Devon Dale is a twenty something Vancouverite. When she isn’t being a lady adventurer for hire she is at Venus & Mars selling you corsets, kilts and other steampunkery. She enjoys hula hooping, reading and yoga. When you see her in the store, mention the Doctor and she will squeal like a delighted child.
STEAMPUNK OUTFITS AND COSPLAY COSTUME IDEAS FOR VANCOUVER FAN EXPO 2014
Greetings nerdlings and geekazoids,
Oh my Steampunk Cosplay! We are so excited for Vancouver Fan Expo (April 18 – 20, 2014).
You’re probably thinking “But, Devon Dale, I don’t know what to wear and I don’t want to be the only one without a costume so instead of having fun I’m going to stay home and cry.”
Wait, do not be defeated so easily my cosplay-less friend! I happen to work at a store full of wonder and awe that can fulfill all your steampunk costume needs!
Fortunately for you, Dan (VM’s on-call ninja) stopped by the store last week and we played dress up – which is totally what all thirty year olds should always in their spare time.
We came up with a bunch of steampunk costumes and cosplay ideas for you.
Today we’d like to show you our version of a Goth Steampunk inspired Harley Quinn.
As per the infographic above and the video below, I am wearing a BLACK SATIN PEASANT BLOUSE with a RED WAIST CINCHER on top. I layered a red tutu with a longer black crinoline for maximum poof on the bottom. I’m also rocking a pair of black stripes and lace pantyhose and some wicked ass mid calf steampunk boots.
Check in tomorrow to get an exclusive behind the scenes look at con life and check back on Wednesday for another awesome outfit idea. And.. don’t forget to share this article with a friend and/or comment below.
So I may have become overly excited when we finished the LEATHER CORSET CHOKERS. I mean it’s armour for your neck. Eat your heart out Lucy Lawless.
They lace up in the front (which means the size is adjustable) and clip in the back (which means they aren’t a bitch to put on). One side is leather and the other side is tapestry so they’re reversible. And also if I haven’t been clear it super sexy armor for your neck.
I tried on the WINE LEATHER CORSET CHOKER and I was ready to fight demons, Gods, and evil men. Come to think of it, they also look pretty bad ass for a Steampunk Time Travel Outfit… hmmm…
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I came across an article called “Old-world corsets and gowns define a modern romantic chic” by Mary Frances Hill featured in the Westender in October, 2000. That’s like before smart phones so people still had to use newspapers. You can see it here. I had to scan it btw.
Mary highlights two hot new designers and their shops, Heidi Schmidt from New World (holla) and Sanne Lambert from Venus & Mars (duh). She goes out of her way to praise lace up bodices and Queen Anne collars.
Where am I going with this?
Well, we just made a hot, new fresh batch of wicked sexy QUEEN ANNE CORSELETS (lace up bodices with Queen Anne collars – see what I did there?) and you absolutely need one. Devon’s Super Awesome Wardrobe of VM has three so far but I’m totally going to get myself a fourth one because now they come in purple.
These things NEVER go out of style. They look equally awesome with jeans or crinolines or skirts. You can dress them up or dress them down but ultimately you will look super sexy regardless and they are as comfortable as wearing a tshirt. You need one. What are you waiting for?
Check out some vintage VM QUEEN ANNE CORSELETS in the video below.
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