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Follow the Yellow Brass Road or Whatever: Steampunk Wizard of Oz Costumes [Cosplay]

UPDATE: Thanks to writing this post quite late at night after imbibing exactly one beer, I originally labeled this steampunk as “Alice in Wonderland.” Which is ridiculous, and a sad, sad reflection on my ability to hold my liquor. What I like is that a couple of you actually assumed not that I was wrong, but that you were missing some overly-clever joke that I was making. Thanks for that. When I’m made President King of Americaland, you get to live.

After a few years of absolute saturation of the internets and conventions with steampunk… I’m a bit jaded. I think it’s the bad hair (dudes), monocles (dudes), and ridiculous Victorian accents (ladies, you’re the worst offenders) that finally wore me down.*

Steampunk Alice in Wonderland Costumes
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But I’m always open to appreciating and sharing particularly-inventive projects, and I’d say this steampunk Wizard of Oz cosplay qualifies.

I think it was the flying monkey / rocketeer that sold me.

P.S. Rule of thumb: It’s always the flying monkey that sells me.

Via the lovely Jen at EPBOT, who tried to get the Tin Man’s codpiece registered as a deadly weapon. (DON’T POINT THAT THING AT ME!)

* Not to worry, though, corsets and cleavage… we’ll always be friends.

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9 comments… add one
  • Tom September 10, 2010, 11:01 am

    wizard of Oz much?

  • Sarah September 10, 2010, 11:03 am

    Alice in Wonderland? I think you mean Wizard of Oz.

    Saw those on Epbot – they are gorgeous.

  • Katherine September 10, 2010, 11:04 am

    just by the way – that’s The Wizard of Oz, not Alice in Wonderland. . .

  • Kevin H. September 10, 2010, 11:05 am

    Looks like it’s Wizard of Oz that is getting the steampunk treatment here rather than Alice in Wonderland. Or I’ve missed the irony. Which is possible.

  • Knubbs September 10, 2010, 11:06 am

    Not sure if you’re just trying to be clever but I’m pretty sure the Tin Man and the rest of group do not belong to Lewis Carroll, just an observation.

  • Wicked September 10, 2010, 11:06 am

    You do realize it’s Wizard of Oz, not Alice in Wonderland… right?

    Tinman, flying monkies… not in Wonderland… Now if they were Mad Hatter, White Rabbit… then yes, it would be Alice.


  • Knubbs September 10, 2010, 11:07 am

    Ignore the above, I see you ficed it

  • Kateryna Fury September 11, 2010, 10:57 am

    Victorian accents? You do realize that unless you are referring to a portion of Australia there is no actual Victorian accent as the Victorian Era wrapped over most of the western world? So admonish them for their poor ENGLISH accents, or Australian, or Welsh. Most likely English.

    Also as a female who enjoys steampunk… I had never thought an accent beyond the one that is natural to me was necessary… so blanket statements much?

  • Frankie September 11, 2010, 9:28 pm

    Where the hell is Dorothy?

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