Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Vancouver Steampunk Mini-Convention

This past weekend was VSteam's Mini-Convention, and what a fun shindig it was!

The festivities were held at the lovely Barclay Manor, and the wonderful weather meant that guests were able to take over the surrounding lawns and gardens as well - much to the amusement and bewilderment of passersby!

Musical guest Lucy Conquered Man entertains the crowd in lovely summer weather

Lucy Conquered Man sings about Love & Robots

Once more, Al and I donned our Steampunk outfits and ventured into the fray...
Chillin' to Lucy Conquered Man

Stilt-walking is a great way to meet new people!

  Hello down there!

Now I need to think of an icebreaker of my own... Any suggestions for a shy lil' geek like me? O_o

Just a shy girl in her Steampunk world...
Original photo by Jamie Shutterbug Coles; Photoshop tomfoolery by me

Next Steamy Post: A Geek Girl's Best Friends: Steampunk Jewellery & Sidearms

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Hello, oh much-neglected blog!
I have plenty of projects to share, and since I'm currently in a bit of a work lull, let's see if I can get caught up...

I've had Steampunk on the brain these days... such a fun genre to play with! I love the aesthetic, the history, and of course the quirky humour behind it all.

 You've been discovered!
"You've been discovered!"
My lovely & crafty friend Al pointed me towards a local Steampunk group (VSteam), and we threw together some costumes out of treasures from our closets, loans from friends, thrift store finds, and fun handmade accessories. We made our debut at the VSteam Lords & Ladies Masquerade Ball back in May, and are now thoroughly hooked!

Currently we're working on finishing our more permanent outfits, but today's post features our costumes for the Masquerade Ball.


 Intrepid Explorer
"Intrepid Explorer"

 Raven lights the way to the Masquerade Ball
"Raven lights the way to the Masquerade Ball"

A little bird told me...
"A little bird told me..."