Thursday, June 22, 2017

4 New Steampunk Events in England!

Four new events have been added to the 2017 calendar:

Holmes Fest 2017
June 28 2017
Portsmouth, England

Four (Dozen?) Steampunks and a Funeral Parlour
September 10 2017
Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England

Fantastical Festival Of Magic & Mystery
September 17 2017
King's Lynn, Norfolk, England

Worthing Wormhole
November 11 2017
Worthing, West Sussex, England

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

New Steampunk Event: MCM Comic Con in Northern Ireland!

A new event has been added to the 2017 calendar:

MCM Northern Ireland Comic Con
June 24 - 25 2017
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there showing your kids that you're never too old for cosplay!

steampunk fasther and daughter cosplay

steampunk dad and kid in costume
steampunk dad with kid in costume
Photographer, top: Anton Korepanov
Photographer, middle: Paul Michaels
Photographer, bottom: Sandi by Gaslight

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Steampunk Couple in Blue

Couple wearing matching steampunk costumes in turqoise and navy blue. steampunk fashion for men and women
Steampunk Woman wearing turquoise and navy blue skirt, corset, bolero jacket, gloves and top hat fascinator with birdcage veil

Steampunk Man wearing navy blue, gray, and black clothing (tailcoat, waistcoat, ascot, top hat, trousers, pocket watch and cane)
Cosplayers: Fashionable couple at Whitby Goth Weekend 2010
Photographer: Kevin/kjl08

9 New Steampunk Events This Summer in England!

Nine new events have been added to the 2017 calendar:

The Clockwork Infirmary /
June 17 - 18 2017
Peterborough, England

Punknik And Afternoon Tea At Burton Constable
June 24 2017
Skirlaugh, England

Haden Hill House Museum's Steam Victorian Extravaganza
June 25 2017
Cradley Heath, England

Doncaster Mansion House Steampunk Decadence
July 8 2017
Doncaster, England

Bressteam /
July 8 - 9 2017
Bressingham, Norfolk, England

Steampunk at Papplewick Pumping Station
July 9 2017
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

The Steampunk Gin Festival 2017 /
July 21 - 22 2017
Gateshead, England

London Film & Comic Con
July 28 - 30 2017
London, England

Retford Steampunk Festival: Night at the Museum 2
August 5 2017
Retford, England

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Warm Color Palette of a Victorian Prostitute

Woman wearing Victorian skirt, jacket and hat in warm colors (orange, maroon, red, purple) as part of a Victorian Prostitute costume
We fell in love with this dress the instant we laid eyes on it! We were so enamored that we didn't even notice that it had been aged and distressed. When we went searching for the photo's origins, we discovered it was designed to be a Victorian prostitute's costume. Ok, so we have hooker taste. But classy 19th century hooker taste. Maybe we should just let costumer Sally Anne explain:

This was my favourite costume that I made at university. It was a costume for a Victorian Prostitute that I made for one of my design projects, the concept of which was a documentory on Jack the Ripper and the  late 1880′s Bustle Dress I made was a costume for one of the victims. The dress is made from Silk Dupion with a velvet bodice. I made all the underpinnings for the dress; corset, chemise, and bustle. I spent a lot of money making this dress and a lot of blood, sweat and tears went into it. In fact many tears when i had to break down the beautiful dress i had just lovingly created with a cheese grater and paint! The effect really worked though and the dress certainly ended up looking fit for a Victorian Prostitute.
Costumer: Olive And Betty (Bespoke Hats, Fascinators and Headpieces)

3 New Steampunk Events in Georgia and Florida!

Three new events have been added to the 2017 calendar:

Sunday Steampunk Soiree
June 25 2017
St. Augustine, Florida

Imaginarium Headdress Ball 2017
September 23 2017
Orlando, Florida

Atlanta Steampunk Exposition
November 17 - 19 2017
Atlanta, Georgia

Friday, June 9, 2017

New Steampunk Event: Lockport's Great Midwestern Ballyhoo in Illinois!

A new event has been added to the 2017 calendar:

Lockport's Great Midwestern Ballyhoo - Steampunk Weekend
September 23 - 25 2017
Lockport, Illinois