What’s in the Box?

Not many shops can claim their own coat of arms, and even fewer have a back story so deeply involved as Bone Shaker Boxes. The crest, which is hand-drawn, borrows elements from England’s Coat of Arms and adopted the motto and seal of Britain’s original secret service(“Regius specialis muneris. Deficio est non an bene,” or […]

Mask Maker Unmasked

An Interview with Beckalyn of Beckalyn’s Masquerade Among Rennies, Steampunks, Furries, and other lovers of fine and fun costumes in the midwest, Beckalyns Masquerade has become a well known name for quality, hand made masks, ears, and tails. John N Collins: The Mardi Gras season is upon us and you are becoming well known among the masquerade […]

The Steel, Steam, & Art of Sculptor Anthony Jackson.

Anthony Jackson from Lake Odessa, Michigan, is an industrial welder and a steampunk sculptor.  He has been making himself known in the art world by entering the Grand Rapids ArtPrize since their first year.  For those who are unfamiliar with the Grand Rapids ArtPrize, they say they have the largest ArtPrize in the world with […]

Steampunk Santa!

He sees you when you’re crafting. He knows when you procrastinate. He knows if you use gears or cogs – and he sat down for an interview with the Pandora Society. Tom Pellitieri, better known to many as Steampunk Santa, can be found year ‘round at various conventions and events, with or without goggles. During […]

An interview with cosplayer and artist, Erica Willey

Erica Willey is a freelance artist from Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is a recent graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design and also is a fan of Anime, Steampunk, and cosplays both.

Doktor A

It’s impossible to tell where childhood ends and adult concerns begin. Somewhere along the way, we are expected to leave behind certain forms and pursuits. Monsters and imaginary friends ought to be handed off to charity along with the little coats we’ve outgrown and those terrible Christmas sweaters we’ve managed to wear only once. So […]

Into the Laboratory with Herr Doktor

Ray guns, space gear, and alien war machines – Herr Döktor’s work is a superb example of Steampunk ingenuity and craftsmanship. Already a professional model-maker, the good Döktor found Steampunk challenged him in new and exciting ways, leading to a slew of weapons, props, and models inspired by Victorian science fiction. However, Herr Döktor wasn’t […]

DIY Illuminated Staff

It’s Halloween, you’ve got your costume, or at least your costume idea, but what’s a good costume without a worthy prop? This holiday season is bookended by major motion pictures with staff-wielding heroes. This spring, we saw one of Disney’s best villains return in Maleficent. In December, Gandalf will make the silver screen a little […]

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