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Unread 08-30-2012, 07:52 PM   #1
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Steampunk Sailor Moon

Ok, so I have a costume I've been working on and I love it and I think it's great. However I've been second thinking myself of how it could have something added to be more...steampunk but still capturing the look of Sailor Moon.


That's the best front shot I have. I was thinking maybe a brown underbust (not a corset cause my top is already a corset) and maybe white spats on the shoes? Any suggestions would be very helpful and thank you in advance.
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Unread 09-01-2012, 10:16 PM   #2
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Right now it doesn't seem steam punk..... Def needs more gears n chains and brown.... Mayb dirty it up
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Unread 09-02-2012, 01:01 AM   #3
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I wouldn't just throw gears, chains and browns at it (steampunk can have all the vivid colors you want honestly). What I do suggest is maybe adding little things here and there, like maybe use the blue fabric like your skirt to do the apron front like some Victorian dresses and then edge it in lace. Get some gloves for sure, long white ones just like Sailor Moon wears, but maybe fingerless. Then, to punk it up some, make her wand but in a more steampunk style. I do like the idea of spats, or you could get the Victorian boots that are black and red that look like a spat is already over them sort of. That's all just my two cents.
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Unread 09-04-2012, 03:46 PM   #4
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The intrinsic point of steampunk is thinking about your character, then thinking about how to alter them so their powers/armor etc would work off of steam while bending towards schools of victorian fashion.

Since SailorMoon doesnt particularly have a lot of moving parts, your accessories will be the biggest parts of the "steam punk" genre.

for example - check out this "sailormoon steampunk locket" http://siplbunny.deviantart.com/art/...et-7-190585584

some concept for a steampunk SM: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lz...2fnuo1_500.jpg

Hope that is helpful! I look forward to seeing your project!
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Another thing to consider; Sailor Fuku uniforms are based on Royal Navy uniforms (specifically the ones worn around World War One), so you might want to consider using a Victorian Royal Navy uniform and thinking about how a uniform based on those might have looked? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_N...19th_centuries
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Unread 09-05-2012, 08:40 AM   #6
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I think a nice touch would also be grunge red boots decorated to look steampunk :3


Best example I could find. This particular style probably wouldn't work with boots. But just an example :3
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Unread 09-05-2012, 02:44 PM   #7
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I know this isn't what you're looking for in terms of advice but if you add some peticoats/netting or whatever the the underneath of the skirt when you wear it so it puffs out to almost like a right angle, maybe 45 degrees it will just look so much better in general!
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Unread 09-08-2012, 02:18 AM   #8
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Ignore whoever gave that advice about cogs and dirty and all of that crap. That is NOT what steampunk is, and steampunk should not be limited to that. Cogs have gotten to the point where they're unoriginal and generally serve to look contrived. Steampunk is so much more than cogs and brown and all that BS. What you want to do for this particular costume is go for a more Neo-Victorian-esque theme.

I would suggest pink and white spats, in the colors that Sailormoon uses. Use high-buttons on the side of them. You can also go for a theme like Princess Sailormoon from the liveaction PGSM has (a lace petticoat underneath the skirt). I would say to stay FAR AWAY from the brown underbust corset. If anything, what you need is a better quality corset than what you are wearing in that picture - a white overbust with steel boning. You can then do what you wish with it.

The collar should be retained. I'm not particularly fond of the way that collar looks because the braiding looks cheap.

Everything else looks fine to me.
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Unread 10-07-2012, 02:10 AM   #9
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