Yep, Steampunk Pirate Cat-Girl. All in one. Because I can, that’s why!
The Swashbuckler’s Ball is next month, and I’m hoping to go. Why? Because Abney Park’s going to be there! Since I apparently only get to go to one (or less) cool things a year at the moment, I’m really crossing my fingers to go. Hopefully I can sell some goods to fund the trip! 😀
Pirate – Because of the obvious.
Steampunk – Abney Park is Steampunk. Also pirates. With an airship.
Cat-Girl – because I will always work a pair of kitty ears in when I can! 😛 No, seriously, I have to be told not to wear ears out grocery shopping. I love cat-girls, nya!
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Meet Lucy! She is my duct-tape dressform, made with a combo of paper tape (base layer, duct tape, and metal tape (top layers). She’s stuffed with the stuffing of a giant pillow and plastic bags (FINALLY, I found a use for the plastic bags that have been slowly taking over the house!), and has a sturdy (I hope!) plastic hanger with swivel hook in the top (It was easier than trying to make a removable base).
The bustle skirt is made almost entirely out of chopped-up clothes (pants and a dress) and vintage trims; The vest-type-thing is the top bit of the dress I hacked apart. The brown top I found at a thrift store, same for the lacy winter (flannel!) underskirt, which is pinned up in front to place the bustle straps. Tights are my signature pink stripes 😀 I’ll either be wearing my knee-high lace-up Docs with heels, or my cute little brown Loli lacy pumps… I can’t decide which yet. I’ll probably haul both pairs up to Portland with me.
Here we have a sneak peek at my new leather kitty ears – this is a new pattern! My older ears were more realistic, having been drawn from a (very patient) real-life cat. This time I was going for more of an anime-style ear, so I messed around trying out different patterns for a few days until I got the shape right. These babies are wet-molded, dried, and ready for rabbit fur and other super-special treatments! I’m making two personal pairs, and I thought I’d make a few extra to sell 🙂 Everyone likes my cat ears when they see them, but I never have any in stock! This time I’m prepared 😀
(Yes, there are pen marks on the backs of some of the pieces. It’s going to get covered with fur or another leather. I don’t believe in wasting leather just because of some pen marks – that’s just wasteful and inconsiderate.)