SacAnime (9/2/17). I'll go through the
items I used to put this look together:
1. First, a petticoat. You can't see it, but that's what makes the skirt billow out. Without the petticoat, the skirt would just hang limply. You can purchase petticoats online, or upcycle the underskirt/petticoat from a thrifted prom/quinceanera/bridal dress.
2. Next is the skirt in a pewter taffeta. I upcycled this by adding gray venise trim and black grosgrain ribbon at the bottom of the skirt.
3. Then there is the tie-on bustle in a pewter pintucked taffeta with beaded trim and fringe. No Steampunk outfit is complete without a bustle! I make and sell these lavishly trimmed bustles in my Steamtorium shop on Etsy.
The model wore black heels with this outfit, but you could also wear ankle boots. Just remember to put your shoes on before you put on your corset! (Bending over to put on your shoes in a corset is near impossible - or very painful at the least!)
4. You can see the model's black overbust corset peeking out under the jacket - you could also wear a camisole, or a combination of underbust corset with a camisole or a blouse underneath.
5. The unlined pewter jacket was upcyled by adding steampunk buttons from my stash.
6. No Steampunk outfit would be complete without layers of accessories! Choker and matching earrings, bracelet, long beaded necklace, studded belt, wrist cuff and teacup holster. I make and sell the Teacup Holsters and Wrist Cuffs in my Steamtorium shop on Etsy. I also sell patterns if you want to sew your own Teacup Holster in fabrics to match your favorite costume.
7. Topping it all off is a mini top hat decorated with more of the venise trim and yards of netting.