Read Chapter 18. – The Vengeance of the Vampire

Welcome to A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters! Read Chapter 18. – The Vengeance of the Vampire for free online by clicking on the picture below. The Hunt is On! The tour may be over, but adventure is just beginning for Philomena when she discovers a vampire has escaped from the Monster  Prison of Lu Yan and…

Chapter 17. – Behind the Scenes, The Unfathomable Beast from Fathoms Below

When heroine Philomena Dashwood visits Venice, the city is being attacked by a Seamonster. Here are some behind-the-scenes images from the shoot. Philomena’s Costume Keeping in line with our theme that she wears the least practical outfit possible, Philomena wears a beautiful wool skirt and a blouse with humongous sleeves! The dress was recreated from…

Read Chapter 17. – The Unfathomable Beast From Fathoms Below

Welcome to A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters! Read Chapter 17. – The Unfathomable Beast From Fathoms Below for free online by clicking on the picture below. The Hunt is On! When the tour arrives in the Mayor’s hometown, Philomena is confronted by both a surprise proposal and a seamonster attack. Could the two events be related?…

Chapter 16 – Behind the Scenes: The Yowl of the Yeti

After many weeks of hiatus, the elusive Yeti finally makes a return appearance! In “A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters”, our heroine, Philomena Dashwood, discovers the rarest of all monsters while travelling through the snowy mountains of Tibet! You can read the chapter The Yowl of the Yeti online for free here. The Yeti Costume…

Read Chapter 16. – The Yowl of the Yeti

Welcome to A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters! Read Chapter 16. – The Yowl of the Yeti for free online by clicking on the picture below. The Hunt is On! Philomena starts to develop romantic feelings for Percy and gains disproportionate respect for a noble yak while camping in the Mountains of Tibet. When the most elusive…

Chapter 14 and 15 – Behind the Scenes

When my mother was going through her old boxes around seven years ago, we found my earliest writing on Monsters! A little assignment from grade school! “Tyson. / Mummy, ghost, goblin, witch, vampire, troll, gargoyle, Pumpkinhead, invisible man, spider, zombie, devil, demon, skeleton, wolf-man, blob, dragon, gore, ghoul, horror, wolf, bat, IT, scarecrow. Monsters are…

Read Chapter 15. – The Misanthropy of the Monster House

Welcome to A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters! Read Chapter 15. – The Misanthropy of the Monster House for free online by clicking on the picture below. The Hunt is On! When the werewolf releases every monster from their captivity in Lu Yan’s prison home, Philomena, Percy and Lu Yan realize they have to fight their way…

Read Chapter 14. – A Werewolf Wanders Within

Welcome to A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters! Read Chapter 14. – A Werewolf Wanders Within for free online by clicking on the picture below. The Hunt is On! While visiting the home and monster-prison of the world’s most famous Monster Hunter, the mysterious Lu Yan, Philomena begins to suspect one of the beasts is on the…

Craft Foam Armor Tutorial – Steampunk Banshee

This is a full length craft foam armor tutorial to show how we went from concept to finished product for the Steampunk Banshee costume. There will be pictures of every step. Hopefully you can use these tips to make your own craft foam pieces, or just get a fun behind-the-scenes look at the creative process!…

Chapter 13. – Behind the Scenes: Ghost of the Geisha

Hello! Today I want to share the behind the scenes of the Geisha Ghost chapter with you! Geisha Ghost Costume Geisha Ghost is a malevolent figure that Alisa Kester based off of a Japanese style ghost called an Onryo. This ghost character haunts a Japanese Bathhouse that the Monster Hunting Tour visits. It is up…

Read Chapter 13. – The Ghost of the Geisha

Welcome to A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters! Read Chapter 13. – The Ghost of the Geisha for free online by clicking on the picture below. The Hunt is On! While in a Japanese hotel/bathhouse the monster hunters accidentally awaken a vengeful ghost, but Philomena finds to whole bathing in public issue too indelicate to notice a spirit…

Chapter 12. – Behind the Scenes

The spider chapter used a lot of greenscreen work, as well as having a real submarine set built by Caenaan and Myself. Here are some behind the scenes images of costumes, set-building and models being silly: Costuming Philomena A few years back Alisa made herself an Asian influenced Steampunk Swimsuit based on the Victorian Style…