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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.
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caeseria
Oct. 4th, 2014 02:07 pm (UTC)
The jacket is lovely!!

I was just last night doing some historical costume research and the jacket looks similar to what was called a 'redingnote' (riding coat). Maybe you could pull from those types of ensembles and wear a fichu around the neck or something similar - maybe even like a riding cravat?

Here are some examples - although these are historical not steampunk, this might give you some ideas and would be inexpensive, since it is really only a strip of organaza or super light weight fabric available anywhere :)

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/397372367095489280/

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/397372367095508561/
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6f/Ladyworsley.jpg

I also have the same pattern but I'm hoarding it until I decide what to do with it!
replyhazy
Oct. 4th, 2014 03:37 pm (UTC)
I've seen people "fill in" the top of this jacket with various things (it's a popular pattern and came out earlier than most other steampunk patterns from the big 3). So just a couple of ideas you could bounce around:

1. Jabot. Put any shirt under the jacket and add a lace or ruffled jabot. One might even go this far:
http://pinkabsinthe.deviantart.com/art/Feather-jabot-408829218

2. Man's-style wing collar shirt and a narrow necktie or ascot.

3. Chemise-type shirt gathered at the neckline worn with steampunk jewelry or collar:
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/steampunk-velvet-and-lace-collar
kaira143
Dec. 10th, 2015 04:27 pm (UTC)
That looks cool
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