Engineer Abby Bonifaunt | Original Steampunk design
I’ve been really getting into steampunk costuming these last few months. It’s been a breath of fresh air compared to costuming based off source material. I love the freedom of artistic expression I have while making my own designs. Plus if something isn’t working out in the design, I have the ability to change it. It’s a lot of fun creating a character/design and thinking of what wild story to go with it that really just helps add to the character design in the long run. I’ve been meaning to do more original work, and while this wasn’t the direction I saw myself going, I’m glad I traveled down this path.
This is my latest design that was a personal challenge to myself to create a Steampunk outfit that didn’t rely on corsets or skirts as main elements in the design, and that felt more punky than Victorian. I still wanted a touch of femininity though, so the lace appliqué framing the flowing inserts was the perfect choice.
If you want to see the original design sketch you can see it here: http://windofthestars.tumblr.com/post/36678516461