Saturday, April 20, 2013
My biggest steampunk news this week is that my Lady Vadore costume is now officially in transit to Wisconsin for the Oshkosh Public Museum's summer exhibit! (YAY!) John and I spent most of Wednesday afternoon carefully packing everything up and doing paperwork, and I could have easily fit myself into the box by the time we were through. o.0 Cross your fingers that everything arrives safely, although with the amount of packing peanuts we used I *think* it should be Ok.
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.)
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:
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!)
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