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Relic Raider
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Hi I'm obviously new and I'm just a tad new to Steampunk.  I've attempted it once before and I wasn't completely satisfied since it was 75% done so I improvised at last minute.  Anyhow here's the photograph from my deviantart profile of my first attempt.

http://relicraider.deviantart.com/gallery/6991857#/d2za3hm

I made the dess, and necklaces, there is a real pencil on it (it became a pain-in-the-neck later that day).

I have yet to do more on this but this is what I did so far on a pair of goggles

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll100/MH_RelicRaider/Progress%20pics/DSC05235.jpg

I did this today for practice

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll100/MH_RelicRaider/Progress%20pics/Before-and-After-Hat.jpg

I appreciate the feedback

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September 14, 2011 at 9:32 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Stuart
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wow.  The hat is lovely, the goggles, while plain, are nice (I really don't care for goggles, but they almost seem like a forced staple, don't they?).

The dress is lovely, if a tad plain.  I reckon you have a real solid punk base.  Have you imagined a persona or role to build your costume off of?

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September 14, 2011 at 11:16 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Relic Raider
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well I had been working on Steampunking Tomb Raider and I've started doing that and finishing other TR projects.  That dress as I said was my first sewing machine project, I'd might rip up the skirt for another project I've been wanting to get to eventually I was using what scraps I had.  I recycle ideas a lot sometimes.  AS for the goggles I got them for $5 at value village as I replaced the strap with a purse strap and a brass adjustor.  I will alter it more eventually.  I just ordered a steampunk tactical utility vest on ebay I can't wait for it!  I am looking for bigger watch parts the watches I ripped up the gears are microscopic!

I got my idea from this on deviantart http://relicraider.deviantart.com/favourites/4158015?offset=24#/d42a4bk

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September 15, 2011 at 9:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Stuart
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a couple options, to take the tomb raider inspiration and keep items like the dress (I don't know why, but I find a woman in a dress is iconically victorian, and playing with that iconoclasm is fun).

try this (a skirted, steamy, leia) or this (a sort of generic, high hiked dress)

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September 15, 2011 at 10:46 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Relic Raider
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these are what I found that I'm sure might work mind you I'm making them myself http://www.fiveanddiamond.com/store/product.php?productid=107&cat=40&page=2 ; and  http://www.fiveanddiamond.com/store/product.php?productid=94&cat=38&page=1

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September 15, 2011 at 1:11 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Stuart
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godspeed, that holster will be quite the project.

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September 15, 2011 at 1:44 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Relic Raider
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thank you

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September 15, 2011 at 8:57 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Stuart
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two things as well.  Do post pics, I'd love to see the outcome regardless.  Second, Moncton Rules!  lol

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September 15, 2011 at 11:34 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Relic Raider
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I do plan on it.

I know this is slightly off topic but I also like to mention that I'm the president of  a cosplay group for the Maritimes.  It's on Facebook currently, I'm not very good in html.  I was thinking of starting another related to Steampunk but I realized I'm not the best person to do it since I'm still a novice at this theme.

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September 16, 2011 at 10:12 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Stuart
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I think your closest society would be the Vernsians in Halifax.  I'd say talk to them for regional stuff, they might be interested in it

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September 16, 2011 at 11:07 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Relic Raider
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I had a feeling you'd say that, (laughs).  Anyhow I woke up this morning as drew the plans on how to make the items I posted a while ago. I ripped up some broken $10.00 as I saw the gears were pretty tiny in it and as for the bases well I got not a clue what to do with them so I'm going to tade them if anyone wants them I'll post pics later. when I got the time.

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September 24, 2011 at 7:47 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Grande Queen Wanda
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Hey there!  I was directed to this thread.  I am both one of the co-chairs of the Jules Verne blah blah blah of Halifax, but I am also a Costumer by trade and Historian by schooling.  My specialty is Historical replicas although the Steampunk Business has been keeping me quite busy lately too. 

So lets get to the meat of all of this.

First and formost I will lend you the one piece of advice I will give to any and all people making a Steampunk costume, the hands down absoloute fantastic amazing mind blowingly beautiful steampunk costumes you will see are those that at least incorporate some of the Victorian esthethetic and look.  Yeah I know it is is nice to be the chick in a corset and hotpants at the con but, you will be surprsied just how much more becoming and amazing your costume will look by rather than sexing it up to our tastes, doing so to Victorian standards.  I will state as someone that makes my living by suiting people up, the nicest and most award winning costumes tend to be those that take on a more historically appropriate look.

Now to the Lara look.

There are certain things that are needed to tie your re-envisioning of croft from pixel to punk.

Lets get to the base things that should be met to look Iconically Lara.

