Lady Sollemnia [Sophie] Verrouiller
Series: Steampunk Fashion
Debut: Dragon*Con 2008
The Neo-Victorian sensibilities of
the steampunk genre are becoming increasingly popular, and I'm going
to just hop on that airship (not wagon... whyever a WAGON?) with the
rest of the crowd.
The theme of the costume is locks and keys, of which I have several pounds
attached to me. And I picked a name, because I'm like that. If you know any French, you'll get the joke.
This has a real, steel-boned corset, the first I've made (all the rest have
had plastic boning and don't really count ^^;), but despite that
it's easy to wear and pretty comfy considering. I'm really
fond of it, there are a lot of tiny details and purposeful
'roughening' of it. I even took a cheese grater to it.
The entirety of the costume is handmade, from the overtrimmed
blouse, to the frayed puffy skirt, and the petticoat underneath
it. I guess the only thing I didn't make was the stockings and
the shoes. Most of the real locks and keys came from ebay, but
a number used in the smaller jewelry came from jewelry supply and
This costume is complete and was worn at Denvention and Dragon*Con
2008. More photos pending.