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[May. 17th, 2011|09:13 pm]
Verminius Rex
 Today was a successful day of both ebay purchasing and costume planning. I have some vintage wrenches on the way that will be great steampunk decour for the outfit, and I also ordered a pattern for Napoleonic era gaiters. I hunted through Hancocks during the costume group meetup and found some possible fabrics (one was a blue denim with grey pinstripes, the other a green patchwork looking fabric) that would be OK for the overalls but not quite what I want. If the denim had been brown and pinstriped, perfect. If nothing else, it's a good backup if I don't find anything else that I like. 

I'm planning a trip to KC so I can check out Home Fabrics and see if they have anything that would work for the overalls. Besides that fabric, the next things I'll be looking at are accessories like goggles, era eyeglass frames, and bracers that I can attach my vintage wrenches to. 

[User Picture]From: kukla_tko42
2011-05-18 06:00 am (UTC)
Thing one: Look for Wilson safety goggles on ebay; they're often cheap and really nice. They're basically wire-rimmed glasses with safety shields on the sides. It's not difficult to get the lenses replaced with Prescription lenses, either, though they will have to be made of safety glass.
I have a pair and I love them.

Thing Two: I mis-read a word here. I thought you managed to get your hands on some vintage WENCHES, and was a little startled.
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2011-05-18 11:57 am (UTC)
Considering how many of Madame Red's Brothel I know from KCRF, I dare not use the words "vintage" and "wenches" in the same sentence. They prefer the term "experienced".
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