Thursday, January 28, 2016

Pretty in Pink Steampunk

I like bright colors and much as I love the Steampunk aesthetic, so I don't see any reason they can't be merged and take every opportunity to do so. The Victorian era wasn't sepia tone, after all, just the surviving photos are!
Han-decorated Umbrella
White Blouse 
Black Brocade Underbust Corset
Steampunk Belt
Crochet Gloves (etsy acquisition)
Pink Polka Dot Bustle Skirt
Floral Stripe Pattern Net Nylons ($ Store)
White Costume Boots (Amazon)

Monday, January 11, 2016

Steampunk Mad Scientist Coats

This is a classic Mad Scientist style Coat that buttons up the shoulder and at the side, with left chest pocker and right hip pocket, adjustment tab in the back. These are actually unisex in cut, squarish rather than a woman's fitted garment. For a steampunk twist, some alternate color schemes to the plain old white on white mad scientist coat. 
Be fashionable in your secret laboratory/dungeon lair!

(Note to Self: Male Form/Mannequin added to my list of Supplies I Need)

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Monday, January 4, 2016

Victorian 'Rational Dress' Inspired Steampunk Outfit

During the late Victorian era, there was a movement by woman campaigning for 'Dress Reform' so that the modern woman's wardrobe would better suit her active lifestyle. The most notable garment innovation resulting from the 'Rational Wear' movement was probably the split-skirts, such as riding skirts, peddle pushers, etc. 

This outfit features a pair of wide-legged wrap pants, with bib-front (sailor style) with covered buttons in Brown polycotton poplin with white pinstripe. The sleeveless blouse is based on an 1898 bodice design and is done in this fabulous white and gold damask cotton.