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« on: August 12, 2009 06:36:25 PM »

My husband and I are going to a victorian/steampunk costume party this year.  I'm not going to have any trouble making us costumes.  The problem is I want to have family themed costumes and can not figure out how to dress my 1 year old little girl in a steampunk costume.  Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2009 08:05:32 AM »

My first thoughts are to start with either little breeches and a tunic, or a shift dress, and then accessorize.  Maybe embroider little gears on her clothes, make her a pocket watch stuffy to carry and play with (moving arms on that would be a bonus, and amuse her along with everyone else).  Maybe do some research on Victorian children's clothing, and go from there?  I hope that helped a little bit!

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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2009 09:53:11 AM »

are you doing a theme to go with the steampunk..or just steampunk?

i had this vision of a tiny little steampunk white rabbit (from alice and wonderland) and thought it would be sooooo adorable

steampunk alice + madhatter + whiterabbit would be cute

also march hare, madhatter + doormouse would be adorable too

moving past alice in wonderland (but so cute!)
what about a little newsboy cap and outfit to match? overalls/button up pants..that kind of thing. something the little one won't be too uncomfortable in

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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2009 01:00:26 PM »

watch a steampunkish movie with kids in it like City of Embers or City of Lost Children for some ideas.

i think i'd put her in striped leggings/tights. make her little boot covers out of faux-leather or get her some little leather-ish boots. you could put overall shorts over it, accessorize accordingly. you can make her a little aviator cap from fauxleather or even find a kid sixe hat with the earlaps at a thrift shop? make some aviator type faux-goggles for the cap... or skip the overalls and make her a tutu out of a gold metallic tulle and that would look pretty awesome. lol ok - well as i am typing i am building the idea and i can visualize it - I hope it doesn't sound like ranting!! lol I could probably doodle up something pretty cute but words, eh - not so good lol

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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2009 08:49:12 AM »

Make her into a cute little Alice in Wonderland girl with a steampunk touch to the outfit

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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2009 05:36:53 AM »

I love the ideas.  This will definitely help.  Thanks.  I'll post pictures around halloween.  I'm going to see if I can get my husband to steampunk out her stroller to go along with our costumes. 
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2009 09:54:15 AM »

Both victorian boys and girls wore dresses up until about the age of 6. A simple dress with a belt or apron would work. You might be able to do a hat, but I feel like a kid would just take it off and lose it.
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