Week 13 – 086/365
One of the more interesting styles I’ve come across in my (almost) 24 years is the Steampunk style.
Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction and speculative fiction, frequently featuring elements of fantasy, that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used — usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era England — but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. Other examples of steampunk contain alternate history-style presentations of “the path not taken” of such technology as dirigibles, analog computers, or digital mechanical computers (such as Charles Babbage’s Analytical engine); these frequently are presented in an idealized light, or with a presumption of functionality.
I’ve always been drawn to it because unlike other sub-genres (ie: goth, punk, etc) there aren’t any strict ‘rules’ to follow, and as the members of “Penny Dreadful” stated, can be merged/melded with anything else. During my time at the convention, I got to go the “A Very Dreadful Steampunk Photo Shoot“, shown below:
If my memory serves correctly, Madame Gloves (as I mentally dubbed her for the sake of remembering who was who) made her entire outfit. I found this quite fantastic, because it is a beautiful dress. I saw her on and off for most of the day and we always had pleasant conversations.
I believe I remember Dancer’s name, but I will keep it off of the blog. She is dubbed Dancer because, well, she LOOKS like a dancer and during the period when photographers could request poses, she answered my call (along with another fellow) to dance.
Mr. Lawyer at some point must have mentioned to Lucretia Dearfour at some point that he is a lawyer. I had been calling him Red-Tie or Gear-Head (because he modded his bluetooth headset to have gears on it) in my head, but Red-Tie stands out more since vibrant colors aren’t usually equipped in Steampunk settings.
Edit: I received an e-mail from this individual. He is not officially a lawyer, he is “An Airship Pirate’s Lawyer”.
After about an hour of posing, I have roughly 400-500 pictures to show. Some are head shots, single full body, double full body, and group shots. I asked my makeup-artist E (blog, twitter) the order of which I should do some uploads, and he opted for single full body and double full body.