A Steampunk event in Essex

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The League of Essextraordinary Gentlemen Steampunk event Essex at Museum of Power
The League of Essextraordinary Gentlemen Steampunk event Essex at Museum of PowerThe League of Essextraordinary Gentlemen Steampunk event Essex at Museum of Power
A Steampunk event! Well that was something new to me. So new, in fact, that I had to Google what it was. What do you know about Steampunk? Probably more than me! Anyway, I was intrigued and was excited to head along to meet the League of Essextraordinary Gentlemen (and gentlewomen, naturally) at the Museum of Power near Maldon in Essex.
I thought ahead and planned a meet up with long-time blogging friend Kezzie so we got to spend a few hours catching up and admiring all the wonderful outfits that people were wearing. I have to say there were all sorts of visual delights happening all around which, as a girl who is fascinated with clothes, made for quite a captivating time. People went all out with their looks; we're not talking a last minute, cobbled together outfit here.
The League of Essextraordinary Gentlemen Steampunk event Essex at Museum of PowerThe League of Essextraordinary Gentlemen Steampunk event Essex at Museum of Power
There were hats to be found crowning every head. Fine top hats were to be seen in abundance, with a few military caps and safari hats too, adorned with a variety of accessories including feathers, cogs, keys, goggles, ribbons and for the ladies a few flowers and lace too. They were fabulous!
For the gentlemen, a majority wore a shirt, waistcoat and jackets or long coats. Boots, smart shoes... trousers of a smart nature.... A cane! A pocket watch! (I do love a pocket watch). Some took the more military approach with a military jacket which looked terribly smart too.
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As a gentlewoman I would be at liberty to wear pretty much anything a man should wear or perhaps something a little more feminine; a white blouse with a corset... a fitted dress with a long sweeping skirt with a bustle (who can resist saying bustle?). Oh yes, with a lace umbrella too and a fan for good measure.
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I was so pleased that I was invited along for the day, both C and I enjoyed it. The atmosphere was great, there was a real buzz about the place and it was most lively. There were stalls of beautiful Steampunk pieces for sale (I bought a floral hair clip and a beautiful necklace), accessories, handcrafted pieces, books... all manner of wonderful things. We saw demonstrations, heard talks and there was singing as well as a spot of burlesque too (which seemed to attract quite a crowd). The Museum was the perfect setting for a Steampunk gathering.
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There was so much to see that I have more on the Museum of Power itself to come soon. They have many special events on during the year, the next being the Christmas workshops and Christmas wonderland so check the Museum of Power events calendar as they have plenty going on throughout the year.
Have you discovered Steampunk before?
Sophie
Thanks to Essex and Suffolk Water for inviting us along for the day!








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2 comments

  1. Your photos are brilliant!!!! You got so many cool costumes in fab shots!!! I haven't even waded through my (shoddy) photos yet!!)
    How was your weekend? Hope you had a nice time!x

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  2. I'm a member of our group here in Newark, although I don't dress as well for reasons of money. The Lincoln Asylum in August is the biggest event, and easily in your range

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