I was excited to hear from reader Beth D. that she'll also have one of her works on display: this beautiful steampunk arm she created for her "Steampunk widow" costume:
Here's a closer look:
Remember, I'm counting on you locals to send me lots of photos once the exhibit opens up June 8th, k?
Now, tell me the truth: Is it wrong that I kind of want this in my front yard?
This gorgeous steam train sculpture is actually - get this - a four-ton BBQ! There are two compartments for cooking, and the steering wheel inside the cab operates a rotisserie spit:
I believe this was made by a group called "Tvoryukami" for a private owner. More pics and info (in Russian) here. (via my friend John, aka Steampunk Boba Fett.)
Heather M. sent in this stellar raygun necklace, and John was so enamored with it he INSISTED I included it in this week's roundup. Heh. (We're all cool here with rayguns mixing with our steampunk, right? Cool.)
I recently joined a FB group on steampunk costuming, which is completely out of character for me since it's so, you know, SOCIAL, but I stay true to myself by just lurking creepily in the virtual shadows, only darting out long enough to "like" everyone's amazing projects and pictures and such.
It's only been a few days, of course, but I'm already in awe of all these mega-talented makers. Here are a few of my favorite finds so far:
Brett King spent four months building this jaw-dropping interactive automaton, named "The Aetherologist." Turn up your volume to hear the recording in the vid below:
Admit it: your jaw totally dropped. And, hey, best use of Siri ever? I'm thinking YES.
Believe it or not, this back pack by Frank Thomas Puricelli is still a work in progress:
Now for a dose of pretty:
Sílvia in Portugal makes these fabulous neck corsets, with lots of beautiful designs to choose from:
Each laces up in the back, and is scalloped on the sides for comfort:
"Isabella Neck Corset," approx. $31 US
Head over to Sílvia's etsy shop, Sky Pirate Creations, to see the rest!
And for something most of us mere mortals can actually attempt: this steampunk finger stylus may look like a million bucks, but it's actually made from a plastic milk jug handle:
Head over to Instructables for Rob's super easy tutorial.
And finally, I think John and I have reached a point on my next costume project that I can give you all a little sneak peek/clue:
(And no telling, those few of you who already know!)
I hope you all have a great weekend, and get some much needed rest and peace after this crazy week. As always, feel free to share your steamy finds here in the comments or over on the Epbot FB page!