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Author Topic: New to steampunk, will this outfit work?  (Read 952 times)
MichielH
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« on: May 10, 2017, 02:25:41 pm »

Hi,

i have only recently gotten the idea to create a steampunk outfit.
I have no sewing skills of any kind, so i will have to buy everything. I have found some amazing stuff online, but it adds up to a big budget rather fast.
Sticking to some of the less expensive items, i have come up with the following:
Jacket

Vest

Shirt

Hat


Pants i am not sure off yet. But this is about €100.
But would this work? Am i making some mistakes?
I will try to get more attributes into the outfit, pocket watch, maybe i will try to create a cane or pistol myself.

Any tips are welcome.


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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2017, 05:30:44 pm »

Welcome to the forum! It looks lie you're off to a pretty good start to me. I love the vest especially (any corset or vest that looks like it could double as light armor immediately makes the outfit 20 times better in my eyes).

The best thing about this outfit plan, in my opinion, is the flexibility you have to make it your own. For example, you could modify the jacket somehow if you wanted to; even brushing a bit of metallic paint on the buttons would dramatically change its look. Same could be said for the goggles and other bits on the hat! I also like your idea of making your own cane or weapon. One of the things I love most about steampunk is the encouragement everyone gives to try to make/mod things yourself, experiment, and really make your outfit an extension of your personality  Cheesy

It looks like it's really coming together! Please share your completed outfit somewhere so we can all see the finished product!  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2017, 03:16:03 pm »

Sure, the jacket is interesting (my that's a lot of buttons) but certainly has a pseudo Regency era vibe which is all very steamy (it was part of the Age Of Steam after all). We're having a bit of a waistcoat Renaissance at the moment, a lot of high street stores seem to stocking even collared ones at often reasonable prices (they were quite a hard to find specialist item until recently). One thing I would advise caution on is the hat, simply because I don't know how much they're charging. I've noticed these costume hats can be quite expensive, simply because they've paired them with plastic goggles, stuck a few feathers & gears on and labelled them Steampunk. If it's super cheap fair enough, if not it might be worth looking at the current price of costume top hats and goggles and buying them separately.
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2017, 07:51:34 pm »

I do like that! That does look like a good start indeed.
It is a lot of brown though, my advice would be to add a little variation. Maybe a coloured tie? That's just my opinion, though. Great start!
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2017, 03:41:52 pm »

Thanks for the replies.

I ordered the jacket first, to see if it meets expectations.
I also ordered a toygun and paint so i can work on that. I used to enjoy painting miniatures so this will be a nice way to spend some time.

The cane i haven't fully worked out yet.
I was thinking on buying this Curtain-ending (no idea what it is called in english) and painting it metallic. Then i can use either a metallic or wooden curtain-stick that would belongs with it, or use a different wooden stick to fit it upon, but i am not sure if and how i would decorate the tube of the cane.
I am also not sure if the little dot in the top would make this uncomfortable to hold.


I have also considered a steampunk mask i found, not sure if it would put this over the top:


@Anne:
I can check if i want to paint the buttons, but i am not sure yet if it is needed (they already have a metallic look). Would i just use bronze paint for example to highlight the crowns on the buttons?
I will share what i did once i make progress, but that might take some time (the jacket for example might take a month to arrive according to the site).

@Argus:
I was already continuing my search and indeed you are right, it was slighly overpriced. I am able to get a similar looking hat and a seperate better looking goggle for a bit less.

@Caledonian
Good point, i am no fashion expert by a long shot so i have no clue how this will actually fit together. Adding some different colors might be needed indeed.





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Argus Fairbrass
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2017, 04:10:04 pm »

Sorry to be linking an American site, but you likely have some retailers in the Netherlands that stock this stuff. Purely for your information, the "Wild West" type stores can be worth checking out.  Not for the modern sequins and rhinestones type line dancing stuff, but "Old West" is basically Victorian era style. Brands like Frontier Classics and Wahmaker produce stuff of varying prices that's often popular with Steampunks. These are the same clothes that are often re-branded by Gentlemen's Emporium (now known as Historical Emporium).

https://www.wwmerc.com/cgi-bin/Category.cgi?category=home&type=store .
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2017, 06:37:38 am »

I'm looking forward to seeing the cane. The knob has great detailing and won't be painful unless yu actually need to lean on it to walk in which case you could cut off the button and sand it rounded.
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2017, 08:06:49 am »

Hi,

i have only recently gotten the idea to create a steampunk outfit.
I have no sewing skills of any kind, so i will have to buy everything. I have found some amazing stuff online, but it adds up to a big budget rather fast.
Sticking to some of the less expensive items, i have come up with the following:
Jacket

Vest

Shirt

Hat


Pants i am not sure off yet. But this is about €100.
But would this work? Am i making some mistakes?
I will try to get more attributes into the outfit, pocket watch, maybe i will try to create a cane or pistol myself.

