Who knows what my fashion conscious high school students will be wearing?
My oldest daughter, a senior this year, wants to go "Steam Punk" .
Pictured is a Steam Punk fashion show from the 2009 Otakon festival in Baltimore, Maryland. (We spent the weekend after our California adventure in Baltimore with five teenage girls).
I am not an expert on "Steam Punk" but it's all about metal and gears, leather, bustierres, uniforms, piratey stuff, etc. Metal breastplates are cool, as are prosthetic arms and other devices.
"Brown" is the new black. I have been gradually adding brown to my daughter's black wardrobe. Lucky for me, brown and black still go together.
(Note some of the interesting audience members).
Pair your metal breastplate, with flowing, peasant skirts, pirate pants and gears.
I'm thinking the Mad Max movies were the inspiration for these as cool old fashioned goggles are in.
In this seminar, my daughters and their three friends learned the ins and outs of the steam punk fashion rage.
Back to school shopping has become a bit more difficult. Where do I get this stuff?
I have found pirate pants and peasanty, blouses. We got a "uniform" type jacket at Alcatraz.
Oh, and I would have been so into this when I was that age.
Stay tuned for more Otakon fun, including the Gothic Lolita fashion show!