SparkPeople Steampunk Inspiration Team Messageboard steampunk fashion, lifestyle & culture SparkPeople Steampunk Inspiration Team Messageboard Anybody here? Just blowing the dust off off this, to see if we can get this group active again! Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:21:26 EST Beat the Blerch. The first Beat the Blerch 10k/Half/Full Marathon was this last weekend. I did OK, but I know I can do better. It was a fun weekend though, with costumes and people, only slightly marred by the passing of one of the runner's during the race. <BR> <BR> Since I don't do much social media, I thought I'd post it here. <BR> <BR> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:26:24 EST Steamposium: September 26-28 Steamposium in Seattle is coming up soon! Anyone going? <BR> <BR> Anyone have a costume they want to show off? Sat, 6 Sep 2014 10:39:24 EST . . Thu, 6 Jun 2013 15:19:25 EST thank you At times our own &#9733;light&#9733; goes out and is rekindled by a &#9733;spark&#9733; from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have &#9733;lighted&#9733; the &#9733;flame&#9733; within us. <BR> ~*~Albert Schweitzer~*~ <BR> <BR> &#9733;SKINNYIS4PUNKS&#9733; Sarah, a SHOUT OUT to YOU for your encouragement to *me* today!! <BR> <BR> ´&#10027;¸.•°*”˜˜” <BR> ..&#10027;¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.&#10027; <BR> &#9787;/&#4326;&#730; •&#12290;* &#9829;&#9829; &#730;... Tue, 28 May 2013 15:22:02 EST . . Thu, 16 May 2013 10:34:31 EST . . Mon, 13 May 2013 11:20:16 EST The Steampunk Bible . <BR> Tue, 5 Mar 2013 11:18:56 EST Back from hiding. Just wanted to introduced myself again. I have been absent from SparkPeople for quite a while. Not going to go into details but I am back on my adventure again. I have been a lurker in SteamPunk for a while now but I am moving forward in that area as well as in my weight lost. I am a sewer/crafter. I make handbags. My handbag business is called Gingham Ladybug. Well I have now started making Mini Top Hats too and I love it. It is becoming an obsession. So I am creating a sub company called... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:07:08 EST Out in the Steamy world A co-worker just brought this interesting movie trailer to my attention. What do you all think? <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 19:47:27 EST Steampunk crafts! In this thread lets collect and share steampunk crafty projects we might come across in our travels. I want quick projects to play with when I've got a creative block or when I need quick accessory. <BR> Like these low budget high potential goggles: <link><BR>-sci-fi-steampunk-goggles-from-trash/ </link> <BR> What do you think? Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:46:14 EST Steamcon IV! Hello all! <BR> <BR> I was just wondering how many of you are planning on attending Seattle's very own STEAMCON?! <BR> <BR><BR>php <BR> <BR> I know I'm going and am working furiously to 1. drop the weight and 2. prep the costumes! Though it's sort of difficult to do one without first doing the other. <BR> <BR> Side note... Does anyone know if Abney Park is going to be playing there? Wed, 30 May 2012 15:50:36 EST Free Comic Book Day 5/5/12 Just a quick reminder that this Saturday is free comic book day - so, you if you have a participating store in your area and you're interested - yeah <BR> <BR> I've heard that there's a new steampunk comic coming out and it will be one of the freebies... <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 May 2012 20:03:50 EST Steampunkin' the '12 Hugos The Hugo Nominees have been announced for 2012 and again some Steampunk has made the cut, albeit not in any of the big fiction categories. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>minations/ </link> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 18:02:09 EST Team goal for a focused behavior I decided to take about 3-5 long, deep breaths before I ate, and then asked myself - is this what I would feed my best friend if she was on a diet? So far, I've stayed pretty true to form... <BR> <BR> Wishing all my new steampunk friends a wonderful weekend ahead... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:52:02 EST Testing the Steam I've been a costumer since I was14 and a lover of Victoriana since kindergarten when we lived in a grand old Victorian mansion. I grew up watching sci fi and horror films every Saturday, and became addicted to Doctor Who when the local PBS station started broadcasting it around 1980. I first heard of Steampunk when I was at Cotume Con in San Jose a few years ago and only in a very limited way. Since then I've seen it cropping up more frequently and a couple of weeks ago a friend and I even di... