I have seriously found my favorite use for Pinterest! (my least favorite* being the addictive, hoarders-esque gathering of all the 'beautiful people' blogs and all their darn talent that I'll never be able to match!)
In the past, I've made excel spreadsheets, made folders of links, printed out lists, made electronic and physical inspiration boards, kept mental checklists, and any and all of the combinations of the above to make an 'inspiration board' for current and future projects, but Pinterest just blows everything out of the water. (I wish reorganizing the location of things were easier, but alas, some bad with the good!)
Visual references, direct links to the products I'm looking at buying - pretty much all 'round awesome. (It also doesn't hurt that I can bring up Pinterest on my phone while out fabric shopping to do some easy reference work!)
Anyway, all this to say, I'm thinking about starting a new (non-SCA, not-period-at-all) cosplay/steampunk-ish outfit. I'm kind of excited! But first, before I continue - have you seen Going Postal? You haven't?! I'll wait. (It can be found on Netflix. If you don't have Netflix, it's worth a one month subscription just to see that one movie!)
Ok, back? It was AWESOME, right?
As much as I love 'Ms. Cripslock' and her fabulous hat and awesomely ridiculous puffy-sleeved patent-something purple dress, I am obsessed with doing a femme Moist von Lipwig. Specifically the post-dastardly con man Spangler; pre-suit of gold Post Master.
I'm pretty sure I've seen other blogs have a pretty little link (with pics) to specific boards, but I'm having a hard time figuring it out at the moment.......Anyway, here's the board I'm using for Lipwig. With any luck, I'll actually get some traction on this project, and have updates soon!
*Least favorite in the manner that too much of any one good thing is!