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It seems to be defined by sepia colors

Syd has decided she wants a steampunk costume. Actually what she wants is to wear bit stompy boots with a skirt. At 32 she has decided to become a punk rocker, but she hates The Ramones and is indifferent to The Smiths. She also thinks she looks better in brown than in black (fair dues, she does) and she can't do the hair thing. This way she can indulge her boot/skirt wishes and still listen to... whatever the hell that stuff is that she listens to and thinks is music.

She has decided what boots she wants, in brown please because it seems the chief point about Steampunk is that it needs to be sepia toned. She wants something more fantasy based on the skirt, something sort of peasant skirt. She doesn't like the fitted look of the Victorian skirts. I have suggested some suits like this one and this one here, but I'm not sure how she feels. She sort of wants a comfy skirt and a Victorian/Edwardian top.

Then she wants a few peices from diamonddustshoe's etsy shop, because she likes her stuff way more than the other jewelry she's seen. Also, I'm sort of thinking that I've got to buy her the Zelda necklace because she says it's the best video game necklace like evar. Oh yeah, diamonddustshoe! I need to talk to you about the best way to buy those off you. Soon as she picks another piece from your shop besides the Zelda piece.

So, my question to the people who are into steampunky stuff, are there places you might suggest where she might find nice stuff? She wants goggles and a hat to put them on, because that's almost as important as the whole sepia tone thing. She has expressed interest in a full Victorian costume because then she could just take the punky bits off and go Victorian, but after some thought, I think she just wants a comfy skirt. Suggestions welcome, wanted and encouraged.

By the way, if you've bookmarked her big wishlist thing, you might want to ignore the fact that Dr. Horrible is on there, she bought it last week.


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Sep. 29th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I love that second suit. Isn't there a steampunk comm here on LJ?
Sep. 29th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
Oooh. Tell her she's given me hope, I was about to give up on it.

I'll email you about checkout options. If you can figure out what she likes, I might even be able to add to the choices.

Etsy has a ton of steampunk gear that's not jewelry, too, has she looked through it? If not, there are a few communities on here to look through.

Sep. 30th, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
She's starting to look around. Picking through some things.

Tomorrow is payday, so we'll be getting the Zelda one for sure.

Email me the options and I'll see what she really likes.

Edited at 2009-09-30 05:59 pm (UTC)
Oct. 5th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
I am in love with those boots!!!! Also, I've heard that great goggles can be gotten from auto supply stores. They're used for welding, and are way cheap compared to ones on etsy and the like. Haven't gotten around to checking them out myself for my own steampunk stuff, not that it really goes with the velveteen outfit I've made (http://www.blackholeofphotography.com/gallery/v/sfcons/2009Confusion/kjn2009_00301.jpg.html).... I really should try for a mad scientist look too!

By the way, have you heard of World Steampunk Expo for next year, Memorial Day weekend, at Greenfield Village?
Oct. 9th, 2009 04:48 am (UTC)
Sorry for the lateness of my reply. I didn't get an e-mail about this comment.

I hadn't seen the thing at Greenfield, that seems neat.
She wants cute costume goggles, so we'll have to look for the right ones.
Oct. 11th, 2009 12:39 am (UTC)
Cute costume goggles... sweet! :)
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