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Published on: 17 Sep 2011 by silence_
Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s. Steampunk involves a setting where steam power is still widely used—usually Victorian era Britain—that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc.
Steampunk fashion has no set guidelines, but tends to synthesize modern styles influenced by the Victorian era. This may include gowns, corsets, petticoats and bustles; suits with vests, coats and spats; or military-inspired garments. Steampunk-influenced outfits will often be accented with a mixture of technological and period accessories: timepieces, parasols, goggles, and ray guns. Modern accessories like cell phones or music players can be found in steampunk outfits, after being modified to give them the appearance of Victorian-made objects.
Aspects of steampunk fashion have been anticipated by mainstream high fashion, the Lolita fashion and aristocrat styles, neo-Victorianism, and the romantic goth subculture.
While most costumes consist of drab, browns, copper, bronze, brass, and white, color is not something to be afraid of. In Victorian times, many colors were available, however they were mostly toned down/muted versions of colors, for example, dusty pink, slate blue, sage green, unsaturated mustard yellow. Bright colors were also available, but were much more rare.
CASUAL STEAMPUNK FASHION:
ACCESSORIES AND STORES
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REGULAR PEOPLE IN STEAMPUNK:
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