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Project Educate: Steampunk

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 3:50 PM



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Some source cited from Wikipedia.org.

Project Educate: Steampunk:

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction. It typically will feature steam powered vehicles not limited to trains, and is inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. It may also convey traces of a dystopian or post-apocalyptic environment, and often contains elements of the Wild West.

Before we called it 'Steampunk', there were elements in books and movies. The oldest precursor is the film 'Metropolis', a 1927 German expressionist science-fiction directed by Fritz Lang.

The term we now call it originated in the late 1980's, a variant of cyberpunk. It wasn't until 1995, though, that something was actually titled using it, Paul Di Filippo's Steampunk Trilogy.

For a long time, the elements of steampunk were used mainly in literature. It was easier, and of course cheaper, to describe the giant cities, and steam based machinery then it would be to create it for the screen. There was a 1960's television show which featured many elements of advanced steam-powered technology set in the Wild West, but it was Dr.Who that really set things in to motion.

As we know it now, steampunk is a widely acknowledged genre of film and literary media, and it is cosplayed often. A key element in choosing a cosplay outfit is that you can become your character, and it doesn't need to exist in a game, movie or book for you to be realistic.

Using cogs, clocks, goggles, corsets, bomber jackets, tophats and modified weapons, anyone can come up with a believable and excellent cosplay with a little time and effort.

Some people say that in order to make a great Steampunk cosplay, though, you have to believe you are the character. It wouldn't make sense for you to have vials and potions if you wanted to be a pilot!




Steampunk Goggles Tutorials:

One thing almost every Steampunk cosplay needs is Goggles. Below are some excellent tutorials for you to try your hand at making this accessory.

Steampunk Goggles Tutorial by mtaniSteampunk Goggles: A Tutorial by FenrisDesignshow to maka goggles tutorial by Guineve-earth

Random Steampunk Bits n' Bobs:

STEAMPUNK EAR CUFF TUTORIAL by bodaszilviaSteampunk Nailart Tutorial by KythanaSteampunk Wings Tutorial by Yazzzle
Process by bug-in-my-eyeSteampunk Heart Necklace Tut. by aliceazzoSteampunk on a Budget by HiddenYume-stock

Excellent Steampunk Cosplay:

Steampunk with Outland Armour by yayacosplay:thumb122399577:Harley Quinn Steampunk - Cosplay by Thecrystalshoe
Steampunk Starshooter by MarcoRibbe-deSteampunk Overlord, beckoning. by overlord-costume-artSteampunk Fett - V by DimHorizonStudio




Project Educate: Welcome to Cosplay Week!
PE: The A, B, C's of Cosplay 2 (A, B, C)
The A, B, C's of Cosplay 2 (D, E, F)
Costuming for a Cause - by ^j-z-belexes
The A, B, C's of Cosplay 2 (G, H, I)





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Cosplay Project Educate: Steampunk
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:iconwintersread:
WintersRead Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Photographer
My neighbor is the lead singer of the world-famous steampunk band of 30+ years, Abney Park, and they have wonderful costumes. [link]
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slephoto Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ERMAHGERHD, STERMPERNK!
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:iconchimichangaeater:
chimichangaeater Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wait, wait, wait...Doctor Who is steampunk?! 0.o
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oui. Very much considered to have some of the first mainstream elements of steampunk. :)
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:iconchimichangaeater:
chimichangaeater Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:0
I never knew
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:iconmadnessofmana:
MadnessOfMana Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FINALLY!!!!! I've always wanted to know more about steampunk so I can post my own lietary work set in a steampounk environment, this is perfect! :dance:
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Requiemachina Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I am a fan of steampunk.
Nice lesson!
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:iconuchuubranko:
uchuubranko Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconepicexcitedlaplz::la::heart:
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daisyfairy42 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
heehee. Now I'm even more hyped up about Steampunk's World Fair con!!! >.< Now! Back to my inventing so I can time travel back to my lab and fix the OTHER time machine, unless of course I find Lucca or The Doctor. XD
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:la:!
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:iconamylynn51:
amylynn51 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Writer
i have absolutely never heard of this genre if your interested in educating me further on it please do
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Really, never? Is there something specific you would like to understand better?
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:iconamylynn51:
amylynn51 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Writer
i would really just like to know the essentials..
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:iconceleste-cloude4evr:
Celeste-Cloude4evr Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well its good to see lovers of steam trying to educate others :) i love steampunk x) :heart:
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kreedantillesordo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
All of this stuff looks awesome! I am a huge steampunk fan...
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:iconptollemy:
Ptollemy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
It's all about the goggles!

But seriously, I love Steampunk - very cool and lots of fun to shoot. :)
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Ptollemy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
[Damn hit the submit button too soon :lol:]

Steampunk is also a great genre for sipping your toes into Cosplay as it doesn't have to be expensive. Weilding googles make excellent Steampunk accessories. Inexpensive tailored vests and caps can also be found and you're halfway there. :D

[A bit thank you to the lovely :iconpullingcandy: for Cosplay Project Educate. :D
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:iconjamminjo:
JamminJo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love :love: Steampunk!!
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:la:
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JamminJo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I have to share one of my favorite Steampunk images from dA [link] :iconsteampunkemoteplz:
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I adore =Ophelia-Overdose.
That shot is glorious.
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:iconjamminjo:
JamminJo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, yes =Ophelia-Overdose is fantastic :la: :la:
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love the steampunk aesthetic, but I noticed at a comicon last weekend how some of the cosplays get downright silly. A lot of people just arbitrarily clue gears and copper bits onto anything and call it steampunk. Those gears don't make a lot of sense unless they look like they're serving a purpose.
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I do know this!
I understand when some folks don't have the funds to make costumes but when you're just throwing cogs and gears around in a pattern that doesn't fit or make sense it's rather annoying to look at.
On a side note, I wanna go to a comicon.
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's the fun thing about steampunk, it doesn't have to be expensive. I've seen a lot of people spray paint simple nerf guns and they look awesome. But if you're gonna spend money on gears, at least use them in a way that makes sense.

You've never been!? :o Where do you live?
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I live in Canada, Alberta to be more precise. We have a few, but they're fairly out of the way for me - 2 1/2 to 3 hours, and I've no costume and I want to be in costume if I go. Oddly, my costume in progress is very steampunk. :)

And oh yeah, I know. I got dollar store guns not long ago and I tried my hand at making some steampunk weapons - it's not hard to put a little effort in to it. *I* think they look neat, especially for a first attempt. I also make hats and goggles and masks; the placement of the gears HAS to make sense or else they are a useless adornment. :(
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ooh yeah. You definitely wanna go in costume. What is it, exactly?
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
My costume or the con? Hehe
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:iconjzlobo:
JZLobo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Costume!
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:iconpullingcandy:
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, I picked up this elaborate and very Victorian dress last Halloween, and I've been focusing it around that. I suppose right now it's just a gentry lady; I have made the mask to go with it. A high class dame.
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TarienCole Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
*doffs the hat* Steampunk promotion is always welcome, M'Lady.
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, steampunk. :eager:
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