More Videos from Steampunk 30th

Lynne Lumsden Green's video on Steampunk Gadgets is now live. [embed]https://youtu.be/s_dCBjZN_Pw[/embed] And here's the compilation video for those who want the edited version (with links to the full videos) [embed]https://youtu.be/w1X0fpmnniY[/embed] Thanks to Lynne for agreeing to her videos being hosted on my youTube channel. You can find Lynne at:

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Supanova Event Video Live!

Adelaide Supanova video is now live on my youTube channel. This year I was at table #14 in The Alley. Thanks to everyone who stopped by or bought a book. Thanks to attendees and exhibitors who agreed to appear in this video. Apologies for the Day 2 camera malfunction which meant so many cool snippets were lost and could not make the video.

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Photo Friday: All the Fun of the Ball.

Last weekend was the annual Australian Costumers' Guild Ball. This was number 20! This year I was working under the pressure of trying to finish off my book and get it to the printers and at the tail end of my convalescence. I wouldn't be dancing this year, so I decided to make a costume that would work if I sat down most of the night. One of my the costumes on my 'wish list' popped out: Steampunk Brittania.

I already had a toga (from a Red Dwarf party seventeen plus years ago), a pith helmet, boots and a Union Jack corset. I needed shield and trident stand-ins. I decided to paint up one of my plain white/blank parasols in the costume cupboard. I rummaged through the bits and bobs box (things found at garage sales and opshops that may come in handy one day) and found a mini Disney-esque rotunda - so the trident became a cog-trident-shaped lantern.

 parasol red lines parasol heatset

parasol done

 staff bits staff painted

And the final outfit: final outfit

View my 'How to' video on making the parasol and the cog lantern.

And here's some of my favourite photos from the night.

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And some moving pictures: Videos: The Costume Competition and Hall Costumes.

Photos:©2016 Karen J Carlisle. All Rights Reserved. If you wish to use any of my images, please contact me.