Steampunk for Japan Expo 2015
First off, I am creating some steampunk armor for the upcoming Japan Expo 2015 in Paris France and have had some major mental blockage as to what to wear with the armor. It will only basically be some shoulder pads and one giant mechanically functional arm/hand made from springs, PVC pipe, wire, etc. similar to Mr. Ivan Owens models. I have been using EVA foam for the armor and it has turned out nicely thus far. I will be using Rub n' buff for paint and I also have several steampunk looking decals to add to the completed costume.
The questions is this, should I go and create a full suit of armor and just suck up the shipping cost for a massive costume or should I invest in some Victorian style clothing to go along with what I already envisioned? Give me your input friends! here are some pictures of the armor thus far.