I live in the beautiful inner-city Brisbane and regularly go to restaurants with my wheelchair zooming Mother. My reviews have a focus on disabled accessibility into and around the places I visit.
Get ready to Steampunk the town red
Steampunk Ghostbuster Pin
Steampunk is often described as 'the greatest era that never was'. It involves the romanticism of the Victorian era coupled with technology that has only ever been powered by steam engines and cogs, lots and lots of cogs.
It is a subculture that has been gaining popularity in the last few years. The most recent example of steampunk on TV was a recent episode of Castle where Nathan Fillion wears a steampunk arm brace. But you can also look at the movie Wild Wild West, TV show Warehouse 13, Riese webisodes and most of the decorations associated with Doctor Who for other examples.
top hats, majestic corsets, goggles (for flying on the fictional airship of course), and fake steampunked weapons. I followed instructions for steampunking a Nerf Gun last year and totally nailed it (kinda).
The Steampunk Ghostbusters Charity Ball is held annually in Brisbane at Tattersalls. It is organised by the Steampunk Ghostbusters Committee. This is their third and final ball, I went to last year's one and it was fabulous. Tattersalls is wheelchair accessible and the event isn't too crowded to inhibit ease of movement.
What you may not know is that Ghostbusters II predicted the end of the world happening on Valentine's Day in 2016. We are lucky to be alive.
To mark this glorious (non) occasion, the dress code this year is being expanded to include not just Steampunk costumes, but vintage Ghostbuster costumes as well.
The ball is the occasion to bring out your corsets, find your top hats and goggles, and, well, dress up. Plus you get that warm squidgy feeling from knowing that you helped raise money for the Cancer Council Queensland.
Warning: The dress code is very strict, if you're not in costume you're not allowed in the door.
If you are looking for something different to do, I highly recommend getting some tickets and going along. Tickets do sell out early, so get in as soon as you can.