I spent a lovely morning, in the company of a lovely friend and fellow Steampunk Enthusiast, going through an Spotlight outlet (retailers of fabric, craft and homemaker supplies) and a Vinnies’ second-hand store. This is something that all Cosplayers tend to do. You might not be able to sew, have minimal talent for painting and craft, and be somewhat fumble fingered with anything to do with glue; but you are still committed to make that gadget, accessory or costume, no matter what. You spend a lot of time hunting down the right fabric, or the right beads, or a second-hand clothing item that can be adapted with a makeover.
It doesn’t matter where you get your inspiration from, be it comics, the movies, or a character that you have created yourself. You…
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