The creature above is not a Steampunk Cylon. It's more like a Steampunk Cyberman from Doctor Who, though it's not quite that, either. It's probably more accurate to call it a strange monster-thing that's been converted with cyber-technology.
What does this have to do with anything? DVICE is in the midst of a Steampunk Cylon contest, of course, and we're asking creative readers to send in designs of what a 1800s-era Cylon might look like. We hope the cyber-mask on the creature above, from the most recent Who Christmas special, The Next Doctor, provides some inspiration. The rivets, the copper/iron color, the dents and scrapes — it's all very two centuries ago.