Wednesday, March 19, 2014
So last Friday - with just one week to go to MegaCon - I was looking at all the steampunk goodies I've never worn and decided to put together a new costume. Just feelin' the itch, ya know? No specific characters or anything, just a "generic" steampunk ensemble with a tribal/art nouveau/cyberpunk flair.
Of course I can't do a cosplay without a mask, so I quickly stitched up a simple leather design and embellished it with plastic pipe "respirators." Then I started on a feather and chain headpiece like the ones I'm always drooling over on Etsy.
K, 'nuff talking. Time for PEEKTURES!
I only have one side of the headdress complete; I'm about to run to JoAnn's (for the 4th time in as many days) for the final piece for the other, smaller side. (The band itself is 2 leather belts from my craft stash, glued together and embellished with metallic Rub n' Buff.)
(It seems most of our cashiers at JoAnn's are going to MegaCon in costume, too, so shopping there is extra fun as we all geek out together. :D)
The mask is done, and has tiny orange lights inside the respirator canisters. I'm hoping the mask will also help protect me from the con crud.
I made everything on my own, no assistance from John even with all the sawing and leather work. Makes it feel more my own, and since it's come together so quickly I've been having a LOT of fun working 'til the wee hours each night.
The forehead pendant is an altered necklace from my favorite steampunk jeweler, Friston. Isn't it beautiful? I'll be wearing another of his big statement necklaces and a large cuff bracelet, too.
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