And the RT Preparation Begins

And by that I mean putting together my outfit for Cirque du Punk (I already had all the travel arrangements booked, tra la). Today I started looking at my closet figuring out what I did and didn’t have for my costume.

As it turns out, I have quite a lot thanks to my SF writing career and habit of going to cons. I have a lovely set of pewter granny boots, a brown coachman’s hat, steampunked goggles, a dark brown silk underbust bustier trimmed with dark red and gold ribbon, my choice of two white blouses to wear underneath, and a wonderful copper choker that I made when I first started my Etsy store and no one has purchased. Well, sucks to be them because I’m taking it back.

That leaves a skirt, jacket, and accouterments. I just bought a rather nice pattern for cancan/saloon girl/etc. wear that will allow me to construct a bustle skirt and matching jacket, and my local Hancocks is having a sale in a few weeks so I can run amok finding the appropriate fabric. Even better, I found some truly awesome Nerf pistols at Target that I will be steampunking up for my outfit, and I may well bat my eyelashes at the leatherworker in the house to make me a set of holsters. Still have to figure out if I want to wear bloomers or just tights underneath, and in that case whether or not I want a slit in the skirt (I’m thinking yes), and I can’t decide between lace gloves or fingerless leather driving gloves. Decisions, decisions.

Also, a parasol — yes or no? Granted, it would interfere with drawing the blasters, but I do like a good parasol.

About Nicola Cameron

Nicola Cameron has had some interesting adventures in her life -- ask her sometime about dressing up as Tietania, Queen of the Bondage Fairies. When not writing, she wrangles cats, makes dolls of dubious and questionable identity, and thanks almighty Cthulhu that she doesn’t have to work for a major telecommunications company any more (because there’s BDSM, and then there’s just plain torture...).

Posted on March 5, 2016, in Conventions. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Sounds wonderful! I feel like abandoning work and coming with you. Sure the boss and patients would understand…well the ones WITHOUT dementia….;) xxx

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