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    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…

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    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…

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    My 10 Best Steampunk Novels

    Today I’m here to give you a run down of my best steampunk novels including Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Boneshaker and 20,000 Leagues under the Sea! My 10 Best Steampunk Novels Journey to the Centre of the Earth ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ or, initially, Voyage au Centre de la Terre was published in 1864 having been written by French author, Jules Verne. It was later reprinted in 1867 after being revised and expanded. The novel follows geology professor, Otto Lidenbrock and his nephew Axel. They discover an ancient document and, after translating it, they discover a dormant volcano with a secret entrance. This leads…

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    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 Footwear

    The term ‘steampunk’ originates from science fiction novels. It’s a subculture, a philosophy and a style. The movement is heavily tied up with fashion, taking heavy influence from futuristic technology and the cyberage as well as old fashioned Victorian era style. This hybridity blurs the boundaries of time and style and this is what the steampunk genre is all about. Translating these subjective terms into actual garments and fashion pieces, the cyber, futuristic side involves metal, chunky boots, heavy adornments of buckles, thick laces. From the Victorian era influence, steampunk fashion showcases lace, leather, Clashing doesn’t matter, this style is a reflection of industrialisation, full of contradictions and new developments.…

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    Steampunk Festivals

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin The steampunk movement seems to be growing year on year! There are some fantastic steampunk festivals that take place annually where people can dress in their favourite steampunk clothing and show off their style. Some people simply go to admire the fashion and costumes of others. But let me tell you this – there are no limits. Some even show up in their blimp or time machine! Here are the best steampunk festivals around the world…. Steampunk Festivals UK The most popular steampunk festivals are Assylum in Lincoln, the Whitby stemapunk festival and the recently growing Time Quake Steampunk festival in Manchester. Lincoln Asylum Festival…

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    Steampunk Dog Gift Ideas

    I first learned about ‘Steampunk Style’ fashion when I saw a great episode of ‘The Guild’. I was inspired to combine this with my other passion – dogs! The Steampunk dogs in this post feature great accessories – you will be sure to see the odd top hat and monacle! But for dogs, Steampunk is all about the goggles…should dog goggles be called doggles?! So, here goes my hunt for the best steampunk dog items that you can buy online! Please note – I own my own patterdale terrier and do not endorse dressing up dogs if they are uncomfortable or suffering in any way. Many of the dogs featured in…

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    Steampunk Clothing

    Fashion is a core part of the steampunk movement. Steampunk clothing is often inspired by the industrial revolution and combined with mock-Victorian fashion to create clothing that’s full of nods to the upper class (top hats, silk dresses, waistcoats) and then pokes fun at the whole system by adding a punky, working class twist (goggles, work boots). We love to add a little steampunk fashion to our everyday attire, or dress up fully for steampunk conventions or parties, or just the hell of it! Here’s our list of steampunk essentials, and what really makes them ‘tick’! Steampunk Clothing – Unisex Let’s start with the unisex stuff: Firstly, a classic: goggles!…

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    Sherlock Chair

    Be just like Sherlock Holmes with a classic Sherlock chair. It’s a steampunk home essential. This comfortable high backed chair is smart and refined, with a touch of class. Sherlock chairs come with and without studs, in leather and fabric. They also come in different dimensions. The classic Sherlock chair is also know as a ‘Chesterfield’ and a great place to start would be second hand shops or Ebay. You may be able to pick up a nice second hand Sherlock chair like this gorgeous Ox-Blood red one. However, you can still get these style chairs new on Amazon and other stores. The two main deciding factors on your Sherlock…

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    Men’s Steampunk Clothing

    Steampunk is a relatively modern movement inspired by the mix of Victorian/Industrialist ideas with clockwork and mechanical elements from fantasy. Some of the ideas have been dubbed ‘retro-futurism’ because they’re inspired by what Victorian people may have thought of as futuristic, like steampower. There are lots of different subgenres of steampunk, including gothic steampunk, clockwork steampunk, cyber steampunk and wild west steampunk. These often include jobs like pirate, engineer or aviator.  Steampunk is a multi-faceted movement: there are steampunk books, inventions, conventions and fashions. The fashion is often the most known part of steampunk, and many people enjoy cosplaying as steampunk characters or creating their own. We’ve got some great…