If I was into RP, Steampunk would definitely be my choice of genre. So it isn't surprising that I've been having lots of fun on the Steam Hunt. I've only done the ending numbers, but ah the discoveries. There's a whole world out there beyond the shops and runways. The starting point is here if you are into the sequential thing.
There are wonderful and fanciful inventions. The details are outstanding. The top photo is a fun Mardi Gras mask from The Curious Seamstress.
Belle Belle's intricate 77 prim Undying Love curiosity is simply amazing. I had visited the fantasy store in Synergy Mystique many times and somehow missed the outstanding Steampunk designs -- or perhaps they are new. Anyway a photo tour of those items will be coming along separately. So inspiring.
The Steampunk Victorian Lantern hales from Builders Brewery which is a really fun place to shop for textures and building supplies. They have lovely handmade stained glass windows.
This isn't a fashion hunt but there are some wearables as well as some outfits along the way. Two of my favorites are shown above. The VTO TNT New Babbage mini boomtopper is one of three gifts at this location. It actually steams! According to the notecard, there are three gears: one inside Viv Trafalgar's Outfitters, one in The Brass Needle, and one in the Brassworks. I only found this one (not reading the notecard in my haste), so more hunting is in store for me. Cute as can be, the Geared Choker is the prize from Catnip.
One of the most impressive moving apparati is the Lil Zepplin from Sidney Arctor's Fabulous Contraptions. It took it for a thrilling spin out on the sandbox and got lots of notice. The Lil Zepplin is both a flyable vehicle and a teeny house hidden in the balloon. There are two versions with one being empty so you could add your own furniture and use the "ship" as a home. A notecard is included with in the box.
I have other great and wondrous things to show you another time. And then there is more hunting in store. It's not likely I will actually use these items, but I absolutely salute the designers who created them.
/me applauds loudly
FYI from wikipedia:
Steampunk is a sub-genre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. Other examples of steampunk contain alternate history-style presentations of "the path not taken" of such technology as dirigibles, analog computers, or digital mechanical computers (such as Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine); these frequently are presented in an idealized light, or with a presumption of functionality.