Steampunk has become a large sub-culture, and it has permeated fashion, film, tattoos and costumes for cosplay and Halloween.
In this article we'll look at a bunch of photos of those wearing Steampunk outfits to give you some ideas of what to buy or maybe make concerning a Steampunk costume for yourself or Halloween for cosplay..
Of course if you're really into the sub-culture, you can just go out like you always dress and no one will know the difference.
Steampunk fashion is built out from a Victorian influence because of its foundation of having to do with anything connected to gadgets or machines run by steam.
So for a Steampunk Halloween costume - whether bought or made - you will want to include Victorian clothing, and from there add the accessories and gadgets for a cool look.
Halloween Costume Ideas
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Victorian Costume Foundation
With this first Steampunk outfit, we see the fashion foundation of the Victorian look, but also the top hat and goggles, which are also a major part of the Steampunk culture. Assuming you have anything Victorian, it's simple to add the types of accessories as seen below to create a cool Halloween costume or outfit in its own right.
Steampunk Costume Ideas
Halloween Skeleton Costumes
- Halloween Skeleton Costumes, Decorations and Accessories
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Steampunk Costume Ideas for Guys
Here's a look at a couple of different ideas for Steampunk Halloween costumes for guys. Vests always work, along with interesting period hats, and of course, gadgets and guns. All are part of the ensemble guys like to have with their Steampunk fashion.
Men in Steampunk Costumes
- Toga Costumes
While toga costumes and cosplay are for more than just Halloween time, the Halloween season does give a great excuse to dress like our Roman counterparts from days long ago. One thing that is a lot of fun about toga costumes, is they can be used...
Steampunk Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples
For those couples looking for a Steampunk costume theme for Halloween, here's a great photo of a man and woman dressed in unique garb to generate some ideas. It's interesting to see such contrast, with the woman wearing more of a pixie-looking costume, and the man looking somewhat like a Samurai. Either way, it's definitely a fun theme to consider when looking for Halloween costume ideas.
Couple in Steampunk Costumes
Powerpuff Girls Homemade Costumes
- The Powerpuff Girls Homemade Costume and Makeup Ideas
The Powerpuff Girls are an awesome choice to use as source material for a Halloween costume or cosplay, as they're perfect for a group of three friends, and lend themselves well to making the costumes on your own. Here we'll look at a variety of ways
Female Steampunk Halloween Costume
This example of a woman dressed in Steampunk fashion is another nod to effective simplicity. I like the goggles on her head, as well as that big belt across her midriff. Those puffy sleeves and vest add a great touch as well. Not too difficult to put something similar together.
Cute Steampunk Costume for Women
Pirate Halloween Costumes
- Pirate Halloween Costume Ideas
While pirate Halloween costumes have never and will never go out of style, the Pirates of the Caribbean have made them even more popular, and men and women love to get decked out in these colorful and in many cases - fancy - costumes. The styles...
Steampunk Costume for Men
It's great to me to see these Victorian outfits with the additional gadgets. You have that nice vest and tie, but also loaded with all sorts of fun accessories and gadgets. No wonder Steampunk is so popular. Who wouldn't want to dress out in cool stuff like this.
Steampunk Costume with Top Hat
Scooby Doo Costumes
- Scooby Doo Costumes
It doesn't matter when we first encountered Scooby Doo and his gang of friends, as once you do, he never quite leaves your memory entirely, and when Halloween and other costume events come around, a Scooby Doo costume, or a costume of one of the...
Classy Steampunk Look
Below is a more classy Steampunk look. As you can see, it's the accessories that really define the Steampunk costume, and add those to an interesting outfit and you have a fantastic look for a Halloween costume. In this case draping lace over the shoulders, goggles and a poker define the Steampunk ensemble.
Also important here is the color of the dress itself and the lace, pointing to the Steampunk period piece.
Vintage Steampunk Look
Adult Halloween Costumes
- Adult Halloween Costumes
When you think of adult Halloween costumes you think of the obvious naughty type or the short skirts and costumes showing a lot of leg, or whatever else. I thought in this batch of adult Halloween costumes we could look at different types that are...
Steambunk Bandit Costume
I really like this Steampunk costume of what appears to be a female bandit. The little pocket watch as a gadget works nice, and of course the bullet holder looks terrific. Again, a few simple accessories with a period outfit creates an amazing costume.
Woman in Steampunk Bandit Costume
Looking over these photos of Steampunk outfits and costumes, you can see the importance of a few related accessories to creating a great Steampunk Halloween costume or outfit. Just get something that looks like it's from the Victorian era, add some goggles, top hat, gadgets and vests and corsets, and you have a great look.
There are of course an endless array of things you could use to generate an amazing Steampunk costume for Halloween. Hopefully those included here will get your creative juices flowing. I know they did mine.
daviddwarren22 on October 07, 2011: