Hey, folks! 😀
I can’t believe that it’s a week until Thanksgiving, which means only about a month until Christmas!!! 😀 I can’t WAIT…I just ordered a lot of 50 doll shoes on Aliexpress to paint up for the Rockette line in this year’s Christmas Spectacular, and I’ve already started on everyone’s Christmas party dresses! 🙂
For now, though, I’m super, super psyched to present a project that’s been in the works for several weeks now……..
………….a Steampunk Fashion Festival! I had SO much fun experimenting with different steampunk looks, and at the end there will be a poll where you can vote for your favorite, and which look you’d like to see a tutorial for! 😀
First up, we have Cerise, who I made to represent one of my favorite steampunk influences, aviation technology. Aviation is near and dear to my heart, since my late grandpa built several small passenger planes over his lifetime. I’ve also adored Amelia Earheart since I was a wee lass, so I tried to incorporate all of the things I love about aviation into one outfit for Cerise.
The goggles are my favorite part, but honestly, how could I forget Cerise’s signature pop of red? 😀
If you’d like to see how to make these goggles, be sure to vote for Cerise in the poll below!
They even look pretty cute on her face! 😛
But I think I prefer it this way. 😉
Next up, we have Sirena, who I wanted to represent the iconic technology that most people think of when they picture steampunk. Actually, I only live about an hour away from Thomas Edison and Henry Ford’s Winter Estates here in Florida, and I’ve been there a few times. It’s amazing to see how many of Edison’s experiments and unfinished projects are still lying around, untouched!
I really loved the overall feel at the Edison home, with all of the wires, tools, and projects mixed in with objects from everyday life, and I wanted to capture that technology in Sirena’s look. When I was first thinking about using Sirena, I remember wondering how I could adorn her tail, since I love her original chain skirt-type piece. I finally settled on brass wire, to harken back to men like Edison who created so many amazing things with simple materials like these. 🙂
I loved making her goggles sooooo much! 😀
Next up, we have Robecca, who’s pretty much the original steampunk Monster High girl. 😉 I’ve loved her style for a long time, so I knew that I wanted to create a fashion look especially for her. In the end, I settled on a classic, western-cowboy-saloon girl-type look. I enjoyed making her pick-up skirt SO much, and adding the chains was my favorite part!
Finally, we have one of my (debatably 😉 ) favorite dolls EVER, Scarlet Starling! This look was actually inspired by a sentence that someone said in a sewing competition I participated in a few years back. I don’t even remember what this dress itself looked like now, but I remember someone saying that “That dress looks like a pink, steampunk Elsa!” I guess that stuck with me. 😉 All I really remember about that dress was that it had a lovely mix of pink and black, and I decided to incorporate that into a look for Scarlet.
My favorite part was definitely making the black velvet gloves….so if you’d like to see a tutorial for those, be sure to vote for Scarlet in the poll below!
She is SO ridiculously photogenic. I love her face SO much!!!!!! 😀
Okay, folks, now it’s decision time! Let me know with this poll which girl’s look you liked the best, and I’ll do a tutorial on whoever gets the most votes!
I hope you enjoyed!!! 😀 Feel free to let me know in the comments if you’d like to see more posts where I share my more fashion-forward doll outfits! 😀