Charity shop embraces steampunk

Celebrating steampunk . . . Members of the Dunedin Gasworks Guild of Gadgeteers, the Dunedin Steampunk Society and the John McGlashan Pipe Band assemble outside Shop on Carroll on Saturday. PHOTO: SUPPLIED BY PRESBYTERIAN SUPPORT OTAGO

Shop on Carroll’s monthly theme came to life last weekend.

Members of the Dunedin Steampunk Society, the Dunedin Gasworks Guild of Gadgeteers and the John McGlashan Pipe Band celebrated all things steampunk at the shop last Saturday.

Shop team leader Erin Dellow-Kane said there was “quite a buzz”.

The event, which went for about two hours, included a procession through the shop, an addressing of the haggis by Gregor Campbell and a performance by the pipe band.

“For some people, that would have been their first experience of [haggis].”

Mrs Dellow-Kane said there was a new theme in store each month, and this one coincided with the Steampunk Festival NZ which would start in Oamaru at the end of the month.

The shop has been decked out with racks of clothing and accessories which festival-goers could use to create their outfits.

“We get people in buying parts for their costumes.”

Mrs Dellow-Kane said about 45 people took part in the event, which was a great success.

“It was really good.”