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Project Educate: Steampunk

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 3:50 PM


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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)


Cosplay Project Educate: Steampunk
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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]
slephoto Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
chimichangaeater Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wait, wait, wait...Doctor Who is steampunk?! 0.o
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oui. Very much considered to have some of the first mainstream elements of steampunk. :)
chimichangaeater Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I never knew
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:
Requiemachina Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I am a fan of steampunk.
Nice lesson!
uchuubranko Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student General Artist
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
pullingcandy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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