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Captain Brandsson
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« on: March 04, 2009, 06:26:18 am »

Specifically, the American West and Southwest.

A tangent in another thread...  and the likes of "Wild Wild West", "Briscoe County Junior" and even "Firefly"... got me thinking that this style of dress warrented special attention.

Honestly, imagine how wonderful the following looks might be with the right sci-fi accoutrements:

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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2009, 06:32:00 am »

Oh you just had to go and do this. Now I really need my camera. I'll take a stab at the western look.
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2009, 06:42:21 am »

Steamwestern:
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2009, 06:43:29 am »

Must....buy....brown leather chaps...Chaps that'll fit me well (but what are the chances of that if I don't get it custome made?).

It'll be like....WeirdWest steampunked (or is wierdwest already steampunk? I assumed weirdwest was just western + scifi).
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2009, 06:43:44 am »

I've always had a thing for Mal's boots... Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2009, 06:44:45 am »

It'll be like....WeirdWest steampunked (or is wierdwest already steampunk? I assumed weirdwest was just western + scifi).
Not sure what the phrase was so, inventor that I am, I just made one up. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2009, 06:45:37 am »

I think it is an awesome idea with many possibilities. Some of my more recent ideas have been leaning in that direction. But that could just be from the Clint Eastwood marathon that seems to be going on lately on one of the cable stations. It especailly lends itself to a the tomboy type such as myself and would allow me to use the three pair of cowboy boots that I love to wear.
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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2009, 06:46:13 am »

My problem. If I went western. I'd go western. I'd need revolvers. XD

And yay Clinteastwood movies XD
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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2009, 06:47:10 am »

Someone needs to post a pic of the Doc's rifle from Back to the Future.

A bit of Gangs of New York fashion would also be a good inspiration. They've got the high-rollers and the downtroden in there too, for variation.
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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2009, 06:49:31 am »

http://bttf.wikia.com/wiki/Doc%27s_sniper_rifle
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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2009, 07:12:18 am »

It'll be like....WeirdWest steampunked (or is wierdwest already steampunk? I assumed weirdwest was just western + scifi).
Not sure what the phrase was so, inventor that I am, I just made one up. Smiley

That's all good.

>.> I haven't really watched many westerns in my short life...and only, like...1 episode of firefly. The only westerns I remember watching are 3:10 to yuma (the remade version), Appaloosa (lovely story), Alamo and Maverick....

Appaloosa- great costume work too. <3
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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2009, 07:28:47 am »

Ladies, Gents, et al,

Captain, I'm already there. I've already mentioned elsewhere that I've got a lot of Western wear, and the right guns, holsters, an original 1887 Winchester lever action shotgun...Oooh, I am soooo there...mix and match..what fun!
I always thought an excellent scene in a movie would be;

An impeccably attired British gentleman steps down from a stagecoach onto the dusty streets of a Southwestern American town. A half-drunken cowboy comes through the bat-wing doors of the saloon and spies the gent, and immediately starts laughing at his attire, saying things like "Well, look at the dandy..ain't he a daisy?" etc. Soon he has five of his compadres chiming in, and when it gets to the point where they decide to "make the dude dance," and start firing at his feet with their revolvers, our stalwart gentleman very calmly and deliberately pulls a .455 Webley from a shoulder holster. The cowboys scatter, and begin firing wildly at him in earnest. Still unflappable, left hand on hip in correct shooter's stance, as bullets whiz by within inches of him, he carefully aims and fires, and dispatches them, one by one. He then turns to the ( inevitable..every Western town has one) old coot/prospector type staring open-mouthed from the porch of the stage office, and says something like, "I say, old chap, would you be so kind as to tell me where one might find a spot of tea hereabouts?"

I've had that scene in my head for years.
This could be the start of something fun...

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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2009, 07:51:25 am »

I think you forgot the part where he gets blown away. But maybe thats just me. Go America XD

Then again I'm a fan of the crazy drunkard guys being good shots. Like the old spaghetti westerns where the main characters are just unbelievable gunsligners.
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« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2009, 02:44:12 pm »

Ladies, Gents, et al,

Well, it's just a scene...I thought it amusing. In real life, there was almost never the "classic showdown" type of gunfight that one sees so often in the movies and on TV.  * Notable exception-the shootout between W.B. Hickock and David Tutt, July, 1865.*  Real gunfights usually involved a lot more running, ducking, rolling in the dirt, hiding under wagons, etc. As to our dapper gent, I think the reception "English Bob" received in "Unforgiven" pretty much says it all. "The Duck of Death"- heehee.

