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Postcards from Bloomington

Scenes from the 2019 edition of Cogs & Corsets, a “Steampunk Happening” in Central Illinois

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Editor’s note: Cogs & Corsets returned June 7-9 to Bloomington, Illinois, featuring the musical Tesla coils of ArcAttack along with cosplay, dancing, a maker competition and lots more. Our guest photographer Curt Knapp was there to capture the steampunk splendor.

You can see the highlights in the gallery below. They include ArcAttack’s Saturday night concert, Friday night’s Steampunk Contra Dancing, and many of the costumed festival participants. He also attended a party in the loft/penthouse of Vicki L. Tilton. It “is so retro and beautifully done,” he says. “It’s really a perfect place to host the party for the VIP Steampunk guest.”

See more photos from the festival in his Flickr album and on the Cogs & Corsets Facebook page.


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