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We adore seeing most of all: New steampunk outfits, gorgeous clothes bought or handmade , modified props, lovely home wares. We also don't mind interesting art, fine film and literature, and news items of note as long as fashion has something to do with it. Steam themed events are also beloved, providing you note what country and state the event is in. The sun never sets on Steamfashion, after all.

Now on to eye candy so you who have seen this all at one point have something new to look at.
Woman wearing a veil in the 1890s
The hat and veil are so pretty...
Tea Party hosted by the Guild of DC during the Autumn Stroll!!

The Stroll takes place between 1 and 5PM EST on Saturday, September 25 at the National Arboretum in Washington, DC. The tea will take place during this time. More details as they come..

Come and stroll, wear your Victorian finery, and bring tea to share!


Concerning the Teetotalers

Er, yes. I don't know how this question will be recieved, but I want to let you know that I ask it sincerely, and with no attempt to make anyone feel obligated to strike a debate. With that disclaimer out of the way, here it is:

Are there any non-alcoholic events around the DC/Northern Virginia area? I've been researching many steampunk meetups but it seems that many of them, at least in my region, are centered around the substance I have chosen to stay away from. It's quite frustrating.

I understand that a lot of important events naturally gravitate toward it, but is there an alternative that I've somehow missed in my exploration? If there isn't, what are your thoughts on kicking off something new?

I'm not sure how to tag this post, but I've noticed some of my tags have changed in the past. Please, accept my apologies if they are innacurate.

High Tea amidst Carnivorous Plants?

I can't imagine anything more devilishly (ergo, scandalously) delightful than to have a nice Tea amidst the "Wicked Plants" at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in Brooklyn. I am planning to sojourn to this City of Glorious Wonder in September and if anyone were to perhaps organize a well-heeled gathering such as this, I will be sure to attend as the good Victorian Gentleman that I am.. on occasion ;)



A-kon 20 Steampunk Events

Salutations, all! The plans for the Steampunk themed events at A-kon 20 in Dallas, Texas, have been finalized at last! Here is the schedule :

12:00pm - Luncheon at the 650 North Restaurant, which is inside the Westin Hotel

7:30pm - Tea in the lobby of the Westin

8:00pm - Steampunk Ball

All events are being held on Friday, May 29th. Ama Uzume of and I are hosting the first two events and the Ball is being put on by A-kon itself. If you have any questions, feel free to ask, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Jan. 24th, 2009

I've been browsing this community for months, and posting replies for a few days now, so I figured I may as well introduce myself.  These photos are poor quality, but show the base for a matching set of steampunk outfits I put together for my husband and I.  Everything pictured except the choker is from the thrift store or "junk" jewelry box.
The choker was made out of copper wire, ribbon and lace (added after this photo), and what used to be a wooden placemat.  I didn't realize it until just now, but if you look in the photo you can still see the excess copper wire from the back of the choker.  I had finished the beading process just a few minutes prior to taking this photo, I think.
Overall, the quality of the outfit is rather poor compared to most of the outfits I see here, but it is the only one of which I have photos.

By way of apology for the poor and incomplete outfit, I bring you something else that may be of interest.
"I'm packing up a last few items I'd like to take with me to Seattle.  Among them is a miniature tea set I've had for as long as I remember.  It's a little dirty, so I go clean it off under some running water, and when I flip it over while drying it I see the stamp on the bottom says, "Made in Occupied Japan.'"
That was in October.  I took photos that night, but I'm just now getting around to uploading the photos I took back then.  They're poor quality, but my webcam was all I had.  I'd like to note that this tea set did not come with me, as I was not able to pack it well enough to convince myself it would not be damaged in shipping or on the flight.

The stamp on the bottom of the tray.
The sugar? and cream bowls.
One of the two cups and both saucers.
The teapot.

Just a reminder to all those people who had their New Year's Eve plans fall through at the last minute or got too busy to plan anything...

We're having a Steampunk Tea Party in San Jose!  Why don't you join us?

All the info HERE.

We'd love to see you!



The second of our December terminusteam meetups will be this Saturday, December 13th, at:

Method Coffee Bar & Tea Lounge
1593 N Decatur Rd NE, Decatur, GA
(next to Everybody's Pizza)

at 4 pm (tea-time!)

‎The theme for this one is "Anything Goes." Bring your costumes, your constructions, or anything else that you wish to show off to the group. We will also discuss events we're planning for 2009 and 2010. Bring your creative ideas.

Also, from what I've read, Toys for Tots ( is having a not-so-banner year. If you wish to bring a toy to donate, we will make sure it gets to a donation center.
Need an excuse to dress steamy on New Years Eve?
Want to consume your weight in baked goods and hot beverages?

Then done your hats and gloves, your waistcoats and waist cinchers and join us for tea, pastries, savories, fine china, parlor games, and a good o' timey steampunk party to ring in the new year!

All the info under the cut!

Steampunk Tea Party

As usual, all are welcome.


Steamy Teapots

Something I think you'll like-- a friend just sent me links to the work of a master potter named Rollie Younger. Here is his artist profile page, and here is a link to the Craft Alliance page where you can get a closer look at a couple of his Industrial Teapots. On the Craft Alliance page, you'll have to scroll down to the very bottom and look for the pots that must be the ones I'm talking about. Honest, it'll be pretty obvious.


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