How to Dress Steampunk

Steampunk, an up-and-coming, DIY-emphasized fashion and novel genre, combines Victorian styles with a bit of a punk flare. Eccentric inventor or lavender-scented aristocrat, tea-serving fortune teller or brass-laden airship pirate - the possibilities are practically endless.


  1. Research! Get an idea for the aesthetic behind it all. Check out and .Dress%20Steampunk%20Step%201%20Version%202.jpg
  2. Buy or make a good pair of goggles. Goggles are the perfect focus point to any steamy outfit. You can buy a simple pair of motorcycle goggles and modify them.Dress%20Steampunk%20Step%202%20Version%202.jpg
  3. Be creative! If you want, you can come up with a steampunk persona or three, or not. Even if you don't think you can draw, try sketching out outfit ideas.Dress%20Steampunk%20Step%203%20Version%202.jpg
  4. Learn to sew. This isn't necessary, of course, but it really helps. Even just being able to change a button or let down a hem or take out a seam are really useful skills, especially when it comes to such a DIY oriented fashion.Dress%20Steampunk%20Step%204%20Version%202.jpg
  5. Shop vintage! Visit nearby thrift stores. You can find great stuff this way, especially blouses, pants, skirts, hats....Dress%20Steampunk%20Step%205%20Version%202.jpg
  6. Take a leather-working class! This way you'll be able to make a lot of cool accessories.Dress%20Steampunk%20Step%206%20Version%202.jpg



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