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Steampunk Symposium

Boy, have I got loads to tell you.

Yesterday I went to the Her Royal Majesty's Steampunk Symposium at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA.  The decision to go was very last moment, so I went with an old outfit.  I did manage to finish my 50s petticoat in time to wear it underneath my long yellow skirt to give it a lot of poof, but I'll write more about the making of that petticoat later.

I convinced my dad to come along with me.  We through together his outfit in moments and I can only take credit for his shirt and the goggles.  The scarf and neckerchief was his own initiative. 

I wore the same outfit I wore to my friend's holiday party back in December, but borrowed my grandmother's gloves.  By the way, does anyone know how to clean dirt off white leather gloves?  I'm afraid that the gloves got dirty over the course of the day from touching handrails and such and I don't want to give dirty gloves back to my grandmother, who so kindly lent them to me.

The poofy sk…