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    Clothing,  Steampunk

    What is Steampunk fashion?

    Steampunk is one of my favourite cosplay genres. But what is the history of Steampunk? What is Steampunk Fashion? Introduction to Steampunk Fashion Steampunk originally started in the 1970s as a sub-genre of science fiction that incorporated aspects of the Victorian era (1837-1901) into novels based in an alternative reality. Although people now date the Steampunk genre as starting further back, with some including authors such as H.P. Lovecraft and Mary Shelley due to their obvious contribution to the inspiration for the Steampunk genre. Many Steampunk novels incorporate steam-powered machinery and technology into an aesthetically pleasing design. Novels such as Frankenstein envisioned what future technology may look like with the…

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    Gothic,  Steampunk

    Gothic Steampunk

    Gothic steampunk is a subculture within a subculture: within the steampunk movement there are several niches, including gothic steampunk, fantasy steampunk and wild west steampunk. These niches often borrow from other, non-steampunk subcultures- in this instance the gothic. Gothic steampunk is usually darker (both physically and metaphorically) than just steampunk and the clothing is usually black and lacy whilst still including classic steampunk elements such as top hats and goggles. Both gothic and steampunk fashions often feature corsets, so gothic steampunks often have a good selection to look through.  Because of the nature of the subculture, it’s difficult to categorize anything as specifically steampunk, gothic or gothic steampunk. Therefore, one…

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    Clothing

    Steampunk Leggings for Summer

    Leggings are a fabulous item of clothing as they are so versatile and so comfy. You can dress them up and dress them down. They’re also a good value for money item. There are some amazing steampunk leggings that you can buy online including brown pinstripe, military leggings and cogs and gears printed leggings. I hope that you enjoy my selection! Steampunk Gears Leggings These steampunk gear print leggings come in a variety of print patterns and colours. I love the classic steampunk design in brown and gold. They’re Amazon’s choice for steampunk leggings. Here’s another great steampunk print choice… Leather and Lace look Leggings These gorgeous leather and lace…

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    Clothing

    The Best Steampunk Corsets

    Steampunk corsets should be at the top of your list of essentials if you are getting into steampunk fashion. Join me in my search today for the best corset steampunk style! But first of all, here’s a bit of an introduction to steampunk fashion. What is Steampunk Style? When someone says ‘steampunk’ several things spring to mind. Helena Bonham Carter, spiky goggles and Morlock Knight, for example, or the understanding of something that is both clearly based in the past but obviously looking to the future. Steampunk fashion is usually based on adaptations of Victorian dress, including the corset, stockings, boots and top hats but with mechanical upgrades that people…

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    Accessories

    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…

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    Cosplay

    Steampunk Cosplay

    Steampunk is a mixture of sci-fi/fantasy and Victorian fashion. Most steampunk cosplay is inspired by the steam power method used during the Victorian era – everything in the steampunk world is run on steam. It’s a lifestyle that might even prove difficult for a steampunk enthusiast to explain; it is easier to show than tell!  Steampunk is a kind of science fiction genre of the Victorian era. In this period, almost everything worked on steam power. Steampunk cosplay also demonstrates the transition during the industrial area, from steam to electricity. Hence, the goggles, engines, and gears decorating a typical steampunk outfit. Although goggles and gears and motors aren’t precisely what…

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    Accessories

    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,…

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    Accessories

    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…

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    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…

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    Footwear

    Steampunk Boots

    Steampunk fashion is heavily based on the fashions of the Victorian era, with an added element of science fiction and a post-apocalyptic world. Accessorising your Steampunk clothing is an important feature within the Steampunk community as it demonstrates uniqueness and individuality. Boots are one way of accessorising your outfit with Steampunk styles. Steampunk Boots for Women To fit in with the Steampunk colour scheme of monotone colours, Steampunk boots tend to be black or brown in colour. Frequently, the colour of the boots have an antique finish, this makes them look more genuine and makes your outfit look even better. A lot of the boot styles have heels and laces,…