As you’ve probably noticed, a Steampunk Ball was held last Saturday, October 30th at the Austin dance club Elysium. My sister, my husband, and myself all attended in costume and had a great time. Live music was provided by Black Tape for a Blue Girl as well as a celloist that I can’t recall the name of at the moment.
I first off have to say that Hallowe’en weekend probably wasn’t the best weekend to have the Steampunk Ball on. Almost everyone in the building was in costume, but only about a quarter to a third were dressed in their Steampunk wear. There were to be two costume contests: a Hallowe’en costume contest and the Steampunk costume contest. I guess that the folks that work Elysium didn’t really know what was going on with the Steampunk costume contest, because it was done in an extreme rush and all the prize bundles were separated and handed out without any actual judging. I am glad to say that the lass who received the strand of Pirate Hair Jewels I donated loved it!
Turner’s Tokens had a fantabulous setup near the bar with all of her necklaces and trinkets set about. I got to pick up my order from her, which included an awesome extra token necklace! But I’ll post on that later. 😉
I could go on critiquing the night, but then it would sound as if I didn’t enjoy the Ball. I had a great time, got to see friends, and see a lot of wonderful outfits. I’ll be looking forward to whenever the next Steampunk Ball is!