When you start doing a lot of Burlesque you find that you usually have a costume/outfit or at least enough random pieces to throw something together for a party/club night/costume event. This Sunday is the 'Lust in Space, Fetish Fashion Show' and I decided last week that I since I am unemployed I was actually going to sit down and make myself a new outfit, not for a number but just to wear out and dance in.
So after some consideration about what kind of space person I wanted to be (last year I did Leeloo from 'the 5th Element') and a lot of links and babbling to a friend of mine I decided to do a sort of steam-punk look. My main inspiration was this girl, Kato, who was brought to my attention by a friend of mine (Hear that Graham? I blame you!) as well as some tribal bellydance looks that I saw at the event I helped host for my mother.
The basic idea was to do a tomboyish type of aviator chick so that I would be a good contrast to Mama's neo-Nazi Lady Gaga costume. We kept joking that if we were in a show together she would be the evil empire and I would be one of the rebels, which I think is a good little comparison.
The first thing I did was make a little skirt/bustle, which was pretty simple actually.
Next up was the striped pants that I've been wanting to try for a while, I did a test pattern before I used my real striped fabric (the test pair of pants are the red tights you see in the photo above) because I didn't want to waste any of my good fabric. To get the actual pattern I just ripped up a pair of old blue cotton tights that I had and slapped them down on my fabric.
So there you have it, my first little trip into the world of steam-punk fashion stuff, I will post pictures from the actual night so you can see the finished result which will hopefully look as good as I think it will.