My dear darling husband is a Geek. No really, I do know the definition of the word. Daniel knows the songs to Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, can debate the merits of the various Star Trek shows, reads Reddit, and proudly owns all the Buffy seasons on DVD. Ahhh now you see.
One of his oldest friends from College days is the founder of the Charlotte, NC’s Geeks Group. Their major fundraiser of the year is the Geek Gala. It provides a smashing party for geekdom and provides funds for the Carolina Children’s Home. DV offered to photograph the event. We drove up to Charlotte, set-up equipment, and photographed the costumes and participants participating.
I’m a bit interested in the Steampunk sub-culture. (I’ll wait while you look it up.) Ms. JW and Ms. ER decided to help make an amazing costume for the event.
JV took a series of photos of the details.
We took an old bride’s maid’s long skirt. Hiked it to my arm pits – it was still to the floor – and drove grommets into all three layers of silk and tule. We made it hike up like a Roman shade. We made a corset out of stretchy velour and hung clips to hook up the Roman shade’s straps to it.
Ms. JW worked very hard to create a hat from all kids of stuff in our home. Our boy’s Godmother lent us a cape to complete the look. It was very sweet.