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New Orleans Burlesque Fest 2012 in Pictures

There’s a lot more to burlesque than meets the eye. Thankfully, there’s also a lot to burlesque that does meet the eye. The 2012 New Orleans Burlesque Festival, which took place the House of Blues last weekend, certainly made the case for both. Costumes, corsets, and garters came flying off in spectacular fashion as this year’s event paid homage to the Legends of Burlesque. Props to swinging seductress Angi B. Lovely, the Queen of Burlesque, 2012.

OffBeat photographer Kim Welsh was on hand for the sultry spectacle, and her steady hand supplied us with these risqué snapshots.

New Orleans Burlesque Festival 2012 Kim Welsh

All photos courtesy of Kim Welsh. See more shots from the New Orleans music, arts and culture scenes on OffBeat’s Flickr page.