rl steampunk fashion links

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

RL Steampunk: Fashion Links

by Grrl+dog (blogger website)

One of the more popular topics at the Heliograph tends to revolve around RL