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Unread 06-04-2012, 08:40 PM   #31
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I personally play with reds and browns. I do "get" that bright colors are completely fine I personally prefer the muted colors because, well, I'm not going for any sort of historical accuracy. I generally do the whole thift store run for the base of the outfit and then add/create details as I find them at other shows/cons.

I enjoy the idea of having to explain off the medals I have or any other details if asked. If you want to use neon. . .it's doable. I mean I used glowsticks in a water gun to give a gun a more "Mad Science" sort of look. so maybe that could work for you?
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Unread 06-21-2012, 12:02 PM   #32
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I wear whatever color I want when I do steampunk. One of my steampunk personas is a mechanic, so she wears more muted colors, but if I had an aristocratic character I'd be wearing bright colors! I work at a costume shop, and I've put together some absolutely gorgeous PINK PINK PINK!!!! themed steampunk outfits.

I will say, however, that if you wear a lot of neon orange/yellow, you'll look more like Nerfpunk than steampunk. But that's my personal opinion. XD
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Unread 06-21-2012, 12:15 PM   #33
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I used a teal accented wih like a silvery pink for my corset and it turned out beautifully. I wouldn't use neons but I think color is fine.
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Unread 06-21-2012, 07:41 PM   #34
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I am planning a Steampunk outfit that will be mostly Pink with either black or purple as the other colors or both. I am doing this for a special project that I hope will be up and running soon called Cosplay for Cancer.
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Unread 06-21-2012, 10:02 PM   #35
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I get tired of browns and grays
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Unread 06-22-2012, 01:07 AM   #36
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I get tired of browns and grays
OMG, I have to agree! I see more brown and red than anything. And while I myself and guilty of using those colors, I do like to use other colors as well.
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Unread 06-22-2012, 04:58 PM   #37
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i use lots of red, black, white, blue, and brown with my steam punk vests. the leather jacket that i wear with all of my steam punk stuff is completely black with brown antique stains. right now im working on sewing a steam punk patriotic vampire tail coat. its going to be stained with coffee, but right now it is red, white, and blue.
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Unread 06-25-2012, 06:54 PM   #38
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i use lots of red, black, white, blue, and brown with my steam punk vests. the leather jacket that i wear with all of my steam punk stuff is completely black with brown antique stains. right now im working on sewing a steam punk patriotic vampire tail coat. its going to be stained with coffee, but right now it is red, white, and blue.
"Patriotic Vampire" what the Smeg is that?
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Unread 06-28-2012, 02:08 PM   #39
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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Vamp maybe.
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"Patriotic Vampire" what the Smeg is that?
it was a concept i came up with on my own. it was about this monster hunter type guy who was looked up at by his country (America) and so a group of vampires got really ticked off at him for killing their family and they turned him into a vampire. now that he's a vampire, he wants revenge from those who turned him into one. really, the only reason i called it a "patriotic" vampire is because the under vest i made for it had a really old looking red, white, and blue pattern on it.
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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Vamp maybe.
surprisingly no (although i am freaking dying to go see that right now )
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Unread 06-28-2012, 09:19 PM   #42
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surprisingly no (although i am freaking dying to go see that right now )
Let me know how it is. The previews I was really turned me of. Then again I have a history background, and maybe carried out of the theater because of that.
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Unread 06-29-2012, 08:33 AM   #43
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Let me know how it is. The previews I was really turned me of. Then again I have a history background, and maybe carried out of the theater because of that.
yeah i read the book and it was great. they made it really fit in and seem like it really was historically accurate (although we all know, it was not).
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Unread 07-01-2012, 11:05 AM   #44
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Here is twist on the original subject...how often do you see patterned material in steampunk? The more complex the better and how about plaid? I know Victoria made plaid fashionable before she made black fashionable. And Victorias were mad for patterns just as much as color. Around the time of the American Civil War, just after I think they introduced a new look, Polka Dots.
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Unread 07-01-2012, 05:56 PM   #45
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Here is twist on the original subject...how often do you see patterned material in steampunk? The more complex the better and how about plaid? I know Victoria made plaid fashionable before she made black fashionable. And Victorias were mad for patterns just as much as color. Around the time of the American Civil War, just after I think they introduced a new look, Polka Dots.
funny you should say that, none of the steampunk stuff that i make is just one color or design. i always make sure that its either like black and has gold swirls on it, or black with red stripes, or (as the one im working on right now) red, white, and blue with starts on the stripes.
Im guessing though that the polka dots would be used more for women's dresses. the plaid of course could easily be used for men, especially anyone wanting to do something more "southern" Steam punk.
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