This looks neat! SF/F book publisher Tor is holding a steampunk costume photography contest. (Can I have the watch? Even though I don't do costuming?) Full details at:http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=blog&id=58075Prize 1
starts off with a $50 gift certificate to Clockwork Couture
, the first and best clothier devoted exclusively to steampunk fashion, where you can purchase countless gorgeous costuming elements for ladies and gents.
The first prize also comes with one bottle of a perfume oil blend from the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Phoenix Steamworks collection
, a series of scents designed to represent the steampunker within us even when we’re in jeans and a t-shirt. The crucial question: do you want to smell more like The Antikythera Mechanism or The Obsidian Widow?Prize 2
is two passes to the The Steampunk World’s Fair
, which will be held on the weekend of May 14th, 2010, in Piscataway, New Jersey. The World’s Fair is the first major steampunk convention in the Northeast and promises an absurd array of retrofuturistic delights, including a Chrononaut’s Jubilee Ball, the Cup of Brown Joy Tea Party, a Murder Mystery Dinner, a Cabaret, a Gentleman’s Duel, a Mad Science Fair, and maybe even a Steampunk Rock Opera.
The winner of Prize 2 will also
get a 5ml bottle of Phoenix Steamworks perfume.
is a ridiculously gorgeous “gold” Victorian/Steampunk-style watch. It has a filigree front; a clear back, so you can see the gears at work; and
a glow-in-the-dark face to illuminate your nefarious business.
And—you guessed it—the winner of Prize 3 will also get a bottle of Phoenix Steamworks perfume.And what about us honorable mentions?
Each person who receives an honorable mention will also get a scent of their choice from the Phoenix Steamworks perfume line.