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Fashion in the Time of Steam


Look! Artwork!

steampunk group 1918

This is the steampunk character group from a game that Bunny ran for us recently.  Set in 1918 (alternate past, natch), five people shared some crazy experiences together.  We were play-testing a new system and wanted to try a Steampunk game.

Left-Right: Olivia, Julia, Sylvie (my character), Marcus, and Tim.  I am aware of the error with Marcus’s hand and some of the inconsistencies of the sketch, but I’m just glad I could get them all down on paper.

We are kind of toying with the idea of getting back together with a bit of a time jump–five years, actually.  So I thought I’d revisit Sylvie as she might look in 1923:

Sylvie Verbert 1923

I think she’s really cute!  I can’t wait to try playing her at that point of her life!

…And suddenly I realize I never posted the amazing pics of the Steampunk-themed High Tea we had during the second episode of the game!! HOW HAVE I MISSED THIS?? I am so sorry. You guys need to see the pics.

Steampunk Tea Party
Steampunk Tea Party Steampunk Tea Party
Steampunk Tea Party
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We had gear-shaped cookies made by Dawn, candied ginger, vanilla-hazelnut tea, a whole selection of tea fixings provided in the most delightful test-tube rack, and assorted finger foods. We didn’t game as much as we hoped due to the copious amounts of food, but we had a great time nonetheless.

Next time we do this, it’ll have to be in costume! All or nothing, baby!!


  1. I approve of steampunk! Dressing in costume for it is a lot of fun, even if when I did it I was wearing a HUGE old dress.

  2. Sometimes I miss roleplaying, I sewed so much more when I was LARPing Vampire: Dark Ages.

    I love your drawing style, and I’m not just saying that. I wish I could draw people half as well as you.

  3. This art. I approve of it. :)

  4. I love the drawings and the costumes. I think you need a really cute set of pearls or a tasteful art deco medallion necklace though-my grandmother has one on in a photo from about 1923, she would have been 22, and I’ve always loved the flapper dress and hat and hair flip with her necklace.

Tell me what you think.

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