This is a digital drawing of a Steampunk Pixie at the 2016 Steampunk World’s Fair in New Jersey. I used the Inkpad vector app on my iPad. I also used the Percolator app to create the patterns in her dress, and then used Sketchbook Pro combine the drawings.
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I discovered Frenchy & the Punk quite by accident at the 2014 Steampunk World’s Fair. I watched their Sunday afternoon concert and couldn’t believe how amazing they were and wondered why I hadn’t heard of them before that day. I bought their CD “Hey Hey Cabaret” at their merch stand and listened to it almost every day for a month thereafter. I’ve found that a nice way to relive an event such as the SPWF is to purchase some of the music that I listened to (and it supports the artists also).
Their music as described on their website:
Imagine Siouxsie Sioux and Dee Dee Ramone had a duo that was inspired by Django Reinhardt, Edith Piaf, Toulouse Lautrec and Deepak Chopra, this is what it might sound like. One part Dresden Dolls, Sonny and Cher and one part White Stripes. A pixie spirited flexitarian band of tree hugging, gothic, folky, Steam Punks by way of Paris and New York. Doused in red wine, kale and granola, raised on punk rock and ballet, eclectic and uplifting… fun with a capital F!
My first Steampunk event was Steampunk City in Speedwell, New Jersey. I didn’t have any real Steampunk attire yet so I threw together an outfit with some things I had in my closet. Since then I have acquired different clothes and accessories at the different Steampunk events that I attended.
I attended the Steampunk Worlds Fair in Piscataway, New Jersey back in May. I have been interested in Steampunk culture, especially the music, fashion and how to use it in my art. I started taking photos of people dressed in their steampunk finery about three years ago and I am working on an ongoing multimedia project using these photos.
These photos were taken using the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone. I am using the Tinto 1884 lens and the C-Type Plate film to give the photos an antiqued Tintype look. The Tinto 1884 lens seems to focus on the eyes to give the photos an otherwordly look. Since one of the themes of Steampunk culture is time travel, I want to give the photos the look of something that is out of time, or timeless.
Paul Nicholasi of Idle Hands
I am always amazed by the creativity of the costumes and the themes. Some people are mixing cosplay with steampunk with some incredible results! I am already looking forward to next year’s World’s Fair which will be held May 13 through 15, 2016.
Over the weekend I had the honor of showing my artwork at the Steampunk World’s Fair in New Jersey. I had a great time and was able to photograph some really amazing people, which I will be posting soon. Some of the highlights were watching Frenchy and the Punk perform, watching burlesque performers, seeing an aerialist, so many amazing vendors, stepping into the Tardis, and most of all the imaginative costumes!
A little over a month ago I went to the International Steampunk City at Speedwell. I took some Hipstamatic photos on my iPad of some of the wonderfully costumed ladies at the event. One aspect I love about Steampunk is it embraced by people of all ages, from small children to more mature adults. It’s fun to see how each age group interprets Steampunk in their own way.
I loved the way this girl combined science fiction and Steampunk with her Robot Girl! I am amazed by the imagination that is put into their looks.
A couple of weeks ago I went to the International Steampunk City in Morristown, New Jersey. This was a weekend long event at Historic Speedwell. I got to meet some wonderfully creative people and see performances by White Elephant Burlesque Society and Psyche Corporation. There were also some great vendors, crafts persons and artists at the event.
My favorite aspect of Steampunk is the imagination and creativity that everyone puts into their attire. Everyone you meet already looks like a piece of artwork, so I tried to get as many pictures as I could. I met Professor Adam Smasher whose Steampunk attire was beyond amazing!
I took these pictures using Hipstamatic on my iPad. I used Tinto 1884 and the C-Type plate to give the pictures an antique look. I’ll be posting more pictures of the White Elephant Burlesque Society in the next couple of days.