• 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…

  • Steampunk vs Cyberpunk
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    Steampunk vs Cyberpunk

    We love subcultures, and different genres of punk are a hotbed for creativity, expression and weirdness. Steampunk and cyberpunk might not have much to do with punk as a political movement, but they’re close to each other and complement wonderfully. Having said that, there are some significant differences between their origins, styles and ideas. Here, we’re going to break down what makes both of them great, and what makes them different. What is Steampunk? Firstly, let’s look at steampunk. Steampunk is art, fashion, film and literature (see my top 10 steampunk novels) that combines both Victorian and industrialist ideas from the past with post-apocalyptic thoughts from the 20th century. Instead…

  • steampunk underbust corsets
    Clothing,  Steampunk

    Steampunk Underbust Corsets

    Corsets are a crucial part of steampunk culture and are endlessly popular. Different people enjoy corsets with varying shapes and sizes as they compliment their individual figures. One such style is the underbust corset, which goes from under the breasts (where the cups start on a typical bra) to the top of the hips. This means it’s less constricting and easier to wear, and usually cheaper. The underbust corset is very popular as a first corset, but others with more corset experience like them too.  Let’s take a look at some examples of good steampunk underbust corsets.  1) Charmian Women’s Steampunk Brocade Underbust Corset This Charmian women’s steamupunk underbust corset…

  • steampunk goggles
    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…

  • steampunk bars
    Steampunk

    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…

  • Forbidden Island Review
    Games,  Steampunk

    Forbidden Island Review

    If you’re looking for a steampunk-themed, cooperative board game then ‘Forbidden Island’ is a perfect choice. I hope that you enjoy this Forbidden Island review. Introducing Forbidden Island As the title suggests, players are transported to the Forbidden Island, a mysterious island filled with lots of treasure. However, the island isn’t stable and, throughout the game, parts of it begin to sink. The board game was designed by Matt Leacock and then published by Gamewright. The game is played by 2 to 4 players and these players can choose one of 6 adventurer characters to play as. Each adventurer has their own specific set of skills which can be used…

  • steampunk movies steamboy
    Steampunk

    Steampunk Movies

    How are you all doing steampunkers? Today’s blog is all about my favourite steampunk movies, including one of my favourites – Miyazaki’s Howls moving castle! Steamboy ‘Steamboy’ is, as the title suggests, a film which contains a lot of steam. This anime film, set in 1860s England, follows a young inventor called Ray who wishes to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, Eddie and Lloyd Steam. His grandfather gives him a mysterious and mechanical ball which very quickly changes his life. It seems many others want the power of the ball but not all of them have such good intentions. This film was directed by Japenese director,…

  • Steampunk Era
    Steampunk

    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…

  • Octopus gifts
    Gifts,  Steampunk

    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…