Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, fantasy,
history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the
1980s and early 1990s. Steampunk involves a setting where steam power
is still widely used—usually Victorian-era Britain—that
incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy.
There are two main kinds of Steampunk:
The first: Traditional Steampunk envisions a future as we
think the Victorians imagined it. The writings of H.G. Wells and Jules
Verne are good examples.
The second: Industrial Steampunk, sees a far future world
that harkens back to Victorian culture, for example, a bustle dress
made of kevlar.
Steampunk draws people from all political persuasions and
Works of Steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them. These works are based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This aesthetic carries over into personal style with both clothing and jewelry being made in a “steampunk” style. The clothes are not exactly Victorian, adding in technological bits or hints of a more adventurous life than a typical Victorian citizen likely enjoyed.
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