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The more you get involved with Steampunk, the more you find you’ll visit fairs and conventions where vendors and other Steampunkers sell handcrafted, one-off items. Steampunk is not just a way of dressing for events, fairs or cosplay. It’s a way of expressing yourself, and most of all, Steampunk is a movement that has gained fans all around the world. a b c d e Whitten, Elisabeth (26 April 2015). "Steampunk a delight to today's senses". thechronicleherald.ca/. The Chronicle Herald . Retrieved 4 May 2015. These subgenres mix Asian and oriental influencers with Steampunk gadgets. They usually use patterned Chinese textiles and rich colors as a base for putting a leather corset or anything else you can think of. Final Thoughts

One great advantage with Steampunk is that you are free to try as many different looks as you want. For your original Steampunk look, you will need a costume that looks as authentic as possible for your chosen theme. But what do you need to look like a Steampunk lady? We have the ultimate guide on different Steampunk styles, and everything on how to dress in true Steampunk fashion. What Is Steampunk Fashion?It has given Steampunk an individual feel, and you are guaranteed to spot someone dressing up as a Steampunk woman or Steampunk man very easily.

This is all part of the fun and enjoyment to put your Steampunk outfit together, so it’s worthwile taking your time finding the things that feel right for you. Your Own Closet While a novel is ‘just’ on paper, fashion designers then wanted to create something a lot more daring. Inspired by the designs of 19th century fashion and steam powered innovations, Steampunk is so much more than just putting a costume on. Whether you choose a military, aviator or pirate theme for your Steampunk outfit, it’s good to start off with designing your costume first, and then accessorize as much as possible. Grymm, Dr.; Saint John, Barbe (2011). 1,000 Steampunk Creations: Neo-Victorian Fashion, Gear, and Art. Beverly, Massachusetts: Quarry Books. ISBN 978-1-59253-691-7.a b c Gross, Cory (27 August 2010). "A History of Steampunk". www.steampunkscholar.blogspot.com. Cory Gross . Retrieved 4 May 2015. Finish off your costume with some medals, stars or badges of honor for more authenticity and to show your admiration for the great aviators of the past. Civil War And Military Steampunk Some hearty Steampunk lovers believe that the accessories are what make you a real part of the movement. You can get a corset from a number of different retailers. Look for vintage corsets in your local shops or online.

Taylor, Calista (2012). Steampunk Your Wardrobe: Easy Projects to Add Victorian Flair to Everyday Fashions. East Petersburg, PA: Design Originals. ISBN 978-1-57421-417-8. Victorian ladies had a large choice of hats for different occasions, and even times of the day. There were hats for evening wear, and hats for the daytime. For the pirate Steampunk variation, anything nautical goes. This theme uses 19th Century military nautical clothing combined with swords, brass binocular, muskets and other nautical themed accessories. Aviator Steampunk For your costume, you first need to decide whether you want to buy a ready-made Steampunk costume with accessories, or, if you are not in a hurry, then making your own costume and Steampunk accessories can be a great way to add a personal touch. Steampunk is a fusion of the Victorian era with machinery, a mix of antiques and technology. Think steam engines, big leather bellows, the whirr of cogs. Materials to look out for are wood, leather and plenty of brass – materials that Victorian engineers were familiar with. The ‘punk’ in steampunk refers to being creative and doing something new and different.

Although top-hats, guns and holsters may seem mostly for men, the increasing number of women who enjoy Western Steampunk has seen also the ladies adopting typical male items for their own style. Steampunk Inspired By Goth

Steampunk fabric patterns– Consider pinstripes, delicate Victorian florals, and argyle. Solids are more common than patterns.Rivets– Okay, they’re not an outfit in itself. But you can’t go wrong with rivets; they help industrialise the look. In 2005, Kate Lambert, known professionally as "Kato", founded the first steampunk clothing company, "Steampunk Couture", [13] mixing Victorian, post-apocalyptic and tribal influences as well as sci-fi, shabby chic [13] [14] and Harajuku/ Mori girl elements. [15] [16] As early as 2010, high fashion lines such as Prada, [17] Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Chanel [18] and Christian Dior [19] began introducing steampunk and neo-Victorian-inspired styles on the fashion runways. And in episode 7 of Lifetime's " Project Runway: Under the Gunn" reality series, contestants were challenged to create avant-garde "steampunk chic" looks. [20] Steampunk masks made by Ukrainian design studio Bob Basset, named by William Gibson as "Probably the single best steampunk object I've seen", [21] using by music band members: Sid Wilson from Slipknot and Zac Baird from Korn. Merrill Barr (22 October 2014). "Lindsey Stirling Goes Steampunk in Her 'Roundtable Rival' Video". Archived from the original on 24 June 2015 . Retrieved 5 May 2015.

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