So the Asylum Steampunk weekend is sadly over and all the Steampunks have had to go home back to their normal everyday lives. It was so much fun though (like always) and yet again I have been blown away by just how splendid everyone looked and the creativity and imagination that people put in to their outfits. I can now share with you not only pictures of the few accessories I made but also of the yarnbomb and the top secret exhibition piece that I had been working on.
Asylum festival website: http://steampunk.synthasite.com/
The Fantabulous Travelling Steampunk Yarnbomb:
I eventually have a photo of the yarnbomb to share with you – this is how it looks currently but new pieces will continue to be added to it so hopefully it will grow in to something massive. If you are interested in contributing to it then check out the facebook page, you can be based anywhere as you just post the piece off to be added on.
Here are a few things I made for this year. Baby octopus for in a jar, goggles, spats, gun and holster
Each year the Asylum holds an exhibition of Steampunk art work that is created by Asylum attendees. Anyone can submit a piece you just need to take it with you and follow the few guidelines. The exhibition can include a whole range of things like guns, gadgets, paintings, modern steampunked items, inventions etc. It also includes a Steambear category (Steampunk Bear) which is the category I entered. The pieces are submitted anonymously for judging or if you just wish to display work then you write a note to say exhibition only This is the reason I couldn’t post anything about it beforehand online as then it may have been seen by people so would not be anonymous.
Here is my bear and a close up of the gun I made him:
The artwork had to be accompanied by a short write up of 100 words of less so this was mine:
Name: Captain Ru M. Belli
Ship: The Golden Octopus.
Preferring to use sharp wit, charm and intellect he manages to get what he wants without much blood ever needing to be spilled. He has a fierce reputation for being very scheming and doing whatever is necessary to get what he wants. In a striking crimson red coat he ensures he never goes un-noticed and his display of weaponry mixed with his reputation puts off most other bears from picking a fight.
Monogoggle that functions as a telescope and sextant.
Self designed T-Bear Beralock pistol
My bear didn’t win the Steambear category but I did get a Highly Commended rosette which was nice, the Captain seems happy enough with it.