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Steampunk — Still the new black

May 11th, 2008 by Weber

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It’s amazing that, nine months after it’s initial post, people keep finding their way to the story on Josh Freeman’s Steampunk Ghostbuster cosplay at SDCC 07. (“Steampunk Is The New Black.”)

Based on the comments people leave and the wealth of steampunkery displayed on the Interweb, I stand as firmly as ever on the initial statement.

That being said, there is apparently much confusion about what is — and isn’t — steampunk.

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Steampunk is the new black

July 27th, 2007 by Weber


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Mr. Josh Freeman of El Cajon, CA arrives at Comic-Con dressed as a 19th Century Ghostbuster, complete with ascot, high hat, and leather wrapped goggles. The proto-proton pack, gun, and ghost trap are constructed from varnished woods, brass gears and fittings, and the all-important pressure gauge.

Mr. Freeman’s Ghostbuster eschews gentlemanly fashion for function, choosing to work without a coat — morning, frock, nor laboratory. He instead sports a tasteful ten-button vest bearing a steampunk version of the “no ghosts” logo.


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