Have you heard? Disney is in the works of producing a Mary Poppins sequel! Not only that, Emily Blunt is rumored to be in the running to play Ms. Poppins herself. I don’t know about you, but I think Emily Blunt is the perfect actress to fill the iconic nanny’s shoes. The film is said to be set 20 years after the events of the original 1964 film and will also follow along with P.L. Travers books, which the original film was also largely based off of.
Upon hearing this news, I’ve decided to pay tribute to Mary Poppins with this Disneybound look. But I thought I’d just put a little twist to the look and go for a Steampunk Mary Poppins outfit instead. I mean, with those magical powers of hers and her mysterious origins, it’s easy to imagine her from the Steampunk genre.
Mary Poppin’s look is actually navy and red. But to convert it to steampunk, I decided to go with brown and burgundy. Since I was changing the color scheme completely, I needed to select some pieces that were iconic Mary Poppins, which were the umbrella (to float down with, of course), her hat (with Steampunk gears and flower accents), a bow tie, and her magic bag. The rest of the look consisted of a collared white blouse, a tweed jacket, tweed skirt, lace gloves, military style boots, and of course, a burgundy corset to really give it that steampunk vibe. Put together, this outfit looks exactly like what a time traveling Victorian nanny from the 19th century would wear.
I'm a mother of two and constantly searching for ways to have adventures and create memories as a new family. I love all things Disney, I'm obsessed with family costumes, and I will find any excuse to dress up and celebrate.
Lisa plays the role of the Fairy Godmother on the Pure Costumes team.