Entry due date: April 30th
Rules and Explanation: For the Steampunk contest, we'll be trying to showcase the amazing pseudo-period style of the Steampunk world. Think the Victorian age and the Industrial revolution (even the Wild West of the Americas) plunged into pseudo-science and steam-powered goodies! With so much to draw from, it's easy to get lost in it all (and amazingly fun)
And if you'd like to look a little closer at what the sprawling genre of 'Steampunk' is (and something far more concise than my ramblings), here are some simple resources to help start you off on your journey.
Steampunk @ Wiki ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampun… )
What is Steampunk? ( www.mtv.com/news/articles/1595… )
Aether Emporium ( etheremporium.pbworks.com/What… )
New additions from ZiaRenete13x! Thank you zia!
Chrono'nauts ( community.livejournal.com/time… )
Madame Modiste's website ( www.kat.neverlight.com/Site/We… )
--and her lj ( madamekat.livejournal.com/ )
Regency Era reference( hal.ucr.edu/~cathy/rd/rd.html )
Steam Fashion ( community.livejournal.com/stea… )
For this contest, we're looking for skill and creativity within costume design, and general shenanigans of the time period. Is your Rogue a running a gritty operation on the streets, were they a high-flying captain of an airship? Do they draw more influence from Victorian frills or grungy mechanical part? There's a lot to do! Go and have fun with it!
As usual, for this contest you can enter as many submissions as you want, just so long as the Rogues are the main focus of your entry. As well, art and fic are BOTH encouraged, as well as any other genre of creation you can think of. Though, the more entries we get of each kind, the more likely we are to break the contest into tiers (i.e. "Winner of Best Pic", "Winner of Best fic", etc) for each contest.
Winner for each contest will receive a badge to display on their profile and as well, we gladly accepted donated prizes from other authors/artists to give to the winners. Do you draw/write but don't want to participate? Want to help out? Tell us and we can put you on the list to donate prizes to the contest winners.
Rabenstolz : Steampunk Trickster ( rabenstolz.deviantart.com/art/… )
Even in an age of rusted metals, James still shows off his favorite bright colors with pride.
Rabenstolz : Sunbathing on a flying machine ( rabenstolz.deviantart.com/art/… )
Piper and Trickster take to the skies on a homemade flying machine.
kscat5220 : Steampunk Mirror Master ( kscat5220.deviantart.com/art/S… )
Usually frowned down upon as one of the scruffier of the Rogues (for habits more than appearance), Evan looks rather dapper, done up for a city heist.
ClinicallyChaotic : Our Portrait of Rust ( clinicallychaotic.deviantart.c… )
A portrait and story of two lovers; Roscoe and Lisa, both tinted in the colors of times past.
FlashBats : Steampunk- Captain Cold ( flashbats.deviantart.com/art/S… )
Cool, collected, and undaunted, Leonard Snart joins the lineup of entries, armed, dangerous, and ready to kick some ass.
FlashBats : Steampunk- Captain Boomerang 2 ( flashbats.deviantart.com/art/S… )
Redesigned with Len, is Boomerang Jr. as well, geared up for a good fight.
LittleCoypu : Running in the steam ( littlecoypu.deviantart.com/art… )
Rally the Rogues! --the main team's here as they charge into trouble, complete with a clockwork chicken!
Skittering-Roach Steampunk Inertia ( skittering-roach.deviantart.co… )
Forget dodging carriages or even the odd, wayward crashing dirigible--speedsters on wheels are what you need to look out for. Like Thad here, he'll get you, man.
Skittering-Roach Steampunk Thad 2 ( skittering-roach.deviantart.co… )
Thad, young and old, on the receiving end of a punishment, and later dishing it out to an unsuspecting Bart. Guess the kid shouldn't have touched that box...
Skittering-Roach Steampunk Thad 3 ( skittering-roach.deviantart.co… )
Set up to work, one can only imagine what an evil speedster can come up with...