Posts Tagged ‘Vintage’

Upcoming Chicagoland Steamy Events

Feb
24

chicago steampunk globe

Chicago is becoming a very good destination and playground for Midwestern Steampunks. If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know that this weekend there is a Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show, and we’re having our monthly get-together at a French Restaurant …

Love and Romance for the Proper Neo-Victorian.

Feb
18

victorian personal

Dating, love, lust, sex and personal relationships for the Neo-Victorian must be handled delicately. Aged, proper old-timey sex cries, woos, euphemisms and proper colorful words should be sprinkled liberally in your daily (and nightly) vocabulary.

A proper starting point is …

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus: A Feast For The Eyes That Demands Repeated Viewings

Feb
14

It has taken me a while to write an article on The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus for a very simple reason.  It is so complex and is so visually overwhelming that it takes a good week or two to really …

Eliza Rickman: Girl & Toy Piano

Feb
05

My lovely partner in crime, the Lady KL Kenzie had a novel idea last Tuesday, we were to go see a “live band” play “music” before a “crowd”. Now regardless of how arcane the idea sounded, I am a novel …

Vintage Clothing, Militaria, Devices and Gadgets for the Historical Steampunk

Feb
03

WWII Goggles

Steampunk fashion and culture can be DIY, modded, recreated, adapted, changed or created from the ground up. As a fashion and device aesthetic, it can come from or be any time period. Military clothing, badges, devices and gadgets are perfect …

The Stolen Airship by Karel Zeman

Jan
21

Airships, Zeppelins, dirigibles and lighter-than-air steam powered travel are common motifs in both steampunk ideology as well as fiction. The days of the airship have not fully vanished, and continue to occupy a fancy in the collective steampunk consciousness. It’s …

Windycon 36: Photographs

Nov
18

Windycon 36 was an amazing success, full of fashion finery, bully beer, gadgetry galore, beautiful boots and perfect panelists.

Some photographs from the event can be seen on The Facebook, as made by the Rev. Cpt. Samuel Flint

Windycon 2009

STEAM-CON – Report from a Midwest Steampunker

Nov
07

I had just worked 20 hours (literally) and had not eaten a single meal.  I was wearing my “traveling” jeans, a vest, my pocket watch and compass, my great jacket and holding a walking stick.  People were looking at me …

The Myserious Explorations of Jasper Morello

Jan
28

In case you have neither heard nor seen, The Mysterious Explorations of Jasper Morello is quite possibly the most beautifully animated film I have ever watched. It is dark, it is strange, it is whimsical and yes, it is pretty …