As Halloween approaches, you start to rack your mind looking for the perfect Halloween costume. The basic vision is to find for something original. If your looking for something different this season, you may consider wearing a steampunk Halloween costume.
Unfamiliar with steampunk? Don't worry about it. Steampunk represents a previous age where everything was steam-powered. It is a type of fashion between punk, goth, burlesque and Jules Vern.
Steampunk pays tribute to the Victorian era - it glorifies the fashion of upper class aristocrats and trickles down to the slums, where even the local prostitute sports the best of steampunk. It also includes the lace and leather of pirates, to the capes and robs of blood sucking vampires.
While there are so many creative aspects to consider when designing a costume, it is very common for steampunk costumes to include Victorian type clothing and goggles.
There's no doubting that many people love SpongeBob SquarePants, so why not take the next step and transform some of the SpongeBob characters into your Steampunk costumes? Or better yet, what about a post apoplectic look from the Mad Max saga? The key thing to remember when you are trying to come up with your steampunk costume idea, is that you can transform almost anything into a steampunk costume.
If you take a little time to discuss some ideas with your friends and family and focus in on your favorite, then look around your house and find some old clothing and even a few pieces of junk (one man's junk is another man's treasure!), and you will be able to design the perfect steampunk costume and blow all other costumers out of the water.
Women's Steampunk Costume
A steampunk Halloween costume for woman may include a short punk haircut, ostentatious jewelry, fingerless gloves and googles. Were spike heals to complete the outfit. If want to be more recognizable and want to bring steampunk to a whole different level you could go as Tina Turner's charter, 'Aunty,' from the movie, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. However, when wearing steampunk try to stay true to the Victorian look and accessorize as much as possible.
Men's Steampunk Costume
For men, simply were an old leather jacket with scuffed brown shoes with loud socks, or no socks if the mood strikes you. Of course, don't forget the goggles - it's a necessity component of steampunk fashion. If your looking to be recognizable you could be a character from the movie Mad Max.
When looking to create your own steampunk costume, it's a great idea to look at into thrift / charity stores and look at some of the older clothes that they have had donated to them. A lot of the clothes that they have to offer are perfect!