Monday, February 4, 2013

Dress Diary: Steampunk Cleopatra: Complete Outfit

The post we've all been waiting for, the finished costume!!!

First a note on the photos.  I hoped, way back, that I would be able to get professional shots taken of this.  But due to a serious lack of time, I wasn't able to get that done by the contest due date.  Then I had planned on traveling to Houston in the costume and having some shots done by an amateur photographer at a steampunk picnic this weekend.  But my back went out on Wednesday, severely limiting my ability to sit or stand for any period of time.   So I had to simply get what I could in my own yard, with my husband as a photographer.  So please excuse the non-perfect photography.  Also I can barely stand in these photos, although the corset also doesn't give me much of an option to do anything else.

Remember the original?










22 comments:

  1. This is amazing! You look so good in this outfit :)

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  2. great job! and if your corset fits well, you may find it supportive when your back gives out. i have worn mine a time or six to support my sore back.

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    1. Thanks! Actually I use corsets all the time for back support. I have a corset I wear a few hours a day for the purpose. So yes, I've found the same thing.

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  3. I love all the details: the gold pleated trim on the train in particular. actually I lvoe that style of train

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    1. Thanks! I'm very happy with that trim as well.

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    1. Ooooh, Miss Violet! Just in case you missed it, Miss Maeve Alpin included a photo of you and herself from Comicpalooza in her latest blog post. It was so exciting to see your fantastic ensemble featured! Here is the post: http://ageofsteam.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/steampunk-egyptology/

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  5. Bravo! Looks like all your hard work paid off in spades ;) Thanks so much for letting us follow your process in such great detail, and thanks, as well, for the trail that led to "Time and Materials" on Etsy - what a great resource!

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, there are so many great etsy sellers, but I have to say I really love the gears I got from that shop.

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  6. It is lovely. Great job! I love all the details, and that corset is simply gorgeous.

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  7. This is gorgeous! Have you seen that the theme for Steamcon this year is Around the World in 80 Days? This would be perfect! The details are amazing!

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    1. I would love to attend, but I just can swing the finances for the travel. Not to mention I'm having trouble with my husband getting enough time off to make the events I'm already attending this year.

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  8. Outstanding! Can't decide which is more fabulous - the front or the back of the skirt. The whole outfit is great! :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm pretty impressed by how the back came out, too, since I didn't pay all that much attention to it. :)

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  9. I love it! Amazing costume, love the clock hands on the front of the skirt!

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  10. I knew this would be a great success, though I was growling in sympathy frustration reading about your trials with the corset. You should be so proud!

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    1. Thanks so much! And I'm glad my trials provoked sympathy instead of ridicule. :)

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  11. So beautiful... and so you! Unique and quirky. Love it! :0)

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