Thankfully, the forthcoming cosplay cruise isn’t your only chance to climb aboard a boat and play dress-up. “Priestess of the Night” Chien Lee and her cohorts at Dances of Vice, an ongoing series of lavish, theatrical fetes involving retro costumes and unconventional locales, are closing out their summer series aboard the Clipper City Tall Ship, a 158-foot-long schooner originally built in 1854 and then rebuilt in 1984.
The Sept. 19 cruise, on Talk Like a Pirate Day, promises to be a two-hour (two-arrr?) “interactive pirate cabaret sail,” complete with full bar, burlesque performances and sea shanties from Skull Buggery. The October 3 affair is a “jazz age sail” featuring canned ’30s and ’40s music and burlesque by Hazel Honeysuckle, Lily Faye, and Odette Coquette.
Period attire is always smiled upon at the Dances of Vice party, so unless you still have that sequined number you wore to the Jazz Age Lawn Party, you may want to seek inspiration from tomorrow’s Woody Allen shoot.