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Putting the Punk Back Into Steampunk

View more photos in Josh "CuriousJosh" Reiss' "Malediction Society's Steampunk Ball" slideshow.

Sunday night, goth and industrial club Malediction Society celebrated its fifth anniversary with the annual Steampunk Ball. As we mingled between the men and women decked out with top hats and pocket watches, we spotted the gentleman below.

Putting the Punk Back Into Steampunk

Josh "CuriousJosh" Reiss

Mark Becknauld says that his outfit for the event wasn't based on any existing characters. Instead, his intention was "keeping the actual punk portion in steampunk." Becknauld, who reserves his steampunk outfits for special events like San Diego Comic-Con, Bat's Day and theme parties, made his armband out of brass, leather and copper. It took about two months to complete.

Putting the Punk Back Into Steampunk

Josh "CuriousJosh" Reiss

Becknauld's goggles were crafted from solid brass. He designed the eyewear, which includes a brass piece over one eye that can open and shut, but had it made by a craftsperson in France. It took about six weeks for him to receive the final piece.

Putting the Punk Back Into Steampunk

Josh "CuriousJosh" Reiss