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Oct 2019

Pardon the (Possible) Mess!

   Posted by Atra Materia in Admin

I’ve moved to a new domain and had to go back and manually change all my image links! At this point, everything should be pointing to the correct place, but there have been some issues with my photo links reverting from https to http and causing it to appear as if the site’s unsecure. I believe I’ve caught all those after a second round of edits, but you find further errors in the site, please let me know by emailing tailor -(at)- strangealchemy -(dot)- net!

 
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Jul 2022

Non-Project Post: Escape From The Purrmuda Triangle

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(Unfortunately, I have returned with neither purrmaids or purritos.)

The steampunk festival was indeed cancelled for 2020, though I made up for it with birthday and Halloween photoshoots instead.

It was back on for 2021, and photoshoots resumed for that as well, but in all honesty, my life has been an absolute shipwreck and I’ve had zero energy to put into anything other than repurposing the ropes people keep throwing me to hang myself rather than drown.

I’m going to try to get the missing posts up in some form or another over the next few weeks – it’ll probably be slow going, and I may continue using the Instagram-embedded galleries just to get the posts up, then go back and replace them with the real things later (because while I do mercifully still have the original pictures from those sessions, it’s always selecting and editing that end up being the biggest block I run into with regards to timely posting).

They’ll be backdated according to when they were originally taken, so they’ll appear after this post (which will be removed once I’m done). They’re also already on Instagram (hence the comparative ease of embedding) and can be viewed there now (there’s a link in the sidebar), but they’re mixed in amongst many, many non-costumey things, so it might be something of a treasure hunt that ends with a chest full of plastic doubloons and not real gold. >.>

 

Debuted at the 2019 Big River Steampunk Festival. As with the previous two entrie, the original photos were lost in a memory card failure. Venture onward for an Instagram gallery and costume details!

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Purchased for and debuted at the 2019 Big River Steampunk Festival. As with the previous entry, the original photos were lost in a memory card failure. Venture onward for an Instagram gallery and costume details!

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Why did it take me so long to get these up? Well, it’s been a rough year all the way around, and on top of everything else, my SD card died (or possibly fried – I was at the barn on a 90-degree day and my phone’s always had problems with overheating) before I was able to pull the BRSF 2019 pictures off. Fortunately I’d already posted a few to Instagram, but I kept hoping maybe the card would recover because all I can do with IG shots is embed them and I hate the way that looks and functions. It doesn’t look like that’s going to happen, though, so… Venture onward for a subpar photo experience and quick costume update, I guess?

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2
Sep 2019

BRSF 2019 – Coming Soon(ish)!

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I went (of course)! And I have so many things to show you! (I love having someone who actually enjoys chasing me around with their finger permanently attached to the shutter button in search of the perfect shot.) Which means there are also so very many pictures to edit, and I’m wiped. >.> It may take a while, but they WILL be up when I can manage it!

 
6
Sep 2018

Neo-Victorian Project – A Little Light Tea

   Posted by Atra Materia in Neo-Victorian, Steampunk

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Created for and debuted at the 2018 Big River Steampunk Festival. Venture onward for event details, fabric & construction, and a few more pictures!

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Sep 2018

Steampunk Project – Blackheart Beauty

   Posted by Atra Materia in Neo-Victorian, Steampunk



What’s that, across the water? Can you see it?

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Created for and debuted at the 2018 Big River Steampunk Festival. Venture onward for event details, fabric & construction, and a few more pictures!

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Oct 2017

Fandom Project – After All These Pumpkins?

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Harry Potter / Ravenclaw “cheater” costume, first debuted in…oh my god, I don’t even know, but it’s been lolling around in my closet (and being worn just to be worn) for years. This year, it’s out for quick-and-dirty Halloween, so venture onward for details and close-ups of the pumpkins!

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4
Sep 2017

Steampunk Project – Time & Space Hunter II

   Posted by Atra Materia in Neo-Victorian, Steampunk

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Quick update of the Time and Space Hunter costume for the 2017 Big River Steampunk Festival. Venture onward for alteration details, a few more pictures, and whatever else I can think of!

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