Sunday, October 21, 2012

Steampunk Halloween

Ever since I have brought home this Victorian wardrobe I saw it as the perfect backdrop for a Steampunk Halloween.  What is Steampunk?  Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction in where steam power became the energy source in the Victorian era for industry.   The steampunk style has a huge following in the art world where fantasy reigns and interprets this science fiction world.

So my world is a Halloween scene of Jack having a little tea in his Victorian parlor while he studies spiders.

He has his microscope out.  He has managed to trap one spider under the cloche.  A few other spiders have gotten away from him.
Two of the hallmark looks of the steampunk style are gears and goggles.  So Jack is sporting a pair of goggles on his Derby hat.  We also have a few gears lying about from some of his previous studies.

This spider has gotten away and made a web on this pumpkin.

Under this cloche is a spider Jack has managed to trap, along with a padlock he will need to lock the gate this evening. 

Hope you have had a fun visit seeing my interpretation of this Steampunk Halloween.

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Mod Mix Monday  at Mod Vintage Life
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Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Sherry. Very enjoyable. Love the story and the spookies. Beautiful wardrobe too. I love the thought that went into this..Happy Sunday..Judy

Simone said...

What a fabulous table! I love your pumpkin and the cloches are great. I thought I knew a lot about halloween but certainly didnt know anything about steam punk, very informative, thank you!

brodahl jahren said...

ser veldig vakker og fantastisk innlegg. Jeg liker dette innlegget.


AZRANGI blogs said...

Very creative, I like the black spider on the white pumpkin. interesting. :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Sherry, I love all things Steampunk, so I think this post is too cute! I love it!!! The Jack-o-lantern with his Steampunk goggles made me giggle....he is my favorite! He looks like he was on the set of the Panic! at the Disco video Ballad of Mona Lisa!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, this is fabulous. I love your wardrobe.

Bronwyn said...

Creepy, dark and.....pretty. You've set a lovely scene here. Happy Hallowe'en!

T!na said...

Loving all of it.

sparklegem said...

I love your Steampunk Halloween decorations, They look fantastic!

Salmagundi said...

Love it!! A little Steampunk always fascinates me. Sally

Penny Phillips said...

Your steampunk Halloween is so cute, I love it! Hugs, Penny

sweetinspirationsbyjpdesigns said...

LOVE the mirror decor...It's so sophisticated!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Very nice! What a great set up. You interpreted the steampunk genre perfectly!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Sherry this is fantastic! Just enough of the creepy and cute to make this an enjoyable vignette. Love the spider 'trapped' under glass.

Vintage Street Designs said... did a fabulous job on this spooky tablescape! Very creative! :)

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Sherry! I love it! I was wondering what Steampunk was, so thank you for filling me in on that one. Your photos and staging are wonderful! Pretty wardrobe too! Thanks for sharing! Gina

Debra said...

I am glad that you explained Steampunk first...very interesting! and the display is fun! :)

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

What a delightful story, Sherry. And the wardrobe is a fabulous piece.


Christie said...

Steampunk! LOVE it! You're table scape's are always so well done! You truly inspire me! Now to find the time to make one of my own! lol~ Thanks for linking up to My Monday Muse! Don't forget this Monday is Give A Way time! C

Theresa said...

I totally LOVE IT!! I normally am very conservative, but this is awesome!! I think I will do my pumpkin like this! Thank you for sharing!!
Hugs & Smiles

Jann Olson said...

Hi Sherry, I have never heard of steampunk. Thanks so much for telling us all about it with your fun story. Love, love it all! Eerie and fun at the same time! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.


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