steampunk kids

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Cath Grace 

“These are the Steampunk costumes I made for my kids at my son’s request. The clothes and all the accessories were made by me, out of both new and upcycled materials. My son is wearing wool knickerbockers with brass accents, a cotton vest with steampunk style buttons and accents, a “flame thrower” backpack, a leather eye patch with watch parts, a handmade tie, and a newspaper boy cap with handmade optical attachment. The shoulder armor was made from a brass pot.My Daughter is wearing a Victorian style gown made from wool with an ostrich pleather waist cincher and vintage lace chest ruffle. She has leather wrist-lets that are fastened by vintage keys, and a tiny top hat that has watch parts attached to the net. (The jacket has a little bustle on the back too.) Her little robot dog was hand painted to look steampunk.”

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If only the clockwork could speak
I wouldnt be so alone
We burn every magnet and spring
And spiral into the unknown

Mourning Dove was a concept that got scrapped so long ago, recycled because he didn’t quite fit in how i wanted to.

But it’s a concept i couldn’t let die, so he’s back with a new face for a new story <3

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I had to do it. I had no choice. (I’m so sorry.)

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The other day I posted a photo from my Thrift Store shopping trip.  I needed to build some quick Steampunk costumes for my kids.  Here’s what I did.

Son:

  • Dyed, thifted pants
  • Thrifted dress shirt
  • Vest made by me.
  • Bought the pocket watch for $6.  
  • Bought hat, trimmed out with closeout sale items.

Daughter:  BTW, she won’t be still for love or money and wasn’t keen on wearing all the layers all day, so you get a dressform photo.  

  • Blouse thrifted and modified by cutting sleeves short and using the cut length to make sleeve ruffles.  
  • Skirt: $3.99 thrifted curtains for the copper fabric. Brown lace fabric and cream lace are store bought.  
  • Cummerbund/Peplum skirt: Thrifted men’s shirt (dark brown with velvet flocked stripes. OMG this thing was beautifully hideous!).  Cut the bottom of the shirt off to make the peplum, cut more off to make the cummerbund.
  • Hat: Build-a-Bear Top Hat retrimmed with leftover lace, feathers and an accent piece from the craft store.
Reasons why Dinotopia should be the next big dinosaur film

1) Steampunk + dinosaurs; come on kids i know u love this shit

2) Utopian Sci-Fi, gtfo with your grimdark angst, breathe deep seek peace motherfucker

3) Like a Miyazaki film but with dinosaurs

4) Diverse multicultural representation and dinosaurs

5) Both kinds of dinos, feathered and non, plus Pleistocene babes!

6) You get awesome fantasy sports like Quidditch BUT WITH DINOSAURS 

7) It’s goddamn amaziballs gorgeous, I mean fuck, just look 

8) All the characters are adorable. Main characters are dinosaurs and/or grumpy Victorians. 

9) Everyone finds ways of cooexisting and communicating with each other and working together to form an ideal society WITH DINOSAURS.

10) ROBOT. STEAMPUNK. DINOSAURS.