Going to the Asylum this year with friends, I was thinking of making a steampunk nurse outfit as it kind of seemed fitting somehow :)
The corset caught my eye and I decided to make the outfit around it, so it set the colour scheme, which I know some people find rather garish. But at least I'll stick out in a crowd!
I did some research on´how nurses outfits looked back in the 1880-1920ish and found the clothing utterly boring, and decided to just go nuts with the theme. So this is a mix of pure fantasy/victorian/western and what I think looked good together.
The jewelry I made to go with this specific outfit, so hence the crosses and red and white fresh water pearls. The ankhs is a bit of a flirt with the Victorian eras fascination with all things Egyptian.
The backpack seemed like a practical thing to add, and was fun to make, Specially the Rx symbol, I made that from an old brush handle and some plastic clay. The backpack itself has a foam base which is lined with fabric. The hat has the same kind of base and lining.