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#1 BigJackBrass

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 09:41 AM

Members and friends of Whartson Hall boarded the airship Orient Express V (first class, naturally) and encountered... murder! Surely it could not have been committed by any of these fine, upstanding souls?

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Quite a departure from my usual gaming, although several of the group have long LaRPing histories, it proved to be a wonderful evening, unraveling the twisted tangle of motives and resentments behind the brutal crime. Sadly there was no butler, which left me without a suspect :D
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#2 Isis

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 03:03 PM

I say, that chap in the bowler and dark glasses looks a bit shady. :)
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Posted 30 October 2011 - 04:14 PM

Well that looks cool but who is everybody I reconize some of them.
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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:14 PM

I say, that chap in the bowler and dark glasses looks a bit shady. :)

Hmm, I'm not saying I'd leave Jon alone with the family silver, but Martin looks like he'd sell his own mother for tuppence. :wink:
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 03:16 AM

Back row, left to right: Miss Arabella Arpeggione (violinist), Mr Buckingham Bailey (spy), Lord Charles DeLacy (cad and a rake), Sally 'Hawkeye' Rheinhart (aviatrix and pin-up), Count Franz Schmidt (?)(famous duellist). Front row, left to right: Lady Isis (chief pilot), The Honourable Kitty Muir (hostess) and Ms Georgia Smith (archaeologist).
All fabulously wealthy, noble members of society. Just don't turn your back on them. :D
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Oh, you mean who are we really? That's just boring. :)

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#6 BigJackBrass

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 04:54 AM

...Oh, you mean who are we really? That's just boring. :)

Lady Isis, however, has hidden a very subtle clue to her identity in her character name ;-)
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 01:52 PM

Well that looks cool but who is everybody I reconize some of them.

Oh all right :D

Clockwise from top left:

The Lovely Emma, Jon, Martin, Zoe, John, Sara, Helen and Amelia.
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 03:04 AM

...Oh, you mean who are we really? That's just boring. :)

Lady Isis, however, has hidden a very subtle clue to her identity in her character name ;-)

A clue, eh? Hmm, 'Lady Isis' is an obvious anagram for 'dialysis', so...

*Gasp!* Could this mean that she is, in actual fact, the renowned Swedish-Israeli kidney specialist, Dr Pippi U. Rethra, in disguise?! :O

Well that looks cool but who is everybody I reconize some of them.

Oh all right :D
Clockwise from top left:
The Lovely Emma, Jon, Martin, Zoe, John, Sara, Helen and Amelia.

Oh. :oops:
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:07 AM

I say, good show there chaps (and ladies)

I've always wanted to give this sort'vs LARP a try. It sounds so intriguing. But I don't think i could put together a costume that would seem appropriate. I need to collect more Victorian clothing and accessories.
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:29 AM

But I don't think i could put together a costume that would seem appropriate. I need to collect more Victorian clothing and accessories.

You might be surprised. I was wearing a shirt I bought years ago at Eddie Bauer, a pair of ordinary grey trousers (a dressy or business style, but nothing at all fancy or unusual), black leather shoes and my old moleskin waistcoat. The waistcoat rather usefully covered up the fact that the trousers were modern ones with a belt and entirely of the wrong cut, but "authentic" Victorian styling isn't the point. The glasses are basically "party" sunglasses bought cheaply from eBay (Martin went the same route for his, I believe). The only essential expense was the bowler hat, which again was a costume piece from eBay. If I didn't have such a substantial noggin I could have bought some vintage hats at real bargain prices, but sadly I take a size 8 and most of the world does not.

Mind you, some of the party put in considerably more effort: Sara sewed her outfit herself, for example.
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 11:08 AM

Hmmm, maybe i just need to invest in a couple waistcoats.
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 11:36 AM

More waistcoats! Chaps look very dashing in them. :)
I'd definitely recommend Steampunk as a 'dressing-up' genre: my costume involved almost no Victorian items, just mostly things I had in my wardrobe. The beauty of it is that you can pick a character to match what you have kicking around: pair of khaki trousers, a shirt, leather belt and a cheap costume Pith Helmet - you're an explorer! I had some boots and an a leather coat so I bought a ray gun and cheap googles for a few pounds on Amazon and eBay and became an aviatrix. Great fun! :D

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:12 PM

Hmmm, maybe I just need to invest in a couple waistcoats.


I just made a head to toe Steampunk costume for a friend. Lemmie see if I can find some pictures...

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:32 PM

Hmmm, maybe i just need to invest in a couple waistcoats.

I've considered waistcoats, but it would probably be better if I had a waist.
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:55 PM

These are the pieces that I made for my friend for a Halloween Steampunk ball that he attended this year.

The vest:
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Vest back lacing detail:
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Upper vest view with hat:
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Full view:
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Pants detail:
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Hat detail:
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He used a purchased wing tip collar shirt. You can barely make it out, but there is an ascot and stick pin in one of the pictures that I also made. He went a bit nuts buying steampunk accessories. I think he got like 3 pair of goggles or something like that, oh, and a pocket watch and fob. I don't take on commissions anymore, but I've known him for a while and he has never asked me for anything, so I wanted to help him out.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 03:39 AM

Is something wrong with his... face? Man, Gilbert's got the weirdest friends.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 08:21 AM

Is something wrong with his... face? Man, Gilbert's got the weirdest friends.


There is nothing wrong with his face. His mother was a nurse at Alchemilla hospital.

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