|My booth was actually a horse barn! With a chandelier!|
I was a little surprised how relaxed and warm the atmosphere was. Regardless of whether you had ever met a person before, friendship was assumed. Really, I expected a party with a well-stocked BYOB bar and free beer to be a lot more rowdy, but the overall feeling was friendly, fun, and laid-back. Of course a lot of the attendees knew each other, or knew someone who knew the other, and that all contributed to the "all family here" atmosphere. But there really was a sense of, dare I say it, community, which is something that's been somewhat lacking in the steampunk events I've attended in the last year or so.
|Yes, she made her dress and corset herself.|
Anyway, I was vending, so obviously my focus was directed towards that for most of the day and night, but I still got to enjoy most of the music, if not actually watch the performances or dance, and I caught bits and pieces of the performances throughout. The entertainment was very well organized, with three stage of rotating entertainment, two outdoors and one indoors. The party included an afternoon tea and an evening wine tasting, neither of which I was able to attend, but they certainly looked awesome.
|Love the use of color and coordination.|
I have literally no complaints about the event, and hope it is even bigger and better next year. I don't have any real idea what the attendance was since people came and went and left early and came late. I wish a few more people had been there, if only because it was so great and I want everyone to come out and have fun and support great events.
I managed to get quite a few photos of people's outfits, which I always mean to do but usually fail at. So enjoy some takes on real-world steampunk costuming.
|Some lolita inspiration here.|
|Two of my friends.|
|I really liked the metal embellishment on this corset.|
|A Night Circus inspired outfit.|
|Lacy skirt with bloomers and boots.|