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?
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!
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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
So, after playing some Fallout: New Vegas and planning some gear for a steampunk larp I dug up an old leather coat I had to make it more steampunk. I've added the shoulder flaps and I'm planning to add straps to the back so I can tighten it (it's a bit to wide for me). I'm also planning on adding a pocket or two to the left side of the chest area. The buttons will be replaced with something more appropriate.
I'm also thinking of adding a shooting pad to the right side to give more of a hunter/military look. Does this wonderful community have any other suggestion on how to give it a proper look? I won't be adding any large pieces of metal to it (since I don't want to hurt myself if I roll around or fall in it while larping) but I have lots of spare leather and a pile of rivets.
Here's how it looks at the moment (picture after the cut):( Read more...Collapse )