I just love Luann. Who'll support me in making a live-action Luann movie?
Lovelace and Fairweather in action
So my friend and I both dressed up because a) you got $7 off your ticket and b) it was an excuse to dress up! (Let's be honest, it was really all about B.) We were talking in the car on the way down and this is what happened...
Her: "Our characters need names."
Me: "Mine's Gemma. I don't have a last name yet, but I've been working on a backstory."
"Oh yeah? Also, I think...Fairweather."
"Gemma Fairweather. Yes. So I left my family when I was 14--too many mouths to feed. I joined a rogue navy airship by pretending to be a boy and apprenticed as the ship's mechanic. By the time I turned 18, I took over as lead mechanic and everyone knew I was a girl at that point. It's a few years after that, but I'm still 100% rough and tumble."
"Niiiice. I want my last name to be Lovelace. Any ideas for a first name?"
"Hmm. Maybe. What about Lucy?"
"Lucy Lovelace. I like it."
"I'm a lady of the night who has a heart of gold--"
"Why does having a heart of gold always seem to make that acceptable?"
"Good question. I'm also a can-can dancer. What people don't realize is that I was raised in the country, so I can do all kinds of tough stuff like skin a deer."
"So then the two of us are randomly thrown together and we're forced to overcome our differences."
"Because we totally hate each other at first."
"Then we slowly become friends and realize how much we have in common."
"And we end up becoming this super awesome team and go around kicking butt."
"Yeah! We'll be like the Starsky and Hutch of steampunk!"
My costume consisted of brown boots, gray skinny trousers, belt with a large brass buckle, light blue ruffle button-up, brown scarf draped Chewbacca-style, brown gloves, vintage bag, old-fashioned clock stickers, and a water gun and goggles both spray-painted bronze. The only things that I actually needed to get were the water gun and goggles. Easy peasy! (Also possibly one of the nerdier things I've done in a while. And I loved every moment of it.)