.


G Books (1520 U St. NW DC): As posted on Yelp: The store is cramped & messy with shelves overflowing everywhere with merchandise. But that means if you're looking for any sort of gay literature or DVD then they probably have it. They also sell toys, tools, & offer some of the best prices anywhere for poppers, lube, etc. FYI - the owner is helpful & often gives you a 'pretty face' discount.


PhotoVance ( At the forefront of the local scene for fetish photography, PhotoVance has recently published a stunning journal of some of the most erotic & beautiful images ever put on film: "On Location, photos by Vance."


Larry Bradby Photography ( As much a local personality as talented photographer, he specializes in fashion, glamour, pin-up, fetish, & events. As a professional photographer, he also diversifies by working with weddings, landscapes, nature, wildlife, & even pets. Recently moved to Arizona, he still remains a force in the scene.   


Mistress Mayhem: 

Mistress Tyler  (  A mainstay for the regional scene & one of the most poised, elegant, & well respected personalities in the business. Tyler also maintains a private studio in downtown DC.

Mistress Lynn
(  One of DC's more respected pro Domme's. Lynn also runs one of the area's only foot fetish parties. Parties feature drinks & a club type atmosphere. See website for more.

Bella Bliss ( As a professional lifestyle Domme w/ years of experience, Bella describes her style of interaction as 'Seductrix.' The Blue Room is a Parisian inspired Salon offering an oasis of relaxation, serenity, & ecstasy.

                     Mistress Tyler                     Lynn                     Bella Bliss

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