I've been a costumer since I was14 and a lover of Victoriana since kindergarten when we lived in a grand old Victorian mansion. I grew up watching sci fi and horror films every Saturday, and became addicted to Doctor Who when the local PBS station started broadcasting it around 1980. I first heard of Steampunk when I was at Cotume Con in San Jose a few years ago and only in a very limited way. Since then I've seen it cropping up more frequently and a couple of weeks ago a friend and I even discovered a Steampunk costume shop which only deals with custom (and pricey) designs.
I guess the appeal to me of Steampunk is how historic influences can be morphed into a different look, usually in a science fiction or fantasy look but straight Steampunk doesn't need to try to disguise the historic nature of the garment. Also, I don't have to worry if my fabric choices are authentic, so it opens up a world of possibilities.
There is a Steampunk convention in town in July and I'm considering going since it's quite reasonably priced.
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