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Exactly 1,5 years ago in December 2012 I had the honour of announcing the achievement of reaching the mark of 1000 views after being a Deviant for more than a year. Roughly the same amount of time later, the mark was surpassed by the factor 10!

All thanks to you!

The last year was quite astonishing for me, reading all your comments and receiving your favs (and the Llamas...). Many interesting chats, new friends and lots of inspiration, I now cherish.
But I have to admit that one thing that I'm probably most pleasantly surprised is the patience you (especially those watching me) have shown, despite my slow progress. Just think about it, 80% of what I've shown in the WIP collages for the 1000 views mark are still, guess what? Yes! In progress!
Still you stick with me and encourage me with every comment or fav you share.
For that I sincerly thank you!

Though I had something else in mind originaly, I thought instead of just showing some unseen bits and pieces, I suprise you with the presentation of TWO! entirely new costumes of a slightly different breed that you are probably used to see from me!
 Steam Trek - Thanks for 10.000 views by Arsenal-Best

I hope you like them.

Now, on to 50.000! (which might give me enough time to reduce the 80% WIP of the 1000 views mark a bit further... :D )

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My love for SF started in the age of 6 while reading most of Jules Vernes works. "Discovering" Steampunk in 2010, it was instantly a perfect match! SciFi in the victorian style of Jule Verne. What could be better?

My first projects in this area after years of costume and prop building in "another galaxy", were two outfits with equipment for the Roleplay Convention in Cologne, Germany in May 2011 (biggest event of its kind in Germany). From there on I was infested with the Steampunk virus, continuing to refine the outfits and developing new stuff.

My approach on Steampunk design is quite simple: victorian aestetics combined with functionality.

There are many out there defining steampunk by simply bashing brass tubing together. The more the better.
I have a differend opinion:
1. if you take a look at the victorian age, you will soon realize that one essence of it was, that even machines and purely functional equipment should still be look and made like a unique and elegant piece of art.
2. every piece on every gadget and contraption I conceive should still look like it is there for a reason and has a plausible function instead of "just been put there".
To use a phrase of Walt Disney they must have at least a feel of" the plausible implausible".

That's my aim, I try to follow.


PS: Although I don't entertain a regularly blog, you can find more pics and WIP stuff here:
www.flickr.com/photos/arsenal_best

Facebook: www.facebook.com/arsenal.best.…


and I have an Etsy shop now.
Yay! :woohoo:
www.etsy.com/shop/ArsenalBestA…

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