"Often vhen I am hunting pirates unt ze scum of the skies I hear 'you can't take the skies from me'. *cocks pistol* Vell I assure you that I can..."
The photo's tinted, so you can't see how strong the reds and the golds play off of the black, but it's a damned fine picture. I won best steampunk costume in my class at ConFusion 2009 this weekend along with the other crew members of the S.M.S. Zepherus.
I'd write a credits list for this costume, but it's lengthy- so for those of you who spurred me on or loaned me patterns or advice through this batshit project, thanks!
Feel free to ask any questions on particulars!
Photo by Black Hole Photography (Note: BHP gave me the full-sized photo for your detail-loving pleasure. Counternote: Forgot my lint brush)