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    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…

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    Assassins Creed Cosplay

    There are many popular games series from Halo to Call of Duty, however, one of the most popular video game series has got to be Assassin’s Creed from Ubisoft. Today’s blog is all about Assassins Creed Cosplay and how to pull it off. Introducing Assassin’s Creed The first game in the series was simply titled ‘Assassin’s Creed’ and was released on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 in November 2007. Fast forward to now where we have 12 games with the 13th, ‘Valhalla’, due later this year. When to Wear Assassin’s Creed Cosplay Due to the popularity of the series, many fans have been inspired to dress up and cosplay…

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    Pirate Costumes for Kids

    Pirates have always been a popular character for children to dress up as. With events like ComicCon and other conventions drawing in younger attendees, the pirate costume is a go-to for these events. Also, the pirate is a favourite for children at Halloween. Whether it be at a party or out ‘trick or treating’ you’re bound to find a young swashbuckler or two looking for treasure – or sweet treats! It’s no wonder a pirate is such a popular choice for young children. After all, we see the success of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie franchise with Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow and the Disney Classic, ‘Peter Pan’…

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    Steampunk Video Games

    Today we are here to talk about the best video games out there. Gadgetery, clockwork, gothic clothing and the Victorian and Medieval eras focus heavily in video games that we class as steampunk. From armour and weaponary to setting and game play, these 10 amazing steampunk videos have totally nailed it. BioShock Infinite BioShock Infinite is one of the best steampunk video games you can play in 2020. The game is set in 1912 and the main character is the Booker DeWitt who is sent to Columbia to rescue the young woman, Elizabeth, who has been in prison since her childhood. Now you will have to free the Elizabeth but…

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    Steampunk Era

    Steampunk is one of the most fascinating artistic movements in the world. It is a sub-culture of science fiction that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by the Victorian Era inventions and culture. Important figures in that era including literary giants like H.G. Wells envisioned how the future might have looked like and those imaginations served as the basis for steampunk. In this post, we’re going to explore the influence the Victorian Era had on steampunk and how it’s evolved to what it is today.  Victorian Era of Innovations The second industrial revolution was at its heights in the mid-1800s to early 1900s. New technologies emerged – ones that have…

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    Octopus Gifts

    Octopus gifts are popular with steampunk lovers as this fabulous creature represents the industrial revolution. It could be to do with the way that it moves mechanically or appears to be wearing steampunk goggles! They also influenced the Kracken – the giant mythical sea monster of Norweigan folklore and fantasy. But lets get technical about tentacles….Octopuses have arms not tentacles. That’s because tentacles only have suckers at the ends whereas appendages that have suckers going all the way up are called arms. Squid and cuttlefish have 2 tentacles and 8 arms. My D&D playing scientist husband has just put me right on that one. So don’t get your tentacles in…

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    My Quest for the Best Steampunk Escape Room

    During my time traveling around Europe and the US I have been searching for the best steampunk escape room. Many of the best ones are in the UK, but other steampunk escape room hot spots include Czech Republic, Germany and the Netherlands. Here are my top 10… Steampunk Express – Leamington Spa, UK https://escaperoomadventures.co.uk/escape-rooms/ The ‘Steampunk Express’ escape room can be found at Leamington Spa in the UK. The time period in which this game is set is 1892 and players are transported to a steampunk version of the Western parts of the USA. Players are the bandits who are working together to rob the steampunk express. However, it’s a…

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    Peaky Blinders Suit

    After first airing on the 13th of September, 2013 on the BBC, ‘Peaky Blinders’ became a firm favourite amongst TV drama lovers. So many people all of a sudden wanted a Peaky Blinders suit! Introducing the Peaky Blinders The story centres around aspiring Birmingham gangster, Thomas Shelby who is played by popular actor, Cillian Murphy. After taking many opportunities, Shelby climbs through the ranks and rises with his newly formed gang, the Peaky Blinders. This gang is also a family business featuring John Shelby (Joe Cole) and Arthur Shelby (Paul Anderson). Furthermore, in the series, we see the Shelby brothers’ aunt, Elizabeth “Polly” Gray who is played by Helen McCrory…

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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…