So this is my first project post and my first time completing such ambitious costuming.
Using Simplicity pattern 2525 and salvaged fabric, I created this wonderful 3 piece outfit complete with fully lined jacket and vest. The dear bf's coat was a re-con made from his old Matrix duster. We added braiding I picked up on eBay (10yards for $5) and some gold buttons.
The bf took some model paints and some actual clockworks from a broken clock, along with some store-bought findings and my awesome squirrel earrings that we deconstructed to create our "logo" (he has a matching tie pin in his cravat) to make 2 pair of awesome time-traveler's goggles.
Add top hat for him, a feather and parasol, and lace up Victorian boots (not shown) for me et voila... Steampunk Awesomeness.
Look out, photo obese.
The Dress and Vest:
The killer ruffle sleeves:
I wish I had photos of the bf's outfit in process, but here we are in all our glory!
And here is the "Professor" with "Bolt-Girl" (me) the costume I created last year and had to wear Friday until I could replace my sewing machine and finish Evangeline Parker, the good Professor's lab assistant.
We're thinking of attending the Clockwork Ball in NC for New Year's Eve--if we do, we're totally picking up a cane for him and some ray guns.
Comments, Questions and Votes appreciated!