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Greetings and salutations!
We are ever so thrilled to have such an illustrious group of visitors. Here are a few guidelines and tips. Before you post, we have prepared gifts for you to read where appropriate:

*What Steampunk is

*Steampunk Fashion

*What is your steampunk style ?

*Handy list of places that can do all the hard clothing work for you

*Steampunk Style rules for beginners

*Guide to Navigating Steampunkfashion

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Community Tips: We are a friendly association, and would like for this to remain so. Please be kind to your fellow visitors. Hold them in the regard you yourself would like to be held. Constructive criticism is always welcome, cruelty and mean spirited comments will not be tolerated at all.
We adore seeing most of all: New steampunk outfits, gorgeous clothes bought or handmade , modified props, lovely home wares. We also don't mind interesting art, fine film and literature, and news items of note as long as fashion has something to do with it. Steam themed events are also beloved, providing you note what country and state the event is in. The sun never sets on Steamfashion, after all.

Now on to eye candy so you who have seen this all at one point have something new to look at.
Woman wearing a veil in the 1890s
The hat and veil are so pretty...

Steampunk Halloween Costume

Hey, I am working on a Halloween costume that is Steampunk. I'm sewing it myself. I am working off of the Simplicity 2172 pattern and am currently working on the skirt. I have the jacket done. I used a different pattern for the corset as I did not like the look of the bustier and I can make a properly boned corset anyway. My dilemma her is the shirt. I do need to wear a shirt under this as I will be wearing this to work and it needs to be in dress code. I did check with the corset and as long as it is worn over something that covers up the cleavage it is ok to wear outside of my clothing. I have a nice white button down top that looks like it would look great in a steampunk ensemble as it will only be the collar and bust that are exposed, but I was wondering if there might be something better to where in this ensemble. Below are pics of the jacket and the shirt.

I'm a writer in the process of making a website to showcase my current work, what is intended to be a theatrical series about a young Victorian woman takes a job as a housemaid for a seemingly normal society widow, only to find out that her employer secretly works as a champion and avenger for all the downtrodden ladies of society. It's called "Mrs. Hawking," and it is a high-action mystery caper with a very steampunk twist on the role of women in repressive Victorian society.
To depict the characters I've been assembling costumes from various pieces from thrift stores to create their looks. Mary Stone wears a skirt and blouse with an apron, while her mistress Mrs. Victoria Hawking wears a blouse under a an old prom dress with corset-like detail, plus a modified derby bonnet.

Closer details of the costumes...Collapse )

Their preferred weapons, as you can see, are a slim knife for Mrs. Hawking, who is a master of speed and stealth, and a fireplace poker for Mary, who's work as a maid has given her the physical strength and affinity for the blunt instrument.

Of course, when they must go undercover at a fancy society ball, they must dress the part. Mrs. Hawking's gown is green velvet with black ruffled skirts layered beneath it, while Mary's is an old lace and tulle wedding gown dyed blue.
The ladies in their ball gowns...Collapse )

But of course, when one must infiltrate a hostile location to gather information, corsets and voluminous skirts won't do. Mrs. Hawking requires a subtle option when she does her breaking and entering. Her stealth suit is made up of two stretchy shirts dyed black, one for her top and one for her hood, black riding britches, leather gloves, leather belt, and granny boots.
Mrs. Hawking in her stealth suit...Collapse )

If you're interested in getting to know these characters, more information can be found at www.mrshawking.com!

Airship Mechanic Costume

I've been lurking in various steampunk forums since ~2010, and I've finally decided to make a costume and go to a con.

Here's the persona behind the costume:
His name is Roy, he was born to a wealthy family, but ran away at 14 to follow his passion for all things mechanical. He is now 17 and works as an airship mechanic aboard a small vessel.
I don't plan to do any RPing, but having a character will help me stay focused and not buy every shiny thing in sight.

Now for the costume itself.
I was originally considering wearing a coverall. But upon further research, coveralls first appeared circa 1920.
Would a coverall still be acceptable?

If not- my basic outfit will be comprised of trousers, a work shirt, suspenders and my classic black doc martens. I plan to accessorize with a tool belt, bandanna, goggles, and 'coal dust'.

Any tips? Ideas? Opinions?

Jul. 29th, 2014

Full Circle -

The return of House of Decay comes not a moment too soon, with this gorgeous, fully re-purposed Pocket Watch pendant!

I took a beautiful antiqued watch case, in a gorgeous sort of gunmetal/antique bronze finish, gutted it, added an old, battered watch face and a vintage cog as a background, ringed it in sparkly vintage rhinestones, and set a beautiful, shiny-bright watch movement on top, delicately framed in a pale gold braided chain, and adorned with a faceted orange jewel with an Aurora Borealis finish.

As if that wasn't all good enough, I added two chains, joined together about 3/4 of the way towards the closure. A small-link chain in a dark antique bronze finish, accented with tiny beads in a variety of colors and finishes. The second chain features rounded beads connected by antique bronze o-rings, connecting to the pendant itself by an amber colored diamond shaped faceted bead.

This is a gorgeous pendant, that hangs about to the middle of your chest. I can adjust the length if needed, but the lobster clasp actually makes this necklace adjustable on it's own, as well.

Click here to purchase/see more about this piece!


At Your Service

Greetings My Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

 Just a quick reminder to let you know I am still producing reproduction banknotes for Historical Reenactment, Theater Prop and additional detail to that wonderful clothing design you maybe sporting at the Steampunk gatherings. I offer a fine line of various countries from around the world. Find me on Fb or contact me via this post or at seeingmonsters32@msn.com for more details.
At your service.

 Sincerely and With Great Respect,

Professor Otto the Confused

Reproduction Banknotes

 Good Morning to All,

 A quick note to say I am still producing reproduction banknotes for that added detail to your imagination.

At your service,

Professor Otto the Confused

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