Any tips are welcome.





At the turn of the 19th C (1900) causal pants could have been vertical wide-striped. Like the barber on the right of this post card:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5e/France_in_XXI_Century._Barber.jpg/800px-France_in_XXI_Century._Barber.jpg
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2017, 11:08:50 pm »

Might want to do some rub n buff "brassing" on the goggles for a bit of bling on the top end to go with the shine of the jacket's buttons., but otherwise it all looks splendid IMHO.
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2017, 06:04:36 pm »

It's a nice start.   Just to note, brown is not compulsory, you are allowed to pick a wider range of colours.
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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2017, 07:14:44 pm »

Beige, raw umber, chestnut, buff, chocolate, khaki, russet, tan, taupe ......
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2017, 08:21:24 am »

Beige, raw umber, chestnut, buff, chocolate, khaki, russet, tan, taupe ......

Says the lovely lady in purple. Cheesy
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MichielH
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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2017, 01:18:50 pm »

Sorry for a long time no post.

For the outfit, i am currently still waiting for the jacket to arrive (shipped from China or so, ordered a month ago, but should arrive within a week). Once it arrives and turns out as expected i will continue with the outfit.

I have currently painted two small waterpistols as a test, i will work on a nicer one in two weeks or so.
I have also decided to create my own goggles, not from scratch, but from welding goggles.

Test pistol, just a quick paintjob, the better guns i want to add gauges and stuff to.
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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2017, 02:20:56 pm »

Beige, raw umber, chestnut, buff, chocolate, khaki, russet, tan, taupe ......

Says the lovely lady in purple. Cheesy

I never said consistent, did I?
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« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2017, 04:00:18 pm »

Russets and terracotta/dark oranges would go with the brown, as would sky blue. I have 2 prs of bermuda length pj bottoms in chocolate, orange white and sky blue thin, vertical stripes - they look nice!
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MichielH
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« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2017, 10:47:03 pm »

Sorry for long time no reply.

Some stuff finally arrived yesterday and i created these goggles, still want to some more accessoiresing. I was thinking of a radio-lamp (what's it called?) perhaps lighted by a led on top, seen that somewhere while browsing.


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annevpreussen
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« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2017, 04:01:52 pm »

Sorry for long time no reply.

Some stuff finally arrived yesterday and i created these goggles, still want to some more accessoiresing. I was thinking of a radio-lamp (what's it called?) perhaps lighted by a led on top, seen that somewhere while browsing.



I'm seriously in love with those goggles  Shocked
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Caledonian
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« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2017, 05:29:33 pm »

Sorry for long time no reply.

Some stuff finally arrived yesterday and i created these goggles, still want to some more accessoiresing. I was thinking of a radio-lamp (what's it called?) perhaps lighted by a led on top, seen that somewhere while browsing.



I'm seriously in love with those ghoggles  Shocked


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MichielH
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« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2017, 01:59:54 pm »

@annevpreussen and Caledonian: thx for the complement  Grin

I have made some small adjustments to the goggle:
- I broke the light i made in the eye while i was trying to fix it properly to the goggle (it was just taped at the time), but i will add one again
- I added a bunch of gears to the side (yes, functionless, i know some consider it a sin).
- I added a radio lamp to the top, i tried to make it light up with a led, but the led i had wasn't powerfull enough to have much effect, i will try to either get a powerled of i will just not add light



I still want to add some stuff to it, at least a mesh in one eye and some sort of lens in the other. And i want to add a leather band instead of the current elastic one.

I also tried on my outfit, it's just the hat, goggles and coat i have gotten so far (everything else is old).



I was thinking of the following things to add:

Hat: i might want to add a leather band, a feather, and a vintage playing card, haven't decided yet.

Coat: I want to add some Medals i plan to make.

Pants (also available in grey):


I have already ordered a gas mask which i will try to convert into something similar to this:


I want to add a Satchel, which i will try to modify, maybe add some vials similar to this:


I still need to start on the cane, but haven't made up my mind how i am going to do it yet.
I still need to start on my gun, but haven't gotten around to it yet.

