One of the things about Steampunk is that it borrows heavily from Victorian Wear, so even though your converse are brown and tan leather, they may not work well for the character we’re talking about here.
Jake is an adventurer, first and foremost (at least he claims to be), so what I would suggest is to go for an adventurer look. He would most likely be raiding tombs (haha) and running around a lot, so I would suggest durable-looking, comfortable shoes. Typically boots. They don’t have to be expensive, you can always find a pair that looks more expensive than it is - and be sure to look for sales in department stores and Goodwill. With Summer coming up, many stores are trying to clear out their winter selections - including boots, blazers, jackets, you name it.
As for his attire, I’d say keep his personality in mind when designing a costume. What screams “Jake English”? A great thing to do is to keep it to the color scheme he has, since it helps establish his character.
My Dave and I based his design on Dave’s Plush Suit, and my John outfit came about from his God-Tier Blue scheme (and John just screams Paperboy Hat to me for some reason).
As I said earlier, Jake prides himself on being an adventurer, so keep rips and tears in mind when designing the outfit! Or even a little dirt here and there! This is an outfit that you can have fun with. Hell, if you pull the cards right, you might even be able to incorporate his jacket in your design.
If you’d like to hear my ideas, I can see him in:
brown/tan hiking boots [prefereably knee-high] (although if your converse look enough like boots they may work)
an unkempt dress shirt (you can probably paint his skull on the breast of the shirt above the heart, or make a pin and pin it there)
work gloves (tan, brown, or a forest green - up to you on what works better) - can be fingerless or not
mining/digging goggles of a sort (not because “all steampunk needs goggles” but because as an adventurer, he would actually have use for them)
Black/Brown/Tan trousers or knickers - since he grew up on an island, he might prefer the latter since they go up to the knees
Green Jacket - probably rolled up with his shirt
After describing that I had to sketch something up, so have my 5-minute doodle with color splashed quickly in photoshop:
Also, I would advise designing some pistols that look steampunk-inspired. I wouldn’t advise just getting fake ones and gluing gears here and there. I’d suggest getting fake ones - toys, models, airsoft guns - spray-painting them bronze, and maybe using some tool to etch a neat little design. (reverse that last sentence) Jake loves his guns, so I would assume they’re cleaner than he is. XD
Yeah, this went on longer than I expected - hope it helped though!
I realized I lacked of these so if you post any of them please reblog and I’ll check out your blog
- Doctor Who (pleaaaase)
- DOCTOR WHOOOOO
- Harry Potter
- Fruits Basket
- Unusual Hetalia pairs
- Unusual Homestuck pairs
- Fullmetal Alchemist
- Attack On Titan
- LEVI x HANJI (I don’t mind Eruri but Ereri is just nope sorry)
- Funny stuff
- Did I mention Fruits Basket and Doctor Who?
- Art too
- Pastel aesthetics
- Pretty clothes
We’re hounding for the pictures that were taken (goodness we could not walk five steps without getting a picture taken - I was astounded!) and would greatly appreciate it if y'all messaged one of us with links to the pictures. I’m tracking the MegaCon, Megacon 2012 and MegaConStuck tags, so if y'all can’t message us, be sure to tag with these! ^o^
Reblog if you like:
Three days grace
Thirty seconds to Mars
Dan and Phil
Sword Art Online
Shingeki no Kyojin
First of all, I would like every male wearing a fedora to punch themself in the face. Those things were never cool and never looked good on you. Thank you. Uh, also a notice to all of you steampunk people out there. Uh, look, I really appreciate all the time and craftsmanship that goes into those costumes, and those cool ray guns you’ve got, but look. There’s a lot of machines missing gears out there right now. Poor, defenseless machines with no gears. For Pete’s sake, put ‘em back, steampunkers. All right, now, Browncoats, in the crowd, where my Browncoats at? Oh, Browncoats, that’s right, listen up. Your Firebug show is never ever coming back. Just calm down. Pretty sure that show Castle is the spiritual sequel. Oh yeah, this one isn’t so much a rule as it is a question: can anybody explain Homestuck to me?
Whoowee!! Fun time at ALA this year. Thanks to nick nacks photography on Facebook and insta, I got a bunch of amazing pictures. Had fun meeting everyone, hopefully I’ll meet a bunch of new people at my next con too!