Saturday, September 24, 2011
Steampunk Cause-Play Couture
Steampunk Cause-Play Couture was both a fashion show and a fundraiser for two local causes - the LGBT Community Resource Center and Spread the Word: Nevada Children's Literacy. There was a big turn-out for this event at the recently opened Artifice bar, with many of the audience members dressing in character.
The 11 designers created outfits with either steampunk or cosplay themes, and once the models had paraded the designs, the audience was asked to vote on their favorite outfit by giving donations to the models. The design which raised the most money was 'Lady Mad Hatter' by Wendy Eberhardt-Patrick, modelled by Sherise Marie.
The femcee for the night was Jenn O. Cide as 'Tank Girl' in a costume designed by Crystal Gutierrez. The hosts and organizers of the event were MzMina Kahn, Amber Foley and Brieanna Brock, with support from body painters and a team of stylists. The show was so successful that the organizers plan to make it an annual event.