The term “steampunk” (echoing the word “cyberpunk”) was coined by author K.W. Jeter in 1987 to encompass a subgenre of science fiction focusing on technology in alternative Victorianesque historical settings. In the 30 years since the origin of the moniker, steampunk has beset its retro-futuristic stylings onto creations ranging from literature to music to fashion—and particularly to cosplay.
The BadWolf Brewing Company in Manassas, Virginia provided the backdrop for a gathering of steampunk-influenced cosplayers and their designs with both original creations and takes on popular characters on display.
Crystal Tresachia as The White Rabbit
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