Saturday, February 25, 2017

How to Recreate This Look: Wild West Steampunk

Woman wearing western cowboy/cowgirl clothing in the style of the wild wild west steampunk genre (aka weird west sci fi). Corset, hat, boots, pants, blouse, gun.
Cosplayer: Amy Wilder / Photographer: Jimmy De Photography
Do you want to recreate this look? It's easier than you think! You probably already have a plain white button up shirt in your closet. Pair it with tight-fitting jeans or other pants--you can even wear leggings. If you already own some knee-high black boots, or any western style boots, see how those look. Otherwise, we love these leather Theory Western Boots by Fergie or these faux leather Hailey Boots by Twisted.

Amy's corset was made by Brute Force Studios and is for sale here. If you're looking for something cheaper, here's a similar corset on Amazon. Browse more styles in the underbust corset section of our corset guide.

You can pick up Amy's leather hip bag from JungleTribe's etsy shop here. If you're looking for something cheaper, try this faux leather hip bag on Amazon.

This cowgirl has a sexy steampunk vibe, so ditch the traditional cowboy hat for one made of leather. We like this Down Under Leather Hat from amazon. You should also check out the selection of leather cowboy hats on etsy. While you're there, pick up a leather choker and armband/cuff like Amy's.

Finally, the pièce de résistance: the gun! Sure, you can search Etsy for steampunk rifles (there's some awesome ones here), but isn't it more fun to make your own? Head on over to our tutorials page, where we've compiled links to all the best steampunk tutorials. In addition to the weapons section, make sure you also check out tips & techniques.

For more guides like this, check out Recreate This Look. If you need shopping resources, visit the Where to Shop page.

Cosplayer: Amy Wilder
Photographer: Jimmy De Photography

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