The DLB spent part of his afternoon thumbing the threads at the twice-yearly Clothing Show (formerly the Old Clothing Show) down at the Better Living Centre on the CNE grounds in Toronto. (The show returns Sept. 25 – 27.) New designers mixed with vendors of vintage, and lovers of fiendish fashion have a number of choices, including…

Jen from Sick On Sin

Sick On Sin undies

I discovered Sick On Sin five years ago (at The Clothing Show) and love their cutesy monster T-shirts. Jen (pictured above) also sells ladies undies and baby onesies which are almost worth the price of reproduction in and of themselves. Go to http://www.sickonsin.com for all the deets.

Local designers BBJ specialize in pop-culture accessories like rings and broaches. We loved their Bettie Page candles (pictured above). Be sure to party with the ladies this coming Thursday, May 20, at their 10th birthday party, to be held at Buddies In Bad Times (12 Alexander St.). It runs from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Play Dead Cult

Rock star faves Play Dead Cult (www.playdeadcult.com) represented with a great selection of undead threads for boys and grrls. Check out their store/play space, Playdead Mansion, at 1233 Rear Queen Street West, open Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Entrance on Gwynne Ave.

Elise from FuturState

Cybergoth was represented by the Futurstate booth. They sell at Borderline in Toronto, or via their website, http://www.futurstate.com.

Dana from Culturshoc

In their own words: “culturshoc combines art, fashion, literature, music, culture and community. we are open tuesday-friday 12pm-8pm, saturday-sunday 10am-6pm.We are located at 1205 queen street west, toronto.” Well done and good luck!

Absynthetika designer Megan Sawyer (right) with model

Custom corset designer Megan Sawyer will cinch you in as tight as you dare. Contact her at 416-890-0468 or via her website, http://www.absynthetika.com.

Georgie Lambert from Retro G re-purposes vintage clothing and puts her delightful, playful spin on it.

"Skellington" by Angela Osmond

This Clothing Show also contained an art component.

Part of Rejected's line

Skulls play a major part of designer Megan Philbin’s Rejected line (www.rejected.etsy.com)

This year’s Clothing Show is on tonight until 8 o’clock and tomorrow (May 16th) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Go to http://www.theclothingshow.com for more information.

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