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Author Topic: Victorian and Steampunk Crossdressing  (Read 52675 times)
Dr von Zarkov
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« Reply #100 on: May 09, 2010, 02:25:41 pm »

May I suggest these appropriate accessories?

lorgnette
hand fan
parasol
pendant watch
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« Reply #101 on: May 12, 2010, 02:08:37 am »

I am so late to the party.

You look great, Alex! And it's nice to see such an accepting community. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Though I always did see SteamPunk as being gender equal. Considering how many lasses wear trousers.

That being said, I am mixing male and female fashions for my first steampunk outfit. So...I'll be half crossdressing, I suppose one could call it.
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« Reply #102 on: June 04, 2010, 03:30:04 am »

I hereby present a show I worked on this past year, The Importance of Being Earnest Typically Lady Bracknell is often a man in drag and we stuck with that convention. Bracknell was played by a good friend of mine and he certainly made for an intimidating dame. With hat on he was nearly 7ft tall and I never checked but probably at times about 5 feet wide.

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« Reply #103 on: June 04, 2010, 03:47:28 am »

He looks fantastic!
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« Reply #104 on: June 04, 2010, 06:19:17 am »

That is just *spectacular*! My heartiest compliments to your costumer and make-upper! The details are really quite stunning.
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« Reply #105 on: June 04, 2010, 06:35:27 am »

Here is a photo of one of the amazingly dressed crossdressers at SPWF. I'm fairly sure that the person on the right is a gal, although she towered over me even when she was wearing low shoes. They made a towering and fabulous pair. There was a third the posse but I don't have a photo that individual.



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« Reply #106 on: June 04, 2010, 07:36:44 am »

oh this takes me back. My first full two weeks of high school, everyone thought i was male until my little sister visited after school one day. That being said, I am a very androgynous individual.
case in point:



Because I have a very boyish figure, it is actually hard for me to look feminine most of the time, I really have to work at it. But it is always interesting when people call me 'sir' at work and I reply with a very feminine 'yes can i help you?'
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« Reply #107 on: June 04, 2010, 10:06:36 pm »

Interesting look, Ms. Bordello: seems very early/mid-1970's New York No-Wave music scene. Somewhere on the Patti Smith/Richard Hell/Tom Verlaine axis, in the combination of the hair, bone structure, and general style.
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« Reply #108 on: June 05, 2010, 05:08:51 am »

Why thank you. And yes, Patti was one of my inspirations.
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« Reply #109 on: June 13, 2010, 08:19:22 pm »

My goodness, you look absolutely fabulous!
I myself would love to do a somewhat feminine yet still cross-dressing ensemble though, being a very curvy female, I find it to be a slightly difficult goal to achieve. I do say you do absolutely wonderful.
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« Reply #110 on: August 07, 2010, 06:11:06 am »

oh this takes me back. My first full two weeks of high school, everyone thought i was male until my little sister visited after school one day. That being said, I am a very androgynous individual.
case in point:



Because I have a very boyish figure, it is actually hard for me to look feminine most of the time, I really have to work at it. But it is always interesting when people call me 'sir' at work and I reply with a very feminine 'yes can i help you?'


Reminds me of myself at 15 and younger when I was frequently thought to be a long-haired boy. Guy's clothes, no makeup, just-got-out-of-bed hair... but then I got my hips. Now people just assume I'm a lesbian. Wink Doesn't help that my best friends always turn out to be bi-sexual girls, so people just think we're going out. Tongue
I prefer dude's shoes and tops. I'll wear girl's pants (wore men's until about 16) and of course undergarments from the women's section, but I'm in men's everything else 90% of the time. I'm making a men's styled waistcoat at the moment and unrepentantly criss-cross over from the men's to the women's section while shopping. You'll never get me into a dress or overtly "girly-girly" styles. I'm uncomfortable in them. I don't consider my fashion to be cross-dressing, but I do think it blurs the lines of gender, which I am totally fine with.
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« Reply #111 on: August 09, 2010, 04:47:57 am »

Absolutely stunning!  You are extremely talented!

