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preview: Steam Punk Dress... by Kat-Nicholson preview: Steam Punk Dress... by Kat-Nicholson
So here's a sneaky peaky preview at a long-running project that my super-talented mother and I have been working on together for a past few months... actually, since Christmas I believe! .. a steam-punk costume, designed by me and made by mum, featuring an up-cycled skirt (the patterned material) and a made-from-scratch blouse/underskirt.. sorry for the crappy phone quality picture, mum took this with her phone camera when she came over and dropped it off. :)

When I have more time I'll try it on with my goggles:


and use my proper camera to take some clearer pictures. I'll have to work out what to do with my hair too... - and come up with a name/back story for the character! ;)
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:iconglassesofneondoom:
GlassesOfNeonDoom Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Wonderful design! =D
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks :)
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:iconglassesofneondoom:
GlassesOfNeonDoom Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Not a problem. ^^
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shayfifearts Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh man, that looks like so much fun! I seriously need to learn how to sew...
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
yeah you and me both! Although I don't think I could ever achieve anything this amazing.. she didn't even use any patterns or anything just made it straight off! ... such a clever lady! :)
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shayfifearts Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Man, it takes a special kind of talent to be able to do that! Tell your mom she's awesome lol
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
I shall, thanks :)
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:iconhuy-truong:
huy-truong Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Wow! Cool! :)
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
cheers hunny :)
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:iconthemanateelover:
TheManateeLover Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
so cool :)
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks :)
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RazzieMbessai Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Holy fabrics Batman! Your Mum did all that from scratch?? :omg:

Wow, you both did an awesome job - now I dare you a packet of cookies to wear it to AutoAssembly! :plotting:

I can't wait to see the "proper" photos... :eager:
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
yep, she's a clever bean.. even made the blouse and underskirt from skratch!
AA.. d'ya think that's really a wise choice? .. I mean of all shows I attend this probably fits in there the least... and they draw more than enough attention to us as it is w/making us go up on stage an' all....
... what kind of cookies? o.O
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RazzieMbessai Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Chocolatey ones Cap'n! I'm trying to hunt out the ones with white chips, just for lulz :lmao:

I feel your pain, I got summoned up front at BotCon and everyone dared me to make Thundercracker next! :eager:
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
:D mmmmcookies! ^_^
can't make any promises on the costume tho.. it takes up a lot of room and we'll be traveling public transport! ;)
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Melancholy-Minds Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
That's a great outfit-- the pattern on the skirt is especially nice!

I think hair parted on the side with some side-swept bangs would look nice with this outfit-- and since you don't have bangs at the front you could instead pin your hair to the side with an ornamental hair-clip that matches your costume. :)
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
that's a nice idea! I certainly need to look out for some grip or clasp or something..
it was the pattern on the skirt that gave me the idea.. it was in a charity shop and it was about 4 sizes too big but I HAD to do SOMETHING with it :D
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Melancholy-Minds Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I can't blame you for wanting to breathe life into such lovely fabric! Sometimes I really wish I could use a sewing machine, ha ha.
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
I know right? I bought one months ago and haven't even dared takeitout of the box yet x.x
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Melancholy-Minds Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Oh yeah? I think you should definitely try it out when you have the time-- it's a useful skill to learn!
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
yeah i know i should.. -.- .. Need to tidy up my studio to make some room for it first. :3 lol! I bought a portable dvd drive about the same time to rip aload of cds and install manga studio (my mac mini has no cd drive, well done apple!) but i haven't even broke that out yet either -.-
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Melancholy-Minds Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Aw, don't worry-- you've had a lot going on lately, I'm sure! You'll find the time once things settle down a bit. :)
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
yeah i hope so :) thanks hun:)
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TheWolfWithinMe Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your so pretty! ~ :heart: This outfit looks great, such skill with..everything! Your mummy is a wonderful seamstress :3 Will you be wearing this outfit to any con's by any chance?
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
awh bless you, thank you. :) - I've thought about wearing it to MCM since they have a steampunk section there.. but I don't know.. I don't know if I have the guts to wear it in public! :X we'll have to see :D
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:iconthewolfwithinme:
TheWolfWithinMe Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You really should ^.^ Lots of people will love it :3
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks! It's already got over 40 likes on facebook which i think is more than anything elses i've posted! Lol... Certainly seems popular :3
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:iconskaramine:
Skaramine Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Draws well enough to be full-time pro, pretty enough to be a model!
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
hehe.. I am a full time pro.. but a model I aint! ;) thanks a lot for the compliment tho :)
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:iconskaramine:
Skaramine Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww... you are pretty tho!
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
:blush: thank you :)
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:iconqueenyproductions:
QueenyProductions Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Writer
It's so pretty!
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you!! ^__^
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:iconleemo626:
Leemo626 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Filmographer
this is looking flippin'm amaze-balls!!

well doooooone!!
>w<
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks! Although the well done should be mum's really!! she did all the hard work! .. I just scribbled then let her stick pins in me ;)
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Leemo626 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Filmographer
haha!! awesome! >w<
well then, nice one mummy nicholson! :D hehe!
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
:thumbsup: :)
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prinnylover101 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
nice. will you also be having those fancy guns?
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
nah, I don't think so.. I'm more of a bow and arrow type person I reckon ;) lol .. haven't quite decided yet :D
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:iconendorell-taelos:
Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   General Artist
Beautiful outfit! :la:
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks hun! :)
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:iconendorell-taelos:
Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   General Artist
Heeey. would you have an eBook read or Kindle device by any chance? if so would you be able to test something? :eager:
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
hey hey! I have an iPad, will that do? :)
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:iconendorell-taelos:
Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   General Artist
does it read eBook files and PDF? :)
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
urrm.. I think PDF it does, not sure about ebook but I can try! what's the skinny? :)
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:iconendorell-taelos:
Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   General Artist
:lol: What's the Skinny.. I will note you.
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
got it! :D
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:iconhalquinsmirks:
HalquinSmirks Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   General Artist
Very Pretty! :love:
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:iconkat-nicholson:
Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
:hug: thank you! :D
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RomanovMT Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Awesome outfit.
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