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Steampunk Ghostbusters Charity Ball Report

I am very proud to share with you the donation amount raised by the Steampunk Ghostbusters at our Charity Ball:  $7109.92

The Ghostbusters portrait - sadly, I was collecting tickets at the door and didn't make the shoot.

The Steampunk Ghostbusters with the representatives of the Queensland Cancer Council – sadly, I was collecting tickets at the door and didn’t make the shoot.

This is due to the hard work of the committee members and our supporters, the generosity of all our sponsors, and the warm hearted Steampunk Community who threw themselves into having a good time at the ball. Special mention should be made of those people who helped on the night without being committee members, like Amy Driscoll, Brian Green, Sai the Sound man and Tay the Photographer, the Burlesque performers, and Nadine Tallon, who helped set up.

I  would in particular like to thank Lea-Anne Martin, whose generous donations were made as a personal gesture, rather than as a sponsorship.

The venue was brilliant. Tattersalls used to be a men’s only club, and I took particular pleasure in seeing all the female participants ‘storming the male bastions’. It was a larger space than last year, and this made it easier to manage the separate events, such as the burlesque and the auction, and the line to the photography booth wasn’t interfering with the line to the bar.

Lynne's portrait

My only regret is that I didn’t get to see the teapot races (particularly since they were my idea, inspired by teapot racing in New Zealand). However, I did get to see the actual racers, and now am planning to design and make my own racer for next year. Everyone who witnessed the races said they were delightful fun. Matt the tinkerer designed the racing platform.

The Teapot Racers

The Teapot Racers

Well, now that’s over … back to concentrating on my writing. If your interested in seeing more images from the ball, you can go to Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/steampunkCharityBall?ref=hl

https://www.facebook.com/SteampunkSunday?ref=hl

or to my Pinterest Board: https://www.pinterest.com/gammagirl1906/steampunk-ghostbusters-charity-ball-2015/

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Steampunk Cosplay at the Steampunk Ghostbusters Charity Ball 2015

Ocean-going Adventurers

Ocean-going Adventurers

Antlers

Antlers

Dressing in Steampunk outfits is known as cosplay,a portmanteau word constructed from the words ‘costume’ and ‘play’. Cosplay is the perfect descriptive noun, because ‘play’ infers ‘fun’. And we were all having tremendous fun at the Steampunk Charity Ball. As always, I was stunned by the creativity and craftsmanship of the ball gown and suits.

Kraken

Kraken

Steampunk Fairy Wings, photo by Catrin

Steampunk Fairy Wings, photo by Catrin

It takes a lot of imagination and a selection of different skills to be a cosplayer. I can’t sew with any confidence, but I manage to sew my own costume items. I’m not a great crafter, but I managed to dress a bear in Steampunk gear for our door prize. The loving details lavished on the ball outfits leaves me in awe.

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The Steampunk Ghostbusters at the Steampunk Charity Ball

The Steampunk Ghostbusters minus Lynne Lumsden Green (AKA Cogpunk Steamscribe)

The Steampunk Ghostbusters minus Lynne Lumsden Green (AKA Cogpunk Steamscribe): Martin, Matt the Tinkerer, Scott, Colleen, Colin and Sarah

These images are of the Steampunk Ghostbusters Committee, and Amy Driscoll. Amy and I manned the door and collected the tickets for the ball. More photos and a proper report on the ball to follow!

Steampunk Sunday Ghostbuster (AKA Cogpunk Steamscribe)

Steampunk Sunday Ghostbuster (AKA Cogpunk Steamscribe)

The Amazing Amy

The Amazing Amy

The Ghostbusters portrait - sadly, I was collecting tickets at the door and didn't make the shoot.

The Steampunk Ghostbusters with the representatives of the Queensland Cancer Council – sadly, I was collecting tickets at the door and didn’t make the shoot.

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First Photos from the Steampunk Ghostbusters Charity Ball 2015

First image online of me at the ball: with Steampunk Batman

First image online of me at the ball: with Steampunk Batman

Winner of the Steampunk Ball Door Prize: The bear is now Andromeda Brown.

Winner of the Steampunk Ball Door Prize: The bear is now Andromeda Brown.

The Teapot Racing -photo by Kizzandra Shadowlight

The Teapot Racing -photo by Kizzandra Shadowlight

The Teapot Racers

The Teapot Racers

FAUST's patented Octeamotive - People's Choice 2015 - photo by Kizzandra Shadowlight

FAUST’s patented Octeamotive – People’s Choice 2015 – photo by Kizzandra Shadowlight

The Huckleberry Mark V - with creator. This was the auction item that went for the highest price on the night.

The Huckleberry Mark V – with creator. This was the auction item that went for the highest price on the night.

I would like to thank all the attendees on the night for making the event a success, and congratulate my fellow committee members for all their hard work. The official photographs will follow in the next few days.

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