Our 3rd Anniversary – Steampixie is Evolving Again!
First, and most important, is the announcement that it has come time to change, and we wanted to let you know exactly what’s changing and what’s not, so you are all up to date.
We’ve learned so much in the last few years, and it has been quite a journey. We’re so glad you shared some of it with us!
We started Steampixie 3 years ago this month… only it was called “Verdigris Grove” then. Over the course of our first year we learned that “Verdigris” is a word that causes more confusion and tongue-twisters than inspiration, and eventually we named our duo “Steampixie” – based off of the character created by VG’s co-founder Krystal “Kudrel” Messier.
This year, you may have noticed we have been keeping close to home, and attending fewer events. There’s two reasons for this. Co-founder Lisa “Silverfaune” McGowan had a baby girl in August 2012. Productivity has slowed to a crawl (no pun intended), and we learned firsthand at Ottawa ComicCon that having a mobile, active baby in a convention booth is utter CHAOS. Sleeping little infants (around the time of G-Anime in January), not so much of a problem, but moving babies – bad idea.
The second reason is that although Kudrel (Steampixie) loves crafting and creating and being a part of Steampixie, her first love is her cosplay – creating, designing and crafting Master level costumes out of the most insane items (what she can do with foam is pretty eye-popping!). Sadly there isn’t time to be an entrepreneur, run a booth, create all kinds of sparkly treasures, AND create the elaborate costumes that are her first passion – as well as being asked to judge at masquerades and speak on panels at the various conventions. She has had to gradually scale back her involvement in Steampixie in order to keep up with her other obligations.
Because Steampixie has always been a duo, it just seemed wrong to continue to operate as “Steampixie” without the Steampixie in it. So, Steampixie is changing and transforming into “Suburban Changeling”.
If you like Steampixie and our effort to embrace the magical and whimsical and help bring it out in everyone, then please check out the new website at www.suburbanchangeling.com, the new Blog where I post tutorials, tips, musings and (hopefully) inspiring interviews, or the new Facebook Page. It’s still all coming together but newsletters and the pages will keep everyone in the loop!
If you haven’t already done so please wander over to check out Kudrel’s Cosplay page and her Etsy shop, where she sells her cosplay related craftiness. You can catch her next appearing as a Cosplay Guest at ConBravo July 26-28.