The whole ensemble is incredibly tasteful.  I can't wait to see your next creation.
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« Reply #112 on: August 26, 2010, 11:20:51 pm »

I myself am androgynous, both in figure and mentality, I'm physically male, but I have a fairly thin figure and very slight curves. But what I'm wondering is if it is possible to pull of an androgynous steampunk look due to the fact that Victorian style clothing tends to have very clear cut gender roles. For example, waistcoats and trousers for men, and corsets, petticoats and dresses for women. I prefer myself to wear loose fitting clothing, and I like a more mechanic style look, but I was wondering if anyone had any ideas to pull off an androgynous look with steampunk looking clothing?
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« Reply #113 on: August 27, 2010, 01:05:00 am »

I prefer myself to wear loose fitting clothing, and I like a more mechanic style look, but I was wondering if anyone had any ideas to pull off an androgynous look with steampunk looking clothing?


You might consider a very full pair of "plus fours" leaning toward the "cycling costume," with a semi-fitted coat.

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I think one, with care, could look entirely androgynous in such an outfit. The mechanic aspect could be brought in with a toolbelt of some kind.  If you want to push the feminine a bit, add a fluffy bow cravat.

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Delicate short boots with a bit of a heel:

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I'm intrigued by androgynous fashion myself, and would love to see someone do this outfit.  If you don't, I might have to!
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« Reply #114 on: August 27, 2010, 09:43:30 am »

I'm intrigued by androgynous fashion myself, and would love to see someone do this outfit.  If you don't, I might have to!

I will give it an attempt, I will begin a resource hunt then get building this outfit.
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« Reply #115 on: August 27, 2010, 11:19:59 am »

I'll try my hand at it. I have quite a few items that would fit the bill lying around (doing live theatre does pay off quite a bit) I think the only thing I might have trouble locating is a decent belt for the time period.
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« Reply #116 on: August 27, 2010, 02:34:15 pm »

Hurrah!  I look forward to the results. Smiley
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« Reply #117 on: August 27, 2010, 11:51:43 pm »

I think all of us need to have a go at it, we'll all look different from one other. Why? Well because everyone's different and different clothes work differently
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« Reply #118 on: August 28, 2010, 01:33:57 am »

My main problem (aside from having no spare money for clothes) is that I have a womanly middle-aged figure, so it will be a real challenge to disguise it through costume.   Huh  I'm likely to just look dumpy.

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« Reply #119 on: August 29, 2010, 04:47:30 pm »

androgyony is a hard look to pull off,
oh this takes me back. My first full two weeks of high school, everyone thought i was male until my little sister visited after school one day. That being said, I am a very androgynous individual.
case in point:



Because I have a very boyish figure, it is actually hard for me to look feminine most of the time, I really have to work at it. But it is always interesting when people call me 'sir' at work and I reply with a very feminine 'yes can i help you?'

But you seem to have mastered it.
 there is some thing special about the look, which i do find attractive
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« Reply #120 on: August 31, 2010, 05:58:00 am »

why thank you.
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« Reply #121 on: September 02, 2010, 05:02:50 pm »

I am accumulating some items for the Sporting Gentleperson outfit.  My planned garments to include: Plus fours; waistcoat; button-down shirt; gaiters over sadly modern shoes (I can't afford special shoes); tie (haven't decided what style); straw boater, low tophat, or other cap; walking stick; possibly eyeglasses.

It will probably be quite some time before I finish construction of all the garments.  I'm going to try for a portly silhouette to obscure my matronly figure.
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« Reply #122 on: September 03, 2010, 07:24:16 am »

May I suggest instead of a button down, if you can find a slightly ruffled neo victorian shirt, it would hide the profile a bit better, as well as looking quite nice with a plain vest and waistcoat. If you can find a fluffy cravat that would work well also. I think a boater hat would look the best.
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« Reply #123 on: September 03, 2010, 05:10:07 pm »

Thank you for the suggestions.  I think I will go with the fluffy cravat.  Smiley  The boater might be the only thing I have to invest real money in, the rest I think I can find at the thrift store, or make.
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« Reply #124 on: September 03, 2010, 05:22:02 pm »

You all are wonderful, and so extremely inspiring. I loved reading through this thread. I myself am female, but I absolutely adore blurring the gender lines. I have an idea for a steampunk outfit (my very first!) that I hope to complete before Halloween/my birthday. I just found the perfect steampunk bag at Goodwill a mere half hour ago, and it was too good to not scoop up. I also found a lovely necklace and bracelet a while back that I think is wonderfully suitable. The only problem is, I want to genderbend -- I'd be overjoyed if I could find a good waistcoat and trousers and a pocketwatch. I'm just worried that the purse/necklace/bracelet will clash too much with the more androgynous outfit I have in mind and won't tie in well. Thoughts, anyone?
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