Some of the steampunk’d Portal designs I cleaned up for my panel at Steamcon yesterday!
I have lots of thoughts on how to effectively reinterpret a character through another cultural lens- steampunk, post-apocalyptic, superhero, what have you- but a lot of it revolves around maintaining a costume’s character, functionality, and aesthetic. I’m sure I can ramble on about that at some point when I’m not recovering from con crud. :)
K.W. Jeter, on old school sci-fi meeting the steampunk scene, in Everyone’s Invited to the Steampunk Party
(Glad to see the man who coined steampunk giving a shout-out to what the genre is becoming.)
I got asked to perform at this year’s Steampunk World’s Fair in Piscataway, New Jersey and filmed my adventure for “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.” TRIGGER WARNING: WHITE PEOPLE IN WACKY COSTUMES.
P.S. Unfortunately, we couldn’t use all the amazing footage we shot that day. However, I do want to give a special shout-out to Diana Pho at http://beyondvictoriana.tumblr.com/ for the amazing work she does complicating Steampunk.