Who am I?
In the steampunk world, I am Lucretia Strange, the Baroness Strange. I run the Promethean Society, and do a variety of presentations at steampunk conventions.

In the real world, I am Cassie Beyer and a historian with a blog, History, Interrupted, devoted to history, steampunk, costuming, popular culture and other eclectic interests.

You can best reach me through the Promethean Society or through Cassie@AlterEgoDesign.netAlterEgo is my freelance web design endeavor focused on small businesses, individuals and organizations.


Steaming Apparel - Steampunk Costuming for the Non-Seamstress

Not sure where to start with steampunk costuming? Steaming Apparel is about generating ideas and providing resources for people not overly familiar with sewing, steampunk, or both. While the majority of this site is geared toward beginners, it also includes some more complex projects as a source for ideas.  I also include some outside sources featuring more advanced projects.

Wanting a costume for your first event, but needing some tips how to construct a costume without spending a lot? Read this first.

What is This? - Learn about what steampunk is, and the aesthetic commonly associated with it.

What am I doing? - Learn about basic elements of steampunk costuming. Here you'll get ideas of where to start, as well as information on various details you might want to consider.

Findin' Stuff - How to use stuff in your closet, shop on the cheap, and find items on the internet.

Makin' Stuff - Some basic ideas from myself as well as other Internet sources.