This artist created a wonderful cosplay of the Vietnamese Emperor Khai Dinh (1885-1925). He handmade most of the costume, including the epaulettes and orders. While not an exact replica, he did capture the opulence of the Emperor’s wardrobe.
I found this while doing some research for inspiration for a Vietnamese/Asian-themed steampunk costume. It reminds me that I have to do a photoset about the real Emperor in the future.
Roger Williams University Speech 3-5-2013 (by Diana Pho)
Check out the Beyond Victoriana post too!
And a much closer image of just the mask’s mask. It attaches to the main mask with magnets.
Operation Mask for my Mask went perfectly.
Sorry for the shitty webcam shots; there will be many nicer ones taken at Templecon.
SPG, while not displaying the same amount of disgusting and frankly stupid actions that others have, recently had one of its members question the yellow face and why everyone was so bothered by it in Cloud Atlas.
When a person replied with a conscientious and concise explanation of why it was a goddamn problem, the member responded with “Nah. I disagree.” Which, as a white person unaffected by the negative ramifications of yellow face, they can afford to.
It stinks. There’s something bad there and I’m not waiting until they really fuck up like Abney Park or Amanda Palmer did.
I’m sorry you feel that way. But I will not automatically hate someone just because they have an opinion I disagree with. If I did that I would hate everyone.
David defended his opinion on that movie which you can find here:
Leave it up to a fucking white person to tell us what is or isn’t yellowface, as if PoC in this subculture don’t feel alienated as it is
"I will not automatically hate someone just because they have an opinion I disagree with"
Because remember, choosing not to support something is hate, as is choosing to consume media with reservations or consciousness of problematic behavior on the part of the artists.
You can only fan something with your whole being, or HATE IT. There is no middle ground.
You may or may not be aware that my wife is a fiber artist who specializes in sculpture and accessories. You may have seen her work at various East Coast Steampunk events. Now, just in time for the Wintry celebration of your choice, she’s opened her etsy shop! Check it out, and keep going back because she has lots of ideas and lots of things she’s putting up over time.
Oh, did I mention she does custom orders as well?
Spread the word, will ya?