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For Elf Fantasy Fair 2011 I decided to go steampunk. It's much more fun going dressed than in plain clothes, and steampunk has the added advantage of playing with mechanical type things in making one's outfit.
My first attempt was published earlier, see the next steps.

For Elf Fantasy Fair 2012 I decided to try and fix some of the shortcomings of the 2011 outfit. I think it was quite successful. Again I was snapped by numerous people, but mostly I enjoyed walking around oggling the other steampunkers!

The outfit now consists of (from top to bottom):
- hat, with cog badge and steampunk 'feather';
- goggles - see my other instructable;
- dressshirt (no mods);
- ribbon tie;
- waistcoat - I bought this, it was soo much better than the one I made;
- fobwatch on a chain;
- steam thrower - see my other instructable;
- wrist steam pistol;
- side sporran (with Robin Hobb's "Asassin's Apprentice" inside, for signing)
- umbrella in scabard (rain was forecast, and it did!)
- black trousers with no mods;
 
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Step 1:

The 2011 outfit follows.

Step 2: 2011 outfit

Picture of 2011 outfit
Elf Fantasy Fair 2011 outfit:
It's nowhere near the best steampunk I've seen, but I had fun making it and wearing it. I tried to buy as little as possible and make the outfit from stuff I had or junk that I bought on the market.

The outfit consists of (from top to bottom):
- hat, with cog badge and steampunk 'feather';
- goggles - see my other instructable;
- dressshirt (no mods);
- ribbon tie (made from 2 straps from a boutique shopping bag);
- waistcoat with tails (made from an old curtain);
- fobwatch on a chain;
- steam thrower - see my other instructable;
- wrist steam pistol;
- old trousers with some minor mods;
- chap-spats (the arms cut off an old leather jacket bought at the market);
sclements411 months ago
Love it because it is very original and handmade!
tfinley22 years ago
wouldnt a top hat have been more efective
Mage and the machine (author)  tfinley22 years ago
Yeah, but I was doing it on the cheap and couldn't find a top hat big enough for my head! This hat was available, and quirky. In the mean time I have a black fedora (cheap) which will double-hat for steam punk and music festivals. I'm also moving to black pants, the brown is not classy Victorian enough.
innocuus3 years ago
Despite how quick and easy the construction of most of it seems to be, it looks really effective.
I especially love the wrist pistol, definitely going to make one of my own.
OMG!  This is amazing!

So is this like every-day wear for you, or do you save it for when your Star Trek uniform is at the cleaners?
I'm actually quite boring, but a Star Trek uniform may be an idea for the next project :-)
Awesome!
zazenergy3 years ago
You did an awesome job with this steampunk outfit!