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Da Vinci Aviator - steampunk by Firefly182
Da Vinci Aviator - steampunk
These wings are inspired by the bat wings from Da Vinci and were constructed in 2 evening (yes, it was rush job that got my hairs standing up straight).

The location is the oldest steam-powered paddle-wheel pumping station in the world. It was built in 1852 and served to drain excess water to the sea (otherwise the land flooded). It is no longer is in use but volunteers changed it into a museum and once a month they power up the station and the wooden original (!) paddle wheels work on steam again.

Model + costume design: Rachèl de Kooker
Photographer: Charles van Trappen
MUAH: Trudi Nieuwerf
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Steampunk officer pondering away by Firefly182
Steampunk officer pondering away
Doesn't this photo feel vintage glamorous? :D

The location is the oldest steam-powered paddle-wheel pumping station in the world. It was built in 1852 and served to drain excess water to the sea (otherwise the land flooded). It is no longer is in use but volunteers changed it into a museum and once a month they power up the station and the wooden original (!) paddle wheels work on steam again. Very cool indeed.

Model + styling: Rachèl de Kooker (that's me!)
Photographer: Charles van Trappen
MUAH: Trudi Nieuwerf

If you feature me somewhere in the internet, please let me know. I love to see where my photos are at :) (Smile)
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Very happy steampunk fairy by Firefly182
Very happy steampunk fairy
I made everything -except for the boots and stockings- myself: the purple lace bodysuit, the utility belt (I'll get a nice close-up from it), the goggles and the foil wings!

The location is the oldest steam-powered paddle-wheel pumping station in the world. It was built in 1852 and served to drain excess water to the sea (otherwise the land flooded). It is no longer is in use but volunteers changed it into a museum and once a month they power up the station and the wooden original (!) paddle wheels work on steam again. Very cool indeed.

This shot is taken between the wooden paddles! Another one will follow soon where you see more of the paddles and the tight space between them.

Model + costume design: Rachel de Kooker
Photographer: Charles van Trappen
MUAH: Trudi Nieuwerf
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Rachel
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Netherlands
Hey there reader of my bio. I am Rachel, living in IJmuiden - The Netherlands. My favourite thing is creating costumes that catches the attention. The bigger the better I say! Whether it's fantasy or historical, I love being creative and let my mind do things for me.

Apart from costuming I also like modelling as a hobby. So check out my online portfolio at www.racheldekooker.nl and let me know what you think :)
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rwolf1970 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the watch! Just posted my latest piece if you wanna look :)
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Son-of-Icarus Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey - thank you so much for the fave! Really like your work too, especially those wings.
What did you make them out of?
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Firefly182 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi there! Thank you very much :) The wings you are referring to are made from cellophane and epoxy resin. Not recommended for the long run though ;-)
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Son-of-Icarus Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No way- they're really cool.
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flosvensson Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Heeeej! That was so nice at Castlefest! :-) Can't wait to see the bike ;-)
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Firefly182 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey you! It was nice to see you indeed :) I'm also very curious about the bike. I mean: it's in the shed but it's still green and white :P
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mariatje Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
je maakt zelf ook erg mooien dingen hoor, sommige dingen staan nog op mij verlanglijstje :)
en wist wel dat ijmuiden toch nog andere crea bea's hadden hahaha
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Firefly182 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :) Je gaat me niet vertellen dat je ook in IJmuiden woont right? :o Dat zou echt te grappig zijn!
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mariatje Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Hahahah you welkom
Uhm nouw dan vertel ik het je niet maar tis wel zo hahaha
En vond het ook erg grappig toen ik het las hoor :p
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Firefly182 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hahaha geweldig! :D Wat een toeval is dit zeg. Nou, wie weet komen we elkaar eens tegen met het een of ander.

Welke stof heb je eigenlijk gebruikt voor je jurk? Is het een katoen-blend?
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