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Victorian Corset

I did manage to finish a corset (finished except for the flossing on one side.)  I used the Truly Victorian pattern, and it was super easy – largely because I just made the corset to fit my waist, and then picked the size I *wanted* my hips and bust to be.  Inches bigger than my actual measurements, as it happens.  I have always wanted to be more of a curvy girl, and this is the way the actual Victorians managed it!  I’ll be making some hip and bust pads soon.

I’m very pleased with how it turned out!

It’s made out of Faille, with two layers of cotton duck on the inside, and plastic zip ties for bones.

For the present (because it was closest at hand) it’s laced with blue ribbon.  That will probably change.

One of these days, I’ll finish the flossing….

 

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Victorian Zombie Corset

I really, really liked this costume!  It’s weird, because I’ve never been a gory costume kinda girl.  But I had so much fun figuring out to make this work, and it was so different from anything I’ve done before!  I don’t know…I may have to make another gory costume sometime….I have this great idea for fake intestines…..  *shudder*

Anyway, it had a great reception at Steamcon IV.

The finishing touch ended up being this 3D gel blood I bought.  It’s amazing stuff!  You warm it in a microwave, and then apply it.  After a few minutes it sets into the most realistic blood – sort of rubbery to the touch.  You can let it drip, etc, to make it look real.  You can put it on your skin as well – and if you “roll” it off your skin and put it back in the bottle, it’s actually reusable!

I used “Living Nightmare” brand.  I’m going to have to go back and get another bottle for the Steampunk Ghost.  This stuff is wonderful!

These pictures aren’t very good; I had something else on the dummy so I couldn’t show you how it looks on a body.  The color isn’t right, either – my camera is complete crap at capturing true color.  The broken bone shows up better in real life, too.

But overall, I’m super happy with how this turned out.  I want to do MORE gross costuming now!  *grin*

 

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