Added Oct 23, 2011
Ganei Tikvah, Is...
My boyfriend and I have really fell in love with the artistry and beauty in Steampunk. This year, we decided we would go all out in full Steampunk gear…. =)
He decided to be a pilot and I was debating between two costumes and ended up making them both! So, here I am, decked out as a female of the upper society, as Jules Verne might have imagined living in a steam powered future, still highly inspired by the Victorian era.
I started with the hat (made from a net like fabric and lots of glue to give it shape!), feathers and leather bits and wheels and cogs (the wheels actually turn each other when the first is moved!).
The ‘corset’ was fashioned from an elegant shirt which was viciously slashed down. Using an interesting idea from Threads, I used plastic cable wraps as the boning. Eyelets and lace were bought and sewn on.
The skirt is satin, trimmed with a row of lace at the bottom. Pink lace leggings, also made by me!
As it is really cold out, I made a capelet to go over my shoulders, made of a rich fabric I found and lined with a soft fur (not real!).
This is probably the most effort I have ever put into a costume but I am really satisfied with the result!
100% pleather. No animals were harmed in the making of this costume!
Photos were taken by a friend of ours, Ilan Rosen, photographer.
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