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 05:21:12 EST Goal: weekly mini's We see it everywhere- small changes grow into big results, but it can be hard to be inspired and motivated to work on those short term goals and daily chores. I am hoping that by sharing our mini challenges we can help keep each other stay focused and remind each other to celebrate small successes! <BR> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 10:34:39 EST Newbie! Greetings and Salutations! I'm Sarah and I just joined this group. I've been on Sparkpeople for quite a while, but just recently fell in love with Steampunk. And I thought, I wonder if there's a steampunk team on Sparkpeople... And I found this one! I look forward to meeting everyone and getting to know you all. Fri, 20 Jan 2012 14:27:20 EST New activity goal! We have a new team challenge. All you have to do is try a "new to you" exercise, and this is the place to tell us how it went. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 12:39:38 EST Costume Crazy Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm new to Steampunk, very new. I have only read about it and done some online research. <BR> <BR> I've been sewing and designing for fun for over 40 years. First it was just for myself and my loved ones, then I spent a few years as a fashion doll makeover artist. Several years ago I got involved with the SCA and spent a few years studying fashion history and sewing some Medieval style garments. Around that same time I started designing and making marionettes. <BR> <BR> Two ... Sat, 17 Dec 2011 22:10:18 EST Goal: Holiday maintenance 2011 I've added a weigh in goal for us to try to keep us focused through the holidays. If the scale is going the wrong way or if the gym isn't happening here is the place to seek support. Sun, 27 Nov 2011 12:08:18 EST What will you be wearing on your feet? At last year's Seattle Steamcon, I marveled on all the amazing footwear strolling past. Some of the women were sporting heels taller than my six-year-old kid, or so it seemed. (Not to mention the guy on stilts.) <BR> <BR> I doctored up a pair of combat boots, which was fine for my mechanic's outfit. I saw a couple of people wearing Vibrams, which are my shoe of choice at home. I was so jealous thinking about them padding around in barefoot comfort. <BR> <BR> This year, my costumes are a gr... Sun, 13 Nov 2011 14:50:16 EST An OCTOPUS FOR STELLAR-LIGHTS I started reading spark pages of various members and learned of Stellar-Lights admiration of octopi. So NATURALLY I had to share a drawing that I created: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-yourself/814608.html </link> Wed, 2 Nov 2011 14:41:23 EST Hello, all! Greetings to everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Foxside, and I've been wondering for a while if a team like this was kicking about anywhere. It's good to see that you folks are here! <BR> <BR> I've been faithfully sparking for a while, but I've fallen into inactivity recently as I finished up my thesis. I hope that finding a team like this will give me the kick that I need to get jump-started again (now that the heavy-lifting is all done). <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting you all! Wed, 2 Nov 2011 11:50:03 EST Halloo from Toby I've been reading Phil and Kaja Foglio's Steam Punk/Airship/Gas Light Fantasy for a year or so. <BR> And I used to attend all the Cons in La back in the 80's, usually attired as a hobbit! <BR> WHY AM I JOINING ANOTHER SPARK TEAM!? This one sounds like it could be fun! <BR> You can catch my pirate costume on my Spark Page Gallery! Wed, 2 Nov 2011 00:35:39 EST Supplies With all the talk about clothing and more going on I thought it might be nice to find out where everyone gets their supplies from. <BR> <BR> I myself go to old estate sales and look for those coffee tins full of watches, broken or busted clocks, and whatever material I can find. I know there are sites where you can buy bags of gears and such but I think that takes the fun out of it. <BR> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 16:32:33 EST Elegant Conversation - or Just Visiting I often have thoughts, ideas, questions that don't really fit in other threads and really don't deserve their own thread, so I thought it would be good to have a thread for just visiting. So I started one. <BR> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 12:08:47 EST Websites of interest This fellow demonstrates his steam passion through the culinary arts. <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 26 Sep 2011 09:48:29 EST Choice How To's The internet is such a wealth of "how to demo's" it can be hard to sort through them all. I thought that as we find good ones we could share the links here. <BR> This is the demo I liked best when I was creating my bells button spats, if you scroll all the way down there is a video demo as