Take a look at this gorgeous steampunk video by directors Adrian Lazarus and Nicky Felbert. Truly stunning! It was shot in a coffee shop in Capetown, South Africa. David, the coffee shop owner, already had a collection of steampunk costumes, and the team managed to produce this video for less than $1,000.
The piece is a fantasy video showcasing the fashion, the hats, the gadgets and the lifestyle that could have been the future of 19th Century steam culture, set in the future. The decadent nature of this steam era video, is portrayed with strong gun-slinging women, and rough grizzly men. The music from Moby suits the piece perfectly.
Here’s a lovely behind the scenes look at a steampunk costume photo shoot. This lovely Steampunk Faerie costume was made by designer Daisy Viktoria. She makes a ton of beautiful historical and fantasy costumes. Very impressive!
Follow the link to view her official site, and don’t forget to say hello to her on Facebook.
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.
Draped cotton flag bustle swag.
One long white faux leather fingerless glove
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
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.
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.
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