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« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2009, 03:53:20 pm »

Can't believe you left out Zoe, Capt. Brandsson!

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And I've always loved the outfit of the lady on the left...

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Too bad that I'm pretty sure it's impossible to lace a corset decoratively like that without damaging it...
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« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2009, 04:17:15 pm »

Can't believe you left out Zoe, Capt. Brandsson!
Didn't want to hog the conversation, m'am.
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« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2009, 04:36:07 pm »

I'm putting together a steampunk cowboy outfit myself. Well, a steampunk silver miner turned airship captain. Something like that.


And here's an image of the real Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid, with the Wild Bunch (from left): the Sundance Kid, Will Carver, Ben Kilpatrick, Harvey Logan (Kid Curry) and Butch Cassidy.
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« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2009, 04:46:16 pm »

I've been contemplating just what direction I would take for a SteamWestern outfit, and I think that it's going to be a chance for me to get a more casual, likely "tomboyish" outfit in.

thinking something like this.. though possibly with pants
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« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2009, 04:52:22 pm »

I've been contemplating just what direction I would take for a SteamWestern outfit, and I think that it's going to be a chance for me to get a more casual, likely "tomboyish" outfit in.

thinking something like this.. though possibly with pants
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Can I get the link to the product info, please? Those boots are awesome. Smiley That's actually really funny because right before I got to your post I thought "I should do some Polyvores for this sort of look..."
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« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2009, 04:54:59 pm »

I've been contemplating just what direction I would take for a SteamWestern outfit, and I think that it's going to be a chance for me to get a more casual, likely "tomboyish" outfit in.

thinking something like this.. though possibly with pants
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Can I get the link to the product info, please? Those boots are awesome. Smiley That's actually really funny because right before I got to your post I thought "I should do some Polyvores for this sort of look..."


If I had the product info yet, I would share. So far, I'm just finding pictures >_<

and polyvore is blocked from work....
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« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2009, 05:15:16 pm »

If I had the product info yet, I would share. So far, I'm just finding pictures >_<

and polyvore is blocked from work....

Whoops, I misunderstood, sorry dear! I thought that was one that you made, not one that you'd found. Well, now I have to go find those boots, that's that!
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« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2009, 05:41:40 pm »

If I had the product info yet, I would share. So far, I'm just finding pictures >_<

and polyvore is blocked from work....

Whoops, I misunderstood, sorry dear! I thought that was one that you made, not one that you'd found. Well, now I have to go find those boots, that's that!

Good luck, love!
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« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2009, 06:27:03 pm »

Mr. J- of our crew does a Steamwestern look:

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If you look closely, his raygun can be discerned hanging from his belt in a left-handed crossdraw position.

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« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2009, 06:50:19 pm »

If I had the product info yet, I would share. So far, I'm just finding pictures >_<

and polyvore is blocked from work....


Whoops, I misunderstood, sorry dear! I thought that was one that you made, not one that you'd found. Well, now I have to go find those boots, that's that!


Those boots remind me of the ones that I wanted to go with my wedding dress. They were more expensive then the dress and the dress wasn't exactly cheap so I just couldn't justify buying them. (Side note: I ended  up wearing pink high top Chuck Taylors much more practical  Cheesy)
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Back on topic for anyone interested or inclined to do so I found a pattern for western pants that are for both men and women. Or at least both patterns come in the same package always a bargain.
http://www.lafnmoon.com/california_pants.htm

Here is the corresponding shirt pattern.
http://www.lafnmoon.com/victorian_shirt.html

The saloon girl.
http://www.lafnmoon.com/saloon_girl.htm

The female sharp shooter
http://www.lafnmoon.com/cowgirl.htm
and another variation not so western but still kind of neat for the tomboy type.
http://www.lafnmoon.com/110_ladies_sporting_costumes.html

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« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2009, 07:05:31 pm »

Garingling, you would look absolutely ravishing in one of the Ladie's Sporting outfits shown in that last link!
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