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Dr. Moustache
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« on: September 12, 2010, 10:50:52 pm »

Some friends and I recently got together and decided to do a group steampunk costume at DragonCon 2010 the likes of which had never been seen before!

These outfits are for those of you who chafe at the purely brown and black aesthetic of steampunk, and long to express yourself in bright, hideous colors!


In the above photo, I'm the one on the top left.

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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2010, 10:56:57 pm »

assez bon!
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2010, 11:25:37 pm »

I saw your pictures on one of the photo sites.  Brilliant!  That is the type of creative approach I expect from Steampunks but only rarely see.

Are we tired of seeing Nerf guns painted to match a sepia-tinted wardrobe?  Well then you can mod your costume to match the Nerf colours instead.

Brilliant inversion of a trope.
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2010, 12:10:20 pm »

I saw you guys at the record photo event- I thought it was a brilliant twist on the modding concept!
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2010, 01:34:04 pm »

I adore it! I'm one who loves bright colors of any sort, and I would most definitely do this. :] I in specific love the skirt and bustier of the woman with cyber-locks. It's something I'd wear on an every-day basis! I'd love to see a full-length picture of the woman who insisted on sitting in both pictures. I'm very curious about her mint colored overskirt/jacket. Tongue To me, nerfpunk makes wearing steampunk easier for day-to-day outfits, as some of us wish we could dress. Just takes an accessory here and there to make it categorized as steampunk along with the correct attitude and tailoring of clothes, really!
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2010, 01:42:57 pm »

One of our members has a couple more pictures over in Tactile (click me). Excellent idea; I bet there'll be a ton of copycats next year.
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2010, 02:49:41 pm »

I had the pleasure of meeting the young lady on the floor in the lower pic; our hotel rooms were off the same hall.  Lovely lass, and dear god, does is the joke behind this whole thing brilliant.
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2010, 04:28:26 pm »

Here's a photo of Innah. =)

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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2010, 05:10:38 pm »

Yes, Dr. Moustache you have been observed and commented on over on the tactile subsection of this metamorphic publication. In general the, general consensus of the judging panel has been. Gordy & spangly steampunks for the win."

Congratulations.
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2010, 05:13:11 pm »

Yes, I didn't see the original post in Tactile until after I'd made this post. When it was brought to my attention, I moseyed on over there and made a comment about the outfits.
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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2010, 05:22:15 pm »

Here's a photo of Innah. =)




Thank you! I adore her outfit. I'll most likely take influence for a future outfit that I'm making. :]
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2010, 07:31:50 pm »

The whole idea is as brilliant as the colors it utilizes.

The name, "Nerfpunk" is made all the more charming for it's humorous unfortunate-ness.
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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2010, 07:48:36 pm »

The fact that you have pulled that off without just looking more 'Cyber' is a real testament to your eye for details. Definate props!
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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2010, 08:14:52 pm »

Thank you all so much!

Really, these outfits were a whole lot of fun to put together, and I do hope that we see more people doing things like this, pushing the envelope of what is acceptable in steampunk. =)
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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2010, 10:28:43 pm »

The thing is, the color schemes represented here is actually more historically accurate to what folks wore way back when- the true meaning of the word "ironic"!

My favorite is the lovely young lady all in yellow...

I still love me some mavericks, though.
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« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2010, 10:29:29 pm »

I do hope that we see more people doing things like this, pushing the envelope of what is acceptable in steampunk. =)
If nothing else, just adding more color would be nice.  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2010, 10:39:33 pm »

... I do hope that we see more people doing things like this, pushing the envelope of what is acceptable in steampunk. =)

Or poking fun at some of the genre's "sacred cows" and basic assumptions.
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« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2010, 10:52:08 pm »

I do believe I'll be adding some royal blue and more brighter greens from now on. I use a lot of mint and sage colors, but bright colors would be lovely!
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« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2010, 11:06:36 pm »

We had a blast doing this... glad you all loved it. Next year... its Buzzbee vs. Nerf... who's on the Buzzbee team with me?!
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« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2010, 11:08:14 pm »

The thing is, the color schemes represented here is actually more historically accurate to what folks wore way back when- the true meaning of the word "ironic"!

My favorite is the lovely young lady all in yellow...

I still love me some mavericks, though.

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« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2010, 11:13:32 pm »

I'm actually quite offended with nerfpunk. I think it needs to be called nerf-victorian. It will need it's own section too, because, as Steampunk borrowed from Cyberpunk, nerfpunk borrows from Steampunk. In fact we may want to start up a new forum.... maybe call it foamgoogles or some such...
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« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2010, 12:33:14 am »

another of the NerfPunks checking in.  I carried the Blue firefly.

We are soo excited you guys like this as much as we did.  When Dr. Moustache & his wife invited us to join in we laughed our asses off for like a week, then as soon as we caught our breaths, replied hell yeah we wanted to be a part of it.

don't listen to that buzz bee fiend, it's Nerf or Nothing.

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« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2010, 03:19:17 am »

Buzzbee for me, thanks!



If the name NERFpunk doesn't appeal, what about Victorianerf?
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« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2010, 03:56:44 am »

Love this with all of my plastic-painted-bronze heart.
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« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2010, 03:46:44 am »

Nerf or Buzzbee ? BOTH , Buzzbee for my long arm (somthing about a lever action , box magazine shotgun that chambers and ejects shells)  and for a sidearm you can't beat the sheer massiveness of the Maverick.
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