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

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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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.

 

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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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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Lesburlesque ladies in DIVA magazine this month with Rosie Lugosi.

Fantastic photo of Rosie Lugosi from Diva magazine wearing the straight razor and bird skull lace choker I made for her and purple glitter corset and fur coat by Wyte Phantom.

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Lesburlesque ladies in DIVA magazine this month with Rosie Lugosi (writer and performer). http://www.facebook.com/pages/Deidre-Dreams/268799043155188#!/rosielugosiperformer

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During the summer I work for a bat consultancy company.

During the summer I work for a bat consultancy company surveying buildings for evidence of bats. Bats in the UK are an endangered species. I have not been able to make, create or sew anything this week as I attended a bat fieldwork course at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire, UK.  I had a brilliant time exploring the abbey, looking for, recording and finding bats! Mostly Lesser and Greater Horseshoe bats. Pipistrelle bats really do emerge from the mouth of a gargolye high up on the tower, how gothic is that? 🙂

View from tower

Lacock abbey, Wiltshire

I have a stall at Whitby Gothic Weekend this weekend.

Whitby is a seaside town in North Yorkshire, England.  It has a combined maritime, mineral and tourist heritage, and is home to the ruins of  Whitby Abbey.  The fishing port developed herring and whaling fleets and was where Captain Cook learned seamanship. Tourism started in Whitby in Georgian times and developed with the coming of the Steam railway in 1839 and the Steam railway is still there today. Well known for its association with the horror novel Dracula by Bram Stoker, its Jet and alum were mined locally, and Whitby jet, which was mined by the Victorians became fashionable during the 19th century.

Goths meet here twice a year, April and October to socialize, enjoy the cobbled streets of the fishing town , cafes, pubs and shop in the brilliant selection of Goth and Steampunk stalls available over these weekends.

Whitby Abbey ruins and beautiful coast view.

found antler fascinator

A friend of mine works in forestry and found these antlers in his woods. I have painted them purple and silver and mounted them on a purple colour fascinator. This item, spats, hats and jewellery I will have on my stall at Whitby, the Spa Theater 26th – 29th April.

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