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Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention's 21 Best Looks

Not only do these folks look great, they were also part of the fire show.
Not only do these folks look great, they were also part of the fire show.
Melissa Fossum

The Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention was a hit, as former movie studio/living history theme park Old Tucson Studios came to life this weekend, full of folks showing off costumes that reimagined the Victorian era. The parameters of the steampunk genre are loosely defined as Victorian science fiction, which in a sense embodies how people like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells imagined the future.

Old Tucson was once again full of outlaws and gunslingers, only this time the weaponry included rayguns and lasers. It was a cold and rainy weekend, but guests still flaunted their creativity with homemade costumes. Check out the best of the best after the jump.

See also: - Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention II in Tucson 2013 (Slideshow) - Make a Steampunk Gun That'll Blow 'Em Away - Phoenix Comicon Announces Sci-Fi/Fantasy Sirens and Comic Book Legends as 2013 Guests

Girls with goggles and bustles.

Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention's 21 Best Looks
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The outfit bottoms are a little pedestrian, but the top halves make these gals look like aviation heroes.

Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention's 21 Best Looks
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These ladies wanna fly, too.

Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention's 21 Best Looks
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She did a great job with details, those opera glasses could come in handy.

Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention's 21 Best Looks
Melissa Fossum

These no nonsense gals still looked great in photos.

Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention's 21 Best Looks
Melissa Fossum

What do pirates have to do with steampunk? Who knows, but she's carrying a freakin' octopus instead of a parrot.  

The Gadgets

Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention's 21 Best Looks
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No steampunk convention would be complete without cool toys. This guy did an excellent job, though we were afraid to ask what happened to his arm.

Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention's 21 Best Looks
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Lack of materials? No problem. He was probably pretty popular whenever a gal snagged her dress.

  The Gentlemen

Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention's 21 Best Looks
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Perhaps it was the setting, but these were the types of guys who seemed like they would tip their hat and say "ma'am" before chivalrously kissing a maiden's hand.

Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention's 21 Best Looks
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We really hope the guy on the right was inspired by Christoph Waltz's character in Django Unchained. For the record, he was spotted hanging out by the dentist's office.

Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention's 21 Best Looks
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She's impressed, too.

Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention's 21 Best Looks
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They're fighting a war . . . for your heart.

  A family who steampunks together stays together.

Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention's 21 Best Looks
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Wild Wild West con was a pretty diverse group of people, from adults bringing their bored looking parents to young folks bringing their adorable children. These sisters are bound to win future costume contests.

Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention's 21 Best Looks
Melissa Fossum

He didn't smile or say "cheese." Bravo for staying in character.

Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention's 21 Best Looks
Melissa Fossum

This family legitimately looks like its in the middle of a move. The only thing missing is the little girl's hat.

Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention's 21 Best Looks
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She may be having more fun than her dad after all.

  Fun with guns

Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention's 21 Best Looks
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For a wild west-themed steampunk convention, the amount of artillery was surprisingly low. Between the huge barrel and the handlebar mustache, this was not a guy to mess with.

Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention's 21 Best Looks
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She'll shoot you and take a picture of it afterwards.

  The Robots

Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention's 21 Best Looks
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Robots are a big part of sci-fi as it is, so Wild Wild West Con was full of a few shiny, emotionless folks. Steam Powered Giraffe came to life toward the end of the event to play some live music.

Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention's 21 Best Looks
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Sometimes robots hang out with anime characters and ladies with big hats.

Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention's 21 Best Looks
Melissa Fossum

They empathize with the Tin Man's desire for a heart.

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