Maker Faire costuming! I’m going to an epic Burner wedding this weekend, and Maker Faire was the perfect opportunity to break in my new waist cincher. Verdict: waist cinchers are hella comfortable. I was able to wear it all day and nom delicious festival food and drink beer no problem! The only thing I made was the boots: I painted my old doc martens last year and made silk laces & dyed them.
Also, we were definitely pegged as in the steampunk community (which we are not), and got a lot of warm smiles and nods from other folks in costume. It was nice! Then there was the one guy who just said “hello, Burners!” Which was funny (and true).