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PostSubject: Steampunk Newbie   Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:54 pm

Ok so being new to all this i got a pattern to make a victorian outfit, its a little experienced for me, so im planning on taking my time with it.
but before i spend a fortune on the fabric id like suggestions.
Is it appropriate? colours? accessories etc
Thankyou guys
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PostSubject: Re: Steampunk Newbie   Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:57 pm

Definitely not pink!

Browns maybe, some nice cream-tones. Possibly greens (bottle green maybe) or rich reds/maroons.

Maybe have some brocade too.
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PostSubject: Re: Steampunk Newbie   Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:03 pm

lol tbh, what Jester said really ^^ those are the really traditional steampunk colours, but you can always go outside the box a bit with the colours if you like.
I use alot of black and white in my steampunk outfits as well, makes them look very victorian too.
Ofc, if you meet hardcore steampunkers they might be very picky -.- which is always annoying

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PostSubject: Re: Steampunk Newbie   Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:01 pm

Picky steampunkers are the ones corroding the hobby.

I'm going to undermine all their crap with my pre-victorian steampunk. (Look up Warmachine/Iron Kingdoms) and you'll see what I'm thinking.
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PostSubject: Re: Steampunk Newbie   Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:09 am

don't forget - people think that victorians were all black, white and grey - they weren't. at this time, with the empire expanding into india and africa, bright colours were the rage with the nobility, and bright oranges, purples, and green, imported from across the empire were a great sign of status. a dress like that, probably the young daughter of a rich business man, would have been practically a very expensive gift wrap - the brighter and more attractive the better.

While i personally don't really care for the pink - would make you look like a marshmellow - theres no reason why it shouldn't be that color
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PostSubject: Re: Steampunk Newbie   Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:42 am

lol thanks for the input people.
I wasnt planning on using Pink at all, its simply what the pattern producers have used.
I was thinking a deep Burgandy or the Taffeta green i used on my bustle.
Something like that anyway.
Thankyou xx
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