We’re Always Tinkering With This Page
This is where we talk about Steampunk style – where do the ideas come from, and how can beginners get started? If you’d like to contribute to this page with images, discussions, or links, let us know.
A very useful collection of tutorials, good for steampunk beginners to experts, can be found at the Steampunk Fashion Guide.
Vendors of Style
Steampunked Out is one of the primo vendors for fashion and gear. Their items are well made and they WILL make you look good. It’s always a pleasure to find them at a big event, but you can always order from them online. Their styles tend toward the Wild Wild West variety, which is perfect for our event.
Harlots and Angels
If you want to learn how to make your own leather items and clothing, Harlots and Angels makes great kits and PDF patterns to show you the way.
Also an Etsy shop, Premier Victorian is very historically oriented which makes an excellent baseline for your Steampunk outfits. The majority of items are blouses, skirts, and belts for women but there are also accessories for men and women, capes, petticoats, and men’s collars.
There are MANY corset makers out there in the world, and a lot of them live on Etsy. For steampunk, corsets do not have to be authentic in style. Prices range quite a bit too, and to be honest most very cheap corsets are going to be uncomfortable and look, well, cheap. So in this case we’ve selected a corset maker that is moderately priced yet understands the proper silhouettes. Therefore, check out Corsettery if you’re in the market.
Etsy is a great place to find these makers! Showbelles has some lovely dresses in different time periods, but perhaps most usefully, they have a large selection of bustles and crinolines. They are well made at a good price.