We spent most of the weekend at Phoenix Comicon and we were quite fascinated by some of the cosplay outfits worn by the attendees. Boo and I were especially taken by the Steampunk costumes.
What is Steampunk? The basic idea is Victorian period mixed with advanced technology. Think the old ‘Wild Wild West’ TV show or the new “Sherlock Holmes’ movies. You can go Steampunk.com for the in depth explanation.
The outfits are a great mix of Victorian styles with various fabrics including leather and adorned with metal pieces like gears and clocks. I loved the beautiful pieces found at Corset Story. Other steampunk items including clothing, footwear, hats and weapons can be found at Museum Replicas.
It’s all way cool. Boo and I are thinking about going Steampunk next year. Simplicity patterns were on sale this weekend at Joann’s. Look what we found…
These are all available at Simplicity.com and most likely at your local fabric store. Keep an eye out for sales because they can be pricey.
These are awesome patterns and I am already looking at fabric and color combinations. It should be interesting to see what Boo and I come up with.