Here she is, the first incarnation of my Native American-inspired steampunk ensemble. I made quite a bit of it and even thrifted a few pieces just to get the right mix of new, used, and downright abused. I had some help getting materials from my sewing master Tawny and my part-time boss Morgan, who makes steampunk leather accessories.
It was primarily inspired by Eastern Woodlands (Anishinaabe/Potawatomi in particular, whom I'm descended from) warriors from the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
I know it seems lazy, but I've done a full breakdown of the outfit for those curious on my blog- Multiculturalism for Steampunk: [link]
(yep, I do that too. I wear a lot of different feathery hats).
Photo taken by Sam from Imperial Podcast at Anachrocon 2011 in Atlanta, GA.