|Front view of blue and silver steampunk underbust corset.|
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
|Steampunk EKG LED|
|EKG in enclosure with a strap from an old military satchel.|
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
|8x12 Tesla Rock Star Scientist Steampunk Art Print Poster by meganlee|
|Triumph at the Las Vegas Hilton|
|Through the Seasons - Steampunk Mini Hat by ToScarboroughFair|
|Steampunk Entomology Lapel Fire Brooch by SpectraNova|
|The Entomologists Jewelry Box- Beetle by JennRoseFX|
|Avalon Revisited by O.M. Grey|
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The Final Sacrifice
Even though I love Canada and would love to live there one day, it’s impossible not to laugh at the mockery heaped upon our neighbors to the north in this film. In The Final Sacrifice, a teenager and a drifter unravel an evil plot to take over the world. The Final sacrifice contains my favorite MST3K song, Tom Servo’s over the top anti-Canadian medley.
There is still a lot of hilarity to be found even if you hate Canada mocking. Two running gags include Mike and the bots making constant straining sounds as the young and weak looking protagonist lifts objects and ridiculing the adult protagonists laughable and somewhat awesome name, Rowsdower. There are also appearances by masked and incompetent S&M lackeys and a one of the grizzliest old hermits ever.
If you've seen all these MST3K episodes and are craving newer Mike Nelson riffs, the best RiffTrax are of Twilight, Return of the King and Star Trek V: The Undiscovered Country
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Some pics from our trip to Comic Con last year:
We'll have plenty of new photos in a couple weeks after we get back from San Diego!
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
The first is an underbust version of my steampunk utility corset. It has adjustable straps that cross in the back and have brass buckles in the front. I made it for The Spectra Nova, who will be wearing it to the World Steam Expo in Dearborn, Michigan. If you're there go see her amazing and beautiful steampunk jewelry!
Monday, May 10, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
My turquoise Neo-Victorian steampunk corset is among many other beautiful dresses, hairpieces, shoes, toiletries and accessories up for vote. The winning item will be featured on Etsy's front page next week. Take a look at all the beautiful pieces and vote for your favorite!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Some pictures of the little attention mongers after the jump
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
All the beautiful items above and three additional ones can currently be seen in this treasury.
It's spring, and while the desert I live in isn't overly green, the abundant viridian trees at the University of Nevada Las Vegas are beginning to blossom while mockingbirds, sparrows and grackles sing to woo potential mates. I've assembled this collection in hope that these spring steampunk finds bring to mind the blossoms and beauty of spring.
The stereotypical colors of steampunk may be muted browns and grays along with metallic hues, but these artisans demonstrate that steampunk creations also have lively hues.
2. Absinthe Cuffs (Pair) by Chocklit
3. Quadra Tatted Bracelet - Green by TotusMel
4. Thai Steampunk Bustle Skirt Purple by crescentwench
5. Time of Flight - real beetle wing necklace by ClockworkZero
6. Absinthe Glycerin Soap by amandalouise
7. Stink Bug Ring by CosmicFirefly
8. The Gypsy -Apple Blossom by TheThriftySparrow
My Steampunk academic satchel was on the front page of Etsy as part of a treasury this afternoon! This is my first time ever on the front page so I felt like making this post to celebrate. I was sewing a custom corset for a customer when Steph excitedly shouted out "You're on the front page! Dude, come over here right now, I'm serious!"
Special thanks to Emmamaha for including my bag in her fantastic scholastic treasury. I really appreciate it!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
There’s less than one month left until Mother’s day (May 9th), and if you’re planning on ordering a handmade gift for a mother in your life you’ll need to make a decision soon! I’ve created a guide to buying steampunk themed gifts; however, they aren’t so specialized as to not appeal to the general public.
Although all these gifts have a steampunk or NeoVictorian theme, I’ve tried to create a well-rounded gift guide that’s categorized according to different interests.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
I first heard about steampunk in 2007. My girlfriend was reading The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. I asked her what it was about and she told me it was a steampunk alternative history novel.
I was intrigued! I knew about punk music and culture but had never heard of this “steampunk” before. I started Googling it and found out that it included a lot of unique inventions and Victorian fashion, two things that I loved. Since I was a boy I’ve always had a knack for making and fixing things out of existing materials, a trait that served me well doing experiments in physics labs for my undergraduate degree.
My fondness for Victorian fashion is another factor that makes steampunk appealing. I think that the corset is my favorite article of clothing and believe that nothing is as beautiful as a fitted and well-designed corset.
Last year when I went to Comic-Con with my girlfriend (pictured to the left next to a steampunk). I was delighted to see lots of people in corsets. I was inspired to start designing my own corsets, and immediately started making prototypes that summer. This year at Comic-Con we will both be dressing up!
Right now I’m focusing on steampunk and Neo-Victorian corsets, but I plan on eventually doing fantasy oriented corsets and costumes as well. I enjoy reading fantasy novels and watching fantasy and sci-fi movies, so I get a lot of inspiration from those.
Monday, March 29, 2010
I think that both corsets could be used in fantasy costumes. I can imagine the turquoise corset being worn by a mage or other caster, and the green underbust corset worn by a hunter-ranger or perhaps a rogue.
Both corsets and the backpack are available at my Etsy store. I just opened and am adding new designs daily, so check back if you like what you see!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I’ve been working on this corset for a steampunk costume that Stephanie and I are planning. It’s going to be paired with a long skirt, collared white shirt, boots and a book satchel.
I was going for a Western steampunk look. I think that the brocade paired with the ruddy imitation leather creates a rugged adventurous look reminiscent of the West.
Stephanie suggested that this could also be a part of a fantasy mage costume. Perhaps an frost mage?