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Still looking for a persona

Started this discussion. Last reply by 29d236sccxyr9 Nov 22, 2011. 23 Replies

I am fairly new to steampunk, and still can't settle on a persona I like. I am hoping for some advice. I am female, and love the Victorian women's clothing, so I want something that can let me be…Continue

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Marshal Gabriel Cartwright replied to Karen Millard's discussion Still looking for a persona
"Thank you for the kind words!"
Nov 22, 2011
Marshal Gabriel Cartwright replied to Karen Millard's discussion Still looking for a persona
"Thank you! I wanted to try to tackle some topics that don't normally get brought up.  "
Nov 22, 2011
Mandy Magpie replied to Karen Millard's discussion Still looking for a persona
"I play Mandy Magpie - Adventuring Socialite, so I completely understand about not having a persona that lends itself easily to prop pieces.     What if you had a wooden stake that you decorate so that it looks very fashionable…"
Nov 22, 2011
Prof. C. B. "Beau" Diggs replied to Karen Millard's discussion Still looking for a persona
"Intriguing and helpful article. Thank you."
Nov 22, 2011
Jebadiah "Iron Bar" Cochran replied to Karen Millard's discussion Still looking for a persona
"or even a face powder make up thingy with a mirror customized to kill...remove the face powder gunk and replace it with some sort of Vampire killer powder (if there is such a thing)....and the mirror could serve you as a vampire detector...vampires…"
Nov 22, 2011
Jebadiah "Iron Bar" Cochran replied to Karen Millard's discussion Still looking for a persona
"Or even an old glass perfume bottle BUT instead of perfume it's garlic mixed with holy water."
Nov 20, 2011
Karen Millard replied to Karen Millard's discussion Still looking for a persona
"Great ideas. Thanks!"
Nov 20, 2011
Lepidoptera Wible replied to Karen Millard's discussion Still looking for a persona
"In addition to the crossbow, may I suggest a fancy Steampunk style cross pendant? (To be worn when hunting vampires.) Maybe an aged scroll, found in the depths of the library. A special lens or viewer to detect vampires. A silver dagger. You could…"
Nov 20, 2011
Jebadiah "Iron Bar" Cochran replied to Karen Millard's discussion Still looking for a persona
"It's a good starting point Karen.  Remember not to over complicate things, keep it simple but fun.  My persona is an extention of myself and i've incorporated alot of my own interests into my persona and oufit.  Don't…"
Nov 20, 2011
Karen Millard replied to Karen Millard's discussion Still looking for a persona
"I have read everyone`s replies - and Doctor Fantastique's article - and am thinking I could go with the esoteric librarian, which also leaves room for future writer (which I am, though I have never done steampunk). I could also carry a crossbow…"
Nov 20, 2011
Dr. Fidelius replied to Karen Millard's discussion Still looking for a persona
"Sometimes you can find old personas stuck between the sofa cushions."
Nov 20, 2011
Rok Brown replied to Karen Millard's discussion Still looking for a persona
"Vampire hunting libraian would be a really good persona, being the librian you would have access to the rare book in the library on Vampires, maybe even stumble across a long forgotten diary of a vampire hunter in the basement/attic which gave you…"
Nov 20, 2011
Marshal Gabriel Cartwright replied to Karen Millard's discussion Still looking for a persona
"I actually just wrote up a new guide to that for Doctor Fantastique's *Shameless self promotion!* so figured I'd throw a link here in hopes it helps you out.     http://doctorfantastiques.com/category/steampunk-101/personas/"
Nov 20, 2011
Karen Millard replied to Karen Millard's discussion Still looking for a persona
"Thanks, I`ll have a look. Nanny and prostitute don`t do it for me. :)  "
Nov 20, 2011
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Still looking for a persona

I am fairly new to steampunk, and still can't settle on a persona I like. I am hoping for some advice. I am female, and love the Victorian women's clothing, so I want something that can let me be fairly close to the real thing, with just a few additions. I had thought about something like an esoteric librarian, but, aside from an old book and maybe a monocle, there isn't much of a costume there. I am also a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, and kind of like the idea of a Victorian Watcher - a kind…See More
Nov 20, 2011
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"I bought a neat book on eBay: "The Science Record for 1874: A Compendium of Scientific Progress and Discovery during the past year""
Nov 10, 2011

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I am a bookworm, with many different interests, some of which conflict (such as history and SciFi). I will debate any topic - including religion and politics - and enjoy learning new things.

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