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Steampunk officer @ steam pumping station by Firefly182
Steampunk officer @ steam pumping station
Yay, I received the first photo from an awesome steampunk photoshoot where I did the modelling and the styling. Every photo has steampunk wings in it or in this case a jetpack :)

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 :)
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Iridescent steampunk fairy (foil) wings by Firefly182
Iridescent steampunk fairy (foil) wings
Yay, the wings for my steampunk fairy costume are finished! I love how they shimmer in different colors and how the veins shine through. As always, I want my wings to have the appearance that you could actually fly away with them. Why else would you have wings right? ;-)

These beauties are made with 2 layers of iridescent foil/cellophane, 1 layer of vinyl and epoxy resin. The structure inside the wings is made with wire. The wings became too heavy so the edges of the 4 wings are reinforced with steel to keep them sturdy.

The back piece supports the kinda heavy wings just great. I wanted to decorate the lower part too but it just because too much and it was out of balance with the whole outfit.

I am gonna wear these wings to Castlefest in The Netherlands (on 2 August) and later on at a steampunk photoshoot. :)

Are you sharing these wings on other media? Please let me know, I love to see who shares it and where! :) *curiositykilledthecat*
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Jean Simmons costume - KISS by Firefly182
Jean Simmons costume - KISS
This is me in my female Gene Simmons (hence the Jean in the title) outfit that I made myself. It is inspired on Gene Simmons' demon outfit which I just adore.

The costume consists of a black spandex legging with holes on the sides and studs. Instead of a toque I wear leather shorts with studs all over.
To make it more feminine I went for a spiked bra with a leather strap top and of course the high heels ;-) The wings are double sided with round dome studs and elastic straps on 3 points.

Photographer: Edwin van Wijk
Design + model: Rachèl de Kooker
Make up artist: Helma van Os
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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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