*Superlong top knot braid.
* Mint Green Shirt, Dark pants
* Leg Holster

So what I envision for trying to incorporate these into a look  will be to make a silhouette that works for the period, While maintaining the color scheme and main elements of the character.

I would suggest something like this pattern for the top in a mint green satin or taffeta.  I would suggest doing it in a treatment like this image, eliminating sleeves to give it more of the tank top look.

I would suggest two different options for the bottom. 

I suggest a bustle with only an overskirt over it of a black material that drapes well.  I suggest something heavier maybe a black cotton duck or even a velvet (You don't want it to be to light you want it to hang well.  So using something like this pattern.

It would look like the overskirt in these images.  Image One, Image Two

The other option would be making a pair of full length pantaloons (ones with a crotch).  There are quite a few good patterns for these, I recently had a lot of luck with this pattern that gives a very flattering look, although this is sadly not the greatest of images for it.

You can then have the options of stapping on said iconic holster to bare leg with the skirt or over the pantaloons.

I would top it all off with a nice pair of lace up kickin ass boots myself.

This is just my adivce though, and am willing to give more on just about anything. 

For other things there is a big cosplay group around here, as well headed up by a lovely lady named Marsha. 

Edit:  Bad spelling, more lurking around with some bad grammar in there too I am sure.

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September 25, 2011 at 7:10 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Relic Raider
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you know I was condifering the bustle but a little shorter so the signature shorts/shot bloomers be shown.  And Lady Wanda you are not the only one with bad grammar sometimes I have to edit my post a few times a bit.  I've been growing my hair out for a year and it's almost the length I want it.  Some of those patterns can I find them in Fabricville?  I was sure I saw them there before.

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September 25, 2011 at 9:50 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Relic Raider
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oh this is what I found the other day I think this be good for my idea the one on the right for an overskirt I don't know how I just happen to find this.

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll100/MH_RelicRaider/victorian-womens-costumes-1.png

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September 25, 2011 at 10:11 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Pilot Griffin Ratchet
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I quite like all of it :D

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September 26, 2011 at 2:49 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Aulenback
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Here is a free pattern available online which MAY be of help or interest.  Remember, you get what you pay for, in this case.

http://www.antipope.org/feorag/gosurori/bloomers-pattern.pdf - Knee-length bloomers, pattern and instructions.

http://www.nwta.com/patterns/pdfs/212fullg.pdf - Full length gaiters can turn shoes into false boots, protect your stockings from dirt, and be historically "period appropriate" at the same time!

No patterns that I can find for the "Five and Diamond" brand 'garter belt' so-called, 'though it does look to make a strange and interesting holster set-up. 

September 26, 2011 at 11:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Relic Raider
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Thanks for the links everyone I hope I don't get too many ideas lol

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September 26, 2011 at 9:16 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Grande Queen Wanda
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Relic Raider at September 25, 2011 at 10:11 PM

oh this is what I found the other day I think this be good for my idea the one on the right for an overskirt I don't know how I just happen to find this.

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll100/MH_RelicRaider/victorian-womens-costumes-1.png

I have seen this pattern before, and that is not an overskirt.  The apron front is an integral part of the body of the gown while the faux bustle is seperate and held on with hooks and eyes on the back.


Also the bloomers pattern I linked you can be purchased at Fabricville, but the others would need to be purchased online or at tradeshows and cons. 



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September 27, 2011 at 7:44 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Relic Raider
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Grande Queen Wanda at September 27, 2011 at 7:44 AM

Relic Raider at September 25, 2011 at 10:11 PM

oh this is what I found the other day I think this be good for my idea the one on the right for an overskirt I don't know how I just happen to find this.

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll100/MH_RelicRaider/victorian-womens-costumes-1.png

I have seen this pattern before, and that is not an overskirt.  The apron front is an integral part of the body of the gown while the faux bustle is seperate and held on with hooks and eyes on the back.


Also the bloomers pattern I linked you can be purchased at Fabricville, but the others would need to be purchased online or at tradeshows and cons. 



Well I knew I'd be corrected ewventually.  I know history before the victorian age and after but my knowledge of that period is limited.  Thanks again.

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September 28, 2011 at 7:07 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Relic Raider
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Relic Raider at September 24, 2011 at 7:47 AM

I had a feeling you'd say that, (laughs).  Anyhow I woke up this morning as drew the plans on how to make the items I posted a while ago. I ripped up some broken $10.00 as I saw the gears were pretty tiny in it and as for the bases well I got not a clue what to do with them so I'm going to tade them if anyone wants them I'll post pics later. when I got the time.

Oh I forgot to say $10 watches :/

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September 28, 2011 at 7:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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