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Featured Steampunk costumes and accessories

Captain Nemo Costume

Captain Nemo Steampunk Diving Costume

Captain Nemo is the antihero of a book that is essential reading for any Steampunk fan – Jules Verne’s visionary science fiction novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Published in 1870, the adventures of scientific genius Nemo take place aboard the submarine Nautilus, a craft which travels the world’s oceans at that time in which such lengthy underwater journeys existed only in the imagination of Verne. Not surprisingly, Jules Verne has been adopted as … Read more

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Steampunk Circus Costume

Steampunk Circus

The classic style of the Victorian Circus Lion Tamer or Ringmaster or Ringmistress seems to fit perfectly with that of Steampunk fashion – military-style buttoned frock coats, top hats and canes are favourites with Neo-Victorians, whilst dressing up and performing in costume is something entirely in the spirit of Steampunk, circus, vaudeville and cabaret alike. And what could be more Steampunk than the Clown bicycle?! If you are hunting for awesome Steampunk gear then you’ve … Read more

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Steampunk Gas Mask

Steampunk Gasmask

Elaborate leather and metal Steampunk Gas Masks, with their tubes, breathing pipes and darkened glass goggles are one of the most sinister and fetishistic Steampunk accessories, but are absolutely de rigueur if you’ll be dressing up as a Mad Scientist at a Steampunk party or taking part in a dark dystopian cosplay scenario! Vintage wartime military-style or domestic issue gas masks can still be found on market stalls and in specialist stores for collectors, or … Read more

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Steampunk Vampire Costume

Steampunk Dracula - Richard Roxburgh

Whilst vampire legends have been around for thousands of years in various cultures, Count Dracula, the most infamous and terrifying vampire of them all, first appeared in 1897 in Bram Stoker’s Gothic horror novel Dracula. This quintessentially Victorian creation has since reappeared in countless books, TV series and movies – Bela Lugosi, star of the Universal Pictures 1931 version, tops most people’s lists of favourite Draculas – and in recent years, he has also been … Read more

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Steampunk Goggles

Steampunk Goggles

Nothing epitomizes Steampunk fashion more than a pair of aviator goggles – or, if you’re more into Dieselpunk than steam, welding goggles. They are perfect for Steampunk pilots, steam-powered astronauts and deep sea divers. Look out for vintage workman’s eye glasses or motorcycle goggles on market stalls and in thrift stores, or for something totally original, why not grab some modern heavy-duty goggles from a hardware store and customize them yourself by adding bits and … Read more

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Mad Hatter Costume

John Tenniel's Mad Hatter

When Tim Burton’s must-see Steampunk 3D masterpiece Alice in Wonderland hit cinema screens in 2010 there was a renewed interest in a perennially popular Halloween and fancy-dress costume thanks to Johnny Depp’s portrayal of the Mad Hatter. Lewis Carroll’s darkly mysterious and nonsensical Victorian children’s novel Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland first appeared in 1865 and has had an enormous influence on literary fantasy of all genres right up to today’s Steampunk enthusiasts. John Tenniel’s Victorian … Read more

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Steampunk Explorer Costume

Steampunk Explorer

The Victorian Explorer is a Steampunk archetype and a core role-playing character who is instantly recognisable in his safari-style costume, whether he – or she – be a jungle explorer of the Dr. Livingston ilk, or more of an Egyptian archaeologist type in the Howard Carter mold, the gear is pretty similar. Khaki colored shorts are essential, as are Steampunk-ed goggles, a compass and, last but not least, the quintessentially Victorian military-issue headgear for colonial … Read more

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