Sunday, August 20, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Nautical Steampunk Fashion

woman in nautical steampunk skirt and blouse; sailing costume
Man wearing sailor costume with goggles and steampunk gun. men's steampunk fashon and clothing
Woman dressed in blue and white nautical steampunk dress and coat, with gloves and hat. women's steampunk fashion and clothing
We've posted about Tyson Vick's book A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters here before, and today's photos are another peek at what makes it so great. These are from Chapter 8, which involves the battle of a monster at sea, thus the awesome nautical costumes. For each chapter, Tyson provides a post full of behind the scenes information, photos, and (best of all) tutorials! Learn more about these costumes, including how Tyson made Philomena's squid hat pin (top photo) and Brunhilde's hat (bottom photo), here.

Tyson sells some of the book's costume pieces (along with other clothing, like these awesome billowy sleeved men's shirts) in his etsy shop, One Delightful Day. You can check out A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters for free online, or purchase it in print here. If you love Tyson's work (trust us, you will), and want to support and encourage his creative endeavors, check him out on Patreon.

Model, top: Brin Merkley as Philomena Dashwood
Model, middle: Bowen Kinsey as Cyprien
Model, bottom: Lizzie Hatfield as Brunhilde Bamfield
Author/Costumer/Photographer: Tyson Vick

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

3 New Steampunk Events in Spain!

Three new events have been added to the 2017 calendar: 

III Feria Retrofuturista De Madrid
September 16 2017
Madrid, Spain

Steamfantasy 4
September 30 - October 1 2017
Burjassot, Spain

Gran Gala Steampunk Barcelona
October 14 2017
Barcelona, Spain

Thursday, August 10, 2017

I WANT IT! Victorian Shoes From an Unlikely Source

Today, for reasons that are completely innocent (and none of your business), I was browsing a site called Discount Stripper when I noticed something both amazing and out of place: A huge selection of Victorian boots.

Victorian lace up boots
Victorian Lace Up Boot Cream
Victorian Lace Up Ankle Boots
Victorian Lace Up Ankle Boots Black
Victorian mid calf boot
Victorian Mid Calf Boot

What is the reason for this? Have strippers suddenly become interested in Victoriana? Are there strip clubs somewhere filled with women dancing in g-strings and Victorian granny boots? Surely I'm onto something here.

But just as you should never look a gift horse in the mouth, you should also never look a discount stripper in the...mouth. So instead of wondering why, I'll just take advantage of it. Perhaps by buying these:

Victorian Ankle Boots Champagne Lace
Victorian Ankle Boots Champagne Lace
Victorian Boots Brown
Victorian Boots Brown
Victorian Ankle Boots Pink Lace
Victorian Ankle Boots
Pink Lace

If you're looking for something a bit more modern, check out their Steampunk footwear

Vintage Steampunk Knee High Boots
Vintage Steampunk
Knee High Boots
Steampunk Oxford Ankle Boots
Steampunk Oxford
Ankle Boots
Frances Victorian Steampunk Boots
Frances Victorian
Steampunk Boots

Their selection of corsets and wigs is also worth a look.

High class Victorian stripper shoes at discount Victorian stripper prices? I want it! DiscountStripper

Previous editions of I WANT IT

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

7 New Steampunk Events in California!

Seven new events have been added to the 2017 calendar: 

Steamy Tea & Picnic at El Dorado
August 13 2017
Long Beach, California

San Diego Steampunk Day at the Library
August 13 2017
San Diego, California

Big Bear Renaissance Fair: Steampunk Weekend
August 26 - 27 2017
Fawnskin, California

Steampunk Public Presents: Time Travelers Steampunk Fashion Show
September 10 2017
Vista, California

Clockwork Conquest Disneyland Resort Meet
September 16 2017
Anaheim, California

Steam Day in the Fall 2017 (Disneyland Meetup)
November 13 2017
Anaheim, California

Tumbleweed Township (Wild West Festival)
November 18 - 19 2017
Simi Valley, California