kelliem: pumpkin (pumpkin)
( Oct. 31st, 2012 10:15 am) my fellow pagans, and Happy Halloween to the non-pagans. :) My favorite sort-of-holiday!

As usual I wore my Steampunk to work - it's the one reliable costume I have at this point. I'm working on a more industrial-looking (and more comfortable!) Steampunk so I have some variation but didn't get it done in time for this year. I did change out the corset this year for a slightly different look. pic behind cut )

Hope all you east-coast folks are safe.
kelliem: pumpkin (pumpkin)
( Oct. 29th, 2010 10:05 am)
I think I'm the only person in my building who dressed up today-- but that's okay. The costume is awsome, if I do say so myself. :D I think I'll call this Drusilla Farnsworth (my middle name and a family name- it sounds appropriately steampunkish!) Here's the front view:

Most of the outfit was purchased pre-made and altered (changed the bottom of the jacket, dyed the shirt with tea, etc.) but my son the costumer made the skirt for me- it's from an actual Victorian walking skirt pattern.

A few more pix behind the cut. )

In unhappy news, there's another fire up in the canyons above Boulder. This is Not Good. I hope the firefighters can get a quick handle on it.
It's been decades since I did any costuming for myself, but I wanted something for this Halloween (not that I have anything fun to do, but I will be wearing it to work) which would also be good for other costume-appropriate events like attending midnight premieres of Harry Potter movies with the kidunit. :D I decided to be trendy and do a Steampunk-themed outfit. I'd been perusing eBay looking at various Steampunk items to accessorize with but they were mostly way out of my price range. So for the past few weeks I've been working on making my own. I bought a toy raygun and repainted it, and bought an inexpensive brown top-hat and have found lace and veiling and other goodies to make it more interesting. I'm pretty happy with the results and I want to share pix!

The gun (it has lights and makes sounds!):

The rest are cut so you don't have to see them if you aren't interested )


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