View Full Version : Steam-punk Ballroom dress?

05-11-2010, 02:08 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.


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?

05-12-2010, 12:57 AM
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.

05-12-2010, 07:58 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

05-13-2010, 10:36 PM
add a cute shirt under it and make a simple skirt for under the current skirt and I think you would be golden