Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Steamcon photos!

As promised, a bit late.... More photos of me and, some of my favorites from Steamcon 2010!

Mom and Dad in their Toy Soldier Gear

Stilt guy! (I want power risers like those!)

Great Costuming

Fire dancer at Abney Park Concert

Tons of uniform soldiers

More awesome costumes

League of S.T.E.A.M

This hat is amazing!

Atrium at night. Yes that is in doors.

Sgt. Brain

Me and Panda!

Parents in their great costuming!

Budgie, my sis, and I in our TSU uniforms


Budgie's amazing button blanket!

Victorian Women

Sgt. Brain's Wings

Steampunk Geisha

Ghost lady?

Wind-up girls

Red fork guy...?

Butterfly costume

Most photos here not taken by me, most of them I pulled from the Steamcon 2010 Flickr group. I was way to busy, I didn't have much time to take any of my own!

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

My newest obsession, Emily Autumn's Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls, and her (amazing) music and style.

"I learnt to walk in the back stages of theatres and opera houses, amongst the beautiful chaos of costume changes, circus performers, sweaty ballerinas, dripping make-up, and far too much glitter. Then, I went mad and was locked up. This is simply what it sounds like inside my head. 'Opheliac' is my 'mad scene'." -Emily Autumn

Thursday, November 25, 2010

More up in the shop!

Just added these earrings, and a ton more to the shop! Remember to use the coupon code "blackfriday"  from now till monday to get 20% off!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Black Friday!

A couple new yarns in the shop tonight, and a ton more new items, both handmade and vintage tomorrow!

Be sure to use the coupon code "blackfriday" during checkout to get 20% off in the shop, from black Friday to cyber Monday!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Steamcon 2 part 2

Saterday started early. About 8 am, and that was not enough sleep! But I downed some coffee and got ready because I needed to be at the booth with the propaganda and stuff around 10. I set up the best I could with what I had with me, and propagandized till everyone showed up. Finally around 11 most everyone showed up and we scrambled to get the table put together quickly. I do say, for we did a dang good job too! We had propaganda, FUN cards, buttons, bookmarks, and awesome chocolate(thanks Emily and Roman)! Fritz also showed up with all the other soldiers, and costumes in tow.
Geoff adjusting banners
Alexandria and her family. Alexandria and the kids are all wearing something that I helped make for Fritz.
Ugly also tried to help with booth set up and ended up falling into the velcro!
Geoff and I salute someone (I was lazy and didn't stand up)

We were only a couple tables down from the League of S.T.E.A.M. and that ment zombies, and shenanigans! At one point the zombie got loose for a brief moment and scared the kids! It made us all jump cause his collar started to make car alarm type noises!
You can see Alexandria's yellow feather from her hat in the background where we were.

I spent a lot of time at the TS table on Saturday. Went to a couple panels and saw a ton of awesome costumes!

At some point this little girl had us laughing so hard, cause she had a magic wand with a magnet in the top, and slapped it on to the Dr.Steel head dispencer!
Geoff is playing with his phone in the background :D
We also needed to bribe Captain Robert of Abney Park into making an announcment a the concert that night. The keg was custom done, and presented to him by the Toy Soldiers. It had "water" in it.
A sideways Captain Robert and Ugly (Will fix later when my computer isn't arguing with me)
We packed up the table around 5 or so, so everyone had a chance to eat and get ready for the concert and evening stuffs. We ate at the Hilton restaurant, and while my food was good, my poor dad and the restaurant staff didn't really see eye to eye on his drink or his steak.

Alena and I got ready for the dance and headed to the hotel that was hosting it (across the street from the other). Ran into Cutter on the way there, and we all agreed that the formal dance looked dumb. So we sat around and talked for about two hours before Panda was going to started to spin at the dance, or I needed to be thinking about going to the concert. The dance was awesome! About midnight, right after doing the time warp, Geoff was nice enough to come get me, letting me know that Abney Park was going to be on next. So I went back with him to the concert in the other hotel. They didn't go on stage when planned, and we were all standing around waiting, so I booked it back to the dance! Got to dance a couple more songs, and then escorted my sis to our hotel, and ran back to the concert! Got there with a little time to spare to hear Abney park play before the announcment. Captain Robert announced Emily and Roman's engagement!

Captain Robert and his Keg during the announcement at the concert!
After that I ran back over to the dance for a little bit more, (it was already 1:30am) and sat and hungout with Panda while he Spun for about an hour more.

After all that, and a great deal more exercise than normal, (going between the concert and the dance consisted of a few fights of stairs, a handful of hallways and a single street) I got back the the room around 3am or so!

We didn't stay long on Sunday, just enough to pack up, say some goodbyes, and pre-reg for Steamcon 2011! We registered so early our badge numbers are in the first 20! That I am nerd-ily happy about! We made it over the pass just in time, cause of the snow!
Long story(and a lot of typing)short, the con was a blast. And while I might have done some things a little diffrent, I had so much fun and met such great people! I am aready planning and counting down till next year!

More photos in my next blog from the Steamcon! The costumes were all so amazing, but my computer and blogger seem to be disagreeing with me uploading more. So a full on photo post from the Con tomorrow (hopefully)!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Steamcon 2 Part 1

Well, I am back, and all I have to say is WOW. Steamcon 2010 was amazing! Its monday, and I am still dealing with Con hangover.

Getting there on thursday was so nice. We got our regular Seattle things (i.e Uwajamiyas and Ikea) done on thursday and had the rest of the evening to gear up and prepair for Friday! Went to the Landing Party on Thurdsay for a little while, met some of the others and some volunteers, then went back to the hotel room to repair some things and fold propaganda!

 Friday started good. A bit slow, with opening ceremonies at 11 and the mercantile opening at noon. We waited by the door for the vendors to open, and I am sure glad we did. After I bought what I did, I only went back inside that room once for the rest of the weekend! It was so packed! Went to a couple panels, and talked to a ton of people. Geoff from TSU showed up a bit after noon on Friday, and set up what he had at the Dr.Steel table. I spent a good amount of time there with him, propagandizing and hanging out with people. Panda and Cutter (friends I made at the first Steamcon) came by later.
Panda tried to squish my guts out with a hug!
Me and Panda!

After a quick dinner and some more coffee, I let myself into the sound check for the dance (Panda was spinning that night) and had a ton of shenanigans there! Lots of dancing and running about! There wasn't many people for the Friday dance, but I had a ton of fun anyway! They played the time warp about midnight, and everyone left in the room got up to dance to it! It was great, they also played some Dr.Steel and that was awesome! The event staff shut the dance down around 1:30 am(lame, cause it was supposed to go till 2am) and hangout with Panda and Cutter just a bit more before Alena and I made the long walk back to the hotel room.

Saterday and Sunday blog about Steamcon tomorrow with a heck of a lot more photos.
Also photos here and here from the con, if you just can't wait till I update more tomorrow!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


I'll have more photos and a whole rundown of the event this week, but till then I was really excited that i found this photo of my nails and the camera I made!

More tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Singing in the Rain

I love old films, and old film stars. Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Danny Kaye, I love them all. There is something about those old movies that mesmerize and glue me to my seat!I got to go see Singing in the Rain at the local theater today, and it was wonderful! Then I came home to watch Glee (yeah, I have something about musicals), and the newest episode also had Singing in the Rain music in it! It made me happy. Besides Steamcon on the brain, I have been looking at:

In other news, I leave for Steamcon Thursday morning!