Considering the fierce competition that looms over all steampunk gatherings, you can never have enough information on how to make your steampunk look even better. Considering that this is all about creativity, any additional information can come in handy in making sure that you’re able to recreate your costumes and be the life of the event. To help you achieve exactly that, here are a couple of tips that will really come in handy. Thanks to Steampunkartifacts.com for the info below:
- You’re not re-enacting
It is okay to want to be historically accurate but that is not what steampunk is all about. It is actually about the opposite, undermining the historical aesthetic. You shouldn’t worry about where your buttons were previously featured or on which year they were invented. The goal is to have something fancy and fashionable. And if someone asks you about any aspect of your costume or accessories, the best answer would be to tell them you’re a time traveller and you’re off the hook.
- It is not all about the Victorian England Box
It is true that a lot of the costumes around steampunk are Victorian age inspired. But, the truth of the matter is, there were plenty of other cultures in the 1800s that you can use to inspire your costume. There is the old and graceful American cowboy, and Asian pirate. These two are great sources of inspiration to help you design a new and stand out costumes.
This might be a great tip especially when you’re running thin on Victorian ideas for your next steampunk event.
- Hound the thrift stores
Without the right ideas on where to get equipment, the steampunk lifestyle can quickly get expensive and tiresome. Finding everything you need on a whim can be hard. Thrift stores are a goldmine when it comes to steampunk ensembles. You will definitely find great pieces and accessories for throw away prices. Frequent your Salvation Army and make frequenting thrift stores a habit. The more the time you’re in there the better the chances you have of getting some great pieces for an unbelievable price.
- Make the sewing machine your friend
Needles and threads can be a bit daunting. But, in most cases, you will definitely have to face your fear. You will almost always find a great costume that needs touch ups here and there. With a sewing machine and some skill in case you have some, you can even make your own costume from scratch. It saves you the effort of having to go from store to store looking for a befitting costume.
- Too much does not apply here
If there is one place where your creativity is not capped at all, steampunk is it. You’re allowed to go all out. With steampunk, every time you look at yourself in the mirror, you should think about what you would like to add. It is the golden rule in making yourself standout.
Being resourceful is the first and most valuable aspect of being good at designing your steampunk costumes. These tips will help you build on your creative nature and allow you to branch and make even better and more stunning outfits.