This might be the silliest thing I’ve ever made!!! First, a disclaimer: please excuse the crappy lighting in these photos. My house is pretty dark on the brightest of days, but it’s been nonstop rain around here and I haven’t seen the sun in over a week! Second, excuse my uneven corset lacing in these photos. I just quickly threw this on and didn’t feel like lacing down tightly. But what is on my ass?!? I knocked together this late Victorian hip and bum pad for my Dickens costume this year. This is one of those details that always gets pushed to the back burner when I make my historical costumes, but they really make a difference! Victorian and Edwardian ladies loved their padding! By the 1890’s the huge crinolines and wired bustle cages of the earlier Victorian fashions had fallen out of favor, but these smaller pads were still used to round out the form and, along with huge sleeves, create a more dramatic hourglass shape. I think I may have actually overfilled my padding a bit, so it’s currently sitting under a stack of books to see if the stuffing will compress a bit, otherwise I might open them up and take some of the fluff out. I might also experiment with wearing them under the corset, like our Edwardian friends did. I didn’t use a pattern for this, but just eyeballed images on google and mostly copied @before_the_automobile because everything she makes is perfection! Note - mine aren’t nearly as beautifully sewn as hers are, they really were knocked together quickly, but the floral fabric makes them look prettier than they have any right to. Ok! That is all!
My #wcw 😍 @lanafromtexas We are expecting a little one soon!! Sometime around February! We're really excited. I love this woman so much. It takes a strong and patient lady to deal with me sometimes and I'm really thankful and happy to be married to her. Through the bad and the great times and all the cheesy shit in between. The world is going to shit but at least we have each other and our little bean on the way! I look forward to expanding our universe! ( I've always dug this pic of us on the way to #dickensonthestrand )
Look at this amazing picture taken of our ringmaster Master Reyie @sir_reggienold and aerial artist Super K @super_kay_clv flying high and fast at the Tall Ships Festival @tallshipsgalveston in Galveston Texas. @galvestonhistory we are so happy to be part of this amazing organization and always happy to pun on shows at all their events. Come see us fly Sunday April 8th all day long infront of giant and super impressive ships and cruise lines! Www.tallshipsgalveston.com
There’s something so haunting about dresses and the sea 🌊 this was taken during #dickensonthestrand , a Victorian festival on Galveston Island inspired by Charles Dickens ❤️ dress from @victorianchoice