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.
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Girls with goggles and bustles.
The outfit bottoms are a little pedestrian, but the top halves make these gals look like aviation heroes.
These ladies wanna fly, too.
She did a great job with details, those opera glasses could come in handy.
These no nonsense gals still looked great in photos.
What do pirates have to do with steampunk? Who knows, but she's carrying a freakin' octopus instead of a parrot.
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.
Lack of materials? No problem. He was probably pretty popular whenever a gal snagged her dress.
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.
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.
She's impressed, too.
They're fighting a war . . . for your heart.
A family who steampunks together stays together.
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.
He didn't smile or say "cheese." Bravo for staying in character.
This family legitimately looks like its in the middle of a move. The only thing missing is the little girl's hat.
She may be having more fun than her dad after all.
Fun with guns
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.
She'll shoot you and take a picture of it afterwards.
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.
Sometimes robots hang out with anime characters and ladies with big hats.
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They empathize with the Tin Man's desire for a heart.