A few weeks ago, I was requested to provide some ideas for a Steampunk version of Snow White, including some that are "less revealing." Disney's version of Snow White features a blue bodice, yellow skirt, red and blue puff sleeves, and curly black hair. I have seen her done with switching the shirt and bodice colors, or variations on them, and you can still tell who Snow is, pretty much, as long as you've got the primary colors in balance and black hair.
To start out, I decided to share some pictures of my friend Jen in her own Steamed Snow costume (with her permission of course)!
Jen's costume features a steampunk wench corset, cropped vixen corset, tierrany skirt, and blouse by Damsel in this Dress. Her hat was created custom for her by Chiki Bird Hat Studio, and her pouch was also custom made for this outfit by Soleste Custom Pouches (You can't really see all of the detail in it, but trust me, it is so gorgeous! It's hand embroidered with sequin flowers!). The detail I love most in Jen's outfit, though, are the seven dwarves she crocheted and put on her belt! Jen's version of Snow White is sweet, and I feel like if Disney was going to do a Steampunk version, she'd wind up something like this.
This version of Snow White starts with a blue holster corset by Heavy Red, a 25 yard golden skirt (which you can easily raise as much as you'd like by using a pair of skirt hikes), and a cute yellow bustle by BlueMoonKatherine. I love the color in the top made by RailiNolvak. I accessorized this look with red October boots by Miz Mooz, a neat recycled bracelet that says "Be the Change", and coordinating goggles by SteampunkDesign. Topping off this outfit is a poison apple necklace. The wig I chose for this version is "Bang Bang" by Rockstar Wigs.
I'd like to call this look "The Lady Snow." This aristocratic variant began with a vest and blouse by Fan+Friend Garden; this company will custom make their items to your measurements if you want! The fishtail skirt is very elegant, but the bustle overskirt gives it some more vavava voom! The pearl shoulder epaulettes are classy and a lot of fun, but they are pretty expensive if you want to buy them; if you're crafty, I don't think you'd have a problem making your own. I love the addition of the faux fur capelet to this, but you could go with or without. I've accessorized the outfit with a Bali silver poison ring, a heart locket, and an elegant slave bracelet. The wig I've chosen is Gothic Lolita Wigs' Sweetheart, and I added a hat by Chiki Bird. The shoes are Pleaser's Wink bootie in blue velvet.
For the final outfit, I wanted to do something with pants because not every girl likes skirts! I feel like this is Snow after she's been living in the woods for a while and needed something that was more functional, but still wanted to be gorgeous. This pair of gold pants is by Free People; I adore patterned skinny jeans and I like the weight of a jean a lot more than that of leggings, plus you shouldn't have to worry about panty lines or other inherent dangers of leggings! I added Violet Vixen's Sherlock Rocking Red Corset, an upcycled tatter bustle, and a steampunk utility belt by BlueMoonKatherine. To get some more yellow into the outfit, I selected a ruffled top by H&M. The wig I chose is Gothic Lolita Wigs' Rhapsody because it feels lived in, but still beautiful, like the rest of this outfit; a crocheted blue headband will help to keep the hair out of your face. These fingerless gloves bear the definitions for "flora" and "fauna", which are details I feel are wonderfully befitting of this character. The red boots have little pockets on them to hold essentials, weapons, or whatever a princess living in the forest feels like she might need. I like the addition of the apple core necklace, as if she's already beaten the Evil Queen.
I hope you guys really like these outfits! I had a lot of fun putting them together to get three very different looks. If you're looking for some other options, check out the Pinterest board I made for Steampunk Snow White. Is there a different costume you're having trouble getting ideas for or need some help with? Let me know in the comments! -Midian