Looking for steamy attire for Halloween or other event? Why not choose a sexy steampunk costume? Our attire combines Victorian fashion with a mature sophistication. Steampunk is a genre of fiction – and the subcultural surrounding it – that can be best described as Victorian science fiction. It is set in a time where steam technology is more prolific. Stories are often set in 19th century American Wild West or Victorian Britain. Alternatively, they can be set in an alternate timeline or a mythological world. The genre appeals to a wide range of people.
Many are captivated by the Victorian era, especially the manners and civility that are no longer practiced today. Others enjoy the re-imagining of modern machines. Although the term was not created until the 1980s, it existed since the 19th century in the works of H.G. Wells, Jules Verne and similar authors. They wrote about a future that they envisioned; In contrast, modern steampunk literature and movies are a re-imagining of the 19th century. Contemporary movies in the genre include the Golden Compass, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr.
No longer just a genre, it is a culture and also the basis of many live action role paying (LARPing) games. The steampunk look is based in brown earth tones and includes clothes such as frocks, gowns and corsets accented with hats, goggles (available in our accessories section) and other trimmings.