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.