What to wear to Euchronia - links and websites

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Posted: Wed, 08/10/2008 - 12:04

Thought I might just start up a thread focusing on Steampunk/Victorian fashions in particular, for those interested. I've added a few links, please feel free to add your own!

here's a handy index on steampunk outlets:
http://www.geocities.com/steampunkfashion/index.htm

another index on Victoriana fashions:
http://www.costumes.org/history/100pages/victlinks.htm

Posted: Thu, 09/10/2008 - 22:57

Oooh lovely!

I just did a little bit of looking about for in depth information and history of bustles and found a couple of good sites - Truly Victorian has a lot of details on different periods, and there's some basic information on Fashion Era :)

Posted: Mon, 20/10/2008 - 18:14

http://missphilomena.themortalmoon.com/images/08-09-05/

This lovely woman did a simple bustle taping instruction that is amazing. If you need to see detail just click on the pics to make it bigger.

Posted: Thu, 06/11/2008 - 23:51

Thought I'd offer up some sites that I've found both places to buy and get inspiration from:

Firstly here's a website with a huge amount of links for clothing and accessories:

http://etheremporium.pbwiki.com/Clothing%20and%20Costuming
Aether Emporium

Sites to buy from:

http://www.thedarkangel.com/index.php
The Dark Angel
Some great clothing here, male and female.
It's also based in New Zealand so while the dollar isn't fairing brilliantly it's still above the NZ...just.

http://www.springhillmercantile.com/
Springhill Mercantile - Louisiana's Best Cowboy Action Shop
Has a great range of cowboy, frontier and various other things like that.

Sites for inspiration:
These places won't ship to Australia, but they're great for inspiration.

http://www.larp-fashion.de/shop/clothes-c-22.html?osCsid=2a4a48fd6773720...
LARP fashion.de

http://www.bruteforceleather.com/scripts/default.asp
Brute Force Leather - These guys have provided something for steampunk bank Abney Park, fascinating range of clothing / accessories they have on this site, though unsure whether it could actually get posted / made in time, but still an interesting site.

http://www.thehcc.co.uk/main.htm
This site has a really annoying interface in that all pics open in a new window, but there is some good information through this site going from Early Medieval through to Late Victorian

I'd also recommend throwing; LARP at a search engine as it can be good inspiration (LARP stands for Live Action Role Playing)

Posted: Fri, 05/12/2008 - 10:48

Rose Chong Costume Hire has lots of Euchronia type stuff for inspiration or hire. They're not cheap though. The website is no good you need to go in and look around. If you take pics of what you want it'll speed up the process. Get in early the good stuff gets booked up quick and the best days to go are wed, thur or fri morn.

Posted: Mon, 08/12/2008 - 18:21

Wonderful suggestions!

For those of you who are still mulling it over or are running out of time for costuming and don't want or don't have time to find something new/secondhand/don't want to clog up your wardrobe with something you may never wear again [ha!], you may find one of the many costume hire places such as Rose Chong around Melbourne to be a lifesaver. There is actually one very close to my work in the CBD too, on the corner of Hardware Lane and Little Bourke St - 1st Floor, The Costume Factory. They have a huge amount of stuff - a lot isn't in the best condition though and you may have to dig to find something special, but they literally have *thousands* of costumes.

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