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Post  Captain McCannon on Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:06 pm

Bugger, where's the Anatomical board?

I was wondering how I could add some bright color to a very, very brown-based outfit, with black and cream accents. I love brown and coffee colors, and I wouldn't want to take away from the militaristic style I have and go TOO steam-gypsy. Thoughts?
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Re: Adding color to a steamy outfit?

Post  pocalypse on Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:26 am

well.....oranges.
and maybe some reds.
and yellows.

how to go about doing it im not quite sure.

but my girlfriend might know.
shes bloody good with colors and cloth and such.
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Re: Adding color to a steamy outfit?

Post  Jemima Annabelle Clough on Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:37 am

I would go for deep blues, greens and purples. Which admittedly aren't bright, but I think do go with browns and creams; and certainly blues and greens (in the right tones and shades) wouldn't take away from the militaristic style.

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Post  von Corax on Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:34 am

I'm not sure how "militaristic" you're starting from, but military dress uniforms have often had some fairly bright trim, for instance on the outside of Mandarin-style collars, on cuffs, and on facings and turnbacks (that is, the parts of the lapels, double-breasts and coat-tails that would be on the inside if one were buttoned up for warmth, but are on the outside when one is buttoned up for show).

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Post  Mad Maxine on Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:47 am

I'm not a huge fan of pink, but it does look good with shades of brown and cream.
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Re: Adding color to a steamy outfit?

Post  Pheobsky on Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:33 pm

Ok anyone who saw the original colour scheme of the forum will realise that I like bright colours (bear in mind that the 70's style was heavily toned down compared to it...) Anyways certain types of necktie could add a welcome splash of colour, however these could impinge on the militaristic look. However much of the military in Victorian times did wear very bright uniforms, so cumbebunds/sashes could possibly be worn if they aren't too outlandish, otherwise little flecks of colour could also be added using equipment eg: a flask/pouch on a belt with a bright insignia
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Post  Zwack on Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:19 pm

If it's a militaristic uniform then bright colours aren't an issue. Any sorts of red, white or blue accents could be used, either on separate pieces (belt, hat, sash,...) or on trim (patches, epaulets, badges,...)

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Re: Adding color to a steamy outfit?

Post  Gazongola on Sat Sep 20, 2008 5:02 am

I tend to use red and green.
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Post  Dandeliondream on Sat Sep 20, 2008 5:17 am

metalics like copper or silver are good.
pink is a good idea.
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Re: Adding color to a steamy outfit?

Post  Prof. George of Chaos on Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:23 pm

You can do a few things with accessories, I'm sure.
Sew on a few faceted beads here and there, harmonizing with whatever you have going...If you're playing with a military vibe then there's the possibility of making up some medals with bright ribbon-sections, too.
Do you wear a hat? If so there are all manner of things that can go in the band to brighten things up, too.

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Post  ms_boo_dreadful on Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:28 pm

im all thumbs when it comes to color. personally i wear black,grey,off white....and umm...black *blush* sorry i like being monotone and it saves me form the evil yellow ball of doom (the sun) however! have you ever noticed how jewel tones were very comment in old military uniformes? crimson,amethyst purple,cobalt blue,and emerald green were all very common. perhaps that would be a direction to go. alien
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