Monday, January 16, 2017

Style Tip: Build an Outfit Around 1 Piece You Love

Steampunk redhead wearing top hat, goggles, striped pants, boots, underbust corset, lace top, arm warmers and jewelery (statement necklace) color palette: orange, browns, and greens

Steampunk redheaded woman wearing a top hat, goggles, necklace, corset, belt, jacket, lace top, arm warmers. Women's steampunk fashion
We love the way Meli has styled herself in these photos. The combination of light and dark browns, olive tones, and the bright rust color of her hair make for a rich palette on their own, but more importantly, they bring attention to her stunning necklace. This brings us to a great tip: you can build an entire outfit around a single magnificent piece, whether it be a necklace, a skirt, or a waistcoat. It's worth the money to spend a little more on an item you adore, and then turn it into the focal point of your look.

When choosing the rest of your clothing and accessories, make sure each item complements your statement piece in some way. In this example, the scoop neckline of Meli's shirt and the open jacket showcase the necklace without covering it. The subtle floral pattern on her top mimics the scalloped shapes of the necklace's segments. Each clothing item (and her hair) brings out a color in the necklace, while the chocolate brown jacket provides a contrasting tone that makes the necklace pop against her pale skin.

The next time you're trying to put together a Steampunk outfit and you're feeling uninspired, find (or create) just one piece that you love, and then make the rest of your ensemble all about showing that piece off. 

Cosplayer: MADmoiselleMeli
Necklace:  PriscillasCreations

New Event: A Victorian Festival in Scotland!

A new event has been added to the 2017 calendar:

3 Minutes in 1890: A Victorian Festival (with Steampunk Surprise)
April 18 2017
North Queensferry, Fife, Scotland

Saturday, January 14, 2017

3 New Events in Washington and California!

Three new events have been added to the 2017 calendar:

Iron Horse Family Steampunk Carnival
March 18 2017
Perris, California

2017 Steam Day at Disneyland
May 5 2017
Anaheim, California

Steamposium 4 /
October 27 - 29 2017
Seattle, Washington

Friday, January 13, 2017

Steampunk Lad

Man with mutton chops dressed in steampunk clothing. Hat, goggles, utility belt, jacket, gauntlet, satchel and trousers. Men's Steampunk Clothing.
Photographer: DeliciousBoutique in Philadelphia, PA

3 New Events in Florida and Georgia!

Three new events have been added to the 2017 calendar:

Pensacon - Pensacola Comic Con
February 17 - 19 2017
Pensacola, Florida

RAIL - A Steampunk Journey
April 8 2017
Miami, Florida

May 25 - 28 2017
Atlanta, Georgia

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Red Victorian Day Dress

Women's Red Victorian Day Dress from 1880. Ladies Victorian fashion and clothing.

From the cosplayer and costumer herself, "My first historical dress based on the fashionable print of 1880. Materials: silk, satin, linen, taffeta with velvet pattern."

Cosplayer/Costumer: Aquilina
Photographer: Tatiana Ulyanova

2 New Events in New Mexico: Cosplay @ Casablanca and Steampunk Spectacular 6!

Two new events have been added to the 2017 calendar:

Cosplay @ Casablanca
January 13 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Steampunk Spectacular 6
September 23 2017
Madrid, New Mexico