View Full Version : Steampunk Skirts

12-01-2009, 10:49 PM
I have a Steampunk costume I am working on. Right now the skirt I am using is a short black silk pleated skirt.
But I don't know if it looks the part.

There's a wide variety of Victorian era skirts. Hoop skirts, bustles and all that.
But what's generally seen in Steampunk costumes?

12-01-2009, 11:25 PM
The nice thing about steampunk is that it can go so many directions. That said, if you weren't Scottish and male, short pleated skirts were really unusual for the Victorian period. Unless you've got something else specific in mind, Victorian is a good base to work from.

So! What's your concept? Do you have an image in mind that -would- make sense wearing a short pleated skirt, or shall we start in on the bustles and hoop tutorials?

12-02-2009, 01:22 AM
I've noticed a lot of gold trim is used in Steampunk
And victorian dress style, except with the 21st century idea of modesty.

12-02-2009, 03:32 AM
I think I should post a picture of the rest of my costume. I'll get around to that soonish.
Basically it's a top hat with goggles, a bronze necklace made of clock pieces, a white button up shirt, black gloves, a blue and grey pattern corset and just tights and boots on the bottom.

Organic Armor
12-06-2009, 05:33 PM
Take a look at the Desdemona skirt here (http://www.ladiesemporium.com/store/ladies_victorian_skirts.php)
Love the red one with the gathers. Would that work for you?

12-13-2009, 12:33 PM
It depends on what sort of skirt you want to deal with or that goes with your other peices.
Long ones work

but so do short ones, both close fitting

and more fluffy.

Layering skirts is fun, especially if you have skirt lifters or something like them to add a design element to tie it all together. http://www.etsy.com/shop/ByGaslight?section_id=6267257 (yes these are mine but the concept it self is a very good one. The fluffy pic is a good example of them being used.)

12-13-2009, 06:30 PM
think....old-timey but with modern feels.

the punk aspect is that it wouldn't be strictly normal in that time period, as in... a victorian gown maybe wit the dress hiked up in the front, or a shorter skirt with the rest being a corset and bustley sleeves.