Chapter 3. – Behind the Scenes

Did you enjoy reading chapter three of A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters, A Mechanical Mummy, for free online? If so, then you may enjoy reading this post about how the photos were made! Costumes – The Mechanical Mummy Alisa Kester made herself a steampunk Mummy costume which mixes Egyptian styles with Victorian styles, and includes a corset…

A Meditation on the Horror Film Hero – The Mummy

When I began thinking about what types of characters I wanted in A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters, I drew inspiration from classic Horror Films. The book is set in the Victorian Steampunk world, and so I wanted to get as close to Victorian horror tropes as I could. I watched quite a few old horror…

Read Chapter 3. A Mechanical Mummy

Welcome to A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters! Read Chapter 3. A Mechanical Mummy for free online below. The Hunt is On! During her trip to Egypt, Philomena Dashwood thinks she may have found a handsome suitor worthy of her attentions, but his attentions are obsessively directed toward reviving a cursed mummy. When the ancient monster is ressurected,…

Chapter 2. – Behind the Scenes

Now that A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters, Chapter 2. A Witch in the Wilderness, is available for you to read, I wanted to share some behind-the-scenes photos. Below you can learn all about the costumes and photography! Costumes – Steampunk Witch (Baba Yaga) The original design and costume for the witch comes from designer Alisa…

Read Chapter 2. A Witch in the Wilderness

Welcome to A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters! Read Chapter 2. A Witch in the Wilderness for free online by clicking on the picture below. The Hunt is On! The tour has landed. After discovering that some local children have been abducted, Philomena Dashwood sets off to uncover a mysterious witch. Philomena must not, under any circumstances, ask the…

Chapter 1. – Behind the Scenes!

If you enjoyed reading A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters, Chapter 1. The Ghost of Esme Gorey, then perhaps you will want to learn more about how the photos were created? Below you can learn all about the costumes and photography! This book started out pretty simple. Costume designer, Alisa Kester, of Dragonfly Designs with…

Read Chapter 1. The Ghost of Esme Gorey

Welcome to A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters! Read Chapter 1. The Ghost of Esme Gorey for free online below. The Hunt is On! Join our young heroine, Philomena Dashwood, as she sneaks out of the house to attend a séance. When a vengeance driven spectre is summoned, Philomena sets out on her first Monster Hunting adventure…

Bonus Round 2 – Lady Monster Hunter

Lizzie Hatfield, the hair/make-up artist for “A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters” plays a lady monster hunter in the book as well! When Lizzie did her shoot, we traveled around Montana looking for a location that was similar looking to Spain. We also did a portrait. This character catches a blob, and a bottle stands-in…

Bonus Round 1 – Steampunk Cowboy

The leads may be gone, but there’s even more behind-the-scenes photos that I haven’t had a chance to share! Take a look at the steampunk cowboy! Trevor Ivanich joins the cast as the Steampunk Cowboy, hunting werewolves with Philomena Dashwood.   Most of the costume was purchased or borrowed from the Antique Store, and includes…

Day 13 – Finishing up the Main Shoot

The last day of our main photo shoot with Brin and Jeremy ended with a trip to Turkey and some fun with our robot friends! Jeremy played the out of tune guitar for us. Brin posed in the A+, top notch poses. Tomorrow Jeremy goes home and Brin returns to work! We will be sad…

Day 12 – Zombies!

Today the monster hunters all banded together to defeat a horde of approaching zombies! We had seven models today! Scoob and Josie joined us as Zombie models! Caenaan, the man who has helped me build sets and fix all my little problems, joins us as the Monster Hunting Tour Guide, Sir Hammerhorn. Robot also came back…

Day 11 – Horse Goggles

Today we got to shoot with Sophie, a pretty, first-time-model, and horse! Her owner, Justine, allowed us to shoot on her lovely property and helped us prepare Sophie! I found horse goggles at the antique store a while back, and knew I needed to include a horse in this project! The goggles were marked “???”…