Monday, September 8, 2008

Another link collection ...

This is primarily an effort to clear out some the things I've bookmarked and saved. First, Outi Pyy has several posts on steampunk fashion on her blog, Outsapop Trashion: Steampunk Inspiration and Steampunk Fashion. Also, I think this half a bustle skirt and ruffled vest is kind of cute.

From the 2008 Anime Expo, La Carmina has a post containing a few costume images, one of which is a really strange frog-dragon combo (as best I can tell), and another of which is a steampunk lolita look. While I wouldn't think I'd like the short skirt, steampunk explorer look, the outfit comes off really well.

Blakopal on LJ is (was) working on a steampunk jacket. Its a short jacket, bust length, but it goes really nicely with her corset.

Pamela of Needle Tatting and Other Stuff, has some really lovely tatted necklaces, masks, and other items. She also held a 'Tatting is not a lost art' contest not too far back; all the entries can be found in the flickr photostream, Tatting Challenge. Relevant to this post are a few of the entries: a classy mini hat by Joie Reed, a necklace timepiece by Madelyn Smoak (MadArtJewelery), and a hair stick by Brettney Perr. The timepiece and the hair stick came in third in the contest. The hair stick is probably one of my favorites, but I also really like the hat.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Bustle Dresses

ThreadBanger has a series of episodes on Steampunk gear: goggles, gloves, outfit. I didn't have the patience to listen through their talking, since they're all video episodes, but they had a link to Bustledress. I haven't browsed through all their listings yet, but I did come across this Purple Bustle Dress with White Lace and this Garnet Reception Gown. The skirt is kind of plain on the reception gown, but the jacket is awesome.

Really, I don't know why I have this fondness for embroidered jackets when I have no intention of living anywhere that requires a jacket on a regular basis. I guess its for the cooler evenings (if they ever actually cool off around here).

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Day to Day Costumes

Costume_9to5 is a community on LiveJournal. It doesn't get much traffic, but the other day Liz posted some pictures of outfits. My favorites were this steampunk feeling jacket and skirt combo and this outfit, especially the jacket.

And in the same vein, both Steampunk Gear and Steampunk Fashion make for some nice browsing.