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ChanceChemistry
« on: November 01, 2011 04:29:32 PM »

Hello Everyone!

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!  





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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!)  


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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!
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2011 05:16:16 PM »

This is an awesome steampunk costume! Great job, you look fabulous!
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2011 05:46:58 PM »

Love it!
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2011 05:55:55 PM »

WOW  Shocked it looks really good, okay more the just good!
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2011 06:11:10 PM »

First of all, I just have to say that you are just unbelievably beautiful. Also, we have pretty much the same hair color and cut. (until I change it again) lol
You did such a great job on all of it! I am impressed and jealous.  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2011 07:16:53 PM »

this costume is fantastic! I can definitely see all of the pieces being reused on their own in everyday wear - great dual purpose!
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2011 06:25:19 AM »

Thanks!  That is *exactly* what I was going for!  I get so frustrated putting time into costumes that get worn once.  The bloomers are GREAT PJ shorts, everyone needs a good peasant blouse, and the bustle can be put over a long skirt or even trousers and totally change the look.  Its adjustable, too, so I can use it for costuming other people, too!

I'm glad you guys like it!
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2011 07:24:18 AM »

Awesome.
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2011 06:51:12 PM »

I think this is fabulous - and the total epitome of a do it yourself costume, from idea to sketch to creation. Kudos to you. I think this is beautiful!
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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2011 05:23:14 AM »

Wonderful job!  I love how well put together and thought out this costume was!
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« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2011 04:25:15 PM »

you look fantastic!  great costume!
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« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2011 08:09:32 PM »

LOVELOVELOVELVOEVLOE! colors, shapes, drape, bloomers! fantastic!
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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2011 03:58:13 PM »

^ I knew I was sewing a pair of those bloomers for my costume before I even had picked a costume!  Everyone needs a pair or six.  I'm so glad the crafting community likes my costume, because the drunk Halloween crowd didn't quite "get it" if you know what I mean  Wink  
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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2011 11:16:18 PM »

So cool!!!
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« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2011 06:13:05 PM »

I love it! It's cool that your hair matches the costume.
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« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2011 07:08:47 PM »

You have mad design skills! It's a truly beautiful costume & the fabric colors are excellent!
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« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2011 02:58:29 AM »

I love what you did here! Great job!
I commend thee.  Wink
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« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2011 09:03:24 AM »

This looks so cool!  I love it!
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