So the problem with designing characters who become popular is that, if you’re a needy bastard like me who tracks the Lutece tags when you’re bored, you’re suddenly exposed to a ton of art of said characters in various states of undress.
I’m not one to discourage this sort of thing- no no, I have sketchbooks full of Remus/Sirius stuff from high school- but I figured I might as well give everyone a leg-up with a more detailed guide to Rosalind Lutece’s potential underthings. I’ve seen a ton of drawings of her in corsets from a good 50 years before her time and I… I needed to step in.
Think of this as a primer! Not a be-all-end-all of Edwardian underthings (heck, I’m still learning this stuff), but it might teach you some new fashion terms/ideas you weren’t previously aware of! Go forth, young padawan, and draw historically-accurate Rosalind porn to your heart’s content.
…I do not know if this counts as fanart or not since I’m the one doing it? Whatever. RESEARCH OR DIE MOFOS
Now I want to make all those things.
Just listed a new item in the shop! Steampunk Leather Plague Doctor/Bandit Mask hand-crafted by my talented boyfriend :)
Visit Black Hand Mercantile on Etsy to check out the mask and our other creations!
This unique mask draws on the eerie images of the Plague Doctors roaming the streets and utilizes it as a highwayman/bandit mask. This mask is made of high quality mid weight leather which was hand cut, sewn, stamped, and dyed a classic saddle tan. This piece is perfect for any Steampunk or Fantasy costume and can make a great addition for the upcoming Masquerade season! The sizing is one size fits most (size ranges from 20.5”-25”).
These masks can be custom ordered with varied stamps/tooling, pricing will be determined on the detail of the design.
Put this Han(a) Solo outfit together for Star Wars Night at Das Bunker a couple weeks ago.
Borrowed Johnny’s ballet Solo pants, belt and blaster to combo with a vest, corset, tank top, and my two favorite droids as jewelry.
Photo by Mad Calamity Photos
God I love dagged sleeves. Almost as much as I love slashed ones. I just want to dag and slash everything I can get my hands on.
I’ve wanted Maleficent to be the first villain in the series for a while now, ever since I made the mental leap between Maleficent’s horns and 15th century horned hennins. The time period works out pretty well, actually, since I wanted her to look a little more dated than Aurora’s 1480’s getup- both houppelandes and horned hennins were all the rage during the early- to mid-1400’s, and they make for pretty good analogues to her official costuming. Sexy stuff.
This proves more than any of the previous pieces that these are adaptations, not improvements. I mean, look at the original Maleficent design- how does one improve on PERFECTION
Claire, stop being so damn awesome! This is amazing :)
Humans After All: Daft Punk Art Show
The coming of the new Daft Punk album may be the most important event in recorded human history thus far, a proper reception for the once and future alien robot DJ overlords. Showing at Gauntlet Gallery in San Francisco from May 18th through June 15th, we convene to pay tribute in the hopes that all of us around the world can get lucky one more time. Click on the pics for artist credit.
I want to go to there!