It is time for the Thursday’s style me challenge. Where I look at an alternative style and try to recreate it. This week I am looking at the fun fashion that is Steampunk.
The fashion is part of the Steampunk Movement which is based around science fiction literature. A fantasy world which uses steam as it’s mode of power. As well as fashion you can see Steampunk influences within the Arts, Music, TV/Movies and literature.
The clothing takes influences from the Victorian/Edwardian era and/or America ‘Wild west’ which mixes steam powered elements. Familiar symbols of the fashion includes long skirts, lacy blouses, brass goggles, cogs and clockwork mechanism.
The fashion uses a wide range of colours, however browns, creams and blacks are most popular.
How did I do?
Black top : Matalan strappy camisole.
Blouse: 2nd Hand from Lolita Sales: Anna House £12
Skirt: Bodyline around £10
Goggles: Rock Collection £15
Belts: The Bullet Belt so many years old I cant remember how much, but it was from Camden Market. The other was from a charity shop £1
Tights: Peacocks £2
Shoes: Primark £5
Luckily, I’ve been into Lolita fashion for quite a while and have a few skirts, dresses, blouses and accessories tucked away. Lolita lends its self well to Victorian aesthetics so I had clothes that would work for this style me challenge.
This week I made the little gun and holster to add to my outfit. I just got a toy gun from poundland and painted it in brassy tones.
I think Steampunk is a very fun fashion. Some people create their own persona in which they roleplay at conventions, like a pirate, beast hunter or explorer. This influences how they dress and the accessories they use.
I love steampunk, I always have. When I was working in a job which acquired me to wear smart clothes I used to dress in smart Victorian-esque clothing which was very much inspired by steampunk, but everyday wear. I love the frilly blouses and layered skirts and wish these types of clothing where more readily available to buy. I think the next time I come across some nice black fabric I will make a new skirt in the style of this red one.
The Mad Magpie x