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Steampunk Cosplay

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"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions." - Albert Einstein  The World of Cosplay  Imagine a world where every day you dress up as your favorite pop-culture characters. Every day you are something different. One day you are Wonder Women from the DC Universe. The next day you are Alice in Wonderland. Follow me down this rabbit hole as we explore the world of Steampunk Cosplay.  Cosplay literally means "Costume Play", and it is exactly what it sounds like!  It was inspired by the practice then-known as fan costuming at science fiction conventions, beginning with the...

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Reno Street Vibrations

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It's hard to believe we are already in the first week of June. This year has been flying by! With show after show, we have been on the road longer than we have been home. We are having a blast working new and old events, traveling the country, listening to great audio books like A Knight of The Seven Kingdoms by George R.R.  Martin. The most recent event we've completed was Reno Street Vibrations. "Reno, the biggest little city"  Every year the City of Reno, Nevada throws an event for motorcyclist. This event was originally once a year, held in...

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The Maddest Mad Hatter Top Hats

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"You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret, all the best people are." - Alice in Wonderland   Mad as a Hatter During our travels we often hear people referrer to us the the Mad Hatters. They walk into our booth, take a look around at all the different unique styles of hats and say "These must be the mad hatter top hats!" We take this as a compliment! The phrase "mad as a hatter" comes from the Victorian era, when fashion and hat making was the foreground of our steampunk culture. In 18th and 19th century mercury was...

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11 Lucky Top Hats

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We all have those lucky trinkets. For some people it is a penny on the pavement. For others it is a necklace or even a pair of socks. These charmed items always seem to make us feel a bit luckier when we carry them with us. I like to think our custom made top hats are lucky. We take an old top hat, a hat we haven't quite found the right head for, and turn it into a piece of art. Here are the newest designs 11 Lucky Custom Made Top Hats  1. King of Spades Stitched Up Top Hat ...

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Nudgepudge Face Painting

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It has been said that creative people don't see things for what they are; they see them for what they could be. Creativity flows through us all. It is that spark of inspiration. It is that burst of motivation. It is a powerful force that shapes our lives. When we learn to harness this force, amazing things begin to happen.  A few months back we attended the Rockabilly Reunion Music Festival, in Lake Havasu, AZ. It was a fun weekend filled with great music, great fashion, and amazing vendors. In the booth right next to us, I met the creative...

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