Thomas Willeford


His mission at Brute Force Studios is to create and inspire the finest and most cutting edge Steampunk and Alternate History creations on the face of this planet…and possibly others.

Human and animal welfare are also very important to us. We make monthly donations to our local food bank and PAWS of PA, a no-kill animal rescue and spay/neuter group

More about Brute Force Studios :
Our creations have been widely featured on television (BBC, MTV, “Castle”, “Oddities”), online (Wired, BoingBoing, Popular Mechanics, Playboy TV), and in print (Art Donovan’s The Art of Steampunk, Morgan Spurlock and Stan Lee’s Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, Hustler Magazine, Bizarre Magazine, Gothic Beauty Magazine). Satisfied customers include David Silverman (The Simpsons), Patricia Tallman (Babylon V, Army of Darkness), former “Bond Girl” Virginia Hey (Farscape, Mad Max), and bands Abney Park, Ghostfire, and Beautiful Deadly Children.

Our artwork has also been featured in numerous museum exhibitions worldwide, including Penn State’s “STEAMpunk!”, Dr. Grymm’s “Steampunk Bizarre”, the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation’s “Steampunk: Form and Function”, and the Ashmolean Museum of the History of Science at Oxford’s “Steampunk”. His clockwork spider “Arachnae Mechanica” is currently housed in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.”

Thomas Willeford’s book “Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos: A Maker’s Guide to Creating Modern Artifacts” is available for purchase on

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Judge on Steampunk'd
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Master Maker
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Artist, author & owner of Brute Force Studios: purveyors of high end corsetry, leatherwork, costumes, steampunk accessories, and other unique items since 1995.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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