Steampunk Costume Week

Now that you know your steampunk personality, it’s time to get down to the Really Important Part of this whole steampunk month thing: COSTUMING.


And you don’t have to do much to create a steampunk-tastic outfit. Just check out this video to see what I mean:

(Sorry I have a cold and sound congested.)

Inspiration for your Costume:

I didn’t want to spend much $$ on my costume, but I did browse lots of online shops for inspiration.  While I love the Lolita look, it didn’t really fit with my novel (The Spirit-Hunters is more Victoriana than steampunk).

So I decided to make a “prim-and-proper” dress (from an old prom dress!) and then accessorize for a steampunk flare.  But I’ll get into all that later this week.  For now, take a gander at some images and places I used for inspiration, as well as the final costume result (courtesy of Amanda Plavich‘s magical camera skills).



How to make a Steampunk Costume (from Threadbangers)

DragonCon 2010 Steampunk Fashion Show

Dressing Steampunk: How to Get Started

Steampunk Threads

Clockwork Couture

Viona Art

Steampunk Couture

Steampunk-ified ME (photos taken by Amanda Plavich)


You tell me: Would you ever dress up steampunk (or is that too lame and only for kids)?

DON’T FORGET to check out my Leviathan giveaway and my A Great and Terrible Beauty giveaway (which are both still running and open internationally).