Originally posted: 2011/12/05
We were amazed at how many people were trying to figure us out during the day. Only one guy got it right at the courthouse, when he said “Cool! Steampunk!” as we were walking by. Another person said “Time Travelers!”
But other assumptions were severely distorted. Everything from ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ (from a subway drunk), to ‘Alice in Wonderland’ (in the Empire State Building Elevator), to ‘Napoleon’ (old guy selling things on the street corner). Whether they understood us or not, they all cheered us on, and asked to take pictures. Everywhere we went through the city, there were so many compliments and applauds.
Jenny did some custom modifications to her dress/corset. It originally had buttons on the front, but the buttons were plastic, and a few of them broke. Jenny decided to sew in some gears to replace them; it actually looked better than the original. She also sewed the train (I suppose you call it that) in place to give it a more elegant and flattering look.