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More San Diego Comic Con photos

Ok I am home now and finally was able to sort through my pictures. Here are some more that I didn't include in my last post.

If I didn't mention who you are I apologize. Just comment in this post who you are.

(lots of photos)

First off Steampunk was really popular this year. I didn't see a lot of people wearing it (as opposed to the @200,000 people that attended I would say 1% were in Steampunk outfits). However, the press went crazy for it. Here is MSN interviewing a motley time travel crue. At the panel there were several reporters there from various web publications, magazines and NPR.

This guy was the first person I saw in a Steampunk outfit. Beside him is the lovely , beautiful, and talented bettine_punkn (aka Heather E. Hutsell)

The Steampunk panel wasn't formal but was supposed to be just a forum of like minded folks. Everyone that wanted to talk about their clothing and about Steampunk picked up the mic and talked. This couple looked smashing. I was way too close to be able take a full length photo but this woman created her own dress (and it was reversible that was purple colored!)

This chap created this invention that I forgot what it did (if you are this chap please comment in this post and explain). It did something cool!

I thought her outfit was interesting

This chap just started getting into Steampunk and fashioned his entire outfit in 3 days. He was also a Steampunk ghost buster.

This is the back of his rig

It glows and sparks in the back!

Time traveler lady

A fine chap and his alien life form.

This was a Benjamin Franklin Steampunk chap. When you pulled a lever on the back of his pack a kite sprung out.

The back rig of a ghost buster. It had compressed CO2 that actually tooted like a train (you can see the pipe on the left). The glass tube sparked electrical currents.

The lady Fishnet Fatale in a pretty cool corset made of gears!

Random shot of everyone getting lined up for the group photo

Another one from the group shot from an earlier posting. I love the feathers the chap on the far right has.

More from the group shot

GUNS! Check out the guy on the far left how long his gun is (stop it!) it's made of solid brass. The chap on the far right is Kim Hutsell . His gun was made of solid brass as well and glowed red on the bottom. It also has a photo flash on the sides so you can flash a burst of light at people with it.

Photo of the gun in it's case

I had to take a photo of </b></a>hippiewriter and her giant feather. In a previous post she said she found it in front of her house. Is it me or is that like a man-eating sized bird to have that size of a feather?

Weta was there and here is one of their guns

Another gun

Another gun

Maker/designer of the guns Greg Broadmore

For more photos of this event visit the Brass Goggles thread

So that is it. I also have videos taken from the panel and I will edit one montage of videos tomorrow and post it for those of you that couldn't make it.


( 22 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 30th, 2008 03:28 am (UTC)
Jul. 30th, 2008 03:32 am (UTC)
Great photos! I wish I could have seen all these great outfits in person.
Jul. 30th, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
That's so cool! It reminds me of the Doctor Steel stuff, too! More industrial than steampunk exactly but still uber-cool!
Jul. 30th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
Excellent pictures and narrative. If you don't mind I'd like to pilfer, er . . . copy with acknowledgement some of the pictures you've gathered. :)

Additionally - I'm the guy in the group picture with the enormous gun. ;) It will always remain a work in progress but I'm also progressing on other steampunk costumes with suitable accoutrement.
Jul. 30th, 2008 06:03 am (UTC)
Sure go ahead pirate away! :) I already started on my costume for next year (I was dressed in 18th century clothing alas no steampunk this year).
Jul. 30th, 2008 06:16 am (UTC)
I was the fellow with the three feathers, glad you liked them!
Jul. 30th, 2008 06:20 am (UTC)
nice work! did you take any photos while you were there? I think this was like the greatest amount of photographs taken at Comic Con (well other than the masquerade)
Aug. 1st, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)
Ah. I thought I recognized you there from your brassgoggles pic.
Jul. 30th, 2008 06:25 am (UTC)
Hey my friend and I were there too! But we missed the meet up. = ( Everyone looks great!! here we are....



we were at an Adult Swim party!! we got our picture with Seth Green and some of the venture Bros.....Steampunks represent!!
Jul. 30th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC)
Wow! nice clothing! I love how the feather is seemingly shooting out of the goggles :)
Jul. 30th, 2008 06:29 am (UTC)

someone please tell me where i can get a skirt like this!
Jul. 30th, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
It's actually a skirt that she found and altered.
Jul. 30th, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
Aug. 13th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
The nice thing about tiered skirts is they are amazingly easy to make: most pieces are rectangles of fabric, gathered along the top to fit them to the next-smaller size. Even if you're not an advanced seamstress, you can probably put together a tiered skirt. Typically, each row is 2 or 3 times as wide as the previous row, and the length of the tier is whatever you think looks good.

If you're hesitant to sew, try combing the thrift shops, because tier skirts are usually pretty available as summer wear (at least in my region).

This one looks like the "alteration" was to pin or seam the front much shorter than the back, to give the cutaway look--very cute, very effective.
Jul. 30th, 2008 09:29 am (UTC)
I'd never heard of him before, but Kim Hutsell looks super-cool.:)
Aug. 2nd, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
Kim Hutsell
That's my dad. And he is. :)
Jul. 30th, 2008 12:46 pm (UTC)
I'M SOOOO Jealous!
Jul. 30th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
Weta guns
Hi - spectacular selection of photos there. I wasn't allowed to go to Comic Con this year, but by golly I wish I'd insisted.

If anyone is interested (shameless plug, couldn't help myself) the Weta guns, top to bottom are The Goliathon 800 Moon Hater (and at a bad angle the FMOM Industries Wave Disrupter Gun), The Victorious Mongoose 1902a Concealable Ray Pistol, Lord Cockswain's Blunderbus and finally in the foreground, a Manmelter 3600 zx. More info can be found on Dr Grordbort's website or in the Contrapulatronic Dingus Directory

Jul. 30th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
I wanted to go to the Steampunk but I was dressed normal (as I was lookin fer work sorta) and it was early! Like too early! But I saw some of you around the con and the costumes were great!!
Jul. 30th, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
The fellow who "just got into steampunk" bears a passing resemblance to Shawn Crosby, aka ObiShawn.... But I don't know if he went down to ComicCon. Did you see a Star Wars art car there?
Aug. 13th, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
That was Shawn. He and I were about the only ones dressed up Steamy at the recent Costume College costume convention in Los Angeles. He had his car there. http://www.pbase.com/cinnamonhrts/image/101359798
Aug. 1st, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC)
"Is it me or is that like a man-eating sized bird to have that size of a feather?"

Shhh. They don't need to know that...

Thanks for posting photos!
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