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Steampunk with Outland Armour

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Published: June 13, 2009
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This is a collaboration between Outland Armour and me! For over a year my friend Danny [link] has been talking to me about making a Steampunk outfit to join the story and characters they have created. Danny thought up a Madam character for me who helps his crew, and I designed the costume based on his input and character description.

As for the making of the costume - I wanted to make something Asian inspired mixed with Victorian elements - after finding a gorgeous green and black brocade, I settled on my color scheme and created a two tone jacket/corset hybrid top (it's all attached) with various trims, pleats, ruffles and beading. The skirt took multiple hours to drape and has a knife pleat front panel with beading and ruffles, with a cascading gathered back and internal mini hoop system. I used an old wig that I pulled up and made a feather hairpiece for it. To complete the look, I made a garter belt and used thigh highs and boots I already owned.

The awesome brass fan was made by Danny and Ryan! It's totally custom, made from scratch and even lights up. I love it. Danny also gave me a couple of tiny gold guns which fit in my garter belt :)

Photos by Brian Boling, pictured on the right with me is Danny in his full gear!

Btw, look for us in those costumes this coming weekend at Metrocon in Tampa, FL!
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RDutchProfessional General Artist
I must confess, I don't quite get the whole cosplay appeal accept to have fun. But I do admire your talents. Your designs, costume illustrations and renderings and crafts(woman)ship are absolutely amazing. From conception to fabrication and photo-shoots your attention to detail is exceptional and your imagination and resourcefulness command respect. 
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That fan is to die for!!!
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Nekoxity General Artist
This outfit is gorgeous! You do amazing on all your cosplay costumes :) I would love to cosplay, but sadly I don't have the money for it nor the talent for sewing lol, or the body type but oh well =P
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zephreProfessional Digital Artist
Terrific!  I hope you decide to do more of the steam punk works!  
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LadyMidnight81Professional Writer
love the steampunk, just seeing others ideas helps me when creating my own Steampunk creations :)
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Ah there's always time for a photo shoot in the middle of a gun fight.
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javatoriHobbyist Photographer
your so pretty! you look just like brenda song to me lol
love the dress, so intrecate and cool
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nice costume, you make it though!
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juachiobiHobbyist Traditional Artist
the fan is a nice touch! awesome job
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SacredJourneyDesignsProfessional General Artist
Looks great. Your dress is absolutely lovely.
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BlackMegaMan2004Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is your best cosplay ever in my opinion partially because im such a sucker for steam-inspired designs.
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Absolutely gorgeous and extremely well done. I adore the color scheme (Black and Green are my favorite colors) Also the fan looks pretty awesome. All in all a great piece
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xhogyokuxStudent General Artist
Stunning outfit! I love the way you designed your hair and make-up to match that dress as well. : D
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Your work is as beautiful as you are, you have really outdone yourself on this one.Fantastic workmanship.
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AMAZING!! May I please feature this piece in my group. [link] I'll be sure to link back to you.
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A truly exquisite collaboration indeed, no other words can do it justice! Fantastic work:)
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Omg...:w00t:!!! Beauty cp! ;)
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StormbloodCurioProfessional General Artist
This is absolutely stunning!!!!!
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soulshelterHobbyist Digital Artist
These are LOVELY costumes and whathaveyou. Very awesome :heart:
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Do you do commission work? i would love to have you make me this costume and buy it from you. your work is so amazing! how did you seriously learn to do all of that? if you could contact me sometime soon that would be great! how long does it normally take you to make something like this?
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ShowOffShawHobbyist Digital Artist
YAY! Steampunk!
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I'm digging the fan. Great costumes!
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