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Black Steampunk Costume – Huntress

Do you like hoods?  I love them – and up to this point, I have made far too few of them, lol!

You probably recognize parts of this dress.  This is my “Belladonna” skirt – which I designed and first made waaaaaaay back in 2013.  It was my first ever Steampunk clothing design!

Since then, it’s been my alltime most popular skirt.  I’ve always offered a short-sleeved Gothic Victorian shrug to match it – but I’ve been trying to design and make a wider variety of styles this year.

So here is my “Steampunk Huntress” costume!

If I made this hooded shrug as part of my regular line, I’d make two small changes.  The first would be invisible!

You know how hoods like to slide off your head?  Unless a hood is lined with velvet or suede, it does this.  In the middle of this year, I had an epic idea to fix this.  All my future hoods will be trimmed, on the inside, with a bit of black velvet ribbon.  The velvet gives the hood just a bit of grip – so it won’t slip off.

The second change would be in the sleeves.  I like the way the ones in these photos look – but I think they would be just as cute if I made the shoulder and arm from one piece of fabric (the black rose jacquard).  I would still do the striped ruffle at the bottom, and the sleeves would take much less time (and thus be cheaper) made this way.

I made just one bolero like this, in size Small.  It’s posted for sale here (in my Etsy shop.)  Then the rest of the costume is posted here.

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Steampunk Pirate Costume – Airship Minx

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My “belladonna” skirt is I believe the #1 skirt I make which makes me think of pirates.  So it’s the one I wore here.

Steampunk Pirate Costume

The sleeves are completely one-of-a-kind.  Each time I design and make something new, it gets a “cuteness to cost ratio” based on how long it takes to make it, vs how cute it looks!  Lol these turned out cute, but waaaay too time consuming, so I will not make them again.  Instead I’m working on a new similar design that is both cuter, more flattering, and takes less time to make, so I’m able to offer a better price.  ^.^Steampunk Pirate Costume

Steampunk Pirate Costume

The pirate hat in the photos is also a handmade creation.  I’ll hopefully get a few made and posted in my etsy shop soon!

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I made just a couple of these and sold some over Halloween – but I still have a couple left, and the costume can also be custom ordered.  It’s available here.

Steampunk Pirate Costume

Jewelry by my sister, Vixen’s Delight.

Victorian Lace Wedding Dress – Lady in Blue

One of my resolutions this year was to reduce the “waiting for pictures” dresses sitting in my stock room!  Can you believe I made this skirt and shrug in 2014?!

Victorian Lace Wedding Dress

This is one of my more practical designs.  It hitches to knee height – because dancing is important! 😉  I took all these pictures with the skirt at full length, however.  If you want to see the hitched look too, check it out on etsy.

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Do you like the hat?  It’s a new style I’m excited to add into my shop – at a customer’s suggestion.  It starts out as a big Kentucky Derby hat – but since I’m me, I must hand shape it so that it has my signature pointed front.  🙂

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The end result is more fun than historical – but I love the way it looks with my Victorian satin wedding dress.

Victorian Lace Wedding Dress

One final note – if you look closely, you can see spots on the skirt in the photos.  That’s because it started raining on us, the instant we got to the park and were ready to start taking pictures!  Lol New England is like that – the weather report will say 0% chance of rain right up to the moment the sky opens up and starts spitting out rain drops.

I was like screw it – I’m ready – this dress won’t get ruined if it gets a teensy bit of water on it – and I can re-curl the feathers on this hat.  So we took pictures quick like bunny, before the rain got too heavy for us.

Victorian Lace Wedding Dress

As always, jewelry by my sister.  This set is one of my personal favorites.  You can see it here in her shop.

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Sleeping Beauty Costume – Briar Rose

If you follow my designs, you’ve seen this skirt before.  It is the same style I made for my “Lady Enchantress” fantasy wedding dress, and for my “Dame En Rouge” fairytale wedding dress.

When I made this briar rose sleeping beauty costume, I was going for a more gothic princess type look, and I thought I would keep the corset top as simple as possible to let my new skirt design take center stage.

The back has all these pretty tucks, and it seems a shame to cover them up with a jacket.  🙂

And of course, every gothic princess needs a crown.  This gothic crown is a prototype – the final version is a bit wider, with five flowers along the top, which I find is a bit more flattering to the face.

