The Art of Darkness

Bustle Bar

January 29th, 2014 by Cobwebs

Bustle BarThis is completely marvelous.

Mieljolie of All Things Crafty likes to do steampunk cosplay, and she got to thinking that it would be nice to not have to tote beverage containers that detracted from her costume. Thus was born the Bustle Bar, a “rum-dispensing bum” which puts her beverages where her bustle should be.

Her initial design concealed everything but the pump, but in the spirit of steampunk she rejiggered all of the working parts to be exposed on a custom leather belt. The rig holds three 1.75-liter tanks which are dispensed via a trigger on her hip. It’s a gorgeous unit, and although she doesn’t include exact build directions, there are good photos to use as a jumping-off point.

She also discusses the costume she wears with the bustle, and describes how it all goes together. It’s really a great idea.

Be sure to check out the rest of her blog as well; there’s not only a wealth of other steampunk tutorials, she does awesome Witch BOO’ts and other cool stuff.

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2 Responses

  1. xJane Says:

    Annnd, now I’m going to have to read her whole blog.

  2. Mim Says:

    That is a work of pure genius! Brings a whole new meaning to ‘hip flask’!

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