The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.-Steel Magnolias

Monday, September 6, 2010

DragonCon 2010-Steampunk

By far, my most favorite costumes of the weekend are always the Steampunkers. They put such detail into their costumes. You can see how much hard work and dedication goes into them. Steampunk is a genre of fiction that is, basically, the Victorian era meets....well, scifi. Lots of corsets, clocks, and goggles. Think anything by Jules Verne, A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Van Helsing, The Golden Compass, Wild Wild West, Sherlock Holmes.  Here are  some of my favorite examples from the weekend.

How awesomely adorable is this Steampunk family?
Steampunk Family
Steampunk Safari
See all the details that go into these costumes? They are just so amazing and inventive. Almost makes you nostalgic for the Victorian era, doesn't it? Look at the detail of the ship on her hat!!

  DragonCon has a Steampunk fashion show every year. Go to Flickr and just do a search and look at all the fascinating costumes. You'll be hooked just like me!
Steampunk Superheros


  1. Never heard of Steam Punk but it is fascinating! Thanks for sharing and broadening my horizons!

  2. Wow! Funky costumes. People really have some great imaginations! Just think, you have a whole year to come up with your own funky items!

  3. I would love to do some sort of Steampunk, but I feel like such a poser! LOL

  4. creative and fun! joy - i think we'll be friends if we ever get to meet :)