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May 2009

Masquerade Photos from Both Events
Steampunk Costume-Con 1889 (entire page)

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Balticon and Costume-Con are annual conventions for all genres of costumes.

The following presentation of Steampunk Costume-Con 1889 was presented at Costume-Con and Balticon 2009. The troupe performed a series of loosley related skits woven together to create an imagined masquerade from 1889 that mocks the stereotypes of the modern day masquerades.

What is a steampunk costume?
Steampunk is a costuming/cosplay term, that begins with a premise involving the Victorian concept of the future: imagining an alternate future that substitutes Victorian steam-powered gizmos for modern devices. Generally the costuming has a late Victorian style to it, but with unusual futuristic gizmos or tweaks to it. One may steampunk an item--like a laptop computer, or a robot, or a refrigerator--or one may steampunk a costume/clothing style. Commonly found elements are goggles, gears, copper or brass, clockwork bits, dials, assorted old-fashioned technology, hoses (well, if it's steam powered), buckles and straps, even a shortening of the hemline points toward a Lolita aspect. If you think Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, or even the old Wild Wild West TV show, you get the idea.

Steampunk Costume-Con 1889 won three awards:

  • Master Class - Best Concept
  • Workmanship Best-in-Show (3-way tie); their's was for 'Diverse Overkill'
  • New York / New Jersey chapter's "Spazzy" award

  • Click on the small images below to view the enlargements. Some costumes may have multiple views, front, back, side, fabric, and detailed close-ups. If there are more views of a costume, thumbnails will be beneath the photo enlargement. Just click on the thumbnail on to see that peculiar view. The costume photographs are presented in Zoomify software. If you need help with the software, click on the "Zoomify Directions" link under each photo enlargement.



    Photographer and MC
    4 Views



    Star Fleet & Borg
    Star Trek
    6 Views



    Snow Queen #1-A
    Balticon
    7 Views



    Snow Queen #1-B
    Costume-Con
    3 Views



    Dumbledore and his Dames
    Harry Potter
    14 Views



    Snow Queens #2 & #3
    10 Views



    Ninja
    Costume-Con
    1 View



    Princess Leia of Aldaraan & Darth Vader
    Stars Wars: A New Hope
    6 Views



    Snow Queen #4
    5 Views



    Eowyn, White Lady of Rohan & Legolas of the Woodland Realm
    Lord of the Rings
    9 Views



    Snow Queen #5
    2 Views



    Group of Snow Queens
    3 Views



    Entire Troupe of Costume-Con Steampunk 1889
    3 Views

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