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Cover Cosplay for Gail Carriger Books, Literally, At the Alaska Steamposium


So at the Alaska Steamposium the con com were given a challenge: Dress like a Gail Carriger cover. Beatrix took it literally.

Cover Cosplay for Gail Carriger Books, Literally, At the Alaska Steamposium

The outfit was covered in details from my books including such things as...

Cover Cosplay for Gail Carriger Books, Literally, At the Alaska Steamposium

Dandelion Fluff on a Spoon.

Cover Cosplay for Gail Carriger Books, Literally, At the Alaska Steamposium

Flowers, bows ribbons and so forth all made from pages and paper.

Cover Cosplay for Gail Carriger Books, Literally, At the Alaska Steamposium

There was even a tiny book written by, as Beatrix put it, any one of the Lefouxs.

Cover Cosplay for Gail Carriger Books, Literally, At the Alaska Steamposium

Cover Cosplay for Gail Carriger Books, Literally, At the Alaska Steamposium

Really remarkable work.

Cover Cosplay for Gail Carriger Books, Literally, At the Alaska Steamposium
Retro Rack is also on facebook where I post additional images and fashion thoughts.

You can visit the following shopping lists: Travel Dork, My Steampunk, My Wardrobe.
Product links on this blog are usually to Amazon using my associate code. At no additional cost to you this means I gets a slight kick back if you make a purchase. Thank you! This allows me to continue to produce this blog without sponsors.

Singapore Cosplay: Alexia & Ivy On The Equator with Gail Carriger


Amazingly enough, at the Singapore Writers Festival two fantastic young ladies came dressed as Alexia & Ivy!

Singapore Cosplay: Alexia & Ivy On The Equator with Gail Carriger
Gail Ivy Alexia Festival

Isn't that the coolest? LOOK AT THE HATS!

Although, not that cool in the literal sense of the word because it's like the surface of a very damp sun in Singapore (or feels that way to me). It's humid, and 1 degree off the equator, and they are wearing full coverage Victorian gowns!

Singapore Cosplay: Alexia & Ivy On The Equator with Gail Carriger
By SG Yung

I saw them again the next day, in street wear and regular steampunk, and they re-introduced themselves to me as Alexia and Ivy. How adorable is that? (There were Irregular Choice shoes involved as well.)

Singapore Cosplay: Alexia & Ivy On The Equator with Gail Carriger
By Sg Yung


Retro Rack is also on facebook where I post additional images and fashion thoughts.

You can visit the following shopping lists: Travel Dork, My Steampunk, My Wardrobe.
Product links on this blog are usually to Amazon using my associate code. At no additional cost to you this means I gets a slight kick back if you make a purchase. Thank you! This allows me to continue to produce this blog without sponsors.

Gaslight Gathering, Meeting The Tunstells Cosplay from the Parasol Protectorate Series by Gail Carriger


A little shout out to a pretty fab cosplay: the Tunstells!

Gaslight Gathering, Meeting The Tunstells Cosplay from the Parasol Protectorate Series by Gail Carriger

Tunstell's plaid pants! Ivy's crazy hat, you can't see but there is a very autocratic bird on the top of it and much more!

Gaslight Gathering, Meeting The Tunstells Cosplay from the Parasol Protectorate Series by Gail Carriger

Bonus: if seen in direct sunlight will sear your retinas.

Gaslight Gathering, Meeting The Tunstells Cosplay from the Parasol Protectorate Series by Gail Carriger

Retro Rack is also on facebook where I post additional images and fashion thoughts.

You can visit the following shopping lists: Travel Dork, My Steampunk, My Wardrobe.
Product links on this blog are usually to Amazon using my associate code. At no additional cost to you this means I gets a slight kick back if you make a purchase. Thank you! This allows me to continue to produce this blog without sponsors.

DYI Special Bonus ~ Gail Carriger Makes A Silly Hat out of a Crochet Petit Fours

So when I was in Portland on book tour a little while ago, I had two signings back-to-back in the same location, Fashionable Reader. Don't ask. Some adorable young ladies met me the first night and we got to chatting about knitting and crochet. Well, off they went and the next night returned only to present me with the cutest little crochet petit fours.

DYI Special Bonus ~ Gail Carriger Makes A Silly Hat out of a Crochet Petit Fours

Well, I loved them and they made appearances at several tea events as decorative table elements. Then I saw this advertisement:

DYI Special Bonus ~ Gail Carriger Makes A Silly Hat out of a Crochet Petit Fours

I was inspired! What else to do with a fiber art petit four but turn it into a hat!

DYI Special Bonus ~ Gail Carriger Makes A Silly Hat out of a Crochet Petit Fours

So I took the larger of the two, some button thread, and a hairband I picked up for cheap at Ross and just stitched it on.

DYI Special Bonus ~ Gail Carriger Makes A Silly Hat out of a Crochet Petit Fours

I must say that the hat was very much admired at Comic Con and this is my new favorite thing. I have a whole collection of headbands from Ross and my new instinct whenever I see a silly object is . . . can I make a tiny hat out of it? I'm getting very Ivy-ish in my old age in wanting to put everything on my head.

DYI Special Bonus ~ Gail Carriger Makes A Silly Hat out of a Crochet Petit Fours

See a silly object? Just ask yourself. What would Ivy do? Forget Tim Gunn's "Make it Work." Make it into a hat!

DYI Special Bonus ~ Gail Carriger Makes A Silly Hat out of a Crochet Petit Fours

And then drink tea wearing it, of course!

Retro Rack is also on facebook where I post additional images and fashion thoughts.
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