Archive for January, 2010

26
Jan

Steampunk Abraham Lincoln

   Posted by: manny    in Costumes

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What a great steampunk costume! Wow, Abe Lincoln looks like a steampunk superhero. It looks like he’s ready to fly off with that cool jetpack.

Although, if Lincoln really could fly, wouldn’t his hat would be more aerodynamic? 🙂

[via Great White Snark]


21
Jan

Steampunk iPhone Case for Sale

   Posted by: manny    in Gadgets

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Wow, this steampunk iPhone case looks seriously awesome. It’s currenlty for sale on Ebay with a starting bid of $195.00.

That’s pricey, but probably worth it. The case is handmade made of real wood and brass. Here are a few notes from the seller:

The body is made from one solid piece of Walnut Hardwood sanded, and finished with polyurethane. The faceplate is cut from .065 thick solid brass sanded and polished. The power button, volume buttons and Mute-Tool are hand made from solid brass as well.I hand make ,sand, finish ,polish and test each case myself one at a time. No two are exactly alike and are very unique.The winner of the auction will receive one hand made iPhone 3G case consisting of ; 1 Walnut Hardwood body, 1 solid brass faceplate, 1 solid brass power button, 2 solid brass volume buttons. 1 solid brass Mute-Tool, 4 screws and instructions.

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[via Ebay]


18
Jan

Gorgeous Steampunk Necklace

   Posted by: manny    in Fashion

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Check out this gorgeous steampunk necklace! It’s selling for only $36.00 on Etsy. This is the perfect gift for a steampunk Valentine’s Day!

A gorgeous vintage watch movement provides the focal point for this incredibly cool necklace and is set in a brass ox setting. A small brass sparrow keeps careful watch over the golden gears and a shimmering pink glass opal. The pendant dangles from a triangle filigree that has been set with tiny gears. Necklace measures approx 19″ long.

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[via Etsy]


14
Jan

Steampunk Dog Art

   Posted by: manny    in Art

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What a cool painting! It’s Chuck the Wonderdog! Looks like he’s ready to hop into his airship and fly away. This is perfect for Bull Terrier owners who love steampunk.

This original painting is for sale on Etsy for $89.00 and Free Shipping worldwide.

Here are the details:

10″ x 12″ (25 x 30cm) acrylic paint on deep gallery wrapped canvas. The sides are painted and it’s ready to hang without framing. This dog is finished with a double coat of satin varnish, which gives it a slight sheen and aids cleaning. Postage is free worldwide.

[via Spearmintjoe]


Best-selling author Katie MacAlister has a new steampunk novel out soon, and the New York Times has just release the book trailer for it.

Entitled “Steamed”, this steampunk romance novel will hit the bookshelves on February 2, 2010. You can pre-order it on Amazon for $7.99.

Here’s the promotional synopsis:

Computer technician Jack Fletcher is no hero, despite his unwelcome reputation as one. In fact, he’s just been the victim of bizarre circumstances. Like now. His sister happens to disturb one of his nanoelectromechanical system experiments, and now they aren’t where they’re supposed to be. In fact, they’re not sure where they are when they wake up to see a woman with the reddest hair Jack has ever seen-and a gun. Octavia Pye is an Aerocorps captain with a whole lot of secrets, and she’s not about to see her maiden voyage ruined by stowaways. But the sparks flying between her and Jack just may cause her airship to combust and ignite a passion that will forever change the world as she knows it.

[via Katie MacAlister]


4
Jan

Steampunk Horror: The Marionette Unit

   Posted by: manny    in Movies & TV, Video

Ooh, this steampunk horror movie looks CREEPY! Imagine a world where humans are turned into living puppet slaves – complete with “marionette” wires mounted into their backs.

The movie is still in development as producers try to raise more funding. Visit the official site for more information.

This film is set in an alternate Victorian England, a world where steam-punk technology has developed rapidly and in a world where all creativity, art and individual expression is state-controlled. The Marionette Unit is a theatre show where machine and human have been fused together. A musical machine that resembles a twisted tortured church organ, run with valves, steam and electricity, is connected by a mass of electrical cables to three ballet dancers, who have the wires fused into their bodies. The dancers are controlled by the machine much to the amazement of the Victorian audience.

We follow the story of Smith, an enigmatic character connected to an underground society of artists, hunted by the police. He has come to watch the prize ballet dancer, Georgette try and escape the wired clutches of The Marionette Unit. Will she be able to wrestle free and escape with Smith, or will she succumb to the powerful forces that hold her captive? What follows is a stunning and imaginative display of the human spirit fighting to be set free.

[The Marionette Unit via io9]