Photos from the fashion shows at GEARcon 2012 and 2013

Here are photos from the fashion shows at GEARcon 2012 and 2013, Portland’s Steampunk convention.

2012:

These are backstage.

GEARcon 2012, backstage at fashion show, photo by me: Amberly in cotton print jacket, bodice, skirt; Sock Dreams socks and arm warmers; my boots and jewelry

GEARcon 2012, backstage at fashion show, photo by me: Amberly in cotton print jacket, bodice, skirt; Sock Dreams socks and arm warmers; my boots and jewelry

Here are photos I took of the above costume on my dress form:

The back of the bodice and skirt

The back of the bodice and skirt

The bodice and the skirt

The bodice and the skirt

The back of the jacket

The back of the jacket

The rest of the photos from backstage:

GEARcon 2012, backstage at fashion show, photo by me: Rob in his vest; his own shirt, pants, watch; hat by Ramon.

GEARcon 2012, backstage at fashion show, photo by me: Rob in his vest; his own shirt, pants, watch; hat by Ramon.

GEARcon 2012, backstage at fashion show, photo by me: Greg in duppioni silk vest with contrasting cotton velveteen collar; his own shirt and tie.

GEARcon 2012, backstage at fashion show, photo by me: Greg in duppioni silk vest with contrasting cotton velveteen collar; his own shirt and tie.

GEARcon 2012, backstage at fashion show, photo by me: Michell helping Greg

GEARcon 2012, backstage at fashion show, photo by me: Michell helping Greg

GEARcon 2012, backstage at fashion show, photo by me: Michell in duppioni silk and cotton velveteen 1882 polonaise bodice and synthetic taffeta skirt; her own jewelry and borrowed parasol.

GEARcon 2012, backstage at fashion show, photo by me: Michell in duppioni silk and cotton velveteen 1882 polonaise bodice and synthetic taffeta skirt; her own jewelry and borrowed parasol.

Same as above but with flash.

Same as above but with flash.

Michell and Greg on the runway…I don’t have pix of the other 2 models.

Photo by Nellie of Your Essence Photography.

Photo by Nellie of Your Essence Photography.

Photo by Nellie of Your Essence Photography.

Photo by Nellie of Your Essence Photography.

2013

Sage is wearing a plum upholstery velvet day jacket, a striped cotton vest, and black satin pantaloons.  Hat by Avery Milieu Millinery.  She wasn't the original model and is taller.  Photo by Jack Allen.

Sage is wearing a plum upholstery velvet day jacket, a striped cotton vest, and black satin pantaloons. Hat by Avery Milieu Millinery. She wasn’t the original model and is taller. Photo by Jack Allen.

Photo by Jack Allen.

I will have to get a photo of the back of this costume.  Photo by Jack Allen.

Photo by Craig Solomon.

Photo by Craig Solomon.

Christelle in my cotton print 1882 polonaise bodice (with a very long attached skirt) and solid cotton under skirt.  Photo by Jack Allen.

Christelle in my cotton print 1882 polonaise bodice (with a very long attached skirt) and solid cotton under skirt. Hat by Avery Milieu Millinery.  Photo by Jack Allen.

Photo by Jack Allen.

Photo by Jack Allen.

Photo by Craig Solomon.

Photo by Craig Solomon.

Photo by Craig Solomon.

Photo by Craig Solomon.

Rob in his own pants, shirt, and hat; I made the cotton print with contrasting cotton velvet collar vest and black silk cravat.  Photo by Jack Allen.

Rob in his own pants, shirt, boots, and hat; I made the cotton print with contrasting cotton velvet collar vest and black silk cravat. Photo by Jack Allen.

Photo by Craig Solomon.

Photo by Craig Solomon.

Back of the vest.  Photo by Jack Allen.

Back of the vest. Photo by Jack Allen.

Gwyn in my duppioni silk 1880's costume and gloves.  Hat by Avery Mileu Millinery.  Photo by Jack Allen.

Gwyn in my duppioni silk 1880’s costume, jewelry, and gloves. Hat by Avery Milieu Millinery. Photo by Jack Allen.

The back of Gwyn.  Photo by Jack Allen.

The back of Gwyn. Photo by Jack Allen.

Sheralyn in the costume I had previously made for her out of poly-nylon taffeta.  Her own accessories.  Photo by Jack Allen.

Sheralyn in the costume I had previously made for her out of poly-nylon taffeta. Her own accessories. Photo by Jack Allen.

Sheralyn's back.  Photo by Jack Allen.

Sheralyn’s back. The criss-crossed ribbon came on the fabric already.  Photo by Jack Allen.

Kim in an 1882 polonaise bodice and skirt made from duppioni silk and embroidered lace.  Hat by Avery Milieu Millinery.  Photo by Jack Allen.

Kim in an 1882 polonaise bodice and skirt made from duppioni silk and embroidered lace. Hat by Avery Milieu Millinery. Photo by Jack Allen.

You can see part of the back.  Photo by Jack Allen.

You can see part of the back. Photo by Jack Allen.

Photo by Jack Allen.

Photo by Jack Allen.

Photo by Craig Solomon.

For those who are at this level of sewing (even if you aren’t), Kim is really curvy and was wearing a corset.  You can see the vertical darts and the horizontal bust darts.  I had to do several darts to be able to fit it correctly.  It wasn’t the easiest task.  Photo by Craig Solomon.

 

Links to the photographers:

Concierge Photography by Craig Solomon and here

Hotshot Imagery by Jack Allen

Your Essence Photography by Nellie Blye Davis

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2 responses to “Photos from the fashion shows at GEARcon 2012 and 2013

  1. RO

    That dotted bodice is so cool! And love that bodice and taffeta skirt.. gorgeous color. And that dress with the embroidered lace.. OMG splendid!!

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