I gave FOX’s new show Gotham a try, and was pleasantly surprised. Looks to be a fun show, and I like the characters they’ve introduced.
One thing did catch my eye… what’s up with Selina Kyle’s steampunk goggles? Did that make anyone else do a double take? I guess I thought the goggles seemed a little out of place. Like they’re trying just a little too hard to make Selina hip and cool?
I wonder what you all think? In any case, I suppose it’s too soon to tell. Maybe we’ll learn more in Episode 2, which is titled “Selina Kyle.”
Last week, Blue Jays fans were treated to an opening ceremonial pitch by Cirque du Soleil. They came dressed as characters from their Kurios show, and it’s very, very steampunk influenced.
Don’t miss the little lady who pops out of the porthole. What fun!
For one day only, this lovely Steampunk Showgirl costume is the Deal of the Day over at Costume Craze.
Regularly $57.19, you can order this costume for $17.16 and get 70% off. Not bad! The costume includes the top, skirt with attached belt and sheer netting and the pantaloons. Boots not included.
This deal runs through Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, until midnight!
[via Costume Craze]
Here’s an excellent painting of a steampunk dog. Very nice! The artist is Splendid Beast and this painting is up for sale. It’s hand painted oil on canvas, and it could be yours for only $99.
[via Splendid Beast]
Check out steampunk Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley! Wow, they did a great job. These crafty cosplayers made a dandy appearance at the Steampunk World’s Fair in New Jersey. Quite magical, fantastic job!
[via Nerd Caliber]
Every Guinea Pig needs a set of these amazing steampunk wings. These are hand made by SkyPirate Creations, a maker of handmade clothing and accessories.
They have a store on Etsy if you feel like going shopping. These particular wings are selling for around $75, not bad!
[SkyPirate Creations via Neatorama]
Roberto Cerini is a fashion photographer based in Orange County, CA. Check out this magnificent steampunk photoshoot he did with some talented ladies and gentlemen in his area.
As a fan of steampunk, Roberto always wanted to do a steampupnk photoshoot. So, he put out a call on a steampunk forum, and history was made. His goal was simple: “To capture the characters and all the amazing details.”
Mission accomplished, Sir! These photos look absolutely incredible, and their amazing outfits are captured perfectly.
Be sure to click on these photos to view full size! You can view more of Roberto’s work on robertocerini.com.
Man in Black
Molly Edison Fairy Hunter
[via Roberto Cerini]
Aureylian has a fun Youtube channel, full of geeky goodness involving gaming, crafting and all around nerdy pleasures. She takes a nice look at steampunk and teams up with the folks at Airship Vindus to learn more. It features fun interviews and lots of great costumes.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to watch season 1 of Steamworks and Shadows… I’m sure I’ll be posting more about this group in the future!
Here are some neat photos of a steampunk exhibit hosted by the North Kingstown Free Library in Rhode Island. Well, this is just the steamiest library ever.
Not only will they have this exhibit open through August, but they are showing steampunk movies all summer long. And there’s a Steampunk Festival scheduled for Aug. 23, 2014. “And remember that Steampunk attire is encouraged at all events.”
Sounds so great. Have fun!
[via North Kingstown Free Library]
Here’s an unusual video featuring Steampunk Morris, a steampunk group from the county of Kent, the Garden of England. The band creates their own music and performs village dances in the style and tradition of Border Morris, but with their own unique twist.
The video features their performance at Sonic Rock Solstice 2014, which ran from June 20-22, 2014 in Wales. Wonderful job!
Our dancing style, if not our general style, gives a nod in the direction of the Border Morris tradition, but with the addition of various enhancements and additions from other dance styles thrown in for your delectation, thus creating a uniquely different experience. The reality is we’re attempting to plunge Morris dancing kicking and screaming into the maelstrom of an unwritten alternative future.
On the musical side, we have a veritable profusion of blowers, bowers, squeezers, pluckers, strummers, and bangers who are influenced by rock, folk, classical, Spanish, and any other brouhaha that they think is strappingly good fun. The Ceilidh band ensconced within the side rattle off their self-penned and rather traditional tunes, whereas some other players in the side have some surprisingly spiffing takes on classic rock and even heavy metal tunes with which to ‘Steampunk it up’… oh yes indeed sir!!!