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« on: August 29, 2009 01:46:03 PM »

I have finally finished my costume for DragonCon!  On time!  woo!

I already posted the gun here and the goggles here.  And now here is all of it all together.

Wings open:

And with wings closed:

And from the back:

Goggles and gun are already explained in their own posts, on to the rest.

Vest: purchased.  Waist cincher: already owned.  Shirt: purchased then dyed a bit duller white.  Hard to see in the pic since I was in the sun, but it's not bright white in real life.  Pants: purchased, then altered.  I cut the bottoms off and made them smaller, grommetted and laced up the sides, and sewed them back on, pleating the legs on the side seams.  I bought the socks, two pairs so one could be arm warmers.  Oh, and I made the gun's holster.  Oh and those shoes are awesome!  They were originally $140, I got them at a discount store for $40!  And for such a high heel, they're actually pretty comfy.  Here's a better pic of the shoe:

The wings!  The wings I've been working on forever, trial and error.  The support frame is made from copper pipes soldered together.  The spines are slats from a broken set of wood blinds I got super cheap at Big Lots. The fabric is just muslin, with grommets to tie it to the spines.  They open and close by pulling a string which hooks onto some jean buttons I hammered into my belt. The black belt with the big grommets is chained to the support frame to help hold it on. There are also brown straps attached with D-rings that are attached to the pipes with pipe clamps.  

Since the wings don't operate by steam power or clockwork, I guess it's not really steampunk, huh. It's stringpunk! Wink
Anyway, comments and critiques welcome, though I don't have time for any drastic changes.  If you're gonna be at DragonCon, see you there!
« Last Edit: August 30, 2009 05:58:30 AM by Luna1375 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2009 03:04:12 PM »

Wow, it's great - love the wings!  With them you can simply glide out of danger if your airship is shot down!


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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2009 12:04:32 AM »

This is awesome! I love the wings!
May I ask which discount store you got your shoes at? I adore them!

« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2009 05:43:40 AM »

I got them at Loehmann's, but it was like, last fall or winter.  The brand is Seychelles, if that helps!

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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2009 03:51:05 PM »

You look great! Those wings are absolutely amazing!
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2009 12:32:41 AM »

That is so cool!

« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2009 11:07:13 PM »

Super! Love your hair too. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2009 03:14:18 AM »

awsome!!... love the wings Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2009 10:15:45 AM »

That. Is. So. AWESOME.

The whole ensemble is absolutely perfect!!  And I've never even seen wings like that before!  Amazing, amazing job!

« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2009 06:58:10 AM »

The whole outfit looks great and very well thought out. You'll get a lot of compliments, I'm sure! Plus I'm having a major case of shoe envy for those heels!
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