Steampunk is another really hot Halloween costume idea this year. And not just for Halloween either. You are starting to see a lot of steampunk costumes at cosplay conventions like Comic Con or Fanime and all sorts of places.
What is Steampunk?
Steampunk is a subculture under the punk umbrella and encompasses speculative fiction that is based around the industrial revolution and integrates the use of alternative energy sources…the main obvious one being steam to power even advanced technology. Steampunk can also be described as new Victorian.
Here’s a great tutorial on how to make a steampunk costume for both men and women. The actual tutorial part starts at about 1:07 if you want to skip all the pre-play.
To get some great steampunk costume ideas this next YouTube video shows steampunk fashion and accessories up close and will give you a sense of what is steampunk.
Here’s also a great collection of steampunk costumes that can give you lots of great Halloween costume ideas for steampunk.
Here’s another YouTube video showing you how to make a steampunk costume out of items you may already have in your closet. Great for beginners into the world of steampunk.
Goggles are probably the most critical piece of a steampunk costume and here’s an awesome YouTube video showing you how to make your own homemade steampunk goggles pretty easily.
Here’s a YouTube video that answers the question: What is Steampunk?
Filed under: Costume Ideas
Like this post? Subscribe to my RSS feed and get loads more!