Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Party Hardy at the RT Booklovers Convention - Wild, Wild West Steampunk Party

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Ross Martin and Robert Conrad in The Wild, Wild West
Public Domain 

Cowboy meets Victorian on Thursday, May 14, at the Wild, Wild West Steampunk Party:

Start decorating your cowboy hats with gizmo's and gadgets, shine up your goggles, and start shopping for your corsets and western-style skirts. And anything goes for the gentlemen who no doubt will be donning a cool steampunk weapon and ready to capture hearts.

The possibilities are endless for this Steampunk-themed costume party that is sure to wow and entertain all who attend!

Queen Kapiolani, seated third from left, and Princess Liliuokalani, seated third from right, are photographed in an English garden. They traveled to London in 1887 for Queen Victoria's golden jubilee.
Queen Kapiolani (third from left) Princess Liliuokalani (third from right)
in an English garden.  The Hawaiian Royal Party attended
Queen Victoria's golden jubilee.

I am cooking up a unique costume .... Hawaiian Royalty enjoyed a close friendship with Queen Victoria ... so expect a touch of Paradise!

What would you wear to the Wild Wild West Steampunk party?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's posts wins a book choice from my convention stash.  Comments are open through Saturday, April 18, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, April 19 on my book blog at SOS Aloha.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

'Eli 'eli kau mai - let awe possess me
Steam from Kilauea
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  1. Jean skirt

  2. Dress with long split skirt (for ease in riding my horse!), boots, hat.

  3. I would have gadgets everywhere. The buttons on the shirt would be a gadget and my boot heel would contain some. The possibilities are limitless.

  4. a dress with a bustle - and maybe I could rig up some cool gadgets like a derringer on a arm holster.

  5. I'm not sure I can put together a steampunk outfit, but I am going to start looking. I look forward to seeing yours.