If you’re my Facebook friend, you’ve probably already seen my profile picture. But since, admittedly, I love attention, I figured I’d make a post about it.
I’m a fan of Steampunk. If you don’t know what Steampunk is, Jay Noel did a pretty good write up a few months ago.
Normally, I avoid being in front of a camera. Not that I’m not a ham, because I am. I love attention. I just don’t like my face. But I have a collection of corsets, skirts, and accessories, and I figured it’d be a waste if I didn’t get some visual record of me in my getup. (Like my bio says, they call me peculiar with a twisted sense of fashion, and yes, I do wear stuff like this to work occasionally.)
I turned to a friend—Cami, whom I’ve mentioned before as someone who helped with getting Dani fixed up for This World Bites. I hired her to take me out, pose me up, and snap away. I trusted her judgment when it came to location, and I must say, I’m not disappointed.
This is the first one she sent me, and the one I made my profile picture. I’m even okay with my face in this one.
I have other pictures coming. I had a total of four outfits, and we traveled to different destinations to take pictures. I probably won’t post all of them on my blog (since I don’t want to be blatant with my narcissism), but I plan on loading some of them to Flickr and Tumblr. Those seem to be the more appropriate place for lots of pictures.
Do you ever play dress-up? What outfits do you have hiding in your closet? What do you think about Steampunk?