If you’ve never been to an Ironfest in Lithgow, then you really should. And if you have been before, you should go again – though we probably don’t really need to tell you about that.
As a place to be yourself, Ironfest means there are some amazing, interesting and wonderful outfits around everywhere you look.
Stand in one spot and you’ll see at least a dozen characters from movies, to different eras in time.
Those costumes don’t come easy – though some you look at might seem like they do. From painted peach tea bottles, to chinese bottle caps and jelly bean test tubes, special steampunk and wild west characters have been created.
We spoke to just a few people at Ironfest, and will speak to a few more tomorrow, to learn the secrets behind their costumes. Scroll through the gallery and learn their stories.