Monday, April 18, 2011

The Plushteam's Steampunk Challenge!

Hello, friends in plushness!
Susan (susarto) here!
Leeanna (Plushgoodness) and I were responsible for the March/April Plushteam challenge this year, and we chose "Steampunk" for the theme.

Here is a bit from wikipedia (in case you're not real sure what steampunk is):

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s.[1] Specifically, steampunk involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain—that incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them; in other words, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology may include such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne or real technologies like the computer but developed earlier in an alternate history.

Our team has been working very hard on their projects for this, and we are giving you, the plushlovers of the innerwebs, the difficult task of voting for a winner!
Here's the scoop!

The Plushteam were given 2 categories to choose from for this challenge.
Category A) Steampunkers (ie: steampunk characters)

Category B) Steampunk gadgets (ie: weapons, vehicles, accessories)

There are 2 polls posted at the bottom of this blog post. You are invited to vote for one person in each category. Voting will begin on April 18th, and will be counted on April 23rd.

After the first round of voting is completed, check back on April 25, where we will have a NEW poll with just the one winner from each category. You can vote for the grand prize winner until April 30th.
The winner will be announced May 1st!

The winner will then receive this original 8"x10" art piece that Leeanna and I collaborated on just for this challenge... in the steampunk style.

plushteam steampunk challenge prize

Oh! and, these one of a kind pieces are available to purchase in plushteam's etsy shop!

Category A) Steampunkers
top row:
hiboucards - lady victoria von hoot
outoftheframe - steampunk steve

middle row:
yummypancake - talula mcpuffiebustie
treaturecreatures - steampunk plush mouse
fluffyflowers - steampunk peg leg lady

bottom row:
themdollz - vidalia von strouse
furwillfly - victoria & albert
raggyrat - steampunk goat

Category B)

first row:
scrumptiousdelight - steampunk blimp
abbydid - steampunk sewing machine

bottom row:
pterodactylpants - organgrinder's monkey & the hand crank street organ
squirrelmomma - steampunk luminiferous ether bat with clockwork enhancements

POLLS... please vote for one person in each category. there are 2 polls. please scroll down.


Amg-Arts said...

Voted :)

HiiRagi said...

Awesome! I'm totally obsessed by dirigibles and am so excited to see one here!

Andrea said...

Hard to choose!

"lola" said...

Voted. This is awesome!

Lana said...

Voted! Great stuffies! Fun contest.

Raggy Rat said...

thank you everyone who stops by and votes - we love you xxxx

Shelley Mitchell said...

oh this is so much fun!!

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