I decided to enter the first annual Miss Steampunk contest; while I did not win, it definitely challenged my costume making ability, and I had a blast doing it.
Fair warning: picture heavy post ahead.
|Day 1 outfit: Adventuring! I went for a sort of field biologist approach - if you look carefully you can see a tiny (fake) butterfly and bird in the cages on the left. I also have a snake on my hat.|
|Here's a full length look at the adventuring outfit. Who would have guessed the skirt used to be bedsheets?|
|The Ace of Spades brought a super cool light up gun that also made noises when you shot it. Didn't you know, steampunks love noisy light up things?!|
|Day 2: Egypt Punk. This is my 3rd Egyptian outfit that I've created, and I am finally happy with it.|
|My bustle is a little crumpled in this shot (from sitting through a couple of panels already), but I was really quite pleased with how it turned out.|
|Swimsuit competition! It's a little hard to see in this photo, but my bustle is made out of pool noodles. I then covered it in chiffon and netting, and attached little tiny sea creatures.|
|Total fangirl moment: meeting one of my favorite musicians, Voltaire!|
|Day 3: Serene in Green. This is the outfit I'm probably the most proud of. I used an old 2 piece suit as the base, and then added all of the fun trim and sleeves and poofy underskirt. I'm also wearing my brand new hat from Blonde Swan!|
|Close up of the corseting on the skirt. I will probably do a How-To post on this later; it's great for being able to change the size of thrift store finds.|
|The Mr. and Miss Steampunk Contestants. It's ridiculous how good looking we all are.|
|Serene within the chaos :)|
|One of my favorite photos of the weekend, taken by the talented David M. Rozian. This was part of the Dastardly Alliance's Miss Bad Ass Competition's War Face Round.|
Overall, we had a fabulous time (in case you couldn't tell by the photos. UitA, see you next year!