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« on: December 16, 2018, 08:51:03 am »

Hello! I am doing a competition that involves riding a horse with both you and the horse dressed in costume. I would love to do a steampunk theme, any suggestions on how to steampunk a huge horse? I am experienced  in making horse costumes, just looking for creative ideas on what I can do and what materials to use. Thanks in advance for any help!
von Corax
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2018, 05:19:30 pm »

Waistcoat? Bowler and goggles? White spats or gaiters?You should probably try to come up with something that matches (or co-ordinates with) your own costume.

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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2018, 04:12:47 am »

Maybe make the horse look partially mechanical? I don't know, how calm is the horse? Does it mind being dressed up?

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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2018, 08:43:50 pm »

A mechanical horse would be lovely. 
This is a how to for a mechanical arm and may give you some ideas but obviously you would need to leave the legs free to move.  Here is another arm version with a rods and pistons look.  (second picture down) 
What about craft foam rods and gears attached to vet wrap.  Rub and buff could make the hooves look metallic to match.  If you have ever made armour for your horse that would be a good base for adaptation.
If you want a humorous version make a large key attached to a pillion type arrangement to "wind up" your clockwork horse.

And Pleeeeeeease post pictures if you do the costume, I would love to see it.
Will Howard
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2018, 02:33:24 am »

Perhaps something behind the saddle with a partial steam engine (as if the rest was inside the horse), with a smokestack that actually emits smoke or steam?

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