B&B: A Steampunk Arctic Explorer


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Today’s Printable Paper Doll Inspirations:Arctic Explorers, Photos of Ladies on Glaciers in High Heels, and Fur Trim

A steampunk arctic explorer outfit for my curvy paper doll series. Free to print from paperthinpersonas.com.

This week’s “winter” outfit is this set of winter time steampunk arctic explorer clothing, because why not? I mean, everyone needs to have something fab to wear while exploring the arctic, don’t they?

I know nothing about arctic exploration, except what I know from living in Alaska and having to study the history of the state in school. My sister is a professional geologist and she has done crazy things like ice coring, but I didn’t ask for her advice.

I did try to be a bit practical with a skypole/walking stick with a spike and I went with trousers. I’ve seen 1890s photos of women on glaciers wearing high heels, so she got heels, but I wonder if maybe I should have drawn her some ice cleats or something. I’ll have to think about that next time I draw a steampunk arctic explorer outfit.

Maybe I should have asked Sis for advice. 🙂

This is only my second EVER steampunk inspired B&B paper doll outfit. I can’t believe that, but a quick foray into my archives does tell me it is true. Wow.

I have get on that in the New Year.

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8 Responses to B&B: A Steampunk Arctic Explorer

  1. Cisco says:

    I like the colors you chose. The subdued purple complements the different shades of blue.

  2. Kate says:

    Very cool. (Pun intended.)
    I love the detail that went into the accessories.

  3. Julie says:

    Everything about this is fantastic.

    And how does someone discover geology as a profession? That’s such an unusual career choice!

    • RLC says:

      She got into it in college. I don’t know the exact path, but since Sis still live in Alaska, there are a fair number of mining companies and environmental companies that need people who know about rocks.

  4. boots says:

    this is awesome! i have been thinking of doing some Klondike gold seeker characters, but haven’t quite decided how to not make it a boring history lesson in 19th century extreme weather clothing ~ hahaha

    i love the fantasy take on this. the belt and the scarf are super cool! : D

    • RLC says:

      If you are interested in gold seekers, check out a series of books called, “Goldrush Women” and “Goldrush Children” by Jane Haige (sp?). I think she also did one on men, but I can’t remember. In one of them, she republished a list of what a woman was advised to bring for clothing. It’s fascinating.

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