Lord and Lady Gunnstar - steampunk



We are having a steampunk themed Christmas party at work, so I though I'd track my progress here! This will be an original design, main clothing based on a pattern but modified to a) fit me and b) fit the style! Will be adding a hand made fascinator top hat and lots of accessories!

I have chosen the name Gunnstar because my othre half, Paul, and I both have it in our user names, he goes my Gunnstar and I'm GunstarVixen (obviously!) so I though it would fit rather well! I will upload some pictures of both of them when they are done, (his is half finished for this event) but Silver has kindly agreed to do a shoot for us when they are done, so I'll add a new costume for him then.

These are original designs, taking inspiration from the steampunk community (and a little help from SJBonner!) hopefully I will have done them proud!

OK they are kinda done, as you can see from the piccies, they still need some work, Paul's jacket needs making and there are many more accessories to be made, but I ran out of time.

4/1/10 I'm planning on wearing this to kitacon, but am going to be making some edits. First I'm switching to a black corset, which is also a little longer. Second I'm adding pleather gauntlet gloves with some detailing on the cuff, and I will be adding a panel to the front of the corset with more steampunky detailing. I'm switching the brown belt for a much larger black one, and will be adding a few more things to it. Compass, spanner etc

JakeX posted on 12 November, 2008 - 18:20
Veeeeeeeeeeeeeery interesting idea. Looks like a rather nice design :D Good luck Louise :D

Anonymous posted on 13 November, 2008 - 15:52
ooooh very elegent :D looking forward to seeing this finished

Bunni posted on 13 November, 2008 - 16:33
what a cool theme for a xmas party!!! Your gonna look great in this!

sjbonnar posted on 20 November, 2008 - 14:00
You're going to look great hun ^_^ Can't wait to see it done!

Littlegeeky posted on 21 November, 2008 - 19:06
Oooo looking great so far :D ( I love steampunk! (Btw I made my arm out of foamboard, it didn't really work but I was broke and it was the only material I had)

sjbonnar posted on 12 December, 2008 - 12:18
It's looking awesome so far! I'm looking forward to seeing the parts all together!

stripey_dani posted on 12 December, 2008 - 15:38
Lady Gunstar is the coolest name ever... O_O

Sands posted on 15 December, 2008 - 18:50
awww wow you both look awesome! im digging your hat!

BlusterSquall posted on 15 December, 2008 - 19:26
Train Paul to pose properly! We'll find a good spot in Brighton. We gotta get some situation photos of you guys. XD

Defrain posted on 15 December, 2008 - 20:36
saw the pics on facebook very traditional love it

Anonymous posted on 15 December, 2008 - 23:07
Fantastic! 8D

GunstarVixen posted on 16 December, 2008 - 11:40
I know, Paul's posing is a but crap! I'll get him to practice while I finish the costumes!!

stripey_dani posted on 16 December, 2008 - 12:46
Love it! Real Victorian lady look ^^

Captain_Marvelous posted on 13 January, 2009 - 13:03
aww this is awesome ^,^ me and my friend natalie have our steampunk outfits on here ^.^ I love this genra :P you look really nice.

KamikazePenguin posted on 16 February, 2009 - 00:08
Awesome! You look great, the costume design is very elegant. Love itt! (:

CrystalNeko posted on 16 February, 2009 - 19:12
Loving the new photos! I really like your designs, you look very pretty in the costume too! ^-^

Captain_Marvelous posted on 21 February, 2009 - 20:41
really nice design ^.^ love the hats *must have cost O-o* and the gun props are awesome to :) should have mine up soon ^.^ Moar of the same ^.^

GunstarVixen posted on 21 February, 2009 - 23:00
Hat was made by me, so thanks!!!

Captain_Marvelous posted on 22 February, 2009 - 00:35
Really ^.^ how about the guns?

GunstarVixen posted on 22 February, 2009 - 18:54
yeah I was really impressed with the way the hat worked out! the guns were a little cheat, they were blue plastic ones from the pound store I painted!

Captain_Marvelous posted on 23 February, 2009 - 10:51
Hahah ^^ thats how I make steampunk guns, though i tend to cut it up and make....well pretty much complete mods, its the handles you want ^.^ they look awesome though :) really nice ^^ you should do moar!!!

facinator top hat
buy watch parts

Total cost: £0.00

12th December 2008

done for the moment

Ok so the main outfit is done. Gun, goggles, hat, jacket, skirt, random accessories. I could add more to it but I didn't have time, I probably will punk it up a little more for minami as I'm going to bring it along, but it should be fine for the xmas party

24th November 2008

more progress

Hat done, guns taken apart and first coat of paint nearly done too. Pieces for jacket cut and awaiting sewing.

21st November 2008


Have now bought, some watch parts, copper wire, broach backs, plastic guns, metallic paint in gold copper and gun-metal, lace tights, lace and chain hair flower, spare chain, welding goggles and a purple top. Oh and hat it nearly done, just needs embellishment!

20th November 2008


Skirt is done, had to amend the pattern slightly, and lengthen the top half as a) it was way to short and b) the hem sat in the wrong place on my legs. I know it looks at little weird now, but when the jacket is on (*cough* and made *cough*) it will look a lot better

17th November 2008


nearly done, a quick hem at the bottom and the waistband needs sewing on then the skirt is done! next step, the jacket :?

13th November 2008

more fabric

finally found some netting for my fascinator. Only took two lunch breaks, four fabric shops (one with an incredibly rude sales assistant. mind you that's why none of us shop in there much) and I found loads in the last shop (srsly black white and ivory in loads of styles!)

12th November 2008

fabric bough

spent my lunch break in fabric land (again) got all but the netting for my fascinator (they don't do the right style of netting). Got some awesome buttons that should go nicely! Now to track down some accessories, ebay here I come!

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