Saturday, January 14

The Wild Wild West

I am so excited about my newest five-piece outfit by Vintique Designs on Etsy. For some reason it reminds me of the old TV show, The Wild Wild West.

The Wild Wild West told the story of two Secret Service agents:
the charming gunslinger James T. West (played by Robert Conrad), and the brilliant gadgeteer and master of disguise Artemus Gordon (played by Ross Martin). Their mission was to protect President Ulysses S. Grant and the United States from all manner of dangerous threats. The agents traveled in luxury aboard their own train, the Wanderer, equipped with everything from a stable car to a laboratory.

The show incorporated classic Western elements with an espionage thriller, science fiction/alternate history ideas (in a similar vein to steampunk), horror (once) and lots of comedy. There were always beautiful women (moi), clever gadgets, and delusional arch-enemies with half-insane plots to take over the country or the world.

Dr. Loveless' steam-powered wheelchair.
Wild Wild West was a 1999 American steampunk action-comedy film starring Will Smith as West, Kevin Kline (who appears as both Gordon and Grant), Kenneth Branagh and Salma Hayek.

Similar to the original TV series, the film featured a large amount of highly advanced
gadgetry, implausible steampunk technology and bizarre mechanical inventions, including innumerable inventions such as nitroglycerine-powered penny-farthing bicycles, spring-loaded notebooks, bulletproof chainmail, flying machines, steam tanks, and evil Dr. Loveless' giant mechanical spider.

While the film was popular at the box office, it did not live up to its creators' blockbuster expectations.

I bet this outfit will live up to my expectations.

Stay tuned for further developments....


  1. That outfit is AMAZING! I know you've worked hard for what you have, but you are one lucky girl, Steampunk Addie.

  2. I can't wait to see it on you, Addie! I knew the minute I saw it that you needed it.