Recollections Connection: Jennifer Adkins, Photographer

By | September 17th, 2016|Edwardian Era, Fashion Eras, Steampunk, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|

When Recollections needed a photographer a few years ago, Jennifer Adkins heeded the call. We sat down for a chat recently to find out more about her, her photography, and her Recollections connection. Us: How did you become Recollections' photographer? Jen: It was three years ago in November, Marianne had a (photo shoot) set up [...]

8 Delicious Tidbits About Halloween

By | August 21st, 2016|Accessories, Downton Abbey, Edwardian Era, Fashion Eras, Holidays, Old West, Roaring 20s, Steampunk, Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|

There still may be a bit of summer left on the calendar, but soon the leaves will be changing color and autumn will be in the air. When that happens, all of our thoughts will turn to... Halloween! Here are some interesting tidbits about one of our favorite holidays that I found at the History [...]

TeslaCon – Steampunk’s Immersion Convention

By | June 25th, 2016|Steampunk, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|

Immerse Yourself in TeslaCon Everybody likes a party, but Eric Larson, aka Lord Hastings Robert Bobbins III, Prime Minister of England, has taken the fan convention concept to a new level with TeslaCon. He was bored of the traditional fan convention and used his talents to reimagine the experience. Some fans refer to him as [...]

Murdoch Mysteries (The Artful Detective) – Building Steam(punk) to Season 10

By | June 21st, 2016|Edwardian Era, Fashion Eras, Steampunk, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|

Murdoch Mysteries or The Artful Detective? Murdoch Mysteries started production on its 10th season last month. If you aren't familiar with this gem which is known as The Artful Detective in the United States (Ovation TV), take a little time some rainy day this summer to catch up on past episodes. You won't be disappointed! [...]

6 DIY Steampunk Christmas Tree Ornaments

By | December 18th, 2015|Steampunk, Uncategorized|

By Donna Klein   DIY - Do it Yourself the Steampunk Way this Holiday!   Looking for something crafty to do this holiday season? DIY Steampunk Christmas tree ornaments may just be the ticket for some funky holiday fun! I did a quick search to see which DIY ornament projects were out there and these [...]

Decorating Steampunk for the Holidays

By | December 4th, 2015|Steampunk, Uncategorized|

by Donna Klein   Now that Thanksgiving and the initial shopping frenzy is done, it's decorating time at my house. Are you decorating Steampunk this year? Maybe you already have, but if you haven't or want to do more, here are some ideas to spark your imagination.   DIY Holiday Decorating     Do you [...]

Costume College 2015

By | August 21st, 2015|Ball Gowns, Civil War, Customer's Ball Gowns, Destinations, Edwardian Era, Fashion Eras, Old West, Pioneer Dress, Polonaise, Roaring 20s, Steampunk, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|

By Sue McDonald   Costume College - Whirlwind of Classes and Special Events   If you haven’t heard about Costume College, then you haven’t been paying attention! After hearing about it for years, a friend convinced me to enroll last year, and I am now positively addicted to the excitement, the many opportunities for learning [...]

Victorian Fashion as Inspiration for Steampunk

By | June 20th, 2015|Steampunk, Victorian Era|

From the movies and pop culture, most of us know what parts of Victorian fashion were important. For instance, women’s ball gowns and bustles and men’s top hats and jackets are all recognizable elements of a Victorian wardrobe. However, a relatively recent innovation takes these iconic Victorian images and morphs them with a modern, sci-fi [...]

Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society

By | May 4th, 2015|Ball Gowns, Edwardian Era, Steampunk, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|

What is Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society?   The Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society (PEERS) is a non-profit corporation based in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. The organization is dedicated to remembering, researching, and re-creating the performing arts of the past. Their goals include producing and sponsoring original and re-creations of [...]

Apron Design Contest 2014

By | October 31st, 2014|Civil War, Steampunk, Uncategorized|

Recollections' seamstresses are creative souls who enjoy unleashing their inner designer. So recently, we launched an apron design contest.  The eleven finalists' creations are featured on our aprons page, and they are on sale through November 30th!  Each purchase of a featured apron from one of our contest finalists casts a vote for the seamstress who [...]