I had a good chat with Will, Claire and Andrew on friday and was advised to look at what the jet pack would be used for, eg, film, tv or theatre etc... thinking about what it wold be used for would offer constraints and guidelines to what thejetpack should be, this will help the design along and allow me to think about what it needs to have to fulfill the criteria of the job. So... I think I would like to make props and costumes for either Film or Tv so its going to have to be used by actors,and it would most likely be used with some kind of harness or flying rig.
This harnes was used in the original Peter Pan, someting like this would be excellent for the style of my jetpack, although i dont think this one would meet health and safety regulations today but a similar one could be made using more advanced materials and techniques.
These harnesses are quite good, the vest one looks like a waistcoat, if made in another colour material and with styling it could look brilliant, and the briefs style harness could be easily desguised under clothing like a dress for example.
if im going to print out the clothes and wrap them arounf the mannequin, im going to need all views of the clothing, so im going to illurstate the clothes instead, and print out a front and or back view that ive made from photos to go with the model.
these images show the style of the town that im thinking of, a steampunk cowboy town, i love the style of the film ' wild wild west' and how its a clash between western america and victorian england, the top hat prevails and the engineering all works from steam power.
then i also love the idea of an inventor working in his shed/barn making flying contraptions, his dress style owuld be overalls with like a blazer jacket over the top, or a calico shirt with a leather waistcoat over it, im going to make a series of style models, using printed out clothes on a mini tailors dummy to show different ways of dressing, and i can also use these models to test mock up jet packs, goggles, armour etc on
after watching the film 'wild wild west' i gathered a few research boards of the burlesque costumes used in the film.im now searching through google to find more resources to refer to when designing my jet pack, im thinking that when i take photo's of the finished model, i will get someone to model it for me wearing period clothing, 18th century burlesque/steampunk
the last two images are based on more of a steampunk, working class style outfit, a corset with a waistcoat over the top, i really like this combo, it offers style and practicalilty in one sexy outfit.
(i love this outfit, the dress and the waistcoat match the idea i have in my head, i am definately going to incorporate these styles into the jet pack, the colours are also a spot on match, i might add purple details onto it aswell just to make it a little more feminine.
this costume isnt the best ive seen but i like the goggles and leather pilots hat, steampunk is all about steam powered machines and alot of them are airbourne, so the goggles and aviatortle has taken part in alot of it.
these three images are alternative steampunk, which is less vintage and more bright coloured hair and piercings, his is still a gret look and is as popular as the more traditional steampunk style.
this weekend im going to find some images of the single pieces of the outfit, eg. waistcoat, dress, bonnet... and print them out and design the exact outfit or a few outfit designs so that i can move onto designing the actual jet pack, maybe i can make more than one item for the outfit.