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Steampunk Tailcoat of Doom by Angel-or-Phantom Steampunk Tailcoat of Doom by Angel-or-Phantom
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This was one of those pretentious projects that people like me to do show off their l337 skillz.

I don't actually have l337 skillz, so this shall have to suffice.

I wanted a Steampunk coat. After spending hours perusing various (and expensive) Steamy clothing vendors I came up with a general design. The idea behind this coat is to incorporate all the styles I like in my clothing; militaria being the number one aspect.

I adore tailcoats but the typical black evening style tailcoat doesn't fit my Steampunk character, so that's where the tails are from. The fur poking out is merely a happy accident. I had intended on lining the front and a hood with fur and it was just a fluke that the fur happened to puff out like it does on the front. I liked the look of it so I kept it. My "Dad" :iconopergeist: gave me a waistcoat a few years back that had the military/band elements on the front. I love that vest and I don't get to wear it often enough, so I added the little dohickeys and the collar design from that. The shoulder epaulet aspect is from the vintage British army shirt I had from last years D*Con outfit.

The thing is covered in pockets and originally had a hood. I wore the coat out and about whilst hanging with my "sister" :iconoriana132: . It was at that time I decided to scrap the hood. She suggested that the back needed something, so I added the cinching hickamaflagger. Incidentally, the picture of the back isn't really off. My dressform is slightly cockeyed. Also, three of the patches and a few of the military pins were handed down from my "sister" 's dad.

Anyhow! Long, pretentious rant off!
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TatjanasCreations Jul 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love it!
SuperKutKu Sep 23, 2010
OMG soooo beautiful
SuperKutKu Sep 25, 2010
Im serious, this is like, the pinnacle of jaw dropping steampunkery epicness I could imagine in a coat
Perzikhoofd Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it :3
Sabrina-of-Reatre Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is wonderful!
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