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Steampunk Gear

Filed under: Halloween — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

The thing that distinguishes a Steampunk costume from a Goth or Vampire costume is the GEAR. Here are the essentials.


In the past that never was, it was a very dangerous place. Or, so you would imagine considering the wide array of weaponry. Here is a How-To to make a Steampunk Gun from a Nerf Gun:

Here is my How-To to make a Brass Ray Gun:

Here are ideas for more steampunk weaponry:


For some reason, goggles (or strange eyeglasses) seem to the MOST important feature of a good Steampunk costume. Here is a slideshow from Flickr showing TONS of ideas for goggles:

An Embellished Top Hat

It’s not enough to have a top hat. It has to be embellished in some manner. The easiest way to make your top hat steampunk is to put your goggles on it. Then you don’t have to wear the goggles on your face for the whole party (hot and hides your eyes).


You don’t necessarily need combat boots, but they seem to be a favorite. Spats also help complete the look.


Gear embellishments are the best way to distinguish yourself as Steampunk aristocracy. Here are some ideas for jewelry, clothing and other gear embedded jewelry.

Cameo Jewelry

For the ladies, it’s always nice to have some sort of cameo jewelry.

I especially like my mourning pin from my grandma’s collection of “junk” jewelry. It was perfect for my costume.

Dowager Moncur's Spectacles by LauraMoncur from Flickr

With just a few additions, you can make a boring Victorian costume into a Steampunk costume. Have fun!


1 Comment »

  1. You can find some steampunk goggles and glasses here:


    Comment by Rheukala — 10/6/2009 @ 12:55 pm

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