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News : 6 Mind-Blowing Ways to Wear Your Steampunk Goggles

This list may not blow your mind as much as it may make you want to blow your brains out, depending on how tired you are of goggles in Steampunk. Steampunk has a love/hate relationship with goggles. It's generally agreed within the community that goggles aren't at all necessa ...more

How To : Create a Steampunk Persona

Before I really get into this article, it's important to note that you do not need a Steampunk persona (or "steamsona") in order to be a Steampunk, or wear Steampunk clothes. Some people like to pretend to be a different person when dressed up in Steampunk clothing, but that i ...more

News : Why Is Steampunk Plagued by Plague Doctors?

I'm sure that there are plenty of people out there who have no idea what a plague doctor is/was, so I'll start with an explanation. Despite what we now consider to be their relatively fearsome appearance, they were originally just doctors, and they have existed for as long as ...more

News : 8 Tips and Tricks Every Steampunk Writer Should Know

While I am a writer with a degree in Creative Writing, I haven't published any Steampunk fiction. However, as a panelist and track director, I've been on panels with many well-known Steampunk writers and have gleaned insight from the things they've said. I've compiled some of ...more

News : My Latest Steampunk Creations...

Wow, nearly 2013! This is the time I look back over my body of work in 2012 and assess where I am creatively. With large gaps in the year due to moving into a new studio and two extended hospital stays certainly took a toll on my productivity mid year. I'm really proud of the ...more

How To : So, You're a Steampunk… Now What?

Let's say that you've got the look down, and you have your Steampunk props all ready to go. Congratulations! You're a Steampunk! But now what do you do with yourself? You can sit there, patting yourself on the back, but that gets lonely after awhile. Your props will look nic ...more

News : Beautiful Custom Steampunk Guitar

I've seen some pretty ugly steampunked guitars in my day, but this isn't one of them. This one's about as beautiful as they get. French company Wild Customs made this Gibson LesPaul into a steampunk masterpiece. Check out some of these photos:

How To : Make a retro steampunk hardware chess set

Steampunk, a vintage Victorian mechanical style, is one of the hottest design trends to date since faux bois. Get in on the trend while creating many hours of fun for yourself and friends by making this awesome steampunk style chess set. This chess set is comprised of various ...more

News : Steampunk Pin-Up (Not Porn!)

The lovely Kato of Steampunk Couture has gone hardcore. For those who prefer to exercise their imaginations a bit more, Voila! Veronique Chevalier in Gearhearts Steampunk Glamour Revue- click here should do... A recent kerfuffle unfolded on facebook's Steampunk Revolution grou ...more

News : The 28 Best and Worst Definitions of Steampunk

Ever since the mid-2000s, there's been a lot of bandying back and forth on the Internet over what exactly Steampunk is. Some people think it's one thing, others another thing, and some think that it shouldn't be defined at all. To hell with all of that! I polled some Steampun ...more

News : Why Are There So Many Airship Pirates in Steampunk?

With this article, I'll be continuing the series I started with my recent plague doctor article. That is, examining tropes that may at first appear to not fit into Steampunk. Obviously the airship pirate never existed in real life, as we never really experienced the age of ai ...more

How To : Draw Steampunk

How to Draw Steampunk. I go over a little bit on steampunk information. The various sources to get knowledge on steampunk looks. On my drawing sites, there are other drawing videos, art videos, art tutorials, and more how to draw fantasy posts. Easy things to Draw. For my main ...more

How To : Make steampunk gloves

Watch this instructional fashion video to learn how to make steampunk gloves. All you need are the following items: a pair of scissors, some ribbon, grommet setter, anvil, grommets, marker, ruler, and leather. Soon you'll be able to don your steampunk outfit and show off your ...more

News : The Alternate History of Steampunk: Rococopunk

Imagine a world where the Rococo period never ended, and it had a lovechild with Sid Vicious. Sounds unlikely? Well, it is. Still, historical accuracy wasn't the goal for this motley group of costumers. Much like the earlier group of Nerfpunk, Rococopunk isn't to be taken ser ...more

How To : Steampunk an External Hard Drive Case

There's something about the world of steampunk that fascinates me. WonderHowTo has plenty of steampunk projects, like the hardware chess set, binocular goggles, and even a lesson on fashion. But nothing screams steampunk more than nevets_mcd's hard drive case. This case proj ...more

News : Steampunk Fashion - Handcrafted Costumes

For creating my costumes I try to use only authentic materials, such as old leather, steel, brass, copper, wood and glass. Nearly nothing is glued, most parts are reversible connected with screws. I take my parts from flea markets. I like the smell of old leather and wood and ...more

How To : Make a steampunk outfit for men and women

In conclusion to Threadbangers Steampunk week, Rob and Corinne show how to construct outfits for both the Steampunk Gentleman and Ladies. Men can make over a button-up shirt and make a new steam-punk inspired shirt. Women can make a pair of bloomers from an old sheet, turn a b ...more

News : Steampunk Fashion - Timetravelers and Warriors

There are many opportunities to make Steampunk clothing. Clothing can be elegant and relate to the aristocrats of the 19th century. But Steampunk also can be rough and dirty, inspired by the adventurer from stories like 2000 miles under the sea or even movies like "Mad Max" or ...more

How To : Craft funky Steampunk style goggles

Going to a masquerade ball where you know everyone is going to be wearing the same old Victorian corsets and top hats? Then stand out from the crowd by wearing a modern (sort of) get-up of Steampunk style gear. Top off your rusty industrial look with these Steampunk style gog ...more

How To : Make a Steampunk Straight Razor

I collect straight razors from the Victorian era and then add some steampunk style. Step 1: Remove the Old Scales Traditional 'scales' (the pieces on each side of the razor) are made from celluloid (invented in 1848) or animal horn. Remove the old scales by clipping off the p ...more

How To : Make a steampunk top hat out of a paper coffee cup

The ultimate in repurposing fashion. Start with an empty, clean paper coffee cup. Then cut off the rim, make your own brim and then paint and add your favorite decorations and accessories. You'll end up with a lovely neo-Victorian or steampunk tiny top hat!

News : The Top 10 Steampunk Music Videos

"Jef with one F" from the Houston Press compiled a list of the 10 best steampunk songs, but it's really a collection of the best steampunk music videos. There are some amazing videos in the collection, such as this one, "Brass Goggles" by Steam-Powered Giraffe. It's not the be ...more

How To : Make steampunk binocular style goggles

Evenin' Gov'na! How lucky you are to have that datascope (a.k.a. computer); for now you can build yourself some SteamPunk Goggles for your next bioscope (a.k.a. movie)! You will need an old wallet, metal pieces, two plastic water bottle caps, old clock parts, an electric motor ...more

News : Why Steampunks Shouldn't Buy iPhones

This may seem like an odd subject, because what do Steampunks and iPhones even have to do with each other? Actually, more than you might think! With the recent release of iOS 6 and the iPhone 5, I thought it was time to show how they relate to Steampunk. Photo by Robert S. Do ...more

News : Amazing Steampunk Claw Glove

This claw glove by Curiomira, called "Von Richt's Mechanical Glove" is really, really impressive. In addition to the amazing craftsmanship, it also has cool moving parts that make it look mesmerizing in action. Marvel at these pictures, and don't miss the video at the bottom ...more

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