I didn't get any pics of her finished, so I went and took some, then messed around with Photoshop Elements...and there you go. Shinju complete with wig and fancied up hat!
Kanzashi from: [link]
(soooo cute withthe little vial of origami stars)
Wrist cuffs from: [link]
Hat Embellishments: my Antickquities store: [link]
Breakdown of Shinju:
Red Eastern Fusion:
It's a cultural kludge made in heaven! People don't seem to remember or know that the golden steampunk era we associate the fashion with also coincides with Japan's Meiji Era! Some of Commodore Perry's infamous Black Ships were STEAM POWERED and it was in this time that many eastern styles of dress became fashionable!! Steampunk isn't just about the brass and gears, it's also about exploring new horizons in all things, including incorporating different cultures in new ways! Let's see more international Steampunk costumes!