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!!