“Steampunk is a sub-genre of speculative fiction, usually set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian alternate history setting. It could be described by the slogan “What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner.” It includes fiction with science fiction, fantasy or horror themes.” (Urban Dictionary)
There is a mix of Victorian, Old West, Industrial and Science Fiction in Steampunk fashions. The color & style of Vintaj metals go PERFECTLY with this genre. Have you tried it?
We’re going to give away this stash of Vintaj Natural Brass, Artisan Copper, Arte Metal and Artisan Pewter on Friday, January 10!
To enter we’re asking for you to create a character. In the comments of this blog post, tell us who your character is, where he/she lives and about their adventures. You are also their costume designer, so tell us how they are dressed and what jewelry you would make for them!
Here’s an example:
“Claudette is a smart, young woman who has never followed the rules. Her traditional parents don’t know what to do with her and the folks in their small town of Jamestown, Rhode Island don’t know what to make of her. Her mentor and grandfather, Professor William Helmsworth has taught her his love of inventions and philosophy and has given her the skills to make what she dreams. She has transformed all of the lovely dresses her mother has given her into practical and functional clothing with secrets. The skirts have hidden pockets where she can hide her gadgets. The jacket over her corseted bodice is also tricked out with all of her tools and is reversible in case she needs a quick change. Even the corset can be used to hold maps and documents she wants to keep hidden. You will never catch her without her locket made from an old pocket watch. Embedded inside is the formula to her grandfather’s secret invention. Claudette plans to run away to New York and pursue higher education and travel the world the first chance she gets…nothing will stand in her way!“
Please keep them clean & limit your stories to 200 words and they must be in the comment section of this blog post to be considered. Submissions are due by Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by noon CT. The winner will be announced Friday, January 10, 2014.
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