Were going to help dress you for the Steampunkd party at Club X-it. OK, tap into your science-fiction mindset. Well break it down simply: Using the aesthetics of Victorian romance, steampunks take modern technology and then interpret it 1800s style. So, take a gown, corset, coat, petticoat, suit with vest, military-inspired garment, and/or ruffley thing. Add those period accessories: timepieces, parasols, goggles, and ray guns. Now add modern accessories: Make a suit covered in camaras or attach an iPod to a leather cuff.
This party is brought to you by the ElectroLust team the same folks who organize kinky vampire fetish raves and Halloween play parties, so dressing the theme is flexible. The crowd will also sport whatever they feel like wearing: fishnet stockings, black angel wings, kilts, Technicolor pigtails, and chains and leashes. Yes, a guys going to be pulled by his balls via leash. You can go ahead and sport clothespins if you feel like being pinched. Theres old-fashioned romance involved in the steampunk movement... so perhaps folks were way kinky back when, or perhaps this is what ElectroLust adds to it. Because inside Club X-it, inside the dark, stone-colored walls and the billowing cloud of steam, in addition to the multiple ballrooms where DJs will spin industrial dance/techno tunes and burlesque dancers will perform, there will be toys and play equipment spread throughout.
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The shindig starts at 9 p.m. at Club X-It, AKA South Floridas Fully Equipped Cyber Sexual Electro Playground, located at 219 N. 21st Ave. in Hollywood. There will be a DIY fashion show at 2 a.m., and the best steampunk gear/outfits will win a $100 bar tab. Other prizes will also be given out. Tickets cost $10 presale at steampunkd.eventbrite.com, $20 at the door, and the evite welcomes the youth: Its 18 to cum, 21 to swallow. Visit myspace.com/electrolusthollywood, or call the venue at 954-925-5855.
Sat., Aug. 7, 9 p.m., 2010