Early in October, my mom sent me a box of leather scraps left over from a furniture restoration project she was working on. They were too supple and luxurious not to use, so I looked at it for inspiration for Halloween. I wanted to use it for armor, but something that felt very feminine, so Steampunk was the perfect fit. My character was a Lady Adventurer, ready to take on the wild with a wink!
Some detail pictures:
I love houndstooth! This vest will get a lot of rewear, I have a feeling.
Here is my sketch. I am pretty proud of the fact I was able to execute it (and then some!)
I got some tips from this tutorial when I was putting the bustle together:http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/burlesque_bustle_skirt
The bloomers are my most favorite free online pattern, Collette's Madeline mini-bloomers. http://www.coletterie.com/colette-patterns-news/free-pattern-to-download-the-madeleine-mini-bloomers
The blouse, vest, and leather pieces are all original. The painted gun is from the dollar store!
Thank you for checking out my costume! Hooray for Halloween!