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Steampunk Disney Princesses

You may not have heard about the scandal of Merida’s sexification for the Disney princesses line, but this is a makeover I can definitely get behind! Nice work MechaniqueFairy!

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MechaniqueFairy (deviant art) is a Canadian digital artist who’s been creating these fun steampunk versions of various characters from Disney princess movies. See below for my favorites and check out their dA gallery for more!

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Steampunk in the Main Stream

I have been seeing Steampunk pop up lately on mainstream networks like ABC and CBS. For instance, the clip above is from the show Castle starring the oh so talented Nathan Fillion (who first came to my attention in Joss Whedon’s space western Firefly) checking out a Steampunk bar in NYC. (Check out this article for more info: http://www.alterna-tv.com/castle/steampunk.htm)

I also found out right after I wrote my Time Machine post that The Big Bang Theory has an episode where they get a hold of a replica of the movie prop.

But, I think the best new Steampunk TV is NBC’s Dracula. In this “punked” version of Bram Stoker’s classic novel the count we all know and love (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is posing as an American entrepreneur in Victorian England. His business? Taking out a secret society of wealthy lords through the miracle of scientific innovation and of course, biting people and smoldering. Episode 3 airs tonight at 10/9c on NBC. (http://www.nbc.com/dracula/)

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Amazing makeup designs

Halloween is a great time to let out your inner “punk,” but I ran across these two amazing makeup creations that go above and beyond great coats and bloomers (not that there is anything wrong with those!)

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Steampunk Frankenstein’s monster- Amazing!

Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel is a perfect vehicle for Steampunk and this interpretation of the monster (which is hardly described at all in the book) is breath-taking. I originally found the image on pinterest and it took me some time but I finally found the source.

makeupIt took me a couple glances to realize the collar is totally done with makeup! I went on to Archaical’s DeviantArt site and found many more amazing creations, some of which are Steampunk. (http://archaical.deviantart.com/gallery/)