Cogs & Corsets’ Vendors

We are proud to present the following vendor at our 2022 Steampunk Market in downtown Bloomington.

Hook and JillThe Hook & Jill Saga by Andrea Jones

Author Andrea Jones will sign and sell her original novels of Neverland for grown-ups, the “Hook & Jill” Saga. Three books make up this award-winning series to date, “Hook & Jill,” “Other Oceans,” and “Other Islands.” Also available is the original Peter Pan story by J.M. Barrie, “Peter and Wendy: The Restored Text,” edited by Andrea Jones. Shoppers will find short story anthologies here, and other classic and theme-related books for all ages.

casting whimsy

Casting Whimsy Tea

Casting Whimsy is a family-owned business created by two tea lovers. Our unique tea blends are crafted in small batches using only the finest, ethically sourced, loose leaf tea, organic dried spices, herbs, fruit, and artisan ingredients…with a whimsical twist. Our ingredients are grown in locations around the world and we blend & package them at our tea shop in Woodstock, Illinois. Our blends and sweet treats change with seasonal availability of ingredients so you’ll always find something new.

As They Sew In France

Victorian, Edwardian and Steampunk custom and ready-to-wear clothing for men and women

As They Sew In France creates Victorian, Edwardian and Steampunk custom clothing for men and women. Wilobys Emporium is the ready-to-wear division that has has a full line of clothing and accessories for men, women and we are introducing kids capes and bustles.


The Whimsy starts with you.

It all depends upon the fabric and theme you choose. All coats are one of a kind, and made and sewn by the owner. In order to be more versatile, designs are sleeveless so that one can wear them in nightclubs, with other clothing, or in warmer climates. WhmZcoats are made to wear over one’s clothing and go as well with jeans as with evening dress. Emphasis is made on shoulder and neck line decoration. Sleeves can be added upon request. Designs are meant to “give” as far as the ribbons in the back so there are always a few inches to spare should one’s size change a bit. Attention to small detail is essential, as is the lining of a WhmZcoat, because the inside of a coat should be as nice as the outside. Size is not a problem because WhmZcoat does custom work and can take measurements and make that coat you have always seen yourself wearing! Empower imagination.

Raven Designs

Art, keepsake boxes, plush bots, handmade journals, and cool 3D art.

I create all handmade, one of a kind items. I have plush bots, unique journals, keepsake boxes created from cigar boxes, prints of my art, tote bags and 3D art pieces.


Art inspired by magic, nature, cuteness and smiles.

My name is Ash and I work with any medium I can get my hands on! From making potion décor, stickers, art prints to mini top hats, clay and jewelry! I also dabble with cosplay pieces and miniatures!

Hixon’s Pond

Creating unique and custom jewelry and accessories.

Hixon’s Pond creating unique and custom jewelry and accessories. With an emphasis in steampunk inspired pieces.

Archimedes Azure Creations

A curated collection of handmade fantasy and steampunk jewelry, accessories, keychains, ties, wizard hats, and pouches.

It’s a family affair with husband and wife team Jenn and Ryan as makers, along with Jenn’s mom Cheryl sewing for us. We love hand embellishing, crafting, and sewing the sort of things that we would make for ourselves.

Wildcat Red Steam

One of a Kind Creations 

Eclectic mix of Masquerade Masks, Steampunk jewelry made with real vintage and antique parts, Hats made by hand and with costume quality bases. Handmade silk flowers. Each a One of a Kind Creation.

Suspense Author Sue Rovens

Local indie suspense author who has four novels and two collections of short stories.

Sue Rovens is an indie suspense/horror author who hails from Normal, Illinois. She has written four suspense novels and two books of short horror stories which have won various awards including the Support Indie Authors short story contest in 2021.  She is currently working on her fifth novel, Sanctum, which should be available sometime in 2023.

Kryspykitty Kreations

One of a kind, handmade, upcycled jewelry & home decor

I’m just a gal that just likes to transform useless junk into fantastic frippery!!

Use COG21 when you check out and get 15% off!

Rebirth Jewelry

Whether you are looking for some boho jewelry or just something to spice up your look, Rebirth is here for you!

Rebirth Jewelry is a small, woman owned business that specializes in one of a kind boho jewelry. Some may also describe it as spiritual, hippie or witchy! Rebirth specializes in jaw dropping crystal jewelry but also various others pieces available. Jewelry is made with Gold or Silver Plated, Nontoxic and Nickel Free Alloy.

Brendan Detzner

Books! Fantasy, horror, weird humor, other cool stuff.

Brendan Detzner writes in a big messy pile of different genres and formats. His work is sometimes funny, sometimes scary, and usually very strange. He ran Chicago’s own Bad Grammar Theater reading series (and may do so again soon), and he’ll have a bunch of cool books to show you at Cogs and Corsets this year.

Crystal Isis

Apparel and accessories for fantasy warriors and magical girls who appreciate the value of the beautifully handmade.

Crystal Isis is a one-person accessories and apparel brand based in Illinois, inspired by fantasy archetypes and fairytales. We hand craft whimsical alternative fashion pieces to make you feel like part of a cloudy, sweet dream.

Dana Fraedrich, Steampunk Fantasy Author

Dana Fraedrich writes books that are full of secrets and colorful characters that examine the many shades of grey that paint the world.

At Dana’s booth, you’ll find her steampunk book series, of course, but also handmade scented candles based on her characters, handmade polyhedral dice, crocheted goods, jewelry, and more.

The Zoo Lady and Her Zoo Crew

The Zoo lady will provide face/arm/leg painting as well as henna tattoos to the patron.

Join the fun with face/arm/leg painting for the night, or henna tattoos that last 10 days to two weeks on arms/leg/feet/hands.

Apothecary Teas, LLC

Makers of hand crafted loose leaf teas.

At Apothecary Teas we’re passionate about great quality loose leaf teas because, to us, tea isn’t just a drink. It’s a whole experience. It’s watching the color ribbon through water as your tea steeps. It’s that first smell that wafts up in steaming curls from your cup. It’s warming your hands on the sides of your favorite mug. It’s that first tentative sip that slides down, warming you from the inside out.​ It’s this passion for experience that drives us to deliver a variety of flavors and blends by carefully selecting teas, inclusions, and all-natural flavorings to find the right balance.

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