Buy Steampunk Costumes in our Steampunk Shop
Steampunk describes an alternative world, usually the Victorian age, in which technical development progressed more quickly. The steam engine, for example, was developed much earlier and as a result it was possible for people to fly or build robots and moving machines much earlier. This kind of anticipation of technical achievements in earlier eras is also called retro-futurism. The steampunk setting was first really differentiated in the novel "The Difference Engine" by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling, which appeared in 1990. Many may also be familiar with the steampunk setting from some of the films made by the Japanese Studio Ghibli, who often incorporate steampunk into their fantasy settings. There are films such as the "Nausicaä from the Valley of the Winds", "Walking Castle" or "The Castle in the Sky". Another important representative of the steampunk genre is the game series "Bioshock", which depicts a very dark steampunk world underwater and in the air. Steampunk is also sometimes confused with cyberpunk, but that is actually a different science fiction genre where the technological advances of the near future are dystopically out of control.
Steampunk Larp is rather rare, but there are events with this theme. But steampunk costumes are also very popular at carnivals. You can also go to a gothic festival in a steampunk outfit, as steampunk is an aspect of gothic fashion. Steampunk is also often linked to Western because of its time period, and both genres tend to overlap. Since many adventures in the steampunk universe revolve around airships and flying constructions of all kinds, pirates are also often interspersed as a theme. So the air pirate and air navy officer is also a nice outfit variation for steampunk costumes.
Creating a good steampunk costume is not that easy. On the one hand, because of the technical components that are often part of it, but also because of the Victorian fashions that are no longer easy to find or sew yourself. In our Steampunk Shop you will find accessories for Steampunk, such as the typical welding goggles, Steampunk dresses for women, Steampunk outfits for men, Victorian dresses and also the corset that is often used for Steampunk outfits.
The whole world of steampunk at Andracor
Here you will find steampunk clothing, gears on bodices and wardrobes, retro dress for ladies and gents that just smokes! From Victorian Steampunk hats to small Steampunk accessories, we have collected everything you can use for Steampunk events. But what is a good steampunk outfit?
Typical steampunk clothing for women includes opulent dresses as they were common in the Victorian era. Wide-brimmed hats with velvet bows and other embellishments were also popular. The corset or corsage is also a very typical accessory for steampunk ladies. Velvet gloves and high-heeled leather boots and leather shoes also fit the bill.
With men's outfits for steampunk, shirts and trousers, which look rather old-fashioned, go well. Matching tails and a top hat, as well as a walking stick. A noble look is, of course, different from that of a working man. Flat caps made of leather and welding goggles go well with a craftsman of the steampunk era.
For both sexes, of course, there are the technical gadgets that make up the steampunk era. These can be technical bracelets, steam engines on the back, technical glasses, exo-skulls made of rusty steel, armour with gear and machine parts. There are hardly any limits to the imagination. At Andracor, we basically offer the basics for such a steampunk outfit. But it is wonderful creative work to then create your own steampunk character from it.