Hey guys, To answer your question once again, no, I am not dead. ^_^ Though monday I was feeling "dead" because of how completely exhausted I was from Comic-Con Saturday and Sunday! It was a total blast going and dressing up. Speaking of which . . . This is my steampunk costume that I wore Saturday. I loved wearing it! I think some people enjoyed the costume as well.
So looking over some older stock photos of mine I discovered this picture. I really like how the composition turned out, and you get to see my mechanical arm much better.
Thank you all for staying with me. I know I am going through pulses of updating, but my computer has reached the "retirement" age and is now using a cane. Poor thing. So anyway, thank you guys for sticking with me.
Finally finished my costume for anime expo 2012. This took me a year off and on. I designed and hand made each part of it. I'll break it down by each piece of the costume in order of what was finished first.
Spinning Gear ring:[link] My steampunk fan: [link] top hat: [link] wristcuffs: [link] corset: [link] choker: [link] eyepatch: [link] raygun: [link] earcuff: [link] The utitlity belt was made out of leather. It ties in the back to fit any person. It contains two pouches and a fan holster.
The dress portion was hand dyed and sewn by me. It is historically accurate to the victorian era.There is a bustle also in the back which I will show in another picture another day. This is the only thing I cannot replicate for a person who wants to purchase items from me.
All my items (with an exception to the dress) can be purchased upon request by sending me a note or messaging me on my etsy: [link]
Photo by Albert Lien (Simply Colorful): [link] model: me
Alright! Wow, this has been a total work-in-progress. I was originally going to debut this at Comic Con 2011, but didn't get any tickets. And then I tried for Comic Con 2012--and that was again denied me this year. So I am finally debuting it now.
What do you steampunkers think?
I was greatly inspired by Sir Conrad Wright III [link] I don't nearly have as cool of vampire hunting weapons as he does, but like I said--work-in-progress. I was also inspired by Lady Mechanika, she is the epitome of steampunk to me. So with those two always in my "costume thoughts" I concocted a vampire hunting costume. And so here it is! (I'm so looking forward to a proper photoshoot, so excuse the crappy quality.)
This Vampire Huntress is not the usual country vampire hunter. Her work is mainly stationed in a fantastical Steampunk city. There she watches from the shadows and dark alleys, her stakes always ready for some nocturnal creature impaling. The stakes are her weapons of choice, as well as her hands, and--of course--her mind.
I haven't decided the name for her yet, but if you come up with some suggestions then I'll be happy to name her that on my next update. If you amazing costumers have any suggestions or thoughts please feel free to comment away. This is seriously only my second steampunk costume, though I have been in love with the steampunk style for like three years now.