I can custom make this dress in all sizes. If we switch out the corset for another style, I can offer a plethora of gorgeous colors, as well.

The exact dress in the photos is one of a kind.  It is posted for sale in my Etsy shop here.  The crown is also listed for sale here.

Jewelry by my sister.

Green Victorian Dress – Gothic Jewel

Green Victorian Gothic Dress

This green and black gothic wedding dress features one of my new skirt designs.

One of my goals this year has been to make more dresses with full length skirts.  I think I’ve set a new record for time spent drafting new patterns over the last few months!

My sister is modeling the dress in these photos.  She’s wearing a mini fedora bridal hat trimmed with satin ribbon and roses to match the ball gown.

I have satin ribbons to match all my satin fabrics, so if you are ordering one of my gowns, I can make this hat to match.

Do you like the beautiful jewelry in the photos?  You can find it in my sister’s etsy shop.

The one-of-a-kind dress in the pictures is listed for sale in my etsy shop here.

Black Steampunk Dress – Sable Siren

Gothic Steampunk Dress

This black steampunk dress has been a long time coming!  I make dresses in this style fairly often by special request.   It’s my popular “Vintage Diva” bustle skirt – but with an added fluffy ruffle to bring it down to knee length.

Gothic Steampunk Dress

My sister (modeling in these photos) is pretty tall with long legs – so on most people, this gothic dress will be fully knee length.

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Do you like the lovely gothic necklace and earrings she’s wearing in these pictures?  They’re posted here and here in her Etsy shop.

Gothic Steampunk Dress

The corset she’s wearing is from a new supplier.  They are AWESOME corsets – full steel boned, uber curvy, heavy duty, and available in a plethora of styles and color combinations.  They come in all sizes, and can even be customized to measurements for unusual figures.  I’m excited to start offering them in my shop!

Gothic Steampunk Dress

This one-of-a-kind dress is listed for sale here.  And you can purchase the hat in the pictures here.

Gothic Steampunk Dress

Steampunk Costume – Perfectly Purple

Purple Steampunk Costume

I love fun and funky color combinations.  Do you?

Purple Steampunk Costume

Most people would pair this steampunk corset with a black skirt for an easy match.  But with Halloween coming soon, I’ve been making a lot of black steampunk costumes.  So I decided to bring out the bright and beautiful colors in this corset when I made the matching skirts.

Purple Steampunk Costume

This outfit can be worn without its matching bolero shrug, but I love the way how the short jacket brings the look together.

Purple Steampunk Costume

And to me, of course, no look is complete without matching hat!

Purple Steampunk Costume

I made a fedora style hat to match this look – but with a mini or full size top hat, I think it would make an epic Mad Hatter Costume.

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The skirt is my “Vintage Diva” pattern, but instead of wearing it with a bustle or underskirt, I put it over a fluffy vintage petticoat.

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Jewelry is by my sister, Vixen’s Delight.  You can purchase the dress here, and it’s matching shrug here.

Purple Steampunk Costume

Steampunk Halloween Costume – Sassy in Red

Red Steampunk Costume

Halloween 2018 is coming on fast!  So my sister and I decided it was time to hightail it to the park and get some new pictures of costume type things.

Red Steampunk Costume

This first set of pictures is me in a Steampunk Halloween costume.  I could see this look working awesomely for a Saloon girl, or a Queen of Hearts with a unique twist.

Red Steampunk Costume

I love making things that match – and this Steampunk mini top hat is no exception.  It’s decorated with the exact fabric and trim from the corset.

Red Steampunk Costume

The steampunk bustle skirt in the photos looks new, but it’s actually a slightly shorter version of the style I’m wearing in this Gothic Wedding Dress and in this Steampunk Wedding Dress.  The jackets covered up the bustle-y cuteness in my previous sets of photos.  I’m still tweaking the back design to make it perfect, but I’m very pleased with how this skirt turned out.

Red Steampunk Costume

I do believe this dress makes an awesome addition to my collection of deluxe Halloween costumes, don’t you?

Red Steampunk Costume

The jewelry i’m wearing in these photos is handmade by my sister, Vixen’s Delight.

Red Steampunk Costume

I made only two of these dresses.  If you would like to make one of them yours, you can purchase it here.

