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Featured Fashionista: Phineas Squidd
Created by wilhelminaframe on 7/29/2013 6:05:56 PM

Featured Fashionista profiles the fashion of a member of the Steampunk community. Would you like us to cover your look? Send a recent (2012 or later) fabulous photo to me at wilhelminaframe@steampunkchronicle.com and perhaps you will be our next Featured Fashionista!

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Featured Fashionista profiles the fashion of a member of the Steampunk community. Would you like us to cover your look? Send a recent (2012 or later) fabulous photo to me at wilhelminaframe@steampunkchronicle.com and perhaps you will be our next Featured Fashionista!

XOXO - Wilhelmina Frame, Editrix de Mode - XOXO

 

 

This Week's Fashionista is:Gauchopunk by Phineas Squidd

Phineas Squidd, Whangarei, New Zealand. 

Describe your fashion:

From a Love of Argentina and the Argentinean people and their culture I developed the idea that a Victorian era Gaucho could, with a little imagination and sensitivity be transformed into SteamPunk or more accurately GauchoPunk.
 
Innately I knew the look I wanted, but I did some research on the Gaucho and from fabrics and parts already at hand I came up with the look.
I have tried to sensitively study all the things a Gaucho would have had and to reproduce them as closely as possible but using a steampunk eye.

Did you make, mod, buy your fashion:

I made everything myself except shoes and shirt and gloves. All other gadgetry, leatherwork and clothing is made by me.
 
Gauchopunk by Phineas SquiddThe spurs are made from brass window stays bent to shape and the rowels are from belt decorations. The spats are an idea that I designed and made myself, from a look that had in mind. the trousers I made myself, adapting a trouser pattern from a Zoot Suit as I needed the voluminous trouser leg. The belt I made with a crown in the middle with chain decoration made from old turn of the century pennies, copper and leather. While a Gaucho wears a Bolero jacket, I altered a waistcoat pattern to make a waistcoat into a bolero waistcoat!. The Shirt is a white dress shirt with reasonably voluminous sleeves. The neck scarf I made from a red bedsheet bought from a thrift shop. The Raygun and belt are made from various parts I found around the house. The bracer is leather and has brass cylinders and a gauge attached. the shoulder piece is a joiner between the bracer and the backpack. the backpack is made up from a clock, funnels and brass cylinders. On my belt is a gourd and drinking straw, used by the Gaucho traditionally to drink his local tea. Also attached to the belt are Bolas, the Gaucho throwing balls, these are made of brass attached to a plaited thong. Gauchopunk by Phineas SquiddOver my shoulder is my poncho which is also used as my sleeping blanket. My hat is a felt western style hat, which was steamed by me and placed over a form to give it a shape closer to the shape of that of the Gaucho. The goggles and lenses are made by myself to protect my eyes from the glare of the ray gun. In my hand I carry a copper kettle (also made by me, and also steampunked by me) this is traditionally carried by a Gaucho to brew his tea.

 

All outdoor photographs taken by Cordelia Forward. Detail image was taken by Mr. Squidd throughout the build.
 


 

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