Has anyone else heard of the Steampunk genre? It was totally new to me and I'm completely fascinated. Apparently the aesthetic is inspired by time periods in which steam power was widely used, most often Victorian era England. Combine that with science fiction-y, futuristic stuff and you get this very H.G. Wellsian time traveler look.
They had crazy things like a completely retooled laptop all decked out in metal script keys, a windup key to start it, wood and leather casings. But it worked just like a regular laptop. I loved this booth of leather masks. I've always wanted to go to a masquerade...
My favorite quote from the fair was the following conversation between a little kid and the guy pictured above
Kid: "Hey, I like your jet pack!"
Time Traveler Man: "Thanks."
Kid: "I like your outfit too."
TTM to kid in jeans and t-shirt: "I like yours, very versatile, like you're ready for an adventure."
The kid looked pleased as punch; it was really cute.