“ScreamPunk” Costume Contest – Mary Anne the Barbarian

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Ladies and Gentlemen, today we present to you our latest entry for the October “ScreamPunk” Costume Contest . . . Mary Anne McClusky (aka Ms. Maggie Marlybone) of Cincinnati, Ohio as Mary Anne the Barbarian.

Mary 1

Time travelers should beware of opening portals to other times. A small horde of female barbarians slipped into the present from their own time to wreak havoc on the festivities of The Midsummer Masquerade at Loveland Castle. This particular barbarian is a spiritual leader bent on domination. She commands her horde to do her bidding by any means necessary.

Mary 2

I needed a cheap source of leather, so I hit up my local thrift store and bought an 80s mini skirt and a large handbag. I pulled them apart to cover a purchased bra and to make an even smaller mini skirt. (Note: this is the least amount of clothing I’ve ever worn in public, even at the beach). The head piece is a repurposed old ball cap adorned with leather scraps, homemade paper mache horns and real animal bones. Jewelry is also handmade of real animal bones with the use of my trusty Dremel. The staff has a real bear skull on top of it. For the body paint, I went primitive, I used charcoal for the black and Mint Julep mud mask and baby powder for the white. I always try to do something unexpected for my costuming.

Click here to see other entries for the “ScreamPunk” Costume Contest.

You have between now and October 22nd to enter this contest . . . click HERE for entry details.

Starting on Friday, October 24th, voting will begin to see which outfit our readers like the most. Voting ends on Halloween at Midnight (EST) and the results will be first announced on November 1st, at the Cincinnati Steampunk Salon.


Screampunk CoverScreamPunk was developed into a role-play expansion of Steve Jackson’s GURPS system . . .

It is an Age of Revolution; the world has been cruelly purged . . . in fire, and blood, and steam. From the past, untold horrors wait to clutch at men’s souls. It is an Age of Invention; even the Laws of Nature must fall before the power of Progress! Sinister villains plot to use their newfound inventions against society, nature, and even God Himself! It is an Age of Steam; the most brilliant minds of the age experiment with novel, wondrous ideas – but is mankind ready for such power?

Although no longer available in print, one may acquire this dark knowledge for the mere price of $2.99 by downloading the PDF from the Steve Jackson Games website.

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