Though steampunk tends to mind a retro vein, it goes surprisingly well with the aesthetics of the "Star Wars" universe. This was already proven with the marvelous steampunk AT-AT. Epbot reader May B. delves into the look for an unusual, and somewhat creepy, version of a Darth Vader costume.
May B.'s concept starts with a Victorian mourning dress, a shiny black number full of intricate patterns, topped off with a black hat with a veil running down the back. Steampunk goggles (a requirement pretty much) are integrated into a Darth Vader mask topped with a filigreed silver detail.
The necklace has LEDs added with the use of conductive thread. There's even a version of the Darth Vader control panel around the belt. She definitely looks like she could squeeze the life out of an underling with a twitch of her gloved hand.
May B. got some of the inspiration from her costume from Epbot's own Lady Vadore ensemble, a wild steampunky creation that is part time traveler, part Sith Lord.
The mash-up Victorian dress is a perfect play on what "Star Wars" would have looked like if Darth Vader was a woman in Victorian times.
How about a fan film with this version of the character controlling an army of steampunk AT-ATs? Then, we could also have Luke Skywalker as a Victorian woman dressed in a white blouse with a beige skirt and even more goggles. Then we could throw Sherlock Holmes in there just for fun, and completely upset the balance of the universe.
(Via Geeks are Sexy)