Mrs Pennington-Jarvis
Steampunk (original)

Cosplayer: Toshi-chan

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

9th April 2010: Woooo all done. So, it's a little different from my original concept. But hey that's just the way it works.

So the shirt is more or less as described, but instead of a simple collar....i've gone for a one-shoulderm feathered ribbon. It looks good.

I decided against a bustle for the skirt, unless I can find an exact match to the velvet, anything else just doesn't look right, and to be honest the whole costume comes together quite well without it.
I might do a reconstruction of this costume with a different skirt in a different material, which does use the bustle. maybe.

The jodhpurs were a nightmare....i wanted to do them in leather, but didn't have the time or resourses in the end, so they've turned into pinstripe trousers, which also didn't work very well.
Sooo, I've sewn on pinstriped legs to a pair of elasticated shorts, which are covered by the skirt, and the little hem you can see i've gone over with a lace ruffle.

It looks ok, sort of like a very short pair of drawers :P

The gloves ended up being black, but they sort of go because the choker and stomacher are more or less black.

The choker is genius, I found it in a cupboard, but it ties the black and burgandy together perfectly :)

30th March 2010: So far... I found some nice silk weave fabric that i'm going to do the shirt with. I might remake it later with something different but for the moment I quite like how it's turning out in this.

I've also decided to do pinstripe leggings/trousers...maybe more like 'hose' instead of jodhpurs to match the corset.
They're going to have lace up sides...or so I hope...but that's all underway at the moment.
It's very exciting...but I have less than 2 weeks now to get this finished in time for Ruth's project.

eeep.


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Captain_Marvelous - 15th March 2010
Yay your doing a steampunk outfit :) cant wait to see progress shots its going to suit you so much!

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Littlegeeky - 14th April 2010
This looks beautiful, I adore the design :D

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sjbonnar - 9th July 2010
Oh wow!

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Ranma1-2 - 25th November 2010
Love this ^_^ you look really pretty.

I'd be tempted to try the pants again - Ruths artwork reminds me of military breeches..a white or off white colour with matching cloth covered buttons.
http://warandgame.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/dftgfrnfhhm.jpg?w=574&h=811
Wouldn't have to be expensive to make.. getting cloth covered buttons to match might be hard though. Or maybe if you found the buttons first and then matched some fabric to them :) Would look Fabulous inside Victorian knee high boots.

Ummm..Is one of Ruth's (blonde) characters like totally nekkid!? ^^ Whats the story there? :D

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Ranma1-2 - 25th November 2010
..Oh look what I just saw...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/10-plastic-self-cover-fabric-buttons-11mm-diameter-NEW-/160487111383?pt=UK_Crafts_Buttons_EH&hash=item255dc6fad7

..if you wanted :)

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Toshi-chan - 26th November 2010
Aw thank you ^.^ I really wanted to stay true to the original concept with the jodhpurs...but my attempt at making them failed miserably. :(

If I can find a pattern that will work for me.....two others and a self made one didn't result in much, then I will definitely try again. :)

And on the plus side....I have some really beautiful victorian boots now too...best ebay find to date ^.^

I like the button idea too!! I have some sort of tarnished iron buttons..like epaulettes? i think that's what they're called.....but fabric covered ones might be even prettier :)

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Toshi-chan - 26th November 2010
oh yes and the naked blonde is more of a token gesture. The character she's hiding behind is a bit of a lecherous professor.....

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sjbonnar - 27th June 2011
This looks really good ^_^ Love the concepts!