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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Kunstlerhaus Bethanien exhibition in Berlin

I was invited to exhibit two pieces in the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. Celebrating 40 year anniversary with the opening of ‘The Mechanical Corps. On the Trail of Jules Verne’. I went to the launch night, it was very well attended and we had a brilliant evening. The gallery also has studio space for artist to work in.

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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Aviatrix Fascinator by Prof Maelstromme

Aviatrix fascinator

Aviatrix fascinator

I have been trying to fit making this fascinator into my making schedule for a couple of years. It has been shelved for many other projects and I finally got round to finishing it!  It is based on a flying helmet,  and I have incorporated vintage parts from a flying helmet and aviator goggles. Recycling or upcycling the artifacts, well it has saved them from the landfill.

The original idea was created to match and be worn with this wonderful flying jacket corset which was made for the Asylum Steampunk fashion show.

Flying jacket corset

Flying jacket corset

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Flying helmet – Aviatrix fascinator by Professor Maelstromme

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Flying jacket corset by Jenny G at Wyte Phantom. Please check her out she makes the most amazing items.

 

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.

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New in the Professor Maelstromme Etsy Shop ~ Steampink Queen Victoria.

Queen Victoria Punked!

Queen Victoria Punked!

I am enjoying making Cameos of all types but one of my favorites is the pink and teal Queen Victoria cameo hung on matching teal and pink ribbon and cord  with a green patina finish to the metal cameo setting.
All my items can be customized to suit your style and colours.   I have glued a faux leather backing to the cameos to protect sensitive skin against the patina finish.

Queen Victoria Brooches

Queen Victoria Brooches

I make a whole range with Queen Victoria – earrings, brooches and cuff link cameos

Steampink Queen Victoria

Steampink Queen Victoria

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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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The Bram Stoker Film Festival Fashion Show

My creative partner and I were invited to take part  by providing outfits and accessories for The Bram Stoker International Film Festival Fashion Show held in Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK ~http://www.bramstokerfilmfestival.com/

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We had a fun weekend, with great friends, excellent entertainment in the wonderful town of Whitby and finished it off Sunday at midnight watching the 1992 Dracula film directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola, based on Bram Stoker’s novel.

Whitby is a seaside town and port situated on the east coast of Yorkshire, England. Once a year it holds the film Festival and twice a year the Gothic music weekends in April and then at Halloween.

Whitby is the home to the ruins of Whitby Abbey, has a history of fishing and whaling, was where Captain Cook learned seamanship, the steam railway arrived in 1839, jet and alum were mined locally with Whitby jet being sort after and fashionable by the Victorians and is associated with the horror novel Dracula writen by Bram Stoker.  Dracula leaves his castle and boards a Russian ship, the Demeter, taking along with him boxes of Transylvanian soil, which he needs in order to regain his strength. During the voyage to Whitby, he sustains himself on the ship’s crew members. Only one body is later found, that of the captain, who is found tied up to the ship’s helm. The captain’s log is recovered and tells of strange events that had taken place during the ship’s journey. Dracula leaves the ship in the form of a dog.

These are the first few photos – more to follow ……

Professor Maelstromme's stall

Professor Maelstromme’s stall

Back Stage with Frankiichan

Back Stage with Frankiichan

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Galleon Fascinator: Professor Maelstromme
Clothing: Wyte Phantom
Model: Francesca Dunn
Image: Rob Taylor

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Steampunk Convention the Asylum continued………………

Professor Maeltromme’s outfit “Steampunk Tomb Raider” for the Asylum Steampunk con fashion show; created by myself and Wyte Phantom clothing and not forgetting Kate Cox for the armour!.

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Gothic Skeleton Ship Fascinators

These are a new variation of my well known Ghost Ship and Gothic Galleon Fascinators.  I have added Skelletons and Skulls!

Gothic Pirate Ship Fascinators

Gothic Pirate Ship Fascinators

Gothic Pirate Ship Fascinators

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