Happy 25th Birthday, Animated GIF!
hahahaha, omg wtf?!
Clockwork Opera - Reblogged from Clockwork Opera
This clock. I want it.
omg I want too!!!
…Whyever would you all assume the Japanese would adopt corsets? Much more—stereotypical steampunk is boring, and trying to apply Western dress to Eastern clothing is largely…well, it’s a lot of things.
Either way, after seeing a number of ‘valiant’ attempts at steampunk
bathrobeskimono (this is not all, mind you—just the easiest to find…alas) in which corsetry is added to the costume, I want to see some actual obi involved.
Just so you know (if you aren’t familiar with the terms), a yukata is a casual robe, usually brightly colored, and usually summerwear. An obi is the sash-belt, and ‘musubi’ is just the Japanese for ‘knot.’
Anyway, for those of you who may want to try this (and for my own reference, because I’m lazy), here are some (though not all of the) ways to tie obi—check below, since I didn’t want to clutter anyone’s dash.
Yay! This is awesome.
I (and some friends) have been brainstorming and sketching various ideas for Japanese steampunk. It’s all still in the concept stages right now (I will post when they are done), but we’ve been playing with ideas based on historical costumes through the ages (especially men, as they had the most variation in styles). We are also trying to incorporate as much traditional color and patterns as we can, while still having the look as “steampunk.”
We just got back from Japan, and got some great inspiration from everything from traditional and ancient theatre and costumes, to the current (and often hilarious) pop culture styles.
BECAUSE FUCK YOU