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Author Topic: Vintage Science Fiction Costume Stills with a Steampunk Vibe.  (Read 604 times)
RJBowman
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« on: June 07, 2020, 11:32:37 pm »

I run across photos like this sometimes, and I try to find appropriate places for them here, but I thought it better to create a topic just  for this purpose.


Conchita Montenegro, circa 1930:


She was a movie star, but I don't know if this was from a movie.

Some will object that the deco aesthetic of the costume belongs in the diesel era, but it definitely fits the "glue some gears to it" aesthetic of many steampunk makers.
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2020, 10:50:08 pm »

James C. Morton as Tik Tok from the 1913 L. Frank Baum musical "The Tik-Tok Man of Oz":


Promotional poster with artist's drawing of the full costume:
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RJBowman
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2020, 03:41:52 am »

Selenites (moon men) from the 1919 film "The First Man in the Moon":
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2020, 06:04:31 am »

I've been a fan of the 1923 Soviet science fiction film Aelita: Queen of Mars since I found a VHS copy for sale in a drug store in the 1990's.

The film interspersed sequences of then-modern Russia with fantasy scenes from Mars, designed in a Russian-Futurist style influenced by the Italian Futurists of the early 20th century. Here are some of the costumes:

The title character portrayed by Yuliya Solntseva:


Aelita's Maidservant Ihoshka (Aleksandra Peregonets) with (if I identified the character correctly) Tuskub (Konstantin Eggert):


Ihishka with soldiers in robot-like armor:


Dress as these characters and really stand out at the steampunk convention.
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RJBowman
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2020, 06:16:24 am »

Here's the one that everyone is probably expecting:

Georges Méliès' Le Voyage dans la Lune

Photos, if Alamy's servers don't block them:

Here are the scientists:


And the ones you really want to see, the Selenites:






And Méliès' own concept drawing of a Selenite:
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2020, 05:14:54 am »

Houdini and Automaton Q from the serial "The Master Mystery":


No, the movie did not end in a dance-off.
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2020, 01:05:44 pm »

I thought I had seen that robot before, and I had. It was used in the music video for "Mighty' by Caravan Palace. There are lots of new and old robots in it, the earliest one that has been identified was indeed Q the Automaton ("The Master Mystery" - 1918).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB3RJ1U_MJA

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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2020, 04:26:57 am »

And another robot that caused a hubub:


From the 1921 Italian film "L'uomo Meccanico" (The Mechanical Man).
A few years ago, rumor spread that it was a lost film from 1913, which would have made it the first robot on the screen. That honor actually goes to the 1918 Houdini serial mentioned above.

This is a short film, silly and amusing, and worth the minor time investment of watching it.
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