This year kicked off with burlesque legend Dita Von Teese dousing her ample bosom with Champagne and writhing around inside an oversized cocktail glass full of the bubbly stuff. An auspicious start, to be sure.
In 2016, L.A.'s burlesque scene was a treasure trove of wildly creative, sexy weirdness. From Game of Thrones–themed burlesque to Tim Burton–themed burlesque to burlesque whose only theme was varying degrees of nudity, it was a banner year for pasty-capped boobs.
Here's a look back at some of our favorite moments from a wild, wonderful year in burlesque.