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Take a look at this amazing steampunk dress, made by SparkleyJem on Etsy. This particular dress is entitled Steampunk Brittania, and created for the UK Steampunk Convivial in Lincoln.

Order this dress with your own country’s flag to show your national pride. Priced at $5,000, you can expect the absolute highest quality materials and couture.

Very beautiful work!

This particular gown features a cameo of the young Queen Victoria and the Union flag.

The whole outfit consists of

A steel boned white under corset.
Asymetric silk and leather bodice with cameo and vintage lace.
Small bustle cage.
Satin underskirt.
Draped cotton flag bustle swag.
One long white faux leather fingerless glove

[via SparkleyJem]


18
Jul

Gorgeous Steampunk Costume Photo

   Posted by: manny

This is SweetLoris, who looks truly amazing in her steampunk outfit. What a great photo, and I love that gun! I’m impressed that she was able to assemble this costume without resorting to the typical goggles and glued on gears. Not that there’s anything wrong with goggles and gears — I just like the uniqueness of her ensemble.

This photo shoot was a collaboration between SweetLoris and photographer Kristin Berwald. Well done, Ladies, you did a marvelous job!

Gun: Gordon Smuder
Hat: Apatico
Clothing Design: Blasphemina’s Closet
Jewelry Design and Photography: Kristin Berwald of Bionic Unicorn
Hair/Makeup: M C Nelson Artistry

The guns were so expensive that the photographer only let me hold them for a few minutes while we were shooting and then carried them around in a baby stroller with extra padding.

[via Reddit]


29
Jun

Celebrities Model Steampunk-ish Prada

   Posted by: manny

Prada has released their fall line of men’s clothing, and some of it looks very steampunk-inspired. I think this is the definition of Fancy Pants.

Some well known actors actually model the clothing. Here are Willem Dafoe, Gary Oldman, Jamie Bell, and Garrett Hedlund looking quite dapper and very nearly steampunk.

Check out the full gallery on steampunk.com.

[via steampunk.com]


21
Jun

Lovely Steampunk Costume with Wings

   Posted by: manny

Here’s a very lovely steampunk costume, made and modeled by Demorafairy. She’s really done a great job, and looks fantastic in the corset and skirt.

She also made a beautiful set of metallic wings. There’s a nice write up on how she made the wings on her DeviantArt page. Incredible work, Madam!

The wings are made of thin card, covered in silver metallic vinyl sheeting, which I got from a general DIY store. As this is what most of the questions are about I’m going to find out exactly what it is when I get home from uni (around July sometime).

The clockwork is straight out of a clock with a few minimal adjustments to make the cogs rotate more (I found that when the alarm goes off more of the cogs rotate, and that there was a small part limiting how long the alarm would go off for; once I removed that part, it would go pretty much indefinitely). I can’t give much more help on that though since finding that was pretty much trial, improvement and luck.

The rest is fairly straightforward – there’s a cardboard sheet attached to the back of the clockwork to stop it digging into the wearer’s back and to keep the clockwork going, and fake leather straps attached to that, which are adjustable with a buckle.

[Demorafairy on Imgur & DeviantArt]


Take a look at this lovely steampunk corset dress, made by the talented Erica Young. It’s made out of neckties! Wow, what a fantastic look.

Erica put together a very nice tutorial on Instructables.com, so you can make one yourself. It took her about 15 hours to complete, so this project is for someone rather handy with stitching.

Wonderful job, Erica!

I made a deliberate attempt to use only what I had on hand for this corset, though I did end up spending about $10 for bias tape, brown thread, and grommets. If you purchase all required supplies, this corset could set you back up to $100, I would imagine.

This particular design took me about fifteen hours to complete. A significant portion of that time was dedicated to hand stitching (and taking photos for this ‘ible!). Hand stitching will be an unavoidable aspect of this corset so prepare yourself with some background movies or tunes, maybe a hand brace, and a delicious adult beverage. VIEW TUTORIAL

[EricaYoung.com via Instructables]


Want to see some great steampunk costumes and fashion from the 2012 Steampunk World’s Fair? Fashionably Geek has a really nice gallery of photos, courtesy of Knightmare6 Photography.

Just magnificent! I love the steampunk Freddy Krueger. Head on over to Fashionably Geek to view the full gallery.

[via Fashionably Geek]


15
May

Steampunk Mustache with Protective Umbrellas

   Posted by: manny

This dapper gentleman has the finest steampunk mustache I’ve ever seen. It includes tiny umbrellas to keep his mustache dry… as long as he doesn’t poke an eye out first.

Most impressive!

[via Jokeroo]


11
Apr

Girl Posing in Lovely Steampunk Costume

   Posted by: manny

This is Sync4ex, modeling her stunning steampunk costume. Absolutely gorgeous!

She made this costume with a dress from the Goodwill and a corset purchased from corset-story.com. I’m very impressed… well done, Madam!

[via Reddit]


5
Apr

Steampunk Sesame Street

   Posted by: manny

For the steampunk Muppet in all of us… it’s Steampunk Sesame Street! LOL, this is great. This awesome shirt is listed on welovefine.com, but it appears to be sold out in all sizes. Well, I guess that’s not too surprising.

Here’s some related artwork by evancheng, featuring Steampunk Bert and Steampunk Ernie! Bert is doing the pigeon (not literally), and Ernie is flying high with his yellow rubber ducky. They’re perfect! Great job.

[welovefine & evancheng]


17
Feb

The Edwardian Ball – Full Video

   Posted by: manny

Here’s the full video of the San Francisco 2012 Edwardian Ball, as promised by Mark Day. Wow, Mr. Day sure has impressive skills with filming and editing, this video is a true work of art!

Awesome music, and the Ball looks beyond fun. Watching this video makes me feel like I’ve traveled back in time. Big thanks to Mark Day — wonderful job, Sir!

It should be noted that the Edwardian Ball takes place this weekend in Los Angeles at the Belasco Theater. You don’t want to miss it! Tickets are available at www.edwardianball.com.


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