well. <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 10 Sep 2011 10:12:50 EST Hi I was happy to discover this team! I am relatively new to Steampunk but have totally fallen in love with it. I am dragging my family with me. They are loving it as well. Looking forward to getting to know everyone and hopefully getting inspired by all the creative people here. Tue, 23 Aug 2011 19:19:42 EST 'Ello! Hi everyone! I'm a 28 year old British SteamGoth trying to lose 56lbs for my Labyrinth themed wedding next Halloween (fairy masquerade for those who haven't seen the movie). I'm a steampunk digital artist in my spare time too. Sat, 20 Aug 2011 11:47:50 EST Is It? I thought we might discuss whether some things are steampunk. To kick it off, how about Firefly (the series)? I think in some parts it is definitely steampunk before steampunk was a something. Especially in the dressier scenes. In "Shindig", a lot of the outfits at the party are Victorian-esque and some neat technology is thrown in. It's not steam driven, but ... <BR> <BR> What do y'all think? And what else out there is or is not steampunk? Sat, 13 Aug 2011 03:48:42 EST Steampunk Sightings I thought it might be fun if we shared sightings of steampunk styles, writings, etc that we might encounter out and about. Some might be subtle, some very obvious. <BR> <BR> I noticed that the female character H.G. Wells in the most recent airing of the TV show "Warehouse 13" (a show already full of steampunk goodness) was wearing a steampunky outfit in a flashback to the late 1800s. Who woulda thunk? <BR> <BR> Here's a photo sort of shows a scene from that episode <link> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:59:44 EST Names Here is a link to a list of Victorian era names, should you be looking to identify an alter persona. <link>freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestr<BR> </link> <BR> ooh, and here are more- many more <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 31 Jul 2011 09:07:34 EST Show off corner! When we are especially proud of one of our creations we should share it! <BR> I'll start off with the boots and fin-spats I just finished to wear with my sea diver lady. <BR> The costume needed something to balance it out on the bottom and of course I needed shoes. Mr and I did some brainstorming and here is the result. I am thrilled with them. <BR> <link><BR>ellar-lights/Steampunk%20in%20progress<BR>/bootnspats.jpg </link> <BR> <link>i1036.photobuck... Sat, 30 Jul 2011 09:43:13 EST Shopping! Ok this thread could be really dangerous but a friend recently steered me to this great site for steampunky skirts so I thought I'd share: <link> </link> You can also use the code FB10 to save 10 percent. <BR> <BR> And while Etsy is full of steamy goodness I thought I'd point you guys to <link><BR>5672 </link> 'cause I bought them and they're lovely and if you want a pair I bet she'd make you some. Mon, 25 Jul 2011 19:38:35 EST Hello everyone Hi there! I'm 26 years old, from North Texas, and in the fall I'll be going to the University of Texas at Dallas to finally finish up my bachelors (majoring in Arts and Technology). I actually got into Steampunk when I took a college class in Second Life and ended up becoming a resident of Caledon, Second Life's Steampunk nation (haven't actually been in SL for a while though, as I found myself spending too much time and real money in there and decided to stop). <BR> <BR> I'm mostly into the... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 15:51:38 EST Hi Ho Hello all, <BR> <BR> I'm intrigued by the costume side of Steampunk, especially jewelry. There are so many pretty shinys on Etsy these days. I am periodically crafty so will probably try my hand at making some things but it's not likely to be a whole costume, more likely an accessory or two. So far the only thing I've made were a couple of little top hat fascinators (I'll have to snap a picture of one so you guys can see it). I've read a lot of Steampunk and am looking forward to readin... Fri, 15 Jul 2011 20:49:53 EST Costuming: brainstorming and trouble shooting! For anyone who is facing odd costume challenges or lost muses I'm hoping this thread can act as think tank for us all. Sun, 26 Jun 2011 14:10:16 EST Hello Hello All, <BR> <BR> I am new here and to SteamPunk. I have secretly loved it but have not been brave enough to embrace it. But...... Costume Con 30"The Sands Of Time" will be in my backyard in 2012 with a Steampunk theme. I have also always wanted to make a costume and go to a convention. It looks like the stars are aligning for me. But I am soooo green at this. Help!!!! Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have so many questions maybe I will put them all together and ask... