Steampunk clothing can be deplorably hot in the summertime.
Unless you're living in the arctic north you've probably noticed that your favorite steampunk clothing related options for the summer time months can be a bit on the unwearable hot side of the fence. Now there are some ways around being drenched in a lovely pool of your own making, but they are not always the greatest looking or most fashionable in the Steampunk universe.
1. Steampunk Tank Tops.
Tested the world over, tank tops can be the most comfortable and easy to wear things pretty much ever invented. They look good on both men and women, and can be tailored to just about any style you can think of. Here are a few of our favorite options from the Steampunk standpoint.
2. Steampunk Skirts & Shorts
This section is a bit more for the ladies, but hey we're no strangers to wearing some leather skirts ourselves. The summer can be an awesome time to match a fantastic top with excellent skirts, shorts or both. We've recently seen some bad ass and adorable skirts hitting the streets matched with light weight tank tops and killer shoes. Check out these potential options:
3. Steampunk Sandals Now you can't have a coplete ensamble without the footwear to top it all off. Summer time offers a whole host of new options for shoe affectionados the world over. From hot heels, to open faced boots, to beach worthy sandals - you've got some serious options. We're more geared to the sandal for this summer season, and are on the look out for the best and brightest options in Steampunk clothing nation.
Its almost that time of year again! We get to dress up in our ghoulish or fun costumes and go knocking on strangers doors for candy handouts. While some of us might be a touch too old to head out into the neighbors yards looking for sweets, there are more adult parties that still require the fun costumes to be thought up and brought out. Why not go as your favorite Steampunk character this Halloween? There are a lot of good Steampunk Halloween costumes ideas out there and easy to come by. We've listed some auctions below to help you get started with your Steampunk halloween costumes this year. If you come up with a really good one please send us a photo - we'd love to see it!
Steampunk artwork has become a collectors item for those hip enough, or lucky enough to have some of the truly awesome artwork that is available today. We're seeing some of the best artwork and posters in years as a revitalization of the creative mind has come back to the forefront of modern society. We've listed some of the best finds on ebay below for you to look through. Hurry though some of these are limited edition prints that will go very fast! Get them today and have some awesome steampunk artwork for your home or office.
Define Steampunk- steampunk. steampunk. a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy featuring advanced machines and other technology based on steam power of the 19th century and taking place in a recognizable historical period or a fantasy world.
Its that time of year again. Everyone is out and about in the summer air and cleaning out basements, attics, and garages. This is the time to be on the lookout for great Steampunk gears items and sales. You'd be surprised how many old clocks that I find at yard sales for under $5.00 - with a little tinkering you can bust those open and harvest all the internal gears for your Steampunk projects. I'm always a fan of multifamily yard sales as you can find a larger collection of things to go through for Steampunk items. Also be on the look out for estate sales. These can be discouraging sometimes as the prices are auction values, but if you're bidding on something that no one else wants you can get it for dirt cheap! So get out the gloves and go visit your local Steampunk gears yard sales - they are happening all over the place, right now!
More and more we are hearing bigger and better rumblings from the world that will be Lantern City. This is the new upcoming series by Bruce Boxleitner that is grabbing the Steampunk world by the horns and hopefully pushing it a little more mainstream television. The best part of this project is that you - yes you - can submit you're own artwork, ideas, and characters to the show to be used in upcoming story arcs. See below for the official words from the producers.
The new Steampunk show Lantern City, from executive producer Bruce Boxleitner, is an exciting foray into fan-inspired and fan-created television. It combines first-rate storytelling, innovative production design, and a rich world that fans will fall in love with. Even though it will blend great science fiction with dynamic storylines, at its heart the show asks two questions: how far would you go to be with the person you love and what lengths would you go to in order to survive?
Lantern City highlights the steampunk genre to create a one-of-a-kind television experience. Other properties have had Steampunk elements, but this is the first mainstream television show to proudly wear the label of Steampunk. Current fans of the subgenre will not be disappointed and it will attract a much wider audience to the long neglected world of Steampunk. The show is unique in that it allows viewers to be involved in the process – a first for any television show.
As fall approaches and the cold air arrives, our thoughts turn to one of the most entertaining days of the year - Halloween. While we're not sure which costume will win out for this year's best Steampunk Halloween costume, we do know there are many more options being sold on the commercial level then ever before. We here hear the snickers and shouts of the purists in the back don't worry. A true Steam-punker will make their own costume and be 100% original - however that is not to say that a little pre made costuming here and there isn't a huge help! We've listed a few options below for the easy store made Steampunk Costume, and a few links to places where you can get those hard to find Steampunk costume items.
Halloweenmart.com has a boat load of costumes (obviously). What is different this year is that they have a fairly large selection of full Steampunk costumes that you can purchase and where out that same day. While we're not a fan of many of their Steampunk looks, we are fans of their accessories. These goggles for example are pretty decent and not a bad price. For those of you working on home made costumes, that need a little flair it might be worth checking out the accessories here. Not to mention, while you are there you can get your chuckles on by looking at some of the ridiculous Steampunk outfits they have listed.
Plan your Steampunk Halloween costume early and get good deals on accessories!
Another option to find some good Steampunk gear for your outfit is Etsy. There are quite a few shops over there that have a large variety of costume materials that fit the Steampunk universe. Seen here is a quite nice gear necklace that could be used in any number of costumes this Halloween. The detail work is key to any good costume. Spend some time taking care of all the smaller pieces of your outfit - the more details you can pack into a costume the better. A complete Steampunk outfit is hard to find, so a variety of sources might be necessary to find all the essential pieces.
As always, Ebay is a great resource to find any number of Steampunk items. Be careful to leave yourself enough time to win an auction and still have time to update your Steampunk Halloween costume. One good option is the buy it now function - and ship directly to you asap. All Hallows Eve is just over a month and a half away, time goes fast! Here are a few Ebay items that might help your costuming out:
We've been on the lookout for a Steampunk MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) game for quite some time now. There have been a few that have peaked our interests before, but Deepworld has us wanting to play right now. One of the best parts of this game is that it is available for all platforms including mobile devices. You can get your Steampunk fix on the road as well as at home.
A mix between a cartoon side scroller and a minecraft feel the game gives a rich, vibrant playground in which to do a variety of entertaining tasks, and puzzles. The best part is that Deepworld is a creator game in which you can build on a ever present world as other players help or hinder you. Check out the official trailor below and then head over to www.deepworldgame.com to download and play for yourself.
Found some seriously good looking how to pages today on making your own Steampunk light switch. Hop on over to Steampunk Home Decor at the link below and make yourselve some awesome Steampunk light switches.