With the season of "legitimate" public costuming quickly approaching I have been itching to get to work on my steampunk clothing.
Yes- literally itching.
It's that feeling on your hands after sorting through racks of junk of countless concourses of other human beings at the thrift store. And you have to use three baby wipes when you get back in the car to wash up before you start to feel even a little bit normal.
I have found some real winners though, and I now have a great stash of materials to work with.
Here's some of my inspiration pieces (with elements I like) that I gleaned from the Internets.
Yeah she's pretty cool. I like that her corset is a halter top--it kind of looks like a gun sling or whatever you call those things. I also like her packs slung over opposite hips.
I did some reading on Victorian-era clothing, and it's amazing--overnight I've become a huge critic. I see people's outfits that combine pieces from conflicting periods and want to yell, "No! That's wrong!"
But steampunk is a fantasy genre, so I should probably lighten up and let people do whatever they want.
Because I certainly plan to.