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Topic: How do I make this more steampunk?  (Read 1540 times)
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« on: June 06, 2012 08:16:54 PM »

I wanted to go as an air pirate/adventurer, and found this shirt
and this brown skirt to wear over it
and I have these boots
So how do I make this more steampunk?  I have goggles, but I know goggles does not a steampunk costume make.
« 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

« 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

I'm looking for Simplicity 6340 (the 1970's sailor dress). PM me if you've got a copy to swop or sell! Cheesy
« 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.

Craft till it hurts.
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