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Steampunk Fashion: Use of Color Theory and Metals by Windthin

I highly approve of this article on the steampunk aesthetic and the need to still apply colour rules while operating within the genre. ...

Just finished a uni mid-semester test, so I decided I'd have a bit of break and list down all the stuff I wanted to make... so I'd at least have a list. Alas, I have no moneys at the moment, so this is only a list... but I have very strong aspirations for most of them to come true. :)

Behold! My list of crazy ideas!

Three costumes:
#1: Captain Tah'Vraay of "Looking for Group". Seeing as the creators of the web-comic Looking for Group are attending Armageddon this year, I turned my eye to making a costume of one of my favourite characters: Captain Tah'Vraay. (the female pirate in the last two frames of lfgcomic.com/page/117 ) The clothing itself shouldn't be a problem.. and I have discovered a very handy tutorial on making boots from scratch (coz buying those would be EXPENSIVE!) The white wig will have to be bought and then styled, but I'll probably get some good use out of it, so it'll be a good purchase. :) ... the blue skin... :iconserpentinesurrealist: .... help plz? =D

EDIT: HO(ly)SHIT!! please excuse the caps, but... BLACK FAUX-LEATHER BOOTS, KNEE-HIGH, $22!! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! ... *ahem* they aren't perfect for what i need but I thought, 22 bucks, and they're comfy as. ... win. :boogie:

#2: Luna Lovegood of "Harry Potter". The midnight screening at IMAX is gunna be awesome!! I already have the fabric I need to make myself a Ravenclaw robe (coz I always considered myself a Ravenclaw, as opposed to every fangirl who loves Gryffindor). The most important part will be the blonde wig (i'm going to have to start a wig collection =P) ... and of course Luna's trademark radish earrings, Butterbeer cork necklace and Spectrespecs. :) Other than that I just need to dig around in an opshop until I find some suitable grey school wear. :)

#3: Necromancer. I am so pumped for next year's Melbourne Zombie Shuffle, having participated the last two years. Upon some thought I wondered how such a large collection of zombies managed to appear so quickly, and in one concentrated area... then I realised... a necromancer raised them all from their graves. :)
I have still to decide on the design... but if I end up finishing Tah'Vraay (#1) in time... I'll be using those boots. =D Depending upon the weather, I may have a cloak/cape... but mostly I'll be keeping to easily washable fabrics... as I don't want to wreck a good costume and get it covered in zombie blood.
Any suggestions for the design?

Other little projects I've been working on:
** My chainmaille. I've been practising Helm Chain, Half Persian 3-1, European 6-1 and Dragonscale and I'm getting quite good at it, if I do say so myself. *is proud*
** Custom made everyday wear. After customising a pair of pants with electric blue ribbon lacing, I thought, why the hell not? :P My current inspirations are :iconporkshanks:'s creations here porkshanks.deviantart.com/art/… and here porkshanks.deviantart.com/art/…
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: The Bioluminescence of The Night (Avatar)
  • Reading: Magician's Guild - The High Lord

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Mercury-Dreams
Hannah Jade
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
Australia
Current Residence: Earth... not Mercury. :P
Favourite genre of music: Dance and A Cappella
Operating System: Windows
MP3 player of choice: WMP
Skin of choice: The biological kind I grew :P
Favourite cartoon character: Dr. Blight
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LeTrefle Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot for the favourite!
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Mercury-Dreams Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No worries! It's such a practical addition to anyone's gear - and you've decorated it beautifully!
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Nirvanangel Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for the fav c:
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Mercury-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your shaman deathwitch is AWESOME!! I'm trying to get a bone necklace like that for my barbarian druid character... alas, I have not found anything yet.
Amazing accessories for all of it though!
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Nirvanangel Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
I actually made the nacklance myself, none of the items used for it were actually bought. I just collected bones and put them together so I don't think I can really help you with that one..:(
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Sindeon Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
In the name of Sindeon I thank you for the fav!
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Mercury-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
In the name of Jira, a humble LARPer from Australia, you are most welcome! Your sets and costuming are impeccable!
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Sindeon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Thanks a lot :)
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EmperorMossy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heyo! Thanks heaps for faving my Robin Hood: Men in Tights cosplay pic! :D
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Mercury-Dreams Featured By Owner Edited Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Dude, it is incredible! One of my favourite movies and you've done the cosplay perfectly - screen accurate, I'd say! Excellent EXCELLENT work, I tip my hat to you sir! :clap:
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