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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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daeien Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
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Arsenal-Best Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Thank you very much!
And I'm sorry for the late reply!
But nevertheless, I really was very happy receiving all those balloons and the cake! :D
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No problem, life happens ^_^
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happy birthday
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Thanks! and sorry for the late reply bud!
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