This is a collaboration between Outland Armour and me! For over a year my friend Danny [link]
has been talking to me about making a Steampunk outfit to join the story and characters they have created. Danny thought up a Madam character for me who helps his crew, and I designed the costume based on his input and character description.
As for the making of the costume - I wanted to make something Asian inspired mixed with Victorian elements - after finding a gorgeous green and black brocade, I settled on my color scheme and created a two tone jacket/corset hybrid top (it's all attached) with various trims, pleats, ruffles and beading. The skirt took multiple hours to drape and has a knife pleat front panel with beading and ruffles, with a cascading gathered back and internal mini hoop system. I used an old wig that I pulled up and made a feather hairpiece for it. To complete the look, I made a garter belt and used thigh highs and boots I already owned.
The awesome brass fan was made by Danny and Ryan! It's totally custom, made from scratch and even lights up. I love it. Danny also gave me a couple of tiny gold guns which fit in my garter belt
Photos by Brian Boling, pictured on the right with me is Danny in his full gear!
Btw, look for us in those costumes this coming weekend at Metrocon in Tampa, FL!