Saturday, October 13, 2012
I love to design Steampunk clothing for cosplay, everyday wear and just in general, Victorian/Edwardian. This is where my passion lies and what I would love to put together for other Steampunk lovers to be able to purchase and wear. While there are a good amount of “vintage” clothing not many provide much of the 1800/1900s style.
What most people don’t is that so much time goes into making Steampunk clothing but it also is finance consuming. There is also a lot of extra small things like belt buckles, buttons, straps, lace, snaps, etc that go into the details of Steampunk. They don’t usualy just have one, they have a least a few of these elements incorporated. Bustles and long skirts ususally use about 6-7 yards of fabric in which the money would go into buy fabrics, tools used to make Steampunk corsets, and the materials mentioned above.
Fabrics can cost from $3 a yard to $13 a yard, lace can run from $4 to $15 in which I’d love to provide good quality product and not just the cheapest of what I can find. Steampunk cosplayers and lovers alike love to find the best wardrobe to add theirs!