Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Ironfest Photos Part 1

Ironfest in Lithgow

Saturday 20th April

The Time Machine. It seems to be being guarded. Probably a good thing, you wouldn't want the events of Morlock Nights to come true.

Stacey and Lady Chatsalot. Lady Chatsalot made the hat with the working clock herself. If you live anywhere near Sydney, it will soon be available in the Gallery Serpentine store!

Damien, a Steampunk gentleman in a smashing purple coat!

The stall for The Tattered Tower, a lovely and inspiring little business. Look at the beautiful things she made!

Lovely Steampunk ladies. Me, Stacey, Lady Chatsalot and Kathleen.

The Steampunk Suppliers store and some of their amazing wares! They make handmade leather goods.

The most adorable little peg dolls! I remember making these as a kid, but none so nice as these!


A magical little gypsy caravan with smoke coming from the chimney. It was an actual little caravan, how lovely!

Actual working Steampunk motorcycle!

A charming couple with their bicycle carriage, made by a friend from unwanted bicycles
I got to try it out!

River Song and Stacey

Steampunk gentlemen

An aviator who flew in for Ironfest with his engines still strapped onto him. Unfortunately he seems to have run into some pigeons on the way, look at the back propeller!

Stormtrooper! Argh!

These lovely people fix up old sewing machines and can convert newer ones to hand crank! How wonderful!

Viking tent. Look at the carvings on the poles!

Some other lovely Steampunkers we met! Finally meeting people I had only heard of or met online was fun!

A girl with a parasol fights two ninjas

More photos to come!


  1. Parasol self-defence - LOL! Great pictures, Laura!

  2. Ahh, looks like so much fun! Great pictures, and great outfit!

  3. This looks like so much fun! Wish I was there. What kind of event is Ironfest? It looks like a Renaissance fair with Steampunk flare?

    I can’t believe someone actually build that motorcycle. I’ve seen old line drawings of something like that, but didn’t know it would actually work!

    1. Yes, there's a lot of medieval, also a re-enactment of the war between the British and French and a lot of craftspeople, especially Iron worker/ blacksmith types! I am not sure how long it's been going on, but I am guessing it started off with more medieval, and the steampunk elements are more recent as Steampunk began to take off in Australia.