Red Steampunk Costume

Fantasy Wedding Dress – Lady Enchantress

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – pattern drafting is oh-so time consuming!  So when I decided to make a line of fantasy wedding dresses, I started by making new versions of my existing designs.

Fantasy Wedding Dress

Do you recognize the dress jacket in this medieval style gown?  It’s my “Victorian Vixen” jacket, plus a hood, and long elegant sleeves.

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I paired the jacket with my newest skirt design – inspired by a blend of Medieval, Victorian, and Rococco styles.

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When I make this Medieval wedding dress custom to measure, I’ll recommend that we switch to a single point in front on the jacket – like this one.  There are beautiful Venice lace appliques at each hip, and they are all but hidden by the front of the dress jacket.

Fantasy Wedding Dress Fantasy Wedding Dress

Do you like the forest green in the photos, or would you want this wedding dress in a different color?  I can craft it in a lot of gorgeous shades – burgundy, all-black, brown, purple, and more.

Fantasy Wedding Dress

This one-of-a-kind fairy tale wedding dress is posted for sale here.

Fantasy Wedding Jewelry

And as always, jewelry by my sister, Vixen’s Delight.

Fantasy Wedding Dress

 

Fantasy Costume – Elven Enchantment

Elven Wedding dress

Hey look… I’m an elf!  This is a fantasy costume I made YEARS ago, that has been sitting in my closet all this time because I didn’t know what to do with it!

Elven Wedding Dress

You see, fantasy dresses aren’t really my focus.  And I tend to stay pretty busy with my Victorian/Steampunk stuff, without much time left over for drafting a whole new line of different patterns.

Elven Wedding Dress

I made this fantasy wedding dress for a collaborative project, and since I didn’t have  plans to ever make another, it went in the back of my stock closet.  But this year I’ve been trying to branch out, and make new styles of dresses.

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I had bought myself elf ears for a fairy festival we attended earlier in the year.  On a whim, I tried on the wig in the photos, the ears, and dug the dress out of the closet to see how it would all look together.  I saw myself in the mirror, and was like OMG – it’s nearly perfect for an elven wedding dress!

Elven Wedding Dress Elven Wedding Dress

I can’t exactly duplicate this dress for a custom order.  It is one of a kind!  But I do have plans to make a replacement style, which will be part of my line of fantasy ball gowns coming in 2019.

Elven Wedding Dress

The dress in these pictures is posted for sale here.

Elven Wedding Headdress

The jewelry is by my sister, Vixen’s Delight.

Elven Wedding Jewelry

 

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Fairytale Wedding Dress – Dame en Rouge

Fairytale Wedding Dress

Do you like red?  Personally, I love it!

Fairytale Wedding Dress

My fantasy wedding gowns tend to be bold by design – but when I make one in red, it really stands out!

Fairytale Wedding Dress

This is a brand new style for 2018.  I’m adding more long skirts into my wedding dress designs.

Fairytale Wedding Dress

This bridal gown looks straight out of a Fairy tale, with its alternating fabrics, and elegant drapes.

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The jewelry I’m wearing in these photos is handmade by my sister, Vixen’s Delight.

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Would you like to own this Fairytale Wedding Dress?  It’s completely one-of-a-kind (made to test my new patterns), and available here.  I can also make a similar one to-measure.  I’m making a small tweak to both the skirt and the jacket for the final version of the design.

Fairytale Wedding Dress

Gothic Wedding Dress – Sapphire Splendor

When I first saw how beautiful this Gothic Victorian wedding dress had turned out, I almost confiscated it for my personal costume collection!  I love the bold swirl patterns against the bright blue backdrop of the dress.

The Victorian hat I’m wearing in the photos is a brand new style.  I had a special request for a larger, over-the-top style of hat – and when I made the custom hat for my customer, I was inspired to make another one for my store!

This dress is a re-imagined version of one of my designs from 2015- with a brand new skirt and hoop underskirt for a more elegant, Victorian silhouette.

I can custom make this dress in a few more colors.  I offer black, red, and royal purple in addition to the blue shown.  I also make a damask fabric version which comes in more colors.

The dress shown in the photos has sold, but you can contact me on Etsy to purchase your own gown custom made to your measurements.

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