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Monday, July 4th, 2011
10:25 pm
Great Costumes For Groups!
These group costumes are the perfect way for you and your friends to bring the party to the party! Turn dressing up into a Halloween event to be remembered. Group costume ideas bring cooperative fun and style to your social network, family, or group of friends. When you dress up with your friends in Peanuts Costumes, you'll have something big in common: a love for the comic strip that became a global favorite. It's so easy to create a meaningful bond with friends and loved ones with a group Halloween costume. Kids and adults will love transforming individual costumes into a group costume display that will get lots of attention. Here at FantasyToyland.com, we have the best group costumes out there, so start browsing now!
Sunday, August 23rd, 2009
10:03 pm
SALES POST: plus sized corset for sale...46" laced tight
a friend of mine owns this corset, but it doesn't fit me or her. she gave me permission to sell it for her. the measurement around the waist is 46" tied tight with no space in the back. it has shoulder straps that can be removed if you wish. the style is similar to the Dark Garden Sweetheart Victorian with straps seen here.

front pic (i would say at least a C cup or a D cup could fit into it)

back pic

more info and pix at my journal
x-posted quite a bit
Monday, October 27th, 2008
11:11 am
ok i just have to say
studio foglio has got to be the BEST store to order from. i ordered these goggles last week (on wednesday), sent them an e-mail panicking to be sure they were here on time, and they said they deliver on thursday so it shouldn't be an issue. well...i, of course, have no faith in the USPS, so i was already looking at alternatives. well...the goggles came in today and they are unfuckingbelievable!!!!!!!!!! they're perfect! and they come with my very own arch-nemesis. i would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for stuff like this.

thank you to kukla_tko42 for suggesting them.

x-posted a bunch of different places 'cos i'm all excitamafied!
Monday, October 20th, 2008
4:09 pm
ok i feel like i should know this...
where can i find goggles? like the really kool ones that i've seen everywhere that are attached to headbands? i need them for a costume and i'm at a loss.

Saturday, October 11th, 2008
10:18 pm
DIY Brooches

Got these on sale at Jo-Ann's for 40% off. I took my jewelry plier and snapped off the loops on the top. Glue some pin backs to the back of the pendants and voila, got brooches.

Now as soon as the glue is seasoned and set. I will take a file to the top of the pendants to smooth it out.
Thursday, October 2nd, 2008
10:19 pm
Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
11:38 pm
A Finish

Made this for the costume I'm wearing for my girlfriend's Halloween wedding. I took a mini straw hat form and sewed tulle and flowers to the hat. I chose a very soft tulle from the gift wrapping tulle in the bridal section of Michael's.
Friday, September 26th, 2008
10:18 pm
Some helpful hints
Just want to post up some helpful links to videos and such:

First off, The Aether Emporium and its huge catalog of clothing and costume links.

And of course, the Brass Goggles forum. (edit: which is apparently down right now).

Also, ThreadBanger is one amazing DIY video site that shows you how to make many a rad thing. They have plenty of 'toots' for things that could easily be steampunked, things that already are, and lots of every day neato tutorials, too. They recently had "Steampunk Week" where they featured (you guessed it), Steampunk fashion and accessories. This video will show you how to make a simple steamed up guy's shirt, and a saucy Steampunk lady's ensemble (they reference tutorials from other shows, but I assure you, they're worth looking for, because you never know what other awesomeness you'll find. If you don't want to look, ask me and I'll look for them for you;)!

More suggestions:
~Get a vest at a thrift store or (if you're unlucky like me, and live in a town where none of the thrift stores have any- or any in your size) find a simple pattern and make your own (I don't have one, sorry).
~Check out the Halloween sections (maybe cowboy or saloon costumes) and horde the cheap stuff!
~~If Steampunk is (or will become) a more than a once-a-year thing, get something you'll wear again (and take good care of it, because most Halloween costumes are only meant to last through the night- through the week if you're lucky, but I've had some holiday stuff that's lasted years with a little maintenance).
~Get acquainted with Granny. She probably has the mad DIY skillz you're looking for (I lucked out with my Gran, and she actually had real frilly bloomers and beautiful petticoats from the old days)!
4:46 pm
Available Now

A friend in Hollywood discovered this in her local Walgreen. I thought it would be very useful.
Thursday, September 25th, 2008
11:02 pm
Meat pies, oh my!

A friend of mine wants to go as the delicious Mrs. Lovett for Halloween.  Her darling gent has agreed to go as Sweeney.  I've no problem with the Sweeney costume - can sew vests with one hand tied behind my back.  Need help on Mrs. Lovett, though!  Specifically, tips/tricks/DIYs for a good bustle skirt (sure I will end up making many of these anyway) and an inexpensive source for corsets or bodices or girdles or *something* lovely to put about her waist.

Oh, and corsets.  We're both very into this idea.  Assuming one has the supplies, time, access to a basic sewing machine (nothing industrial, mind you, I won't be working with PVC any time soon) and the knowledge to stitch a straight line on said machine, how difficult is it truly to make one's own corset (following a pattern, I suppose)?  Something I've always wanted to try, and have access to a couple of suppliers (farthingales & alteryears) but am spooked by the difficulty level . . . thoughts?

With deepest gratitude . . .

Current Mood: creative
7:27 pm
5:46 pm
Welcome post!
Welcome to steamoween. Help for your Steampunk Halloween.

If you have a question, need ideas, or are crying in a corner because you just don't know what to do next, then post it here!

If you have a tutorial or some suggestions, post them here!

If you have an idea for an event, need an idea for a party, or want to invite people over to your steampunk night of fun, post it here!

Also, I welcome Lolitas, Aristocrats, Villains, Madams, Vaudevillians, and Dandys, because, hey... we're all from the same time periods, right?
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