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Topic: Steampunk air pirate costume! Yar! *more pics added*  (Read 84219 times)
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« on: October 17, 2008 07:52:07 AM »

Recently I've been inspired by the whole steampunk thing.  It was so much fun to draw, I decided it might be equally fun to make.  I didn't want to do the typical fancy lady full skirt thing either.  I'm not quite sure what I am, but I think I'm some sort of air pirate.  Hence the aviator pin and the big knife.

It's a combination of things I had, things I bought, and things that were made.  the skirt, hat, pants and spats are all custom made.  The dreads a lovley ladey on Etsy made me a few halloweens ago.  A friend of mine with far more sewing skills than I helped me make the sewn parts.  Here's the original concept sketch.  yes, I sketched this FIRST. She's just that good at sewing.

I'm also quite pleased with how the aviator pins turned out.  My boyfriend and I are going as a steampunk couple, so I made him one too.  It's basically just watch parts, charms from Michael's, and lots of hot glue.

I'm testing it out at my Halloween party this weekend, and then it's full run is when I go to a friends wedding on Halloween proper.  I can't wait for that wedding.

*update* - A few peoples were asking about my other half's costume.  Here are some photos we took at the party.  Forgive me, it was late into the evening, so the costumes had seen some wear.  I wasn't wearing my jacket at that point.  His costume is mostly a collection of thrift stuff.  His jacket is from a van helsing costume.  His hat I modified with a band, leather and buckles, and a pair of handmade goggles.  His gun harness is two thrift store belts sewn and hot glued together, with a handmade holster, and he has handmade spats.


The gun I got at target and gave it a custom paint job, to make it look all coppery and dirty and steampunk-y.  I hope to work a bit more on his costume, and maybe give him some armor or something for the wedding.  No idea how to make that part though...
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2008 07:57:20 AM »

This is great! I love the whole steampunk style. And you did a really great job bringing your drawing to life. Love the drawing too! I might have you design me a costume next year!!  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2008 07:59:59 AM »

OMG I love it. Your sketch is great!!!!

« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2008 08:02:29 AM »

Your drawing is fabulous and you brought it to life in a big way, kudos!  You look terrific!

(I know it's no steampunk reference but I keep thinking of "Treasure Planet" when I look at your pic!)
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2008 08:12:10 AM »

Wow! Concept to real life is awesome!!! They match perfectly - how often does that happen? Looks fabulous, I doubt mine will that great.

Constructive criticism - I might move the dreads back a teensy bit on your head, so they frame your face better.

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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2008 08:13:53 AM »

I think it looks absolutely amazing!  Great job bringing your drawing to life. Grin

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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2008 08:16:38 AM »

I love it!  So many awesome details in your costume! 

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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2008 08:41:58 AM »

I don't know what steampunk is but those pins look amazing.

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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2008 09:02:23 AM »

Oh.  Wow.

This is really amazing.  And thank you - I had heard of "steampunk" before, but had never bothered to research it.  Your absolutely glorious costume forced me over to wikipedia immediately.  I think I'm in love with this style.

Your design is phenomenal!!!  And you look gorgeous in it!

« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2008 09:18:16 AM »

oh rock! i jsut did a steam punk/lolita fashion show and this is WAY cooler then most of the stuff there! and i love your sketch too!
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