Finished vulcanologist bustle gown!

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Finished vulcanologist bustle gown!

Postby shoomlah » Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:33 pm

I finished this for the San Diego Comic-Con back in July and apologize for just now getting around to posting it- you guys have been immensely helpful in everything from fabric choices to pocket sewing to skirt lengths, and I can't thank you enough for helping this come to fruition. :)

Comparison of concept to final product- cut the gaiters to avoid khaki over-saturation, and the mosquito netting... Well, I just didn't like the idea in the long run. The costume consists of a TV110 corset, TV101 bustle, TV261 underskirt, TV368 waterfall overskirt (which was drifting dangerously to the right by the end of the day), and a fully-lined and -boned TV460 cuirass bodice:
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My friend Andrew and I looking generally snazzy:
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...And the various accoutrements that went along with the costume:
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This was quite an undertaking but, thanks to Heather's fantastic patterns and assistance, it was far less painful than it could have been. :) Lengthening the bodice, adding pockets and detailing, and shortening the skirts ended up working just as I had wanted, so yay! So glad to be done with this thing for now. :)

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Postby Frank815 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:31 am

You both look sooo cool!!!! love your outfit :D
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Postby Miss Cindy » Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:11 am

Fabulous! You did a great job and look wonderful! And it looks to be quite comfortable, to boot. :D
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Postby Danibelle » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:28 am

This is fantastic! I love the look of this.
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Postby Margriet » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:38 am

I love it love it love it soooo much. You both looks fantastic!!!
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Postby beta pleated sheet » Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:28 am

Love it! This turned out perfectly, and I also love all your little accessories. The neat little gizmos are always my favorite part of steampunk!
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Postby DovS » Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:26 pm

Oh, now that is really wonderful! Your finished outfit really matches the original design well and creates a very striking silhouette.
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Postby Madamekat » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:23 pm

This is fabulous! You are my hero!
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Postby mentha » Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:16 am

Awesome!
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Postby SaraK » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:40 pm

This one one of the most amazing costumes I've seen! So creative!
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Postby Lioness » Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:32 pm

That is VERY LOVELY! I saw you got a chance to pose for the STEAMPUNK photo? I think they were trying to get a record setting picture. All the Steampunk people were on the stairs. I saw QUITE a few that I recognized.
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Postby DovS » Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:30 am

I met you at SteamCom, during the concert, and recognized your outfit from the forum here. It really is terrific. I love the use of the bustle with a mid-length skirt. It is very creative and well executed!
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Postby laurainlove » Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:11 pm

I really love this idea! Your costume is great!

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