The first article in the Steampunk Fashion series is going to be corsets! If you make corsets, model in corsets, or just wear a corset in your Steampunk costume and would like to have your photo included in the article, please send your photo(s), name, and Airship/Company (if you have one) to coppertesla @gmail.com We’re looking for both women and men of all sizes (big and small)! We want to show how you can use a corset in your Steampunk costume from using them with victorian dresses, to using them in other styles of outfits. Also, if you fancy yourself an expert and want to share some knowledge about making or properly wearing a corset, feel free to contact us.
Please keep in mind that we can’t guarantee that we’ll use everyone’s photos or submissions. Once we’ve written up our own content, we’ll look through submissions and decide what fits in with our article. We’ll make sure everyone has proper credits and links. So, we’re still at least a few weeks or month out from having it ready.
Stay tuned for more!
We’ve come up with our own style of steampunk dreads that will be soft and adorned with a few trinkets, buttons, and/or gears. They won’t be your typical cyberlocks or skittlekid hair pieces. We wanted ours to fit what we imagine to be steampunk elements and hopefully have a more sophisticated look. By adding buttons, lace, gears, brass, and copper wires to selective dreads, but not over-inundated them with trinkets, I think we accomplished this! Our captain is very tactile, so all of the dreads can be expected to be soft!
At this time, we only plan to make white (in the photos above), copper (also in the photos above), tan, brown, and black dreads. We may, also, be making dual black & red and red & white for Dark Ministries (our Dark Steampunk). However, we will be accepting commissions for other colors too! We will be debuting them on our vending table at Octopodicon!
Our talented leatherworker Deadlance completed the gauntlet for our 1st Officer Thomas. Enjoy!
We began working on an in-depth Steampunk Fashion article that will end up so long that it’s ridiculous. Steampunk Fashion is hard to define, because it’s not just Victorian fashion. It’s a mix of the 1800’s Victorian and Edwardian fashion, retro-futuristic fashion, alternate time-lines (like Aether Skies), and sub-genres (like pirates and mad scientists) that can even include later centuries (like dieselpunk and atompunk). So, we’ve decided to turn this into a series of articles. The plan is to post one per week, complete with photos. We will be covering some basics in Victorian fashion, some casual fashion, some retro-scifi oriented fashion, some individual types of clothing, some genres, and even persona themes. Here’s a sample list of the topics we will be covering (this is not a complete list):
- Victorian Ladies
- Victorian Gentlemen
- Other Accessories (fans, umbrellas, bags, etc)
- Causual Wear
- Working Class (such as Mechanics)
- Pirates (both sea and skyrats)
- Mad Scientists
- Explorers (includes Safari style)
- Multicultural (such as Japan and other countries)