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***tafft*** & Anyone Else Who Wants to See!!! (PiP)

I don't have the full-on costume just yet, but I know you wanted to see pictures of my steampunk costume!

For those who don't know, "steampunk" is a science-fiction/fantasy genre that combines the Victorian era in terms of style with WW2-era technology.

Ignore my ugly face and frizzy hair ...

Front and back of dress (no sewing, by the way, everything is hot-glued!). This is actually a reworked pirate wench costume, with a handmade "petticoat" underneath and fabric added to the top to make it look more like a corset. It's tied using D-rings and a gold cord. I added a padlock as decoration. See the bow in the back? ;) Also, the pickups are decorated with silver buttons.


Victorian-style high-heeled boots, bought at a rummage sale for pennies (old groddy laces removed, replaced with white lace)


My medallion, made from clock pieces! The silver button on the top is the same style of button in my skirt pickups.


Earrings, also made from clock pieces and chains


Missing from pictures: I have fishnet gloves with the tips cut off, as well as a cameo choker necklace that I made, and my utility belt, which isn't finished (shame, by the way, because my utility belt is badass). I also have a miniature top hat with a veil I will be wearing, and fishnet stockings.

I am so super proud of this, I don't think I have ever put this much work into a costume!!!

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    ravenrayravenray member
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    edited December 2011
    AWESOME!  Good job.  You really put a ton of work into this!
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    SopChickSopChick member
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    Looks great! I love that it's hot-glued, that made me lol :)
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    csousa1csousa1 member
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    That looks so good! I'm impressed!
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    elanniselannis member
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    That's so cool! My brother and his gf are going as steam punk theme too. I had no idea what it was until a few weeks ago!!

    It looks great! You can tell you put a lot of work into it! : )
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    leia1979leia1979 member
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    edited December 2011
    I love it. Those boots are hot. You should wear them again. The steampunk details are amazing!
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    I can not wait to see final pictures!!!! So cool!!!
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_tafft-anyone-else-wants-see-pip?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:20a963a7-af49-45c3-b636-4930a4c675c3Post:ed1aa42f-c863-4f7f-916d-0b35703547dc">Re: ***tafft*** & Anyone Else Who Wants to See!!! (PiP)</a>:
    [QUOTE]I love it. <strong>Those boots are hot. You should wear them again.</strong> The steampunk details are amazing!
    Posted by leia1979[/QUOTE]

    Thank you! I couldn't believe when I found them that they were my size! They are super comfortable, too, though I probably will replace the lace after Halloween.

    image 170 Invited (holy crap!)

    image 98 are coming to party!

    image 29 have other plans

    image 43 need to respond!

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    "Bside - You're just too sexy for your own good" ~ leia1979

    "True love = I still love you even though we hang out all the time and most other people would be tired of each other already" ~ flygirlmeg
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    tafft1tafft1 member
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    edited December 2011
    Seriously amazing !! Someday I have promsied myself that I will put the time into a steampunk costume , for now this will have to do. Awesome job and work !! Heading to work so this is short but thanks for posting pics , you look awesome!!
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_tafft-anyone-else-wants-see-pip?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:20a963a7-af49-45c3-b636-4930a4c675c3Post:5d9956c5-3f3d-4dd4-9da2-591c740481f7">Re: ***tafft*** & Anyone Else Who Wants to See!!! (PiP)</a>:
    [QUOTE]Seriously amazing !! Someday I have promsied myself that I will put the time into a steampunk costume , for now this will have to do. Awesome job and work !! Heading to work so this is short but thanks for posting pics , you look awesome!!
    Posted by tafft1[/QUOTE]

    Thank you so much!! I will post final look pictures probably tomorrow - I have a party tonight and tomorrow, so I will be in full dress :)

    image 170 Invited (holy crap!)

    image 98 are coming to party!

    image 29 have other plans

    image 43 need to respond!

    Daisypath Wedding tickers

    "Bside - You're just too sexy for your own good" ~ leia1979

    "True love = I still love you even though we hang out all the time and most other people would be tired of each other already" ~ flygirlmeg
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