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Steampunk Costume

Postby jadewik » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:44 am

So... if you're not familiar with the genre, I recommend googling "Neo-Victorian" pictures. You'll get a good look at the style of clothing. Basically, it's Victorian-era, historical clothing with a twist-- lots of baubles and gears. Tophats are big. So are goggles and distressed NERF guns. Clocks, cogs, and steam engine-type parts. If you're looking for pop culture references, you might check out the Will Smith "Wild Wild West" film or "City of Ember" or the fantasy part of "Suckerpunch" or "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow". That style falls under the category of "steampunk".

Simplicity has followed the trend and has put out two rather awesome Steampunk patterns-- one which I'm modifying for my costume this year.

Pattern 2207 - This is pretty straight-up Victorian dress... it's not exactly historical, but it's a good starting place for someone wanting to ease into the genre.

Pattern 2172- This is the pattern I'm using for my costume... though, I have done quite a few modifications to the design... I've made the jacket less billowy, combining two of the pattern panels into one smaller piece, which removes the lace-up part to the back. (I really just wanted a streamlined jacket.) I've also added a collar instead of the frilly neck ruffle. I'm not doing the corset because it lacks sleeves, so I'm using a different pattern for that... and I may modify that as well. I'm also not doing the skirt, but rather using some brown cargo pants. I'm trying to find some boots... which I will customize spats/gaiters for....

My collar/lapel and the cap sleeves have been embroidered with some patterns found on urbanthreads.com :
Steampunk Wings
Winged Key

There are a lot of cool tutorials out there... threadbangers actually put out a brief video series on how to make some Steampunk costume elements for cheap! You can view those tutorials here:
http://www.threadbanger.com/episode/THR_20080829

Anywho... enjoy!

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Re: Steampunk Costume

Postby witchy » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:49 pm

I found some cheap goggles & hats on ebay, fun!!!
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Re: Steampunk Costume

Postby witchy » Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:35 pm

Here's one on ebay for 39.99, I don't think it's too bad for what you get.
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Re: Steampunk Costume

Postby MacPhantom » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:27 am

Whenever I see this steampunk stuff, I can't help but think of Wild Wild West, the Will Smith movie. Is that what started all of this?? Or Back To The Future Part III, maybe?

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Re: Steampunk Costume

Postby SpookShowBaby » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:30 am

Wild Wild West did a lot for the revival of Steampunk. Here is another good website. http://thesteampunkhome.blogspot.com/
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Re: Steampunk Costume

Postby The Phantom » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:58 pm

Last year, a group of friends and I dressed up as a coven of witches. One of my friends dressed up as a Steampunk Witch, whom she named Coppernika. She's the one on the far right in the picture. I think she did a pretty good job. I'm not sure if you can see, but her broom has a steampack on the bottom near the brush.
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Re: Steampunk Costume

Postby witchy » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:18 pm

Ohhhhh!! I love witch's!! Hee hee hee!! You guys did a really good job on your costumes, and I luv the steampunk witch too!!
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Re: Steampunk Costume

Postby Belladonna » Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:47 pm

witchy wrote:Here's one on ebay for 39.99, I don't think it's too bad for what you get.
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This is awesome! I love this. :)
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Re: Steampunk Costume

Postby Spookymufu » Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:34 pm

The Phantom wrote:Last year, a group of friends and I dressed up as a coven of witches. One of my friends dressed up as a Steampunk Witch, whom she named Coppernika. She's the one on the far right in the picture. I think she did a pretty good job. I'm not sure if you can see, but her broom has a steampack on the bottom near the brush.


how many "guys" are in that pic and why didnt they dress up as warlocks?
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Re: Steampunk Costume

Postby The Phantom » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:32 pm

Spookymufu wrote:
The Phantom wrote:Last year, a group of friends and I dressed up as a coven of witches. One of my friends dressed up as a Steampunk Witch, whom she named Coppernika. She's the one on the far right in the picture. I think she did a pretty good job. I'm not sure if you can see, but her broom has a steampack on the bottom near the brush.


how many "guys" are in that pic and why didnt they dress up as warlocks?


I am the only person in that photo who is physically male. And I didn't want to be a warlock. I wanted to be Elphaba.
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Re: Steampunk Costume

Postby Spookymufu » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:54 pm

The Phantom wrote:
Spookymufu wrote:
The Phantom wrote:Last year, a group of friends and I dressed up as a coven of witches. One of my friends dressed up as a Steampunk Witch, whom she named Coppernika. She's the one on the far right in the picture. I think she did a pretty good job. I'm not sure if you can see, but her broom has a steampack on the bottom near the brush.


how many "guys" are in that pic and why didnt they dress up as warlocks?


I am the only person in that photo who is physically male. And I didn't want to be a warlock. I wanted to be Elphaba.


ah....okay...I get it...
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Re: Steampunk Costume

Postby Murfreesboro » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:21 am

I was Elphaba last year. I may do that again this year, since the green skin really gets people going. I mean, I didn't have to do much else to get a strong reaction.

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Re: Steampunk Costume

Postby jadewik » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:08 am

... Not related to my costume, but completely AWESOME....
Steampunk Gatling Gun on YouTube!!!

I did finish my costume. I've posted pics on facebook, but probably won't post photos here 'till after NaNoWriMo.... which starts today.


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