Cosplay by McCall's: Copper Maiden & Wastelander

July 7, 2018

The Patterns


I can hardly believe it's already July 1, 2018! The year is half over!


I'm finishing up major research for Bodacious Creed and the Frisco Syndicate, the sequel to my popular novel Bodacious Creed: a Steampunk Zombie Western, and I plan to crank through the first draft before the end of the year. More on that shortly, though, as well as news about my latest giveaway.


Let's start with two bold new patterns from Cosplay by McCall's. If you sew and do cosplay, I think you'll like these a lot!


Copper Maiden


Of all the McCall's patterns I've reviewed, this may be the most straight-up steampunk. Just take a look at the images. Add a hat with goggles and a pair of high boots, and this is steampunk all the way.


The package contains the patterns for the top, bloomer (puffy shorts), and overskirt. The recommended materials include shantung, brocade, cotton sateen, netting, lace, twill, and others. Notions include eyelets, boning, and ribbons. Use metallic shads, like the copper color in the images, to ensure this has a steampunk feel. You could also robotic body paint and go as an 18th Century automaton for a really amazing cosplay.


Copper Maiden sells for $15.95 and is rated easy, and was designed by Ichigo Black for Cosplay by McCall's.



There's something inherently steampunk with Wastelander, too. Perhaps it's the browns, and perhaps it's the jacket style. Depending on the exact material colors you use, this could be an adventurer's jacket circa 1890 (in a steampunk reality), or something post-apocalyptic.


The pattern is for the jacket, detachable sleeves, and gloves. You'll need synthetic leather and synthetic suede, as well as a variety of notions, like zippers, nippers, flexible braid, snaps, and buckles. If you want to make this even more steampunk, find snaps, buckles, and fasteners that match that aesthetic. You can always add goggles, a wrist compass, and invented gadgets as well.



New Giveaway: Book and Dice!


I'm running a new giveaway! Want a copy of the limited edition hardcover of Bodacious Creed: a Steampunk Zombie Western, my popular novel? The giveaway is running! The winner also get six Bodacious Creed dice.


Here's what I'm talking about.


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