Baby Got Bustle: a Treatise on Victorian Booty

The Victorian era seems particularly popular for LARP settings, in part thanks to the popularity of the steampunk genre. They’re fairly frequent in theater LARPs in particular (and of course, I associate them with boffer LARPs because Lost Eidolons was the first boffer campaign I joined.)

A friend of mine, captainecchi, (an extremely talented seamstress and costumer) recently posted a long awaited treatise on bustles, with pictures and information on their history, construction, and tips for making your own (along with a bunch of useful links, including some really cool patterns.)

I’m looking forward to making use of this for a steampunk costume in progress. I’m a big fan of the dramatic shape of the bustle.

Check it out!

About Fair Escape

I've been LARPing for years in all different styles, including both boffer and theater. I love classic LARP but I'm always happy to try something new. I have a sort of "gotta catch 'em all" attitude towards experiencing LARPs. I'm currently serve as a board member of NEIL, a member of proposal com for Intercon, the largest all LARP convention in the US, and as en editor for Game Wrap, a publication about the art and craft of LARP. I was also con chair of Festival of the LARPs 2017, and I'm on staff for NELCO, the first all LARP conference in the US. I'm
This entry was posted in arts 'n crafts, blogs, costuming, how to. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s