I might be doing a steampunk costume for next year. I can't say what yet because it's an original and I want to surprise people with it (or until I finally sketch it out). I'm surprised no ones done this yet but it seem like a perfect mash up both time period and thematically, Halloween inspired me though.
If I can get it to work it will have some electrical elements (moving gears and lights) also with the help of my Dad as he use to do this stuff back in the day with computer hardware (he can let me if I'm doing my math right as I have zero electrical training. lol)
But I need to finish 3 costume before that.
This year tough I won't be able to take Friday off for it so it will be a matter of coming down on the Friday evening bus if I'm staying over.