Steampunk dress must be kept to the Victorian era. You are portraying an image of what you would have or could have been like in the late 19th Century.

The great thing about Steampunk fashion is that it is so diverse. You can really let your imagination go when you are deciding on your Steampunk theme.

If you’re handy with a needle and thread, you can even try making your own Steampunk outfit.

Think ‘Wild Wild West’ and ‘Time Machine’ and get creative by visiting your local thrift store or charity shop for skirts, blouses, scarves, hats, shirts, gloves, shawls and trousers that you can fashion into a Steampunk outfit. Steampunk Sunglasses are always awesome too, this site for a 15% Discount on mens steampunk sunglasses today – only available at top tier style.

Worn material is great for that grungy, punky look as well as brocade and damask fabrics in all kinds of colors. Take a look for anything that could be pillaged for cogs such as old clocks and stock up on old buckles and belts as well as braces. These will decorate your Steampunk costume nicely.

Creating a persona or several personas is part of the fun of Steampunk. Who will be reinvented as?

An aristocrat? An engineer? A mad scientist? A sexy Victorian vamp? A Wild West vixen?

Don’t forget to pick yourself a Steampunk name to go with your persona too (see how much fun this is?).

My chosen Steampunk name is Countess Minerva Scarlett Wilde and I use it to sign off on my posts anywhere. If you’re not sure how to choose a name for yourself, take a look at this Victorian and Steampunk Name Generator. On this site you select your gender, social class, and if you would like an extended name. The generator then gives up to 15 different names for you to choose from.

If you are looking for inspiration on how to dress steampunk, check out the video below for some ideas: