octo montage wmWe finished a set of pauldrons and an octopus eyepatch for a steampunk pirate yesterday.

They were packed up quick and are now winging their way to NorWesCon,  a sci-fi and fantasy convention in Seattle, WA.

The con has been held every year for more than 30 years, wow! It’s got a literary bent and is the location of the Philip K. Dick awards (for best original scifi novel of the year).

Our customer, a very friendly and patient Canadian bloke, was inspired by steam punk and his own ocean going experiences to request a mashup of the two themes. In fact while we were working on the pieces he found the little red beauty below.

I’m not sure if this is irony or a message from the cosplay gods, but look what I caught (and released) in my prawn traps this weekend.  I though you guys might like to see him as a point of reference on just how “spot on” you were with your work.  I was going to put him over my face for the full effect, but then I thought better of it.

I think he has been psycoctopus 1hically calling in the cephalopods gods!