Fashion Lifestyle

Steampunk Costume Building – Dressing with a Difference…

March 29, 2019

Warning!! These are pictures of me in my lingerie so if this offends stop reading now…

From the Inside Out!!

I want to show how I’m building my costume for the upcoming Ironfest in Lithgow, in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney next month.

Lithgow is a coal mining town and to acknowledge this, once a year they have a festival, and we have decided to attend wearing a SteamPunk costume.

SteamPunk costume is a Victorian bent – with a twist!!

I am preparing two different costumes.

One requires a petticoat, while the other does not.

They both require a corset under the clothing to ensure that it fits smoothly and also effectively shows off the waistline.

Corseted Up:

I’ve had this corset and petticoat for ever, literally since 19 freezing cold because I often used to dress in retro and medieval outfits as part of my work and used to go to events where one could dress like this fairly frequently – this is before it was fashionable..

The corset is only loosely laced here for my dress rehearsal, lol, but you get the idea.

I’ve worn my @pleasurestate bra and panties because both of the bodices of my outfits are cut wide.

Getting Comfortable:

I also wear my corset, at times, under my regular clothing.

I’m frequently asked, “But isn’t it uncomfortable?” Or “Can you sit in it?” And for me it is yes to both of those questions.

I lace it so that I’m comfortable – I have a naturally small and squishy waist, it seems, and I actually enjoy fitted, tighter clothing so it’s fine for me and yes even though I’m older I persist in wearing such things!!

The Details so far …

I tried this mini-hat but wasn’t blown away by it so I have since ordered a cute hat from the USA, hopefully it gets here in time!

I will likely add some tulle, lace and such to it.

I also have some sweet jewellery to add, my ankle boots and some lacy stockings or tights in keeping with the period – so still plenty to come!

I’m going to wear my hair messy, long and big!!

Thank you for joining me in my little corner of the web, and I will update you on the costume as more comes to hand!!

I’d love to hear what you think about dressing up and costumes in the comments below or leave a like or follow,

Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

  • Shannon Carmichael
    March 30, 2019 at 6:42 am

    Absolutely gorgeous donna! Hope you have a wonderful time at the festival! xx

    • donnadoesdresses
      March 30, 2019 at 7:00 am

      Yes, me too – it’s not until the end of the month but I like to spend plenty of time getting it right!! And it was time for a lingerie post on the blog – lol!! Have a great weekend and thanks for commenting!! Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

  • mahmood56
    March 30, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    Donna every time fabulous..you are stunning with lingerie , because your body very beautiful. .hope for you in next fetival good luck….

    • donnadoesdresses
      March 30, 2019 at 9:53 pm

      Thank you, Mahmoud, the festival is at the end of April and it should be a lot of fun … looking forward to putting up the rest of the costumes .. and thank you for your kind and generous comments!! πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™πŸΌ

  • ChecheWinnie
    March 31, 2019 at 7:36 am

    Hope you had a great time ☺

    • donnadoesdresses
      March 31, 2019 at 7:39 am

      It’s not until the end of April and I will definitely post the rest of the costumes and other stuff to do with it! Thank you for your kind comment and like!! Have a great week!! Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

      • ChecheWinnie
        March 31, 2019 at 1:58 pm

        Wll be waiting for those awesome shots. Have a lovely week ahead.

        • donnadoesdresses
          March 31, 2019 at 7:39 pm

          Thank you – and a good week also to you!! πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈπŸŒΊπŸ™πŸΌβ€οΈ

  • olsen
    April 2, 2019 at 7:40 am

    wooov i m breathless.
    I would like to see you with suspender belt lingerie next time. I am sure you will be perfect.

    • donnadoesdresses
      April 2, 2019 at 6:39 pm

      Thank you – you see less on a beach but people do get all thingy when corsets are involved!, I’m thinking suspenders for the stocking part of the costume … πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™ Donna

  • tom
    April 2, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Corsets have come a long way since the Dark Ages. but then who knew what they were doing in the Dark

    • donnadoesdresses
      April 2, 2019 at 10:04 pm

      Hahaha!!! Some things never change!! Thank you for your thoughtful comment!! Donna πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™πŸΌ

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