So, you’ve signed up for the Steampunk High Tea at 3pm on Thursday, 25 April 2013. It’s just over three months away (gasp!) and you haven’t got your costume sorted. The Con’s interview with Richard Harland (in PR #4) might have given you some thoughts, but now it’s time to get serious and start work on your masterpiece. You can re-use all or parts of your costume for the Junkyard Cathedral party on Saturday, 27 April, so this is a great investment of your time (not to mention productive procrastination from that WIP that’s causing so much writerly angst).
If you’re like me and need a little more stimulation to get the costume ideas flowing, here are some links worth investigating (and I’ve included text, imagery and videos to ensure those of you who like visual stimulation best!):
Explore the Wikipedia ‘Steampunk’ entry
Feast your eyes upon the Google Images for ‘Steampunk’
Check out the SF Station steampunk photo gallery
Like the Steampunk Australia Facebook page
Go on the Steampunk Cruise the week before Conflux!
Check out Threadbanger’s steampunk outfit tutorials for men and for women on their YouTube channel
Pin everything from this steampunk outfits board on Pinterest
Read Steampunk Magazine
Join the crafty cats at Steam Fashion on LiveJournal
Geek out at Brass Goggles
That should be plenty of inspiration to get you started. Please feel free to add relevant links in the comments section below. You can never have too many prompts (or opportunities for productive procrastination)!