A while ago I was a part of a larger discussion regarding medal and Steampunk cosplay uniforms. As a vet, I'm not enthusiastic about using current or past military medals as part of a Steampunk uniforms, but for some differing reasons than some may have. To me, its seems a bit lazy to use a current medal on a "Steampunk / turn-of-the-century" uniform (e.g. when I saw an advert for a convention, and one of the fellows was wearing a national defense ribbon), but more importantly, unique ribbons are a genuine opportunity to put one's imprint on one's attire. That being said, not everyone is handy, so when I saw this gem, I followed the link, and practically fell out of my seat! This Steampunk Pirate Octopus and Skull medal, from SpectraNova, is a grandiose work of art! Alas, its has already been sold, but I would most certainly recommend a visit to their Esty location, found at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SpectraNova, and take a peek at their medal selection - excellent workmanship, outstanding design, and a value for the price! So consider a visit to their site, and hold on to one's plastic!