Steampunk in Cambridge market 07/07/13

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photo by Dave Humphrey

 

We had the pleasure to attend the steampunk market in Cambridge – the first event of its kind there, organized by Sharon Cannings – and what an event it was! It was the first ‘Strictly Steampunk’ market for us, so we were both very excited.

 The market was held in the Gulidhall – with lots of space and excellent facilities. The weather, for a change, was rather atypical for British summer – hot!  it simply called for an attire suitable for the heat and so I dug out the Neobedouin set from the cupboard, snatched my stepdaughter’s scarf and was ready – an extremely comfy attire and although warm, i wasnt boiling in it:-)

 The market itself – magic. Loads of interesting things to purchase, try on or simply look at.  a stand with tea, coffe, and most importantly, cake.Friendly faces everywhere, amazing merchandise and fascinating costumes – and the beauty of it all, lots of visitors came up dressed up accordingly despite the heat!

 Trading subsided at about 1 oclock a bit – mostly due to everybody watching the tea duelling in the bar area. the competition was fierce but fair and attracted a lot of attention from the public – the room resounded with cheers and applause as every duel reached its conclusion.

 In short – a cracking event, we sold stuff, accepted orders for more stuff and we also bought stuff ( quite a lot actually…) We chatted to the visitors and other exhibitors, met old friends and made some new ones – a great day.

 let the pictures speak for the event…

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hugely popular hats and Major Tinker busy at work. many a fine gentleman waked out from the hall looking even finer, sporting a topper or a bowler – or a fez

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yep, me at our stall, just before the opening:-)

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the hats and the naughty little cameos were a hit

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lovely jewellery, as always!

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our neighbours

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fantastic leatherwork here – got quite a few items from them! and all the cash was going to charity, even better!

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the Cog Store! lov ely work!

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beautiful outfits at our other neighbours, Addixtion

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let the duel commence!

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customer trying on some of our stuff

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and Sharon at her stall!

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the entertainment = good stuff!

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lucas – must have been taken early on as he is not sporting all the gadgets and goods he purchased over the day…;-0

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and the Neobedouin back home in the evening, completely shattered….

 

our FB page: Off the Rails Prior Attire Steampunk Bazaar

and our etsy shop

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