Fake Taxidermy Black Bird Gothic Hat.

I love making fake taxidermy pieces or as I like to call it taxifakery. It brings to mind Victorian science collections of birds and insects. Plus surely that is the whole point of Steampunk too, that the taxidermy is fake and Frankenstein-ed.

This is a cute Gothic perch hat which will look great perched on top of any hair do.

Gothic Bird

Dead little bird!

Dead little bird!

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Sugar Skull Doll Headdress

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Photos by Paul Goody
Sugar Skull Doll Headdress made by Professor Maelstromme
Model, make up and styling by Azadeh Brown

Rococo Punk Ship Hairpiece

Marie Antoinette Punk!

Marie Antoinette Punk!

I punked this ship fascinator hairpiece with chains, tartan ribbon and safety pins. I Frankenstein-ed the flowers mashing up pink and animal print and beware the base is leopard print with pink edging.

Rokoko Punk

Rokoko Punk

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/193893549/rococo-punk-ship-fascinator-headpiece

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/80315238/ghost-galleon-ship-fascinator-hat?ref=shop_home_active_9

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London Goblin Ball

"I'm just here for the gasoline"

“I’m just here for the gasoline”

Decorated top hat and embellished shirt and waistcoat for the Goblin Ball.

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Making Hats.

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I felt sorry for this poor vintage creature when I found him at the London Dungeon car boot sale. Yes! they really did have a stall selling all their Jack the Ripper tour stuff and booty when they moved location in London. I curled the vintage creature round the brim of a brown tweed hat with a few other curios and artifacts.

Vintage companion hat.

Vintage companion hat.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/184416122/curio-taxidermy-companion-hat-steampunk?ref=shop_home_feat_4

La Belle et la Bete ~ Gala Nocturna 2014

Meeting the Beast at the ball

Meeting the Beast at the ball

A wonderful evening spent at the Gala Nocturna ball with the theme Beauty and the Beast, held in Antwerp and this year the evenings venue was the Antwerp Zoo. A brilliant ball room, majestic stair case and winter garden. I hope they hold another one next year and I can’t wait to hear the theme and venue.
Ready for the Gala Nocturna ball

Ready for the Gala Nocturna ball

All these beautiful and colorful outfits show why I love making clothing, accessories and headwear.

The Devil wears a shoulder piece made by Professor Maelstromme

The Devil wears a shoulder piece made by Professor Maelstromme

In the grounds of the Zoo.

Faux monkey skull and feather shoulder piece by http://www.professormaelstromme.com https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ProfessorMaelstromme?ref=si_shop

Photography by SoulStealer Photography.

 

The Goblin King’s Masquerade Ball, London, UK

Ethically sourced deer horn headpiece with added plaited hair braids.

Ethically sourced deer horn headpiece with added plaited hair braids. Photo by Soulstealer.

The Goblin King’s Annual Masquerade Ball is a themed and costumed ball which explores the darker side of fantasy.  Featuring promenade theatre, music,  interactive creatures, puppetry, art installations, goblin markets and many other surprises in suitable goblin habitable locations.

These are a few of my friends in their splendid outfits – Ethically sourced deer horn headpieces are created by Professor Maelstromme.

Ethically sourced deer horn fascinator

Ethically sourced deer horn fascinator

Creatures - photography by Soulstealer, UK

Creatures – photography by Soulstealer, UK

 

http://www.goblin-king.co.uk/

And the teaser trailer link below

http://www.goblin-king.co.uk/goblin-kings-masquerade-ball-teaser-2013.html

Professor Maelstromme at ProfMaelstromme.etsy.com

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Human bones rain down at Whitby after church yard land slide.

Some more photos from the Bram Stoker International Film Festival fashion show 2012 taken at Whitby, UK. the celebrated town of Dracula and wonderful for all followers of goth.  Whitby has recently been in the news for its terrible land slides in the graveyard where reportedly “human bones were raining  down” on to the cottages and gardens below. A very sad scene for such a historic and beautifully situated Church. Link to the story on the BBC below.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-20970716

Whitby church yard land slide.

Whitby church yard land slide.

Introducing model: Terri De-Lis Altilar at the fashion show, wearing human jaw bone, skull mini top hat, rib cage corset and sheer black fish tail skirt. I promise no bones were used from Whitby’s church yard.

Skeleton Outfit - image by Jon Tzm Dea

Skeleton Outfit – image by Jon Tzm Dea

Bram Stoker fashion show

Bram Stoker fashion show

Accessories: Professor Maelstromme  http://www.facebook.com/amanda.scrivener.54#!/pages/Professor-Maelstromme/243301422348426

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Clothing: Wyte Phantom
Model: Terri De-Lis Altilar
Image: Jon Tzm Dea

 

The Bram Stoker International Film Festival Fashion Show continued.

Part three of photos from The Bram Stoker International Film Festival Fashion Show held in Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK.

This is our third model; the scumptious Evie Wolfe wearing a shocking pink bird fascinator and matching beautiful corset and skirt. I designed the hat to contrast with her blue hair!  I wanted to keep the collection themed by Gaslight romance and Victorian horror.

model: Evie Wolfe, Image: Rob Taylor

model: Evie Wolfe, Image: Rob Taylor

Pink bird fascinator with matching pink/purple eyes.

Pink bird fascinator with matching pink/purple eyes.

From my well known collection of hats and fascinators called “Steampink”

Evie Wolfe at Professor Maelstromme's booth

Evie Wolfe at Professor Maelstromme’s booth

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Second part to Bram Stoker’s Film Festival Fashion Show

Part two; at the Film Festival held on the shores of Whitby; Here are a few more photos taken while spending a brilliant weekend watching horror movies and being entertained by brilliant dancers, bands, circus acts and music.

The fashion show was great fun and I made lots of new friends – One of them is Lisa http://www.facebook.com/tygrysekasia#!/ladylushlisa The following photos are of her and you can read her story here: http://www.pacerehab.com/lisa-eagleton-real-lives

~ Lady Lush Lisa ~

~ Lady Lush Lisa ~

Image: Jon Tzm Dea

Bram Stoker Fashion Show

Bram Stoker Fashion Show

Image: Rob Taylor.  We wanted to keep a theme of Autumn, Halloween and Horror – so this is our Autumn outfit.

Image: Les Auld

Image: Les Auld

Headdress: Professor Maelstromme http://www.etsy.com/shop/ProfMaelstromme?ref=si_shop
Clothing: Wyte Phantom http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151276214914924.525018.711384923&type=3#!/pages/Wyte-Phantom/119904928081954?fref=ts
Model: Lisa Eagleton http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151276214914924.525018.711384923&type=3#!/ladylushlisa?fref=ts
Image: Rob Taylor