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Bollywood Steampunk : Salkcity Photo Shoot
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Published: July 17, 2013
photographer: Andrew Williams www.flickr.com/photos/salkcity
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Other Photos from photographer Adrew Williams:
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My Photos:
Bollywood Steampunk (Lady Sunahala Registana) by MakeupSiren

When it came to designing this bollywood steampunk cosplay I wanted to use the draping style I seen in the bollywood film "Jodhaa Akbar" I love the way the saree in the movie was done and wanted to do the same kind of style for my bollywood steampunk. The color was another aspect i want to bring into look as well. Steampunk seem to always be on the dark side. I wanted to start bring more color into the bollywood steampunk cosplay. I mean who wants to wear black or brown all the time.

Character Bio
Star! Lady Sunahalā Rēgistāna Bio Star!
She is an Indian girl born and raised in Rajasthan, sunny desert of India. Her father named her after the beautiful land she was born in (Sunahala: Golden, Registana: Desert). She is a part of tribe called Rabari, a tribe that has lived for 1000 of year in the desserts of India. She Lives in a village with her tribe that is a mix of Indian tradition and steam power living. Her father is a well respected creator of the town. He created industrial machines call sand riders, that help the tribe ride the large desert sand dunes and hill. The sand riders is important to the tribe since it help send and receives goods to and from market.  They are much faster than dessert horses, so it is preferred to all in the tribe. Sunahalā is smart girl, free spirited, and love riding through the sand in her land. She is a skilful swordsman and is handy with a gun. She works side by side with her father, working on new inventions and new way of improving the sand riders (her favorite toy). The tribe never wastes anything in their village. so some things that might be consider waste to others, are vital things for them. Sunahalā likes to use the extra spare gear that her and her father uses to create the sand riders and turn them into beautiful and unique jewelry pieces.  The woman in the Rabari tribe decore themselves in many pieces of jewelry on a daily bases (a mix of tradition and competition). She creates her jewelry as her way to keeping tradition and stand out in the tribe.

Other Bollywood Steampunk Style:
Bollywood Steampunk: Desert Rose by MakeupSiren Bollywood Steampunk: Sand Rider by MakeupSiren 
Image size
3408x5112px 6.07 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Shutter Speed
1/500 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
31 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Jul 5, 2013, 12:27:24 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.3 (Macintosh)
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pmc202's avatar
Excellent work 
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Kyouken0w0|Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive!
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cosmixyn|Student Artist
I love the intricacy of the jewelry
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MakeupSiren| General Artist

thank you

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precluder's avatar
Just fyi; It is might be bit off the mark: Indians don't prefer strapless, this style risks appearing alien in Indian context. But again, fashion evolves.
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MakeupSiren| General Artist
Thank for the comment. The corset top was meant to be more of the European Victorian aspect of the costume. Something that had a Victorian steampunk feel to it.

Fun Fact: did you know that before the Europe colonies India most Indian women didn’t wear tops with there sarees!. Yup, tops was a European influence. Some may even say it was forced on them to “teach” them modesty. Before that India women used only there sarees and had the end pieces coving the top (Think of of it like toga). In this case, I actually might be wearing more then culture in that era requires.
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Well, you make a point. If the fashion represents a fusion of Victorian steampunk, then it totally makes sense.

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MakeupSiren| General Artist
Thank you
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MakeupSiren| General Artist
Thank you!!
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merchant222|Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant. Just brilliant.
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MakeupSiren| General Artist
Thank you
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yell-out-mitch|Hobbyist General Artist
awesome love it

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MakeupSiren| General Artist
Thank you!!!
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xechon|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work! Now I need to see Jodhaa Akbar :)
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MakeupSiren| General Artist
Thank you!!
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masimage|Student Photographer
Absolutely beautiful! :)
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MakeupSiren| General Artist
Thank you!!!
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It looks incredible. I love it
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MakeupSiren| General Artist
Thank you!!
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BretonSparks|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bollywood Steampunk I am loving it!
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mollaroo|Student Digital Artist
This is so cool!!!!! You are so beautiful and your design is absolutely magnificent, I love this so much!!! We need a Bollywood steampunk film, it would be so badass!!
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Creative and hot!!!😍
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I love the cross-culture fashion here! It's been done really well :D
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