Photo: Curios Photography [link]
An original costume designed and constructed by me. I created the top hat first and built the rest of the outfit around it. The jacket, harness, collar, and hat are all totally handmade. The bird inside the hat is also decorated in a steampunk style and has metal parts and his own tiny ray gun.
This design won first place in the steampunk category at the All-Con 2013 costume contest.
More pictures and info at my Facebook page: [link]