Saturday, October 31, 2015

Finishing School Cosplay! from Gail Carriger

I adore it when people cosplay my characters. Here are some awesome samples from the Finishing School series the final book of which comes out in a few short days.

@seawoodwrites My big girl as Sophronia Temminnick, with Bumbersnoot,
from @gailcarriger's Finishing School series -) #worldbookday

Bumbersoot in and out of his reticule disguise at STWF 2015.

Sophronia cosplay from New Zealand

Soap & Sophronia via FB

I love that last one so much I want to buy the rights to use it for a cover, except then I would have to write a short story for it... the pressures I suffer under. Heh heh.

Retro Rack is also on facebook where I post additional images and fashion thoughts.

You can also visit the following shopping lists: Travel Dork, My Steampunk, My Wardrobe.


  1. Ms. Carriger -
    I have followed your adventures for years! Do you ever Skype with students in classrooms? Our middle school students love your Finishing School series (and I love The Parasol Protectorate!) and I would love to set up a 20 minute Skype Q&A with you in late January/early February. Kindest regards! Stephanie

    1. I do apologize, but the Gail you are trying to reach has a VERY short attention span. For your compliments and thoughtfulness in writing me, I thank you, but I did not make it through your entire message. If you want something from me, please consult my FAQ page first ( and then feel free to utilize the Calling Card feature on my website ( The blog is for social interaction and is not a place where I am comfortable conducting business.
      Thank you for your patience,


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