Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Book Outfits ~ Parasol Protectorate Omnibus Vol. 1 by Gail Carriger

Today, Fashionable Reader, I present to you fashion inspired by the cover of the first omnibus. This first of a two volume Parasol Protectorate omnibus was produced by the SF Bookclub (it includes Soulless, Changeless, and Blameless). It is the only English-language hardback edition of my books.

 It has been cosplayed (although I'm not certain if it was intentional).

At World Steam Expo 2012
It's also quite similar to the cover of Changeless, which I occasionally cosplay.

Ruby Blackbird's exclusive Changeless pin, was for contest winners only
Self & John at Nova Albion
 Full frontal and what the under-corset looks like

Vintage Looks

 1905 Suit  Whitaker Auctions; 1910 Evening Dress  Abiti Antichi

1910 Opal Suite  Tadema Gallery

 1910s  The Museum at FIT; 1915  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1915  The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Retro Rack is also on facebook where I post additional images and fashion thoughts.


  1. The omnibus cover looks great, as do the cosplay pics you posted! I'm looking at that steampunk cake and really wishing that I had one made for my wedding. Ah, well. There's always the vow renewal ceremony in several years :-)

  2. Thank you for featuring my Victorian Steampunk Cake!


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