What actually is Steampunk?

You’ve all seen the crazy costumes – goggles, hats, corsets – but do you know what Steampunk is?

This fantasy fancy dress is a popular choice for all parties and conventions. Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction that involves combining technology with fashion, inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Steampunk fiction is usually set in an alternative history of the Victorian era or the Wild West, times where steam-powered machinery had become mainstream. Authors credited with inspiring the movement are H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, while modern authors like Philip Pullman and Scott Westerfeld have also delved into the genre.

The fashion that has come from this genre combines both Victorian styles and mechanical influences. Cogs, safety goggles, top hats, leathers, metals and much more are used to create these retro-futuristic looks that are definitely unique! Steampunk has a huge following and can be seen across the globe at Comicons and anime expos, would you ever give it a try?

We have a wide range of Steampunk costumes and accessories. Add an industrial edge to your outfit to stand out at your next fancy dress party!