Victorian gas-mask from Bob Basset

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15 Responses to “Victorian gas-mask from Bob Basset”

  1. Mitch says:

    I like most of Bob Basset’s masks but not this one. It’s too gaudy around the eyes. Too bad because it has a lot of intricate leather work on it.

    I think Cory as always been aware of the “fetish” aspect of these masks, but every time he posts one someone invariably pops in to say “Do you know these are fetish masks?”.

  2. jackdavinci says:

    Dr Who villain!

  3. Anony Mouse says:

    nice to see that you’ve acknowledged the fetish direction of these masks, Cory. Now how long before you abandon the ‘Steampunk’ training wheels?

  4. MelSkunk says:

    AIEEE! Scrolling down to that was surprisingly heart-attack causing in my sleepy state.

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is clearly Edwardian.

  6. adamnvillani says:

    Anony Mouse, I was about to say the same thing. That it’s good Cory is finally acknowledging that he’s just posting his sexual fetishes on the blog here and dressing it up in steampunk language.

    Maybe I oughtta start doing the same thing on my blog. “OMG this full-figured mostly-naked chick in fishnet stockings on all fours is so steampunk!”

  7. snakedart says:

    Is there a more Ukrainian sounding name than Bob Basset?

  8. Anonymous says:

    While I agree that these could be fetishistic gear, I can also see them as gorgeous steampunk creations. But then, I’m a girl. :p

  9. IWood says:

    You’re not the real Cory Doctorow! You are an imposter!

  10. Anonymous says:

    steampunk tusken raider?

  11. IWood says:

    Oh, wait. The piece is actually titled “Victorian Gas Mask.”

    Carry on.

  12. TheGZeus says:

    Seriously, these are fetish masks, if anything.

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