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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Steam-punk Barbie

The term "Steam-punk" or "Gaslight Romance" is a sub-genre of science fiction that features steam as the main source of power, particularly in a post-apocalyptic setting where steam power regains prominence. Steam power can be found in stories by H.G. Wells and Jules Verne but, contemporary story, frequently feature Steam-powered lighter-than-air ships and analog computers.  Steam-punk can also refer to a clothing style inspired by the sub-genre that possess elements of post-apocalyptic films of the mid-20th centry, Victorian-age styles, Art Nouveau design.  The result is a pseudo-Victorian style.

Barbie is not exempt from Steam-Punk styles.

I am working on a design for Barbie that is strictly one-of-a-kind.  Upon completion, I will create patterns to sell.  This is the design thus far:
Note the Top Hat, which is a steam-punk classic, the bustier, lace gloves and stockings, and contemporary boots.
This is a detail of the Hat:
A glimpse of the stockings and boots:
A closer look at her skirt:

The costume is not completed because there are many details yet to be added, plus an exquisite coat.  Keep watching for more SteamPunk Barbie.

Karen Pope is Madam Crocheterie, the Hooker By Night.  She CROCHETS in her spare moments, makes time for CROCHET,  and sells her creations on Etsy.  Follow her on Twitter, and Facebook.  Find her on Google+
She writes about CROCHET and creating a CROCHET Business

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