vilakins: (steampunk me)
Nico ([personal profile] vilakins) wrote2017-06-05 04:57 pm

Steampunk dinner

Behold: just in time for the last steampunk post, an icon showing me in wig, leather helmet, obligatory steampunk goggles, and raygun. The raygun also has its own icon.

On Saturday night I attended the League of Victorian Imagineers Mess Dinner, a huge function full of adults having fun cosplaying and just plain playing. There were hobbyhorse and teacup races* and a bizarre and illogical murder mystery with about 12 corpses.

* Teacup races? See this Victorian picture for the idea. Contestants were selected ladies wearing corsets, but they only had to balance one (empty) cup and saucer.

Lady with blinged-up Dalek handbag. Yes, it did say, "EXTERMINATE, EXTERMINATE!"

Yesterday it was the Moments in Time fashion parade at the Opera House in which contestants also have to have a story about their persona. I didn't take photos as I knew they wouldn't come out well, but the overall winner was a chap in top hat and goggles - and a wonderfully retro spacesuit. The fire angel with wings he could ratchet out to be HUGE was also wonderful; hey, they all were!

Afterwards I had coffee with Katelin from Budapest (now living here).

Katelin and her magnificent hat

It's not fur, but feathers. Peacock and ostrich?

Links to the Otago Daily Times reporting (I didn't make the cut, I'm relieved to say):
That's it for this year, but it's board games night tonight so that's good.
watervole: (Default)

[personal profile] watervole 2017-06-05 01:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Looks like a lot of fun!
lost_spook: (blake's 7)

[personal profile] lost_spook 2017-06-05 01:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Aw, it does all look very enjoyable, and the costumes are impressive! Thanks for sharing. :-)
clocketpatch: A small, innocent-looking red alarm clock, stuck forever at 10 to 7. (Default)

[personal profile] clocketpatch 2017-06-06 03:11 am (UTC)(link)
Those photos are magnificent.
pebblerocker: A worried orange dragon, holding an umbrella, gazes at the sky. (Default)

[personal profile] pebblerocker 2017-06-06 08:52 am (UTC)(link)
It looks like such fun! Great outfits all round.
gwendraith: (tea dalek)

[personal profile] gwendraith 2017-06-06 09:52 am (UTC)(link)
Great pix again. I love the Dalek handbag!
judo100: (Wolf Mountain)

[personal profile] judo100 2017-06-06 10:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for the photos! I wish I could be there too. Steampunk goggles are a must, indeed. I love the thought that everyone there seemed to be in costume.

I definitely need a blinged-up Dalek handbag that says, "EXTERMINATE, EXTERMINATE!" Where do you suppose you get one? I may have to make my own.
mab_browne: Alpine scene and flowers from a painting by Rebecca Osbourne (Default)

[personal profile] mab_browne 2017-06-07 07:11 am (UTC)(link)
Cool, and that is indeed a magnificent hat.
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[personal profile] tjoel2 2017-06-07 06:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow. You definitely go to some interesting events!