"Steampunk is...a joyous fantasy of the past, allowing us to revel in a nostalgia for what never was. It is a literary playground for adventure, spectacle, drama, escapism and exploration. But most of all it is fun!" ― George Mann
The term "steampunk" was first coined by K. W. Jeter, an American science fiction author. Steampunk is a style inspired by apocalyptic fiction. Although the clothes are of Victorian style, gadgets and steam-powered machines are a huge influence on this style.
Steampunk is definitely making a comeback, and why not? It's cool, quirky, and totally stylish! If you are planning to flaunt a similar costume this Halloween or at a party, browse through this amazing costume ideas, which you will absolutely love!
What is a steampunk costume?
This costume can be described as industry-inspired Victorian charm! Yeah, it's a fine blend of those Victorian blouses and skirts with some techno punk! You can definitely experiment with the clothing; wearing corsets for the ladies, and jackets or vests for the gentlemen is always a good idea.
Complete the look with long skirts or tight leather pant, gals. The men should stick to trousers for a dapper look. Remember, your headgear and accessories are going to be loud, and like really huge, so you can go a little bit subtle with the clothing.
Steampunk headgear can be best described as old-world charm, with a dash of technology.
Victorian hats with diving goggles, helmets, vintage hats, or an old biker helmet, the more eccentric pieces you choose, the better it is!
If you don't have the confidence to carry something so offbeat, opt for large Victorian hats with goggles.
Leather boots with some shiny pattern, or embellishments are perfect for your steampunk costume.
Ladies can opt for fetish sandals with high heels, like really high ones! Don't go for simple shoes, as they will spoil your entire look.
There is no dearth of accessories for your steampunk costume.
Go for long chains with machine-inspired pendants or leather bracelets. Opt for funky, vintage necklaces. Goggles are a must for your steampunk costume. You can also wear vintage glasses―old ones with round rims and embellishments. Do not wear modern glasses. Steampunk jewelry has to be unique and awe-inspiring.
Now that you know how to get the look, check out some amazing costumes for inspiration.
Steampunk Costume Ideas for Women
Steampunk Funky Costume
Cool and Geeky Combo
Costume With Trendy Boots
Costume with Hat
Steampunk Costume Ideas for Men
Costume With Goggles
We hope you loved them! Experiment, stylize, go crazy, and have fun!