Vintage C-GPS (Celestial Global Positioning System). Source.
Really? Steampunk Poison Ivy? This shit is getting ridiculous. What… she waters her plants with a brass sprinkler carried on her back? And ALWAYS with the goggles.
God, this steampunk shit is being overused.
Hey there! Sorry to hear you don’t like my costume. Fortunately for me, a lot of people do and recognize the work that went into it. I was with a large group of highly innovative individuals that did something new with their favourite DC characters.
Oh, and speaking of Steampunk conventions, you hopefully noticed the distinct lack of gears or other unfunctional paraphernalia on my costume. While the goggle are typical, there was a good reason for their addition. As Poison Ivy has always been a botanist, I felt it was a good idea for her to have some sort of eye protection. She works with volatile chemicals on occasion. Also, it helps keep dirt and such out of her eyes as well as disrespectful bullshit such as your comment.
Thanks for playing along!
That costume is GORGEOUS!! And this lady looks beautiful in it. Aaaand, I personally think steampunk is awesome. It’s creative, and could be a challenge turning something non-steampunk into something that is. Bravo Poison Ivy, bravo!!
Getting Started With Steampunk:Good and Cheap
Steampunk from Scratch
The great thing about steampunk is that the aesthetic allows for a lot of DIY. There’s a certain pride at being able to point to a piece of your steampunk outfit and say “I made that. I am entirely responsible for its existence.”
Making your own costume from scratch can be daunting; not everyone knows how to sew, has access to a sewing machine, or has the time or space. Luckily, there are dozens of great tutorials online for making steampunk accessories from scratch at all skill levels.
All of our crew members on the Good Ship Sappho go to school, and most of us have jobs as well. Our free time is not limitless. But you can add handmade accessories to your steampunk outfits on the budget of a college student.
In the photos above, the corset, skirt, and spats were made from scratch. The hat was covered in fabric by me, but I bought the original black hat at a convention. The corset was made with help from an online tutorial, but the spats and skirt were kind of thrown together. The skirt was actually based on a plaid skirt I saw on etsy. I had a good idea of what I wanted to make, and I carefully planned out how to get there.
Corset tutorial This is not a historically accurate pattern, but it is a lot easier to use than most paper patterns.
Leg warmers/spats This is not the tutorial I used to make my spats. These spats will not follow the curve of your ankle. Instead they will look more bulky.
Flamenco skirt Some steampunking required
Boot covers This is similar to how I made my spats
Goggles from scratch No metalworking required. These goggles are made from scrap leather and mason jar lids.
Easy Jabot You know, that lacy thing gentlemen would wear around their necks. This tutorial is not historically accurate.
Knickers (The way this tutorial is set up may make it hard to follow)
Spats for high-heeled shoes
Petticoat (warning: more complex.)
No Sewing Required
Hat Made from cardboard. Very fragile.
Goggles from scratch No metalworking here, these goggles are made from mostly cardboard.
How to make craft foam look like metal This is how we made Captain Kieran’s arm.
Things I learned from making the skirt and spats:
-spats have to be made to fit over one specific pair of shoes, or several pairs of VERY SIMILAR shoes as best.
-you always need more trim than you think.
-I am really bad at sewing invisible zippers.
These guys always have great outfits. You should follow their blog for fab tutorials, photos, and tidbits about their steamsonas.
Dr.Jules Telescope Ring.