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Steampunk Vampire Hunter by XantheDaemon Steampunk Vampire Hunter by XantheDaemon
It started with a trench coat. I wanted to do something steampunk for Halloween, and I went to the Salvation Army thinking I wouldn't find anything useful. Instead, I found two skirts and this weird silk/linen blend trench coat with these funny short puffy sleeves.

Clearly I needed to buy it.

I tried out a few different looks involving these pieces and my 1860s corset [link] -- and with a few suggestions from the lovely people over at Steamfashion [link] -- I realized I had to stop being lazy and actually take the coat in.

I wish I'd taken a "before" picture of the coat...it was basically a huge rectangle. I put in seven giant darts so it would fit close over the corset, and trimmed it up with a whole bunch of green satin ribbon and stamped some fancy scrollwork onto the sleeves with rubber stamps. I also whipped up the nifty spats, though those could use some refining.

For Halloween, I added a cross pendant and a wooden stake and I was a badass vampire hunter. I kind of want to make some more outfits for this vampire hunter character...
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thewraithangel Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Love this costume idea!
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hawthorne-cat Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
BRILLIANT!
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Smoke-Z Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
neato
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AurorleFae Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Can I hug you? xD I love this outfit!
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XantheDaemon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
D'awww, thanks! Hugs are pretty much always welcome! :D
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Goldenspring Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
LOVE the fit of the coat. Totally smashing on you!
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XantheDaemon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Thanks so much! :D
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Presenting Doctor Lucinda Van Helsing!!!
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XantheDaemon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
Actually, I decided this character's name should be Charlotte Ann Morris--Van Helsing has always given me the creeps. And Quincey Morris' sister would have every reason to want to avenge his death.
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, good thinking! Way back in the 70's, when Marvel Comics had 'The Tomb Of Dracula', the leader of the vampire-hunters was Quincey Harker, son of Jonathan and Mina! He was an old dude in a wheelchair...
Why does the name Van Helsing creep you out?:)He's so odd and lovable in the original novel!
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