What is Steampunk?
Steampunk simply embodies a time and a place. The time... the late 19th century, the place... a steam powered world, where air travel by fantastical airships and submarines is as common as traveling by car, train, or boat It's a place where national boundaries and interests are vastly different than our own version of history, where the elegant and refined are as likely to get pulled into a grand adventure, as the workers, ruffians, and lower classes. The idea of space travel is not so far fetched; lost civilizations are found and lost again. Anything is possible, and science can be twisted to meet ones own ends. Visually speaking, there are many references to use for the creation of a Steampunk costume and character. The following are a small sample of classic movies that have inspired Steampunk; Sherlock Holmes, 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, Around the World in 80 Days, the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Steamboy, Van Helsing, Wild Wild West, and the Golden Compass... You get the picture. Remember you can come as Doyle's Steampunk version of Professor Moriarty or “Lost Worlds” Edward Challenger or as someone from the pages of history or literature. The sky's the limit. Use your imagination and have fun.
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The Calgary Steampunk Assemblage
Welcome Fellow Steampunk Cogs!
3 days ago · 9:00 AM
The CSA at POW! Parade of Wonders 2016!
Full steam ahead in the Parade of Wonders! The Calgary Expo in partnership with Downtown Calgary is proud to present POW! Parade of Wonders - the 4th annual Calgary Expo... Learn more
4 days ago · 4:00 PM
Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo Booth
Welcome, Steampunkers, nerds, nerdettes, comic book geeks, cult-classic enthusiasts, sci-fi freaks, anime-aficionados and horror buffs, to the Calgary Comic and... Learn more
April 19 · 7:00 PM
Cafe Absinthe - Open Mic Night!
Greetings! If this is your first time attending Cafe, we are so excited for you to come! There's no pressure to do anything for the open mic, if you want to check things... Learn more
April 5 · 7:00 PM
STEAMUP...The Age of Steam and Wonder!
Our regular monthly Meetup. Costumes are strongly recommended for Members but if your new to costuming please come as you are.
New Members, Friends, and Guests always... Learn more
April 3 · 1:00 PM
Costume and Vintage Clothing Sale
Come join us for an incredible opportunity to purchase vintage clothing and various costumes from the Wizard's Wardrobe's home based business. Each item is only $5 each!... Learn more