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GEAR Up for the Great Midwestern Ballyhoo at Chic, Geek and Antique

The Great Midwestern Ballyhoo in Lockport, IL coming up fast.  Event goers will be GEARING up bringing everything from unique outfits to interesting contraptions.  There will be music, dancing, entertainment and fun.

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You can try looking online for authentic steampunk gear to complete your Victorian ensemble; however, your order may not come in time for this weekend’s festivities.  Shopping at your chain department store will only bring you botched branding and doing it yourself will bring nothing but frustration.  

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So, how will you be ready in time for the Great Midwestern Ballyhoo??? 

Wilmington’s own Chic, Geek and Antique (on Historical Route 66) carries authentically made steampunk gear from local artist Lisa Dooley.  Find great gear including, hats, masks, goggles, costumes, jackets, gears, prop guns and more.  Everything is made by hand, fits comfortably, and is reasonably priced.  Get ready for the Ballyhoo and stop at Chic, Geek and Antique today.