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So I attended The Asylum this year, Lincoln’s steampunk festival.  It was a great weekend and each year it gets busier and busier.  Apparently over 2000 people attended this year.

I love seeing what people have come up with each year.  The level of artistry on show is incredibly impressive and really inspiring.

I posted some pictures of my costume for this year in my previous post, but I think my friends stole the show with their matching costumes:

I ended up taking over 400 pics and some 200 odd of those have ended up here.

I couldn’t resist having a play with some of the pics though.  Jon’s coat was based on Neo’s coat from the Matrix, so this seemed appropriate:

I also had a play with colour too:

Finally a mention of Amy Smith’s amazing costume.  She really outdoes herself each year.

Here’s a gallery of my pics.

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Here’re a few pics of me in the armour from this years Asylum.  Ignore my stupid face ;)

All in all I was quite pleased with it – nothing fell off and it held together!  It was also as comfortable as could be expected considering the whole thing was made of leather.

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With only a few days to go before Weekend at the Asylum (the large steampunk festival in Lincoln) I’ve started making something new!

I often find that a tight deadline can actually be beneficial as it keeps your ideas realistic and constrains your ambition somewhat so the piece doesn’t spiral into something very complicated.

In this case it’s a simple piece of shoulder armour made of the three pieces of leather with some light detailing and some straps to hold it in place.

I really liked using the green leather dye on my previous armour so wanted to use it again on something.

Here’s how the final piece will sit once it’s finished

And here’re the pieces drying having been dyed.

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