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Steampunk Cosplay by DemoraFairy Steampunk Cosplay by DemoraFairy
Since seeing some steapunk cosplayers at the October MCM London Expo, I've been pretty obsessed with it, so here's my attempt at a steampunk cosplay. I didn't make most of the clothes - the only item of clothing there I made myself is the red part of the skirt. I also didn't make the base of the belt myself, but I made all the leather things attached to it.

It's meant to look Victorian, but I've been told it looks Spanish and piratey lol so maybe I'm a steampunk pirate instead, you decide :D

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:iconfallenfromthestarz:
FallenfromtheStarz Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
thas so cuuute
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rwolf1970 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
You look fantastic :) Great outfit!
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silverhalogoldenwing Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
where did u get all of this...im working on a costume for halloween
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DemoraFairy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The waistcoat, shirt, hat and black part of the skirt I got from various gothicy shops. The boots and the base of the belt and a few of the things dangling off it I got from charity shops. Some of the other stuff hanging off it I got from eBay. The pouches and pockets on the belt, as well as the necklace and red part of the skirt, I made myself.
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silverhalogoldenwing Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
cool :D thx thats really helpful
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Gwenyver-Costumes Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
That is incredible: your outfit looks a lot like what I thought up as my first Stampunk Cosplay last night. It is really nice!
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DemoraFairy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah cool :D I plan on updating it soon with new gadgets and stuff, keep an eye out if you're interested :)
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dieforthedead Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
It looks awesome!!! and true steampunkery (that's now a word if it wasn't before xD) is all about being and airship pirate!!!

me and my friend are working on a steampunk group for next may based on one of her own comic designs :) I cant wait ^^

But this does look awesome, you should get some of the vertical striped stockings to go with it and definately more cogs/gear etc :)
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DemoraFairy Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :XD:

Aah that sounds cool, how many will be in the group? I'm possibly wearing this to MCM on Sunday, if you're doing that on Sunday we should meet up :D

Socks like that sound rather cool, I want to update this somehow, like you say more cogs/gears and gadgets and stuff. I've just made a pair of clockwork wings with real working clockwork :XD: I'll get a pic of them up soon. Hopefully I'll be able to wear them to MCM providing they can withstand being bashed by crowds lol When are you going to get some pics of your costumes up? I'd love to see them!
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dieforthedead Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
We're not doing it this May, unfortunately, it's planned for 2011 XD
We're doing D Gray Man cosplays the sunday of the next expo XD

OMG! that sounds amazing :D I can't wait to see ^^
also, that sounds resaally impressive :3
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DemoraFairy Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh haha! Alright then. I'm doing a Pokemon cosplay on the Sat, we're hoping to get a big group of all the gym leaders. Gonna be awesome :XD:

Thanks :D I probably won't get a pic of them up for a while, I'm going travelling for the next two weeks, and I won't be able to get any pics of them before then. Also I want to get a video of the clockwork, which could be interesting since my webcam is rubbish lol but when I do get a pic of them up, I'll let you know!
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dieforthedead Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Coooool :D My friend is going as Ash on the Saturday ^^ Who are you going as?

Ahhh, well, I AWAIT THEM EAGARLYYYYY :D And I can't to actually see them at expo :3 I'll have to keep an eye out for you :)
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DemoraFairy Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh really? Has he got a dA? I'm going as Clair the dragon trainer, the new Heart Gold and Soul Silver version. Though I really want to do Jessie lol

Hehe :XD: I'll try to get a pic of them up but it seems unlikely, I'm rather busy this weekend. I'll try to wear them for the expo. I'll keep an eye out for you too :D Who are you going as?
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dieforthedead Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
Nahh, he doesn't >< Though my friend, Rose, is thinking of going as Gary, she does... I can link you to hers?

YAYYYYYYYYYYY :3
I'm going as Mireille from .Hack//legen of the twilight bracelet on the Saturday, and a Level 2 Akuma from, D Gray Man on the sunday :)
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DemoraFairy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh ok. We already have a Gary in our group, though I'd like to see it just out of interest :D

Mireille looks like a fun cosplay, especially the hat thing lol I couldn't find a picture of a Level 2 Akuma, all the pics on Google were different so I don't know which character it is, got a link?
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sjbonnar Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Perhaps a few more gadgets but otherwise a very good start ^_^
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DemoraFairy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I'm currently making a set of mechanical wings :D
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sjbonnar Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Sounds very good ^_^ One of our crew had wings that were MEANT to have clockworks but she instead opted for glowing wires in the end LOL
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virgoofmercury Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Actually, I would consider that steampunk. There's plenty of different influences in steampunk besides Victorian Britain, everything from the Old West to even mystical influences.

It's a nice base to build upon. I would think of who you're portraying (airship pirate, aristocrat, explorer, etc), then add appropriate accessories.

Another suggestion would be to go to Brass Goggles, a steampunk forum and blog, and SteamFashion on Livejournal, to see about advice for your outfit.
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DemoraFairy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah thanks! Yes, I suppose so, I've seen some unvictorian steampunk outfits. When I started making it, I couldn't decide between an aristocrat character or an explorer character; I prefered the charater of an explorer, but I liked the sort of dresses aristocrats wore. And I ended up with this, which I quite like.

Those websites look really good, I'll definitely have a look round them. Thanks! And thanks for the faves, too. I'll be uploading some more photos soon, if you're interested :)
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L-Munro Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Yeah, the Victorians tended to be more austere. I see Spanish, or perhaps a very clean gypsy. It's the frills on the cuffs and collar, the boots, and the black lace (all of which I quite like) that aren't really evocative of the Victorian sensibilities. But at the same time, Victorian sensibilities almost can't produce a sexy costume.
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DemoraFairy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it's really not all that Victorian - but after looking at some other steampunk cosplays, there seemed to be a lot of different interpretations. I have to agree with gypsy, I did think that myself at one point. I originally wanted it to have a much more sepia colour scheme, mainly just browns and whites, but it was hard to find clothes of those colours. I think I might try to make another outfit at some point when I've got more experience with the genre that's more Victorian.
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L-Munro Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
I'm not really very familiar with steampunk norms, but I am interested in it. But my impression is that this kind of costume is more common than a more "authentic" Victorian look. One good resource you might look into is Civil War re-enacting sutlers, who often carry good for women, which you could incorporate or modify. The other thing I might suggest is modified thrift store items.
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DemoraFairy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, a lot of steampunk costumes have other styles as well as Victorian. I wanted to try to keep mine Victorian, but it was harder than I thought. I'll have a lookinto it, thanks for the suggestion. Heh, I work in a charity shop, and most things I use in my cosplays come from either charity shops or eBay lol
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