Thursday, the Houston Thanksgiving parade included Queen Victoria in her carriage, the Ghost of Christmas past and other splendid characters from Dickens On the Strand. It’s that time of year for the annual Victorian/Steampunk event in Galveston Texas. It’s this coming weekend, but here are some scenes from Christmas past.
And some ways to get ready for Chris tmas present to attend Christmas Steampunk or Victorian event in your area. First you may want to brush up (with make-up brushes that is) on Victorian make up with this tutorial. http://www.mookychick.co.uk/alternative-beauty/make-up-tips/victorian-fashion-ideas-makeup.php
Here is more help with a video on Victorian hairstyles.
And in addition to the hair and makeup tips, there are plenty of costume ideas in the photos above. As well as a workshop on Literary Consuming on how to turn a page from a book into a costume.
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Maeve Alpin, who also writes as Cornelia Amiri, is the author of 24 published books. She creates stories with kilts, corsets, and happy endings. She lives in Houston Texas with her son, granddaughter, and her cat, Severus. This Saturday December 6th you can find her at the Maud Marks Library Local Author event and Sunday December 7th she’ll be enjoying herself at Dickens On The Strand.