Lastly i am considering buying a watch, but not sure what would work.
A pocket watch, but not sure where to "show" it.
A wrist watch, but that would not show at all, unless i somehow wear it over my coat.
The third option would be some kind of bracer with a watch build in, but i haven't figured out how to go about that and still have it be affordable.

The first and second option are pretty affordable for under €10.
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« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2017, 06:13:53 pm »

There is a further option, a nurses watch. These pin on to you chest like a medal and have the dial upside down so it will face you when you want to read it.
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MichielH
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« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2017, 08:27:54 pm »

@Walkingstick, nice idea, but haven't found a steampunky one yet.

Managed to get a led into a vacuüm-tube after all.

https://vimeo.com/225684368

Cool! or over the top?
I could replace it with a single color led.
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« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2017, 11:02:00 pm »

Thanks for the replies.

I ordered the jacket first, to see if it meets expectations.
I also ordered a toygun and paint so i can work on that. I used to enjoy painting miniatures so this will be a nice way to spend some time.

The cane i haven't fully worked out yet.
I was thinking on buying this Curtain-ending (no idea what it is called in english) and painting it metallic. Then i can use either a metallic or wooden curtain-stick that would belongs with it, or use a different wooden stick to fit it upon, but i am not sure if and how i would decorate the tube of the cane.
I am also not sure if the little dot in the top would make this uncomfortable to hold.


I have also considered a steampunk mask i found, not sure if it would put this over the top:


@Anne:
I can check if i want to paint the buttons, but i am not sure yet if it is needed (they already have a metallic look). Would i just use bronze paint for example to highlight the crowns on the buttons?
I will share what i did once i make progress, but that might take some time (the jacket for example might take a month to arrive according to the site).

@Argus:
I was already continuing my search and indeed you are right, it was slighly overpriced. I am able to get a similar looking hat and a seperate better looking goggle for a bit less.

@Caledonian
Good point, i am no fashion expert by a long shot so i have no clue how this will actually fit together. Adding some different colors might be needed indeed.



It's called a curtain rail ending.lol


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« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2017, 12:17:54 pm »

Thanks for the replies.

I ordered the jacket first, to see if it meets expectations.
I also ordered a toygun and paint so i can work on that. I used to enjoy painting miniatures so this will be a nice way to spend some time.

The cane i haven't fully worked out yet.
I was thinking on buying this Curtain-ending (no idea what it is called in english) and painting it metallic. Then i can use either a metallic or wooden curtain-stick that would belongs with it, or use a different wooden stick to fit it upon, but i am not sure if and how i would decorate the tube of the cane.
I am also not sure if the little dot in the top would make this uncomfortable to hold.


I have also considered a steampunk mask i found, not sure if it would put this over the top:


@Anne:
I can check if i want to paint the buttons, but i am not sure yet if it is needed (they already have a metallic look). Would i just use bronze paint for example to highlight the crowns on the buttons?
I will share what i did once i make progress, but that might take some time (the jacket for example might take a month to arrive according to the site).

@Argus:
I was already continuing my search and indeed you are right, it was slighly overpriced. I am able to get a similar looking hat and a seperate better looking goggle for a bit less.

@Caledonian
Good point, i am no fashion expert by a long shot so i have no clue how this will actually fit together. Adding some different colors might be needed indeed.

It's called a curtain rail ending.lol

The proper term is curtain rod finial. And there are some fantastic ones on the Internet, wrought/bronzed iron cages that look like a Tesla contraption, and glass spheres, in the case you care look at others:

https://www.lowes.com/pl/Curtain-rod-finials-Curtain-rods-hardware-Blinds-window-treatments-Home-decor/4294398486

https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/cambria-reg-elite-birdcage-window-curtain-rod-finials-in-oil-rubbed-bronze-set-of-2/1044039615

https://www.landofnod.com/set-of-2-cage-finials/s510365
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« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2017, 09:44:22 pm »

The pieces are great and I'm looking forward to seeing the final outfit.
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« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2017, 09:52:51 am »

Sorry for long time no reply.

Some stuff finally arrived yesterday and i created these goggles, still want to some more accessoiresing. I was thinking of a radio-lamp (what's it called?) perhaps lighted by a led on top, seen that somewhere while browsing.





Those goggles are schweet
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