Tag Archive | costume

This is my headless Mysterious Stranger costume. It’s kind of hard to see but the upper half is entirely made out of plastic and Clay, and is a suit of armor mirroring the French style. The costume is a representation of the claymation character the mysterious stranger, from the claymation movie made in the 80s […]

Some of my cos-play creations over the years. @simonalkenmayer has been bugging me to post these. All my best photos seem to be on other people’s phones, so I don’t really have them. The top two are I have a dress I made for Dickens fair, The central one is the costume I was commissioned […]

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 […]