Friday, August 27, 2010

Antique Elegance Show September 18th!!!


Just a few weeks away!!!  We hope that you can join us for the next Antique Elegance Show that will be held the weekend of September 18th, 2010.  The Guild will be meeting for the Tea Tasting that will take place on Saturday the 18th at 1:00PM.  We suggest arriving around 12:30PM to get a seat at our table(s).  I'm really excited to see all the new goodies (or should I say "old" goodies) from the antique vendors!. 

Costuming is of course optional, though if you do choose to get quirky and fabulous.... Regency through 20th century vintage costumes are encouraged. 

Cost: $5 for admission on each day (pay when you walk in)

Location: Richardson Civic Center (see the official webpage for directions)

Side note from the author::: I still can't decide what to wear to this event!! I had so much fun at the Steampunk Social I may go a little victorian steampunk :) ....something with a nice victorian bustle anyways :)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Steampunk Social Wrap Up

What a fun evening! Gigets and Gagets galore!  Saturday, August 14th, the Guild met at Generator Coffee in Garland for some Steampunk Socializing.  This was my first Steampunk event and thanks to everyone who attended it was a great success!  Special thanks to Maggie for helping to organize and promote with our new friends at the Steampunk Illumination Society!   Looking forward to meeting and collaborating with Steampunk IS in the future.  Check out our Flickr photo stream for additional photos of the night.

Also visit to find out more about our new friends at the Steampunk Illumination Society :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Are you ready for some gadgety fun?

This Saturday Steampunk enthusiasts and DFWCG members will meet together to share their love of invention and costumes.  The location, The Generator coffee house; the theme, as inventive as you like.

For weeks now, I have been working on my new costume as well as favors to hand out to participants.  And I have to say coming up with these little favors has been a lot of fun.  I am one of those costumers who has admired the creativity of this Steampunk movement, but has never been very confident in reimagining the historical, which I'm more comfortable with, as fantastical and inventive.  This whole exercise of preparing for the Steampunk Social has been a fantastic journey.  I've learned that I'm more creative than I thought!  And I might just have some interest in hardware store jewelry.  Imagine that!  Has anybody else had this experience in learning this new genre?

One of the most amazing things about this costuming hobby is the potential of learning something new every day.  Many of you who are attending our social event have been costuming Steampunk for a while now and others are just getting started.  I hope that through our social gathering, we can all manage to share something new with each other as well as make new friends.  And I hope that this social is the beginning of more similar events to come.

DFWCG Steampunk Costumes of the Past:

Irving Steampunk Event (L-R) Dartpoly, Daniel, Sally, Maggie

All-Con 2009 (L-R) Amie, Jennifer