• Steampunk Gifts

    Steampunk Gifts

    Welcome to steampunker! With Christmas approaching (yes – we are allowed to mention the ‘C’ word once we hit October!) it’s time for a round up of the best Steampunk Gifts you can buy. Today Steampunk Gifts blog includes jewellery, books and steampunk accessories. Baban Cufflinks These Baban cufflinks are the perfect addition to any ensemble and will make sure the wearer stands out from the crowd. The mechanical, steampunk style cufflinks feature an intricate, clockwork design making them a beautifully, unique accessory. Such fine workmanship has gone into the creation as each cufflink was delicately sculpted by hand to ensure the upmost care and attention to detail. The cufflinks…

  • Spyrium Board Game Review
    Games,  Steampunk

    Spyrium Board Game Review

    Designed by William Attia, ‘Spyrium’ offers a brilliant steampunk filled board game from the very beginning. Players are transported to an alternate steampunk-themed England. A new material, Spyrium, has been discovered and players must build factories and gather workers in order to gather and harvest the precious resource. Introducing Spyrium By producing Spyrium in one factory and processing it in another, players will earn Victory Points. Also, Spyrium can be bought but the precious material is rare and expensive and players’ income isn’t always readily available. How to Win Spyrium Only players who, from the very beginning of the game, have been able to raise their income and or base…

  • Industrial Table Lamp

    Industrial Table Lamp

    People often think of steampunk as a way of dressing and not as a whole movement that includes literature, music and decorations. If you don’t like dressing up regularly, or don’t have the opportunity to, having some small furnishings is a great way to keep the steampunk in your life. You might want something big, like a whole library with telescopes, globes, compasses and clock or you might prefer something low key, like a lamp. Luckily, we’ve collected a supply of different lamps to give your room a great steampunk vibe without requiring too much space or cost.  There are some great lamps which are clearly inspired by steampunk, like…

  • Steampunk vs Cyberpunk

    Steampunk vs Cyberpunk

    We love subcultures, and different genres of punk are a hotbed for creativity, expression and weirdness. Steampunk and cyberpunk might not have much to do with punk as a political movement, but they’re close to each other and complement wonderfully. Having said that, there are some significant differences between their origins, styles and ideas. Here, we’re going to break down what makes both of them great, and what makes them different. What is Steampunk? Firstly, let’s look at steampunk. Steampunk is art, fashion, film and literature (see my top 10 steampunk novels) that combines both Victorian and industrialist ideas from the past with post-apocalyptic thoughts from the 20th century. Instead…

  • Bioshock Infinite Board Game Review

    Bioshock Infinite Board Game Review

    The famous BioShock video game series has been made into an amazing, steampunk-themed board game called as ‘BioShock Infinite’. 2 to 4 players are transported to the same world as the 2013 game where the two factions of Comstock and Vox Populi are battling it out to take control the sought after, floating city, Columbia. Columbia becomes very important for players as they use that to be transported to other districts through use of the Sky-Line. Players who successfully roll the dice are able to pass through and arrive safely whereas, those less lucky, will fall to the ground. This spontaneous factor of the game means players must be ready…

  • Steampunk Dresses

    Steampunk Dresses

    Steampunk dresses are primarily influenced by Victorian and Edwardian outfits. Due to this, elegant long dresses with frills and corsets are popular in the Steampunk community. However, the Steampunk style may include additional accessories and designs that feature Steampunk designs such as gears and other steam-powered looking technology. Many dresses go past elegance, and into badass with corsets over the top of dresses and short trims with ripped edges. There are many different styles of Steampunk dresses. Types of Steampunk dresses Depending on your style preference, there are many different types of Steampunk dresses. One of which is elegant Victorian dresses such as a mourning dress, or a riding dress.…

  • Mission Red Planet

    Mission Red Planet

    Mission Red Planet, a steampunk style board game, was designed by Bruno Cathala and Bruno Faidutti. Between 2 to 6 players are transported to a Victorian-era Earth where the population and technology are growing and advancing. Resources on Earth are rapidly decreasing. Introducing Mission Red Planet Thankfully, robots have been sent to Mars and found Celerium, a very powerful fuel source as well as ice which can be used to terraform the planet and make it inhabitable You are the head of a mining corporation and these well sought after resources could make you very rich. With you, you have astronauts as well as 9 professionals These professionals each have…

  • steampunk underbust corsets
    Clothing,  Steampunk

    Steampunk Underbust Corsets

    Corsets are a crucial part of steampunk culture and are endlessly popular. Different people enjoy corsets with varying shapes and sizes as they compliment their individual figures. One such style is the underbust corset, which goes from under the breasts (where the cups start on a typical bra) to the top of the hips. This means it’s less constricting and easier to wear, and usually cheaper. The underbust corset is very popular as a first corset, but others with more corset experience like them too.  Let’s take a look at some examples of good steampunk underbust corsets.  1) Charmian Women’s Steampunk Brocade Underbust Corset This Charmian women’s steamupunk underbust corset…

  • steampunk goggles
    Accessories,  Steampunk

    Steampunk Goggles

    Goggles are an absolutely essential part of steampunk fashion, to the point that most looks aren’t really complete without a pair. Steampunk’s history has always involved goggles because of their associations with industry, aviation and invention. They can be as elaborate or simple as you like, but we’d really recommend looking through our top picks to see what you’d want to incorporate into your next steampunk look as the perfect finishing touch or a starting point to build your outfit around.  1)  UMBRELLA LABORATORY Steampunk Victorian Style Goggles with Compass Design We’re starting this list with a look we love. These Umbrella Laboratory steampunk goggles are decorated but they aren’t…

  • steampunk bars

    Steampunk Bars

    Looking for a cold beer in an industrial steampunk setting? Or maybe you want to go back in time to the Victorian era to enjoy your ale? Today I bring to you the best steampunk bars in the UK. So pick up your walking cane or lace up your corset, here goes…. 1. Clockwork Rose – Bristol In Bristol, you can find the Clockwork Rose – a steampunk-themed cocktail bar in the UK. The bar is themed around the fictional Captain Sebastian Commodore. The story is that Captain Commodore would visit the pub after leaving his airship and returning to England. The cocktails served at the bar are themed around…