Last night was the premier of Sherlock Holmes:Game of Shadows. Jeremy and I attended in full steampunk fashion. To be clear Sherlock Holmes is not a Steampunk genre film; but is a film extremely enjoyable to any steamers. Holmes and Watson even sport goggles in one scene. And there's a certain gadget again--definitely steampunk. And some of the weaponry. . . Like I said not steampunk, but leaning just enough to make it fun.
I worked on a new costume for the premier--I wanted a more formal one. It's the luck of the draw, but I recently found a prom skirt at the thrift store for $6, so I started with that.
I gathered the skirt at the back of the knees. The skirt still wasnt quite as flat-fronted as period whould require, but it was an improvement. I made a bustle and overskirt combination, just lined with tulle so I could still sit down.
A chatelaine which deserves it's own post (but thanks for the brooch/pin Anna).
I finally made a pair of goggles, but all along had wanted something more feminine. So I painted a pair of Jeremy's old swimming goggles, and clipped my feathery fascinator thing on the side. I think the combination was awesome (along with the purple streaks in my hair).
Jeremy looked super suave with his empty classic Sherlock Holmes thrift-store pipe, and cane of my grandpa's.
The movie was well-worth it and so was dressing up. It reminded me of going out for the first Holmes movie--that was our very first time going public with our steampunk cosplaying.