Sunday, May 2, 2010

Steampunk Mini-Convention

Yesterday Mike and I went to the Steampunk Mini-Convention at the Charles River Museum of Industry in Waltham, MA. It was a neat place for a steampunk event, since the museum commemorates the history of the victorian textile-weaving and watch-making industry in Massachusetts. What better place to have a steampunk convention than at a museum with a collection of steam engines? And a gallery of watch parts?

I wore my William Morris bustle outfit again (I need a new bustle ensemble stat!!)

Mike wore his generic victorian outfit, made from clothes in our closet and purchased accessories

There was a swordfighting demonstration

And a woman who brought this neat 1888 dressmaking apparatus. You would dial in your measurments to shape the frame into a bodice pattern and then trace it on paper.

The rest of my pictures are here.

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