Now this, ladies in gentlegeeks, is the extremely talented (and extremely attractive!) Kato from Steampunkcouture.com. You can check out her online store right here or her Etsy shop here.
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I do disgagree that "Steampunk = let's stick a cogwheel somewhere". E.g. in the hair. Err…
Did you not notice the goggles, leather, brass and Victorian style? Or were you just in the mood to have a chip on your shoulder?
I'm not entirely sure this could be classified as Steampunk either. Her outfit doesn't look like anything that would ever have been worn during the Victorian era. Having goggles, leather, and brass does not make something steampunk.
Her outfit is very shmexy, yes. And in terms of a costume, it's very well done. But steampunk? I'm not quite sure it should be called that….
I noticed all of those things, but I also saw that they are mere fashion accessories, and not functional. Is that meter on her hair abnd there so she can look at it or is it there because it "looks good"? A cogwheel on the belt?
I love the look of the outfit – but I also happen to think that Steampunk as a genre should be defined by more than just sticking mechanical stuff on your wardrobe. i.e. content. I mean, wear those stupid googles and put the cogwheels to some sort of actual use, then we're talking steampunk.
Otherwise… I see the punk, but where's the steam?
Right this is just fetish cosplay. I'd say it's more rule 34 than actual steampunk.
oh, how i love you, albino steampunk femme sonic.
"albino steampunk femme sonic"
Oh I love her so much… *praise*
Wow! I had the classic cartoon wolf reaction when I saw her.
Wow, she has such a unique and beautiful face. Atypical . . . in a good way. :)
I saw her in Comic Con a couple of years ago. Her eyes are mesmerizing.
She has eyes?
It's called makeup…
Umm, how do you use a drill without any bits in it?
goos catch, I had to go back and look.
drill, wat drill? i only see a girl
but yeah i had to go back to see
im not gonna lie, the 2nd picture i thought was a blow dryer
I opened this up from my RSS just to point out her chuck was empty.
as is mine, but i suspect it will refill in about three minutes or so.
In love at first sight as usual :) I sooo love gadgets. And a pretty girl too.
That Craftsman drill is classic, from the 1960's.
Steam what, jet whaat..?
So much hotness, can't see anything else but her… ^^
long live girls who do not get paid to cosplay!
She's so perfect I thought for a moment it was a painting, or a wax figure. She's quite beautiful…and I do agree with the gentleman up there that said her eyes are mesmerizing. Very pretty indeed. And for all you people arguing about what steampunk is or isn't, can't you just enjoy something for its sheer beauty, instead of picking it apart?
"And for all you people arguing about what steampunk is or isn't, can't you just enjoy something for its sheer beauty, instead of picking it apart? "
of course they can, but one cant post a picture of a lily and call it a rose without some criticism, ya know?
As a femme steampunk engineer myself, I have to question the practicality of doing actual work with an exposed chest and abdomen like that. When I'm grinding or welding, little bits of metal and sparks typically fly all over the place. I'd prefer something more useful, like a leather apron or coverall..
Oh wait, I forgot.. the point of this is the *shmexy-ness*. Nevermind.
yeah, it's an attractive concept, but I don't think it's functional… check out the drill bit.
As a former Toy Soldier I can vouch that Sgt. Kato is definitely a steampunk icon, even though her outfits are more for optics, than practicality.