Steampunk, the Victorian/industrial period genre, is rapidly growing in popularity with exposure in mainstream movies and fashion.
This Halloween, Steampunk inspired costumes have become the rave and what better place to find inspiration than at one of the fast growing Steampunk events in the Southeast at Renningers Steampunk Industrial Show in Mount Dora, Florida.
For those of you who may not be familiar with Steampunk costumes, they are created to represent the period of time when society was steam-powered. Most commonly you'll find them styled like the American West or Victorian England. They can take many shapes such as practical or fantastic and informal or formal, but most include a set of goggles that also help to incorporate other sci-fi origins, as well.
Many enthusiasts pride themselves on their exemplary steampunk costumes. This has helped to push the steampunk sub-culture into mainstream popularity. Coming up with your own steampunk costume idea can be overwhelming or expensive. However, if you try hard enough you can create a costume that is basic, but yet workable. Here are some ideas to help you along the way.
"A genre as large as steampunk has a wide-ranging appeal. Some people are drawn to it from a love of the Victorian period. Others enjoy steampunk’s unique approach to technology: re-imagining modern capabilities with 19th century machines. Many people are drawn to it in light of its fashion aspects, which allow them to sample and even combine a range of clothing styles and accessories from across the 19th century world. One critical aspect of steampunk is the tremendous diversity of appeal it presents, which allows it to offer something for just about everyone."