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 18:21:03 EST greetings all! So happy to have found a group here on SP for steampunk! <BR> <BR> A bit about me: 43, married, in the Ann Arbor, MI area. Recently attended the World Steam Expo (SO MUCH FUN!), already making plans for next year! <BR> <BR> Part of my goals for WSE next year is to make and look good in a corset! I have the pattern, but want to shed some pounds before making it. <BR> <BR> Keep it steamy, <BR> Jen Sat, 18 Jun 2011 13:15:43 EST Sreampunk persona? It seems appropriate on this team to introduce alter egos as well as yourselves. Share the concepts behind and the names of your steamland explorers! Fri, 17 Jun 2011 09:35:11 EST Take a bike! Bicycles were a wildly popular and exciting new mode of transport in the Victorian era. And just Google steam-punk bikes! There are some very cool ones assembled by resourceful inventors. How would you alter the modern bicycle design to suit both your steam-punk sensibilities and unique lifestyle? <BR> If you have recently indulged in our team goal of exchanging a motorized errand for a bike ride, how did you enjoy it? Thu, 9 Jun 2011 15:43:08 EST A new spark Hey ya folks, <BR> I've recently become a co-leader for our team and just wanted to let you all know to be on the lookout for new goofy and steam-punk related challenges. I am new at this leading thing and it may take me a bit to get rolling but I'm planing to post regularly no matter what so keep checking in it may be good for some mild amusement. <BR> Hope to meet you all along the way. Sun, 5 Jun 2011 18:18:03 EST Zombies and Cosplay, but not at the same time I am sad that this team isn't more active, because a). I honestly worry about being fit enough to survive the Zombie apocalypse, and b). I really can't sew worth crap and if I am slim, Steampunk cosplay will be so much more accessible. These are hugely pressing issues and the rest of the Sparkpeople community is missing out on the critically important discussions that people like us could be leading. <BR> <BR> That is all. Mon, 21 Mar 2011 19:37:57 EST Computer flash game I cam across the game Steampunk Rally. It's not the most impressive game but it's free and can help pass the time <BR> <BR> <link><BR>nk-rally.html </link> Fri, 4 Feb 2011 10:25:46 EST 25 buys you and a person in need a steampunk coat <link><BR>on/3006130.html </link> <BR> <BR> This site is offering for a limited time a great deal on jackets. You can purchase a jacket for 15 plus S&S and for an extra 10 they will donate a jacket to the needy. The jackets will be distributed to areas of need and with the storms that just blew through, there is a lot of need. What better way then to spread the love of Steampunk and help another person who needs it. Thu, 3 Feb 2011 18:15:06 EST Birthdays Hey all, I wanted to get everyone's birthdays so we can all celebrate together! I'll make a list and send out an email on birthday day's, so that we can stop by support each other and wish each other the best <em>224</em> Wed, 2 Feb 2011 11:51:07 EST Whats going on in your area? Just curious to see what all is going on in everyones area! <BR> <BR> I myself and working to loose a few pounds for the wild west steam punk convention here in arizona coming up in march. My son and I are dying to go since the stars of the event is Abney Park!! <BR> <BR> I hope all goes well so that I can finally attend my first convention. <BR> <BR> Anyone have a convention coming up they are working towards? <BR> <BR> is where i'm aiming to go! Wed, 19 Jan 2011 23:17:06 EST Intro Heya! I was actually shocked to find a steamy group here on SP, heh. I'm Cat/ Cali, live in NorCal, am seriously into costuming/ cosplay, and have been into steampunk for years but only recently just started making enough time for events (I do a lot of SCA and Gold Rush reenactment as well). I'll be at the Edwardian Ball in San Francisco next weekend, the Nova Albion con in Santa Clara in March and whatever steamy events I find in the meantime and beyond... :-) Mon, 10 Jan 2011 21:14:35 EST Salutations! Hello to all you airship pirates!! Glad to be a part of the coolest team on SP! I'm new to both the team and and to SP so any advice or tips are welcomed. <em>9</em> Sun, 9 Jan 2011 10:45:14 EST gear Hello all! <BR> <BR> well now that the year is new and fresh i figure it's time to start adding what i find around the web about steampunk. I will try to get at least one thing per day posted such a website for items, or something related. Anyways here is's one of my favorite sites where you can find some amazing gear and jewelry. <BR> <BR><BR>ller_info <BR> <BR> Wed, 5 Jan 2011 10:04:02 EST Hello loves! My name is Meghan. So excited to find a Steampunk group here. I love the aesthetic of Steampunk. I'm also a belly dancer and have been occasionally incorporating some elements of steam into my dance both in