"Agreed, Mlle. Loveless. I'm big on 'never forget'. Always be aware of the reality one bends when it comes to cosplay. Doing so fuels the re-imagining and holds the true past up for justifiable scrutiny."
"You're welcome, Madame Glacer! This clip is part humor - in that it exposes a mainstream audience to steampunk - and part critique - in that it shows how steampunk can romanticize a period of history that wasn't great (understatement of…"
"Love Hari Kondabolu! Thanks for posting Anita Loveless. I was at SPWF 2013...and is was a blast in the best sense!
Milton- good point made. For me, I have no problem dealing with the realities of the true past but love the imagined future aspects of…"
"The interesting thing is that many people of color that participate in Steampunk don't want to deal with the realities of the 19th century. We've had a few that have expressed a dislike with Steamfunk because we touch on the subject."
Hello. I enjoyed your comment regarding Native American steampunk. I am currently working at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and if you haven't already, I suggest you check out the galleries online. Beautiful Native American pieces that may pique your interest and inspiration, as well as period firearms.