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But Is It Steampunk? Japanese Herbalist/Botanist/Naturalist

Started this discussion. Last reply by Madame Terezi Jan 19, 2012. 11 Replies

When I first discovered Steampunk, I found the Victorian aspect appealing. I wasn't quite sure what it was, but I liked the style. Now as I become more educated, my search for a costume/persona went…Continue

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Feb 16, 2012
Madame Terezi replied to Donna Pedaci's discussion But Is It Steampunk? Japanese Herbalist/Botanist/Naturalist
"Men can DO that, lol."
Jan 19, 2012
Donna Pedaci replied to Donna Pedaci's discussion But Is It Steampunk? Japanese Herbalist/Botanist/Naturalist
"I'm comfortable with portraying someone from Meiji Japan as Steampunk, I'm just not sure my accessories/costume convey a Steampunk persona, rather than just someone from that era. I appreciate all the suggestions and encouragement! I will…"
Jan 19, 2012
Prof. Beauregard Diggs replied to Donna Pedaci's discussion But Is It Steampunk? Japanese Herbalist/Botanist/Naturalist
"Anything from anywhere during Victoria's reign -- the last 3/4 of the 19th century and the 1st year or so of the 20th century [though most go to the start of WWI] -- is fair play in steampunk.  So, by the by, is anything…"
Jan 19, 2012
Donna Pedaci replied to Donna Pedaci's discussion But Is It Steampunk? Japanese Herbalist/Botanist/Naturalist
"Thanks for the ideas! I actually have some small empty make-up tins and vials that would be useful. The bento is a great idea, maybe a metal tiffin would work as well. I had thought about a paper parasol, but it didn't really make sense to try…"
Jan 19, 2012
Cogni replied to Donna Pedaci's discussion But Is It Steampunk? Japanese Herbalist/Botanist/Naturalist
"I take the same approach as when people ask if something is art or pornography.      "You know it when you see it." If you think it's steampunk and it feels steampunk then you're A-OK."
Jan 18, 2012
Donna Pedaci replied to Donna Pedaci's discussion But Is It Steampunk? Japanese Herbalist/Botanist/Naturalist
"Thank you for the replies! Multiculturalism for Steampunk was actually my starting point for all this--I had a commercial pattern that in reviews someone commented looked similar to a ghawazee coat, researching that led me the Multiculturalism for…"
Jan 17, 2012
Santiago Dunbar replied to Donna Pedaci's discussion But Is It Steampunk? Japanese Herbalist/Botanist/Naturalist
"I would say it is Steampunk, for sure. In my opinion, pretty much anything can be steampunk if the fashion is modeled on clothes in the 19th Century... it doesn't matter what country. There have been vary wonderful costumes based on designs…"
Jan 17, 2012
Juniper replied to Donna Pedaci's discussion But Is It Steampunk? Japanese Herbalist/Botanist/Naturalist
"It's a great idea and definitly steampunk, a very good idea! Please share it with us when it's done, it's love to see it :)"
Jan 17, 2012
Dr. Fidelius replied to Donna Pedaci's discussion But Is It Steampunk? Japanese Herbalist/Botanist/Naturalist
"Sounds good to me. But I have been known to wear trousers, an oxford cloth shirt, a vest and a bowtie and consider myself Steampunk enough for events.."
Jan 17, 2012
Lord Nathanæl A Thoughtcraft etc replied to Donna Pedaci's discussion But Is It Steampunk? Japanese Herbalist/Botanist/Naturalist
"Of course it can be Steampunk, insofar as it echos the Industrial fashions of England and the badass soul that is Steampunk. *shrug* It's one of those 'I know it when I see it' type of things."
Jan 17, 2012
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But Is It Steampunk? Japanese Herbalist/Botanist/Naturalist

When I first discovered Steampunk, I found the Victorian aspect appealing. I wasn't quite sure what it was, but I liked the style. Now as I become more educated, my search for a costume/persona went on a long, roundabout journey and ended up in Meiji Japan. Another costume I was working on, field worker clothing for a Japanese working class person, began to lend itself to this new persona--a western person traveling in Japan, doing research on flora. So, botanist, herbalist, naturalist. The…See More
Jan 17, 2012
Gwynnevier Westinghouse left a comment for Donna Pedaci
"Hello fellow west-sider!"
Jan 14, 2012
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Jan 14, 2012
Donna Pedaci commented on Galakiir Alearretyn's group Cleveland Zeppelin Union
"There are going to be five Steampunk panels, with two that specifically state they are presented by Airship Archon--there is no schedule up yet, just panel descriptions."
Jan 14, 2012
Donna Pedaci commented on Galakiir Alearretyn's group Cleveland Zeppelin Union
"Hello! New to the boards. Planning to go to Ohayocon, and working on my Japanese Steampunk. In looking over the panels, it appears that  Airship Archon is making an appearance so maybe they will chime in."
Jan 13, 2012

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I am a homeschooling parent to two daughters. I've been interested in Japanese culture since I was a child, and have been trying to teach myself Japanese for the last 6 years. Recently I became fascinated by the aspect of Steampunk as it relates to cultures outside of England.

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At 1:23pm on January 14, 2012, Gwynnevier Westinghouse said…

Hello fellow west-sider!

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