Tuesday, May 17, 2011


image via Geek Alerts

Steampunk is a term described on Wiki as: a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s.[1] Specifically, steampunk involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain—that incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them; in other words, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology may include such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne or real technologies like the computer but developed earlier in an alternate history.

Steampunk is growing. Not only in the written word, but also in art, fashion & design. There is even a steampunk magazine. One guy went as far as steampunking Star Wars & did an absolute amazing job!

Photo courtesy of Sillof's Workshop

There are numerous blogs & sites & even Etsy shops full of steampunk merchandise & creations. Even musicians have gotten into the spirit. Check out this amazing guitar!

Image via 2dayblog

There is no limit to what you can steampunk! If you would rather just shell out some $$$ though, lucky for you, Entertainment Earth has just what you're looking for! They have 3 pages dedicated to steampunk merchandise.

Steampunk goggles

Steampunk multi gear neclace & earring set

Head over to their steampunk link to check everything they have! Entertainment Earth Steampunk


Tabatha said...

Steampunk for the win. That is all.

Cindy said...

I might need those goggles. For the scooter.

Chris said...

I would like to do a steam punk costume of some kind (probably Star Wars). I think it'd look kind of snazzy.