Thursday, 18 November 2010

just a thought...

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.
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background reseach

i figure that getting an indepth idea of what sort of era this jetpack will be set in , it will influence more ideas and allow me to narrow down my search..
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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.
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 these gentlemen are almost exactly the style im going to follow, love brass and copper, along with the suits and british dress sence.
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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

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Friday, 12 November 2010

wild wild west costume ispiration

after watching the film 'wild wild west' i gathered a few research boards of the burlesque costumes used in the 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
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when i watced 'Wild Wild West' i saw these costumes and thought they might be something to look into.

whilst watching the film i took various screen shots and grouped them on art baords
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a burlesque costume hunt, found this one, is quite good for a one size fits all costume, maybe i could buy one of these for someone to model my jetpack in.

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these dresses look great for the steampunk style but i think a tad dangros to be using a jetpack with, might catch fire or something.

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something like tis would be wicked, its slim and has lots of fastenings, i especially like the poofy sleeves and trousers.

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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.

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this costume reminds me of tomb raider, with the leg holster and the shorts. seampunk can be a great way for girls to show off their assets and play a part in a sexy science fiction cult.

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(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.

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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. 
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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.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

art deco fashion

im loving the style of steam punk, 18th century clothing with a hint of working class. but nwim going to look at art deco fashion and what that has to offer, maybe il like it more, maybe i wont. il sum up a conclusion once i have researched into it. 

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so starting from my origin point, the rocketeer then looking at the fashion that comes with it,

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this leather jacket is amazing, the shape of it is really cool and the leaher front cover would probably be used to make the wearer more streamline. 

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from these few pictures i can gather that art deco was all about being streamline and symetrical, not what steampunk is at all.
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the clothing style is completely different to steampunk, it just doesnt look right, the women of art deco are too feminine, whereas steampunk women have a scence of adventure and creativity.

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i dont think that the traditional american look has steampunk potential, its too clean and flat.

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(from this image i cant really see the men of 1920's art deco era wearing a jetpack with their suit, or any kind of helmet or chest piece)

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this mans suit is horrible, i couldnt imagine anything worse to wear, and no matter how many belts or studs you put on that it would always look out of place with a jetpack on it,
maybe womens fashion will be more pleasing with some kind of armour, decorative ofcorse.

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im pretty sure that a woman that would wear these types of clohes wouldnt like to be flying round with a single rocket strapped to her back, art deco doesnt have the guts that steampunk does.
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this style is really not working for me, i wouldnt be able to justify making a jetpack for a woman like this as the reality of it would be that she wouldnt go near the thing.
this 'flapper' styling isnt really dynamic in the right way for the sort of thing i imagined, i want something a little more industrial, more practical, less style inspired, i think that steam punk has my full attention for this project. art deco only has the rocketeer to offer, and i dont want to make a replica of that. with steam punk something can be changed so easily, so i could collaborate a whole bunch of ideas that i like from many different sources and combine them into one idea, and i guarantee it'll look awesome.