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    Posted August 17, 2013 by
    Fort Worth, Texas
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Dragon Con 2013

    The Original Steampunk


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     AdventureM is attending his third Dragon Con this year: 'I decided to put this costume together because I have not seen it done many times before. Many other steampunk outfits are based on people being on land or in airships but rarely do you see a nautical themed interpretation. I enjoy doing cosplay as it is a chance to get away from the normal grind of life and have fun.'
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    This will be my 3rd straight year going to Dragon Con. I generally enjoy walking around and taking pictures but over the past two years have been starting to wear costumes for part of the day as well. I have several costumes to choose from but this year I decided to put together a costume of the original steampunk. I plan on brining Captain Nemo from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Jules Verne was writing about steampunk before steampunk was a culture.

    For the costume I will be wearing a tuxedo shirt, formal vest, cravat, and formal sarong. Head will be covered with a turban and will be sporting a monocle style eye patch. Waist sash with shell will pull the outfit together, with black leather boots completing the ensemble. Accessories will include a gun, leather arm brace, and a navigational “watch”, octopus pendant.

    This is not a costume I have seen many people do which is part of the reasoning for the outfit. Putting the final touches on the costume and will continue to tweak till I put it on at the con.
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