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pirate_lizzie
« on: June 06, 2012 08:16:54 PM »

I wanted to go as an air pirate/adventurer, and found this shirt
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=533294&ppuser=255751
and this brown skirt to wear over it
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=533295&ppuser=255751
and I have these boots
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=533296&ppuser=255751
So how do I make this more steampunk?  I have goggles, but I know goggles does not a steampunk costume make.
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Alexus1325
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012 11:29:33 PM »

That blouse is awesome!

Anyway, just make up a character in your head that would fit into the world of steampunk. Think about what she would wear as a scallywag. I'm thinking lots of pirate-y jewelry taken as booty, some pistols might be handy, a long knife for close quarters fighting, and of course, a sturdy bag of some kind to carry off more booty!

You might find some inspiration in this post.

Have fun Cheesy
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MagicalGirl
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2012 11:38:50 AM »

If you're a pirate, you probably don't have a lot of time for doing laundry, so you could splatter your clothes with a bit of engine oil or something to make them look more old and worn, which is often a big part of steampunk.
Other than that, I would add a gun belt with a couple of old long-barreled pistols.
Or you could decide you'd rather give your awesome steampunk boots to me, maybe. Please? Rats. Didn't think so. Wink
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I'm looking for Simplicity 6340 (the 1970's sailor dress). PM me if you've got a copy to swop or sell! Cheesy
spaz2phreek
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2012 08:32:25 AM »

check the jewelry making section of the craft stores. They often have old looking bits of chain, hooks and stuff.

I agree with the rough your stuff up a bit advice. Maybe drive over everything a couple times?

For sure a belt. Try the thrift stores on that one. Also on the jewelry. Shoot, and for a bag. I have found some great, worn and sort of old-ish looking bags over the years that are great for steampunk.

Tights or knee highs socks, cotton. Maybe make the skirt have a bunching, hiked up effect. Maybe a garter or with the knee high socks, carry a "knife" there, so it peaks out and would be easily accessible for all sorts of piratey hijinks.

Those are some great pieces you're working with, should turn out fun.
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