“ScreamPunk” Costume Contest – Annabel Lee

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Ladies and Gentlemen, today we present to you our latest entry for the October “ScreamPunk” Costume Contest . . . Rose Jackson of Cincinnati, Ohio as Annabel Lee from the poem by Edgar Allan Poe.

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This costume is my adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s timeless “Annabel Lee.” I’m a big fan of Poe and I’ve been dreaming up this cosplay idea for many years, so I finally got the tools together to make it happen this year.

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Cincinnati thrift stores were my best friend in acquiring the pieces for this costume! The Wedding dress was on sale at the Woodlawn Goodwill for $10 and I added the beads and a few embellishments myself, by hand, in a few tireless late-night hours. I debated adding a veil, but I felt it might be too much, and I really wanted the Victorian-style curls to show. It was actually my son’s idea to buy a black rose to add to the “Poe theme” of my costume. I will definitely be adding more to this at a later date, but I’m really happy with how it has turned out so far!

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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