• Steampunk Festival Lincoln
    Steampunk

    Steampunk Festival Lincoln

    The annual Steampunk Festival in Lincoln is overflowing with culture and creativity. The Asylum Steampunk Festival in Lincoln is the longest running and biggest Steampunk Festival in the world. 2019 marked 11 years of the festival running. The festival started in 2009 with 432 guests attending, and it has been held every year since then, growing more popular each year. The 2017 festival claims to have had between 35,000 and 40,000 people attending per day. When is the next Steampunk Festival Lincoln? The festival was due to take place from the 28th August to the 31st August this year, sadly the event was cancelled due to Covid-19. However, the event…

  • Steampunk Wedding Rings
    Jewellery,  Wedding

    Steampunk Wedding Rings

    Steampunk is a way of life for many, it is only natural then that many choose to have a Steampunk theme on their big day. Steampunk weddings are unique and smothered in individuality. They focus on the Victorian era aesthetic and include the industrial theme.  Choosing your Steampunk Wedding Ring One of the most important choices you will make for your Steampunk wedding is your style of ring. There are many different styles of Steampunk wedding rings, and hopefully this will help you to navigate what you want.  Steampunk wedding rings for men most commonly come in a silver or gunmetal colour. Although many contain gold gears and other industrial…

  • Gothic Clothing
    Clothing

    Gothic Clothing

    Gothic clothing is a fashion style focused on dark clothing, dark hair, boots or creepers, cloaks, studs, buckles, corsets, gloves, bustiers, and dark make-up. Silver jewellery is also common within the style. The styles of Gothic clothing vary, although the Victorian and Elizabethan periods are frequently inspiration for Gothic fashion. The fashion seems to have derived from the Victorian era when mourning was a popular practice. Religious, Pagan and occult themes can also be seen frequently in Gothic items, perhaps this is due to the religious links to mourning and death. There are certain items/materials that are considered must-haves in Gothic fashion; velvet, lace, corsets, gloves, leather, and fishnet.  Gothic…

  • Victorian Bathroom Accessories
    Interiors

    Victorian Bathroom Accessories

    Victorian bathroom accessories are a fashionable way to improve your bathroom space. The Victorian era had a very distinct style of bathroom, including roll top baths, and chrome, gold, or nickel metal sections as many accessories were created from metal components in the Victorian era. Other materials to include and to look for in your accessories are pottery, china, and ceramic. White is a good colour to look for in these materials as it is traditional and can be mixed and matched in your bathroom. The tiles are an important feature for your Victorian style bathroom, the tiles can change the whole design, this is why it’s important to get…

  • White Steampunk Corset
    Clothing

    White Steampunk Corset

    White corsets are a must have wardrobe item, they are versatile with the ability to be paired with a variety of outfits. Corsets were popularised in the 1500s, although there is evidence that suggests them dating back to Crete in the early Minoan period. Corsets appear to have started as sleeveless, upper parts of a dress, and evolved into primarily undergarments that shape your waist. In the 19th Century many women stopped wearing corsets due to the belief that they were a symbol of oppression that damaged women’s bodies. They became a matter of choice due to this movement, and the design was also remodelled in order to not cause…

  • Cattlepunk
    Steampunk

    Cattlepunk

    Cattlepunk is a sub-genre of Steampunk. It is essentially when Steampunk meets the Wild West. The sci-fi element of Steampunk is paired with the Wild West in order to create the sub-genre where cowboys holding revolvers and shotguns are at the forefront. The cowboys in the Cattlepunk genre have a little more high tech incorporated into them, similar to that of the Steampunk genre.  Examples of Cattlepunk An example of Cattlepunk being portrayed in the media is the Daniel Craig movie Cowboys & Aliens, where cowboys and natives have to fight against aliens who are trying to take over the Earth in 1873. One of the most recognisable Cattlepunk portrayals…

  • Steampunk Playing Cards
    Games

    Steampunk Playing Cards

    Over the past few months, we’ve all rediscovered old hobbies and learnt new games. 2020 has been difficult, but for many people lockdown was an opportunity to spend time with the people you live with and bond. Now, as we’re all trying to spend more time inside and not mix too much, buying a pack of cards is a good way to have a bit of fun, cheer up and do something new. If you’re into something high stakes, grab the poker chips and play for loo roll (far more valuable than money, now) or you can do something simple like snap or switch to Victorian and learn cribbage. If…

  • Steampunk Gifts
    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
    Steampunk

    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…