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    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…

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    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…

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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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    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…

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    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,…

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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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    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…

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    Steampunk

    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 Disney

    You may not realise it, but Steampunk Disney is everywhere! There are elements of steampunk in Disney movies such as Malificent, cosplay including steampunk Alice in Wonderland and of course in the Disney Parks – the original Disneyland in Anaheim, California being my favourite. I hope you love our steampunk Disney guide as much as my aunty Deb – she is the BIGGEST Disney fan I know!!! 20,000 Leagues under the Sea One of the most well-known steampunk movies of all time is actually a Disney movie. Based on the novel by Jules Verne, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea was released by Disney in 1954. The plot consists of an…

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    Origins of Steampunk

    Welcome steampunkers, today we are discussing the origins of steampunk. Join me of this journey in my time machine as I take you through the history of steampunk from it’s literary origins to modern developments. Literary Origins of Steampunk Steampunk essentially started out as a literary subgenre in the 1970s. The inspiration for this sub-genre comes from as far back as the 19th century, the Victorian era, with authors such as Mary Shelley and H.G. Wells. Authors during this time period frequently wrote about the technology due to the rise in steam powered machinery. The steam-powered machinery inspired the writers to think about the evolution of this machinery, and how…