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preview of my steampunk belly dance costume

Apparently I'll need that steampunk costume done by the end of this month rather than October. The Vogue is having a steampunk event on September 26th. I'll need my costume done before then if I want ot go-go dance.

Here are the pieces I have or will have so far:

I have this brown leather like harness I got earlier this year:

It will be worn over one of these two bras, I purchased both from LaSenza.com because they look sort of Victorian:

These goggles should be done and shipped to me by mid-next week:

I just won this skirt on eBay:

I ordered this to layer over it from Etsy.com. The artist said she thinks she can have it finished and shipped to me by the end of next week:

So just two very important belly dancer accessories are missing from my steampunk belly dance costume:

1. Arm warmers
2. Chain or dangly style belly dance belt

I ordered this from etsy.com tonight, but I don't know if it will work with the costume. Will the black lace pattern clash with the clock skirt?:

I will start scouring thrift stores in search of a brass or brown leatherish colored belt that I can add chains or coins to.

I may not have the best steampunk costume at the Vogue on steampunk night. But it's my hope that I have the sexiest one. And I'm really excited about this! A month ago I was ready to give up because I just didn't understand steampunk and I didn't know how to make it sexy. Thanks to some talented artists on etsy and my love of putting things together, I think this costume might be a success!!


If you wear the second of the two bras (the one with the black lace overlay) it'll go well with those arm warmers.

As far as a belt go, can I suggest looking for one with a fringe? I think that would look beautifully steampunk, and go well with everything else.
Yes, that's what I need! Coints or metal bits would clash with the clocks. I can buy some black fringe at the fabric store.
I agree that you should wear the darker bra if you go with the arm warmers. Just remember, with Steampunk, keeping it simple is really important. It is really, really, really easy to wind up looking like a fashion disaster who got dressed in the dark if you put together too many random elements that don't work together. That being said, it sounds like this is going to look amazing!
You are going to redefine stunning.