• Steampunk Bowler Hats

    Steampunk Bowler Hats

    A lot of steampunk fans consider the top hat to be a classic, and it does certainly point to the Victorian influences in steampunk. But it’s not the only option, and many steampunkers prefer to switch it up with a bowler for something that’s close, but still original. There’s loads of choices for men, women and they can work well with all kinds of different costumes. We’ve compiled our favourites to help guide you through some great options. Best Steampunk Bowler Hats on Etsy Let’s start with something classic, simple and still thoroughly steampunk. This bowler hat wouldn’t look out of place at an acoustic open mike night, but the…

  • Steampunk Weapons

    Steampunk Weapons

    Steampunk weapons are bound to make any outfit more exciting. Your choice of weapon will essentially depend on your character. It is possible to buy steampunk weapons online, but it’s so much fun to make your own, so do consider some steampunk DIY. Steampunk Weapons available Online Cane Sword A cane sword is a perfect choice for those who are looking to be more discreet and elegant with their characters’ weaponry. The Nautilus Steampunk Sword Cane was named after Captain Nemo’s famous submarine. The sword is secretly hidden away inside the Victorian style cane and so you can surprise any enemies by pulling out the 12″ stainless steel blade that…

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    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…

  • how to wear a pocket watch

    How to Wear a Pocket Watch

    Without a doubt, the most popular steampunk accessory has got to be the pocket watch. This is what any steampunk fan needs to complete the look. Traditionally, in the industrial era, pocket watches would have been worn by locomotive operators to ensure trains arrived at their specific stops on time. Other, higher class members of society would have used pocket watches to simply tell the time during their daily lives. Pocket watches are seen as having a Neo-Victorian feel as well as a unique way of feeling the power of the past, present and more retro-style future. I hope that you enjoy today’s article on how to wear a pocket…

  • steampunk plague doctor mask

    Steampunk Plague Doctor Masks

    The Plague Doctor is a popular cosplay option which actually pre-dates the Victorian era and goes back to 17th Century Europe. Plague doctors covered themselves head to toe and wore a mask with a long bird-like beak. Plague masks were based on many misconceptions about the disease as they did not have the medical technology that we have today. Now of course, as the original Plague Doctor concept pre-dates the steampunk era, why then is steampunk so plagued with plague doctors you might ask! Well, for the time that these costumes were developed, it was actually quite forward thinking in the time. Plague doctors were even allowed to do autopsies on the…

  • steampunk mask

    Steampunk Masks

    It seems very apt to be writing about steampunk masks during the pandemic! I shared a video on Facebook this week of a guy in the car park of an American supermarket. He was sporting full plague doctor costume with plague doctor mask! Whether you are looking for something to wear during the pandemic or looking for steampunk cosplay ideas, join us today in search of the best steampunk mask you can buy online… Medical Disclaimer – These masks are not medically approved for stopping the spread of viruses. Use at your own discretion. Simple Steampunk Masks and Face Coverings Steampunk Face Covering This skull Face covering is a cloth…

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    Steampunk Hats

    Steampunk fashion is heavily influenced by Victorian, neo-Victorian and Industrialist styles. These may not necessarily be historically accurate- it seems unlikely that a Victorian gentleman in a top hat would also need a pair of goggles- but the fantasy elements combined with ‘steampunk jobs’ mean that these often collide and create the most recognisable elements of steampunk fashion. Some of the steampunk hats come with the other ‘staple’, namely steampunk goggles. There are several fun options: either you can have steampunk hats with integrated goggles, wear a hat with separate goggles or wear a hat with integrated goggles and wear separate goggles over your actual eyes! Creativity is an essential…

  • steampunk glasses

    Steampunk Glasses

    Steampunk goggles and glasses are likely the most recognisable accessory of Steampunk fashion. They are the identifying segment of what makes the Steampunk aesthetic. That’s why choosing the right pair is crucial to your outfit. Whether it be the traditional and bold goggles style, or the everyday pair of sunglasses. Your decision will be based on your purpose. There are many different styles of Steampunk glasses, they come in all shapes and sizes; round frames, rectangular frames, with side shields, without side shields, goggle style, flip ups, or the motorcycle style. There is no lack of choice, that’s for sure. Since glasses are a crucial part of your Steampunk outfit,…

  • Steampunk Guns

    Steampunk Guns

    Steampunk guns are an essential steampunk accessory! Whether you are cosplaying a genuine steampunk character or you are ‘steampunkifying’ Disney or Batman, you’re sure to need one of these! There are some amazing steampunk guns that you can buy on Etsy, but before you go splashing your cash, I’d encouraged you to DIY your own steampunk gun. It’s great to make one out of egg boxes and toilet rolls – you would be surprised with what you can come up with around the home. You can also find stacks of gears and accessories online to jazz it up with. Many people also buy cheap spray paint in silver, gold and…

  • Steampunk accessories

    Steampunk Accessories

    Steampunk accessories are often the identifiable feature of any Steampunk look, from essentials such as goggles or top hats, to pocket watches or boots. These items help to complete the Steampunk aesthetic. Without them, it is doubtful that your outfit will be considered as Steampunk fashion. The unique accessories within Steampunk fashion are arguably the most important part of any outfit, it’s what makes it ‘Steampunk’. Essential Steampunk Accessories Some items are essential for any Steampunk outfit, they are in many ways the identifiers of the Steampunk aesthetic. Utility Belt A utility belt is a commonly used accessory within Steampunk fashion. It adds an extra something to your outfit and…