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rhapsody101
05-11-2010, 01:08 AM
So at A-Kon this year I was very excited to find out that we have a masquerade as well as a steampunk ball! I raided my closet for possible costume to wear and came across my "Burlesque Babe" costume from last year.

http://www.buycostumes.com/Burlesque-Babe-Adult-Costume/60564/ProductDetail.aspx

Does anybody have any advice on quick ways to transform this costume to something appropriate of a steam-punk Ball-Dress?
(I already have a few steam-punk accessories, pocket-watch etc,)

I was thinking about removing the top part completely and keeping the bottom as a skirt, adding a long black (perhaps puffy) skirt underneath it, and finding a corset of some sort for the top. But that dosen't seem to be enough... because one of their rules says " A wrap or shawl always adds to the appearance of a dress without shoulders." so I'm assuming I need my shoulders covered?

Narnian
05-11-2010, 11:57 PM
You could wear a shirt (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_YoZJxx9gSOQ/SQs9gKN7S8I/AAAAAAAAA44/VENXh8CK6CU/s400/Sepia%2BSteampunk.JPG) underneath the corset like the girl in front, just make the skirt more frilly. You could wear a mini shrug (http://sdweddinginsider.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/wedding-bolero-shrug-1.jpg), as I call it, over the corset as well. Either of those would look really nice.

juusanbantaigrr
05-12-2010, 06:58 AM
^ what Narnian said, and I'd also add a pair of boots, something like these (http://www.sheplers.com/i/p/045/045549/045549_89_p1_600x600.jpg).

And definitely add the skirt underneath the overskirt. It'll look just right that way :D

alterationsbyem
05-13-2010, 09:36 PM
add a cute shirt under it and make a simple skirt for under the current skirt and I think you would be golden