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Making a Victorian/ Steampunk Bustle

Making a Victorian/ Steampunk Bustle

A Victorian Bustle is simply a dress train that was tacked upward toward the hips. Over time this became exaggerated until it was the fashion. However, it’s difficult to source or create a dress with that much fabric hanging off the back in a modern setting. The solution is to create a detachable bustle that […]

Creating a Victorian Bustle Pad

Mid to Late Victorian Era gowns were graced with a bustle, and while the profiles may have changed, the most famous and instantaneously recognizable is the backswept narrow profiled bustle. This means that the dress, usually very long, had its train swept up and tacked to the butt of the gown, creating a poof of […]

Creating An Embellished Victorian Gown

This entry is the first in a series for building a Steampunk or Victorian costume, but you may, if you wish, use the technique described for any kind of dress, including a wedding gown, bridesmaid gown, or prom dress. It is cute, easy, cheap, and just adds a bit of flare. Most women have a […]

Creating a Victorian/ Steampunk formal woman’s gown costume

Steampunk has been all the rage for the last few years, building up a huge fan base even among other fandoms and communities. Being a cos-player, I have always been impressed with historical accuracy, creativity, and detailed work, but I operate on a budget. I wanted to come up with a great costume, at a […]

Making an Appa Towel-Monster

Maybe you love crafting and sewing. Maybe you’re a hard-core Avatar: The Last Airbender cartoon show fan. Maybe you really want to make a unique holiday gift for your favorite grandchild, neice, or nephew. Or maybe you just love towels with hoods on them. Whatever the case, this is a quick and easy sewing project […]

The Mysterious Stranger Costume Build; Part 8: Shoulder guards

In honor of Halloween…This is the final piece of your costume!!  Yay! SHOULDER GUARDS: Materials: package of small balloons (can be purchased at dollar store, walgreens, etc. tons of newspaper or brown paper bags white glue or wood glue (sturdier) 2 small bowls resin two heavy duty lengths of cord about three inches in length […]

Mysterious Stranger Costume Build; Part 7: Gorget, or Neck Armor

This piece is the round plate that fits over the breastplate and wraps around the neck. In the claymation, this piece of armor is solid, however, when I attempted to make a solid piece, it strangled me, so I found another way of doing it that looks solid, but is flexible enough so that you […]