... you can go to the Steampunk Event at your local open air crafts and industry museum in your street clothes and get in for free because the ticket lady thinks you’re in costume... :)

To be fair, I did dress for the occasion, so I did not feel bad to accept the free entry...:) But I did not in fact get a costume but pick those of my clothes that were - most appropriate... :). I also got my picture taken once. But I never claimed to one of the real people, because never would I dream of claiming to fit into that category... :)

Yes, that’s a camera. It’s a retro device for taking pictures from before the days there were phones. It’s all very steampunk, kids! ;)