If you don’t know the name Thomas Dean Willeford, you’ve probably seen his amazing creations all over the internet and TV for the past several years. He is the author of 1,000 Incredible Costume & Cosplay Ideas, Art of Gothic, The Art of Steampunk, The Anatomy of Steampunk, Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, International Steampunk Fashions, The Steampunk Adventurer’s Guide, The Steampunk Bible, The Steampunk Gazette, Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos, The Steampunk User’s Manual, Steampunk: A Complete Guide to Victorian Techno-Fetishism, and Steampunk: An Illustrated History.

His TV appearances include BBC News, the hit TV series Castle, Cinemax, CSI: New York, Earth’s Mightiest Show, MTV News, Naked Vegas, HBO, NY Ink, Odd Folks Home, Oddities, Selling New York, Shipping Wars, and was a judge on the GSN reality show Steampunk’d.