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History of Steampunk
Steampunk! One of the most vivid and memorable aesthetic styles to ever come out of...well, practically nowhere! With a combination of Victorian clothing styles and a preponderance of gears, machines, brass, and iron bits, it's been a great look for years, and now you can make your next fun Steampunk costume for whatever kind of fun dress up event you have in mind!
It's a subgenre of science-fiction and fantasy (which is commonly combined to science-fantasy), that incorporates technology and aesthetic design inspired by the nineteenth century industrial steam-powered machinery. They're often set in alternate-history worlds, such as the British Victorian era or the American Wild West. Possible origins of the subgenre include H. G. Wells or Jules Verne, or even Mary Shelley, who wrote Frankenstein. The term steampunk only came about in the 1980's as a manipulation of “Cyberpunk.”
However, steampunk also refers to a wonderful visual style that has captured imaginations worldwide! It tends to sympathize modern styles with Victorian influences, including top hats, corsets, bustles, gowns, and petticoats. Building your very own steampunk outfit is going to help you make an outfit that the other members of your costume party will never be able to forget!
Mens Steampunk Costumes
You'll love creating an unforgettable Steampunk Halloween costume for your next night of costume party fun, trick-or-treating with the kids, and any other kind of fun convention! There are tons of different costume styles for you to choose from, including full costumes right out of the box, or putting together a unique look with all the bits and bobs you can get. There are vests and top hats, coats, pants, and boots, goggles, hats, belts, and lots of different looks, including full costumes that include everything you need to get a wonderful look – but don't forget, a steampunk will always look better with more accessories, from chains and gears to pocket watches, canes, and more! From Halloween costume parties to taking your little Steampunks for some trick-or-treating, and going to conventions as an amazing look, you can find everything you need right here.
Womens Steampunk Costumes
Ladies also have a wonderful way to look like a Victorian madam who has plenty of metal accessories that are perfect for lots of different events! Steampunk Halloween costumes are the perfect outfit for a fun night of costume parties, going out on the town or in the neighborhood, or lots of other fun dress-up events!
The wonderful styles we offer here include classic pieces of Victorian dress and design, including flashy dresses, long gowns, tight corsets, fancy headgear, and pretty skirts. Not only can you get full outfits that are ready to wear, but you can also adds tons of accessories – Steampunks love their accessories! Canes, toy guns, monocles, goggles, pocket watches, and plenty of other items help you created an outfit that's unique and memorable for any kind of event!
Steampunk Costume Accessories
Steampunk is all about the accessories! You of course need a regular costume – a long, fancy gown, or a stylish jacket and pair of trousers – but accessories help turn it into a real steampunk costume! There are incredible items that go great with steampunk costumes for men, women, and kids, and anyone who loves a bit of brass and gears will be able to find lots of amazing items to help perfect their look.
There are steampunk classics like monocles, goggles, top hats, and canes, but there are some extra items that are sure to get you excited for your look, like pocket watches, special steampunk lace gloves, pants, boots, aviator sets, spats, metal masks, belts, toy guns, high-heeled ladies boots, jabots, neck pieces, and plenty more! Make an outfit you're going to love, and one that your friends are going to remember for months after the event has ended.
Steampunk Costumes for Couples
Man and wife will love to dress up as this cool style together. Cover each other in gears and brass, and lots of different accessories, along with a cool Victorian outfit style like dresses, coats, and much more. Coordinate to create an amazing and memorable couples costume for your next night of Halloween fun, get the kids ready for a night of trick-or-treating as a pair of steampunk parents, and get yourself and your date ready for a big day at the convention.
There are tons of different choices for you to make when you're building your next outfit, no matter what it's for! Shiny gears and fabulous outfits help make sure that everyone will have their eyes on you!
Five Facts: Steampunk [Infographic]
If you want to know more about Steampunk, then take a look at this fun Steampunk infographic! From 1954 when “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” to 2006 with the first Steampunk-centered convention, there's a history of this fun aesthetic collection, and plenty of fun facts. It's the perfect way to decorate a young Steampunk's room, or decorate a cool costume party with facts and information about a legendary design aesthetic that's getting more and more famous with every passing year!
Steampunk Costume Ideas and Tips
This cultural phenomenon has grown in popularity over the years (anybody else remember Will Smith’s movie Wild Wild West?) and blends military, modern and Victorian styles into one funky fashion statement. Victorian dresses and pocket watches? Sure. Mechanical, gear-accented wings and top hats with goggles? Why not! Steampunk has no rules!
Whether you’re looking for a steampunk costume for your next Halloween party or comic-con, we have what you’re looking for. Before choosing a costume, take your measurements (bust, waist, hips, height and weight for women; chest, waist, height and weight for men) and consult each costume’s size chart so you know you’re getting the perfect fit. Then, finish off your look with the perfect accessories, like goggles, high-heeled boots with gear accents, and so much more. We’re sure to be your one-stop shop for everything you need to make a statement in your steampunk ensemble this Halloween. Make your look something everyone will love!