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Steampunk Characters & Costuming

Postby PrettyPrincess » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:52 am

So I figure we need to share some chromatographs here!
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Re: Steampunk Characters & Costuming

Postby PrettyPrincess » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:57 am

In June I was in a steampunk-flavored version of the Wizard of Oz in a community theater production. I was the Munchkin coroner, plus the beautician in charge of Dorothy's Emerald City makeover. I got to design my Munchkin costume, which was pretty cool. Plus the corsets I wore in the show were all mine (they didn't have anything in the costume shop that could contain me while singing and dancing)!

Me as the coroner, with my death certificate scroll:
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The Barrister, Mayor, and Coroner:
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Me and my favorite Tree/Winkie/Jitterbug:
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My cute girl and me in Emerald City costume:
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My son, the flying monkey(you can't see it, but he had a jetpack on):
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Our Glinda, she and I got hoop skirts:
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I have a shot of TinMan, running between scenes:
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My final Emerald City costume - we tried 2 different hats and 2 different corsets, plus we had to take that dress in to make it fit right:
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I was accosted by a Winkie Guard! Eek!:
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Re: Steampunk Characters & Costuming

Postby Atomic » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:12 pm

Completely dead, was she?
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Re: Steampunk Characters & Costuming

Postby Mark N » Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:26 pm

Wonderfully creative concept and great costume. It is also good to see you share your passions with your children.
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Re: Steampunk Characters & Costuming

Postby PrettyPrincess » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:47 am

I even got a gem encrusted magnifying glass to examine the feet... I also got the neato job of putting Dorothy's ruby steampunk boots on her feet in the magic scene. My kids were also dance soloists, as members of the Lullaby League and the Lollipop Guild - my son got a lollipop taller than him.

http://www.heraldextra.com/entertainmen ... b41d7.html

That link shows the promo photos of the cast leads, the Dorothy boots are so cool. And my daughter had me sew her a duplicate of our Dorothy costume...

Now, I demand other steampunk photos!
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Re: Steampunk Characters & Costuming

Postby Jabberwonky » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:22 am

PrettyPrincess wrote:I even got a gem encrusted magnifying glass to examine the feet... I also got the neato job of putting Dorothy's ruby steampunk boots on her feet in the magic scene. My kids were also dance soloists, as members of the Lullaby League and the Lollipop Guild - my son got a lollipop taller than him.

http://www.heraldextra.com/entertainmen ... b41d7.html

That link shows the promo photos of the cast leads, the Dorothy boots are so cool. And my daughter had me sew her a duplicate of our Dorothy costume...

Now, I demand other steampunk photos!


Great pictographs! I'd have loved to have seen the play. I'd oblige with stereo-graphs of my own, but my dwarven chromatograph is quite fussy.
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Re: Steampunk Characters & Costuming

Postby DinkyInky » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:10 pm

So, my wee one dressed as Young Captain Jack Sparrow one year. After we went out and pillaged the town while he shamelessly flirted with the wenches, we went to a friends house where he posed with his Pumpkin. The very talented 'Chopmaster Adonis over at the InkTank Studios forums made this for me:

Step one:
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Step Two:
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Goggles and Gears and Death Rays, Oh My!

He says he'd love to do this for real some day if I could find him a nice pair of proper sized goggles and make him a proper toolbelt. I even have the right scent for him to wear while taking over the world: Tesla from ZOMG Smells.

Right now I'm busy attempting to turn him into the World's Only Consulting Detective. Who ever would have thought it'd be so difficult to find Houndstooth Wool Tweed(He also wanted to use it as a Winter Coat). I had to get costumers fabric, and I don't think it will work beyond the costume.
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Re: Steampunk Characters & Costuming

Postby Mark N » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:09 am

DinkyInky wrote:So, my wee one dressed as Young Captain Jack Sparrow one year. After we went out and pillaged the town while he shamelessly flirted with the wenches, we went to a friends house where he posed with his Pumpkin. The very talented 'Chopmaster Adonis over at the InkTank Studios forums made this for me:


Goggles and Gears and Death Rays, Oh My!

He says he'd love to do this for real some day if I could find him a nice pair of proper sized goggles and make him a proper toolbelt. I even have the right scent for him to wear while taking over the world: Tesla from ZOMG Smells.

Right now I'm busy attempting to turn him into the World's Only Consulting Detective. Who ever would have thought it'd be so difficult to find Houndstooth Wool Tweed(He also wanted to use it as a Winter Coat). I had to get costumers fabric, and I don't think it will work beyond the costume.
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Dinky, you have made a wonderful life for your spawn and self. Nice pics.
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Re: Steampunk Characters & Costuming

Postby DinkyInky » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:01 am

Thank you. Every day is a challenge and a blessing. It's not the easiest thing in the world, but I want him to enjoy life no matter what. There are days I don't think I am giving him enough, and wish I could give more. I try to instill in him all the good bits of what my parents did for me while growing up, and add a few good bits of my own.

I don't PC candy coat the facts either. I just had a conference with his teacher, and she told me she had to modify her lesson plans and the way she teaches everything because of his matter of fact manner. He questions things and states it matter of fact that "something is wrong, how it is wrong, and what is the right way", and now all of the students do this.

His friends want to be Power Rangers and Angry Birds. He want's to be Sherlock Holmes. How cool is that? My wrists of course are already rebelling, but I wouldn't change it for the world.
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Re: Steampunk Characters & Costuming

Postby Geek_on_call » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:11 pm

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Re: Steampunk Characters & Costuming

Postby DinkyInky » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:32 am

Geek_on_call wrote:Steam Lantern ?
I'm still trying to get Adonis to Steampunk my wee one's RGB pic because it would be interesting to see where his mind takes the idea.
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