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Saturday, August 21, 2010

I wish I was a Sexy Goth Vampire...  


I suppose this costume isn't really a bondage plaything, but it matches really well and would be super sexy used along with the Heart 2 Heart set so I decided to include it with my bondage reviews. I was lucky enough to receive this costume from Sexual Fantasy Boutique to review. It took me a long time to narrow my choice down to just one costume, and I finally settled on the Sexy Goth Vampire which is made by Seven 'Till Midnight.

Sexual Fantasy Boutique does not only sell sexy costumes, they also have a large assortment of lingerie, novelties, and adult toys. They offer a lowest price guarantee, and promise that if you find a lower price they will beat it by 20%. I wanted to check this out and shopped around a bit and the prices I found on many of my wish list items were indeed priced lower than the other stores that I have seen them at, so is definitely worth checking out if you are trying to find a deal.

I was really impressed with the quality of the costume. Instead of a thin, flimsy material like other costumes I have checked out in the past this one is made out of a strong cotton like regular clothing. The tag labels it as 98.5% cotton and 1.5% spandex, to me it feels like canvas or a light denim and has very little stretch. It has a zipper on one side that runs from 4" from the bottom of the dress all the way up to the top. It has pretty good breast coverage, but not a lot of support. I have B-Cups and am going to have to say the Large will fit better on someone with C's, which seems to be pretty typical in "size large" items.

The collar is fastened on with Velcro, which at first led me to believe that it could be worn without using it, but with the collar removed you are left with two soft Velcro pieces that won't stick together. Without the collar the straps are also not long enough to function as a strap. You could probably modify the costume with a bit of fabric and Velcro quite easily though, if you wanted to wear it without the collar. This is what I plan to do personally, as the collar looks a little silly to me and seemed to want to fall down and lay flat on my back rather than stand up like in the photo. It has plastic ribbing inside that helps keep it's shape.

The arm warmers that you see in the picture are included as well! I don't have a whole lot I can say about them, but they seem to be made of a quality material and can be worn with other outfits that might need an extra touch. They fit pretty well on my arms, but might be too tight on people with bigger biceps as they are just about too tight on mine. The little bat that decorates the skirt is made out of a shiny vinyl, and is the only part of the costume that seems cheaply made to me. I will probably end up taking it off with a seam ripper and may even add a new applique of some sort. Unfortunately, the boots and pettiskirt are not included.

I wish I could have told you all about how well the Sexy Goth Vampire Costume fit me but, sadly, it didn't. As soon as it came in the mail I hurried off to try it on, and before I even had it fully over my shoulders I knew it was going to be too tight. I asked for a size Large, which is stated as 12-14 on the site and I will have to say it is true to size so make sure to take a good look at the size charts and recommendations. I can squeeze into some 14's if they are stretchy but I usually wear a 16 and this costume does not have a lot of stretch. I can get the costume on, but I can't do up the zipper. Looks like I can't be a Sexy Goth Vampire just yet, I do love it though, and wish I could wear it as a dress so will have to use it as motivation to lose a few inches instead!

I was pretty bummed to not fit into the large, thankfully Sexual Fantasy Boutique sells plus size costumes and lingerie for those of us who need them too!

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