Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Steampunk Lucy

I finished the concept board for a Steampunk style costume.  I'm hoping to start prep work on this in earnest sometime in late June.  There are still lots of accessories that will be added here and there, but this is the first draft.  What do you think?

The concept board, with a little room on the
left to add extra inspirations/changes.

The shirt is a grey cotton (breathes!) and
the sleeves are light-as-air black chiffon.
I am in LOVE with this suiting.

Various and sundry trims

Not sure if I'm going to stay with pewter or
change to brass/burnished gold.  I have a
while before I have to make a decision.
The honeybee holds a sentimental significance for me.
This will go at the collar closure.
That's what I've acquired so far...  Here are a few more "I want this!" images:
Double buckles will match the ones on my bodice.
I want a mini top hat kinda like this one, but
mine will have more gears and a set of
Brass Goggles.
Now that I have all of this on the concept board, I can focus on getting finished up for the Hydrangea Festival.  Not too many more days left to be ready!!! :)


  1. Looks like a great idea board. I love staem punk...ever since my 31 year old son told me what it was...

  2. I've only recently discovered steampunk and have fallen in love with it. This looks like a fab costume

  3. Steampunk is a growing trend... though I hesitate to call it that, because I have a sneaking suspicion it has been around and will continue to be around no matter what happens in the whims of the public/mainstream. But there is money to be made on custom costumery if one has the skills, and I aim to acquire those skills both in quantity and quality. ASAP. :)

    1. I see you can now buy cogs and whatnot by weight on ebay quite cheaply as findings!