the music and costumes. Can't wait to lose more weight too and reward myself with more costumes. It's tough to buy corsets when you're a bigger girl and intending to lose weight as they're a bit pricey. Tue, 4 Jan 2011 10:43:14 EST Hey there So I am the elusive, and much behind (apparently), MR. to Stellar-Lights. As previously mentioned we are both fans of Steampunk and had be under the impression there were no teams on spark so orientated. Thanks for the pleasant surprise. My goals are to be healthy(er) and to drop some weight for Steamcon 3 (or the one in 2011) so the costume (one of them at least) looks much cooler. Or dead sexy,whichever. I am hoping to up my activity on spark, for I find it helpful, and hope I can include t... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 17:02:42 EST Team facelift! Hi All, <BR> <BR> In an attempt to bring life into the team I havem ade a few basic changes. I'm looking for input on possible challenge ideas, suggests, input, anything you thing will help to attact people and keep people who share in the fun of steampunk. Sat, 4 Dec 2010 13:46:06 EST Books Just looking for some good steampunk books, and authors..any suggestions? I'll list ones I find as i find them Sat, 4 Dec 2010 04:46:42 EST Steampunk Music Hey, in my attempt to pump life into this team I was curious if anyone had any steampunk music they would like to share. I know there isn't a large selection out there but it does exist! <BR> <BR> My all time favorite is Abney park..found on youtube and brings about the true essence of steampunk. <BR> <BR> My runner up is a local group that is trying to get their run at the scene. They are futurekind and have potentional. <BR> <BR> Anyone else have anymusic they would like to share? Wed, 1 Dec 2010 11:56:40 EST Steamcon or bust! Surprise! its a new team-member. <BR> The last time I looked there were no steam-punk teams in spark-land, looks as though this one isn't super active tough.. . <BR> The Mr. and I are steam fans, and have plans to gather our costumes and become participating con-goers this next year. For me reaching my goal weight is linked up right with that. <BR> Anyone want to be friends? the social side of spark is what kept me active before but many of the people I was pals with quit. . Mon, 22 Nov 2010 21:57:47 EST Helloooo? I see no ones really posted in a long time but I thought I'd see if anyone showed up. I just recently learned about steam punk but I liked that kind of stuff long before, I knew it had a name. Most of my friends say I'm anachronistic anyway. <BR> Hope to see someone come back! Thu, 4 Nov 2010 14:25:55 EST Greetings! I just stumbled across your new little group and thought I'd crash it. ;-) <BR> I'm new to Steampunk, but not at all new to costuming (19 years in the SCA). I'm having a great time learning a new era & style! I never used to mind being 'plesantly plump', and the SCA is totally accepting of what ever size one is... but my health has been declining, and I have slowly been losing my ability to do as much activity. Can't have that! So, here I am, working on losing the weight. And, really, with th... Wed, 8 Sep 2010 15:01:35 EST Personas Do you have a persona when steampunking? A cowboy? A airship pilot? An airship PIRATE? What kind of steampunk do you enjoy? <BR> <BR> I myself would love to be a pirate, and I'm most defintiely working on that. My friend is working on a cowboy persona and I must say is looking ace! Thu, 26 Aug 2010 05:41:49 EST weight lose and role playing I have fallen in love with various role playing venues: Society for Creative Anachronisms (medieval/Rennaisance), Single-Action Shooters (cowboy/western, Hobbiton Fellowship(Tolkein and Hobbits)As I child I played pretend pirates, soldiers, adventures. I thought I would have to give all of that up with adulthood! HAH! <BR> I'm STILL a kid playing adventure games. <BR> I could be content with PRETENDING to be fit and trim. But really, I WANT to BE fit and trim. I want to cut a dashing fig... Sat, 21 Aug 2010 11:02:50 EST weight loss and role playing I have fallen in love with various role playing venues: Society for Creative Anachronisms (medieval/Rennaisance), Single-Action Shooters (cowboy/western, Hobbiton Fellowship(Tolkein and Hobbits)As I child I played pretend pirates, soldiers, adventures. I thought I would have to give all of that up with adulthood! HAH! <BR> I'm STILL a kid playing adventure games. <BR> I could be content with PRETENDING to be fit and trim. But really, I WANT to BE fit and trim. I want to cut a dashing fig... Sat, 21 Aug 2010 11:02:08 EST Hey! Greetings, my name is Vin and I am your friendly team leader. I am very new to this, and to Steampunk in general but I must admit I am very much in love with both! I'm 25, and from the UK. :) Tue, 6 Jul 2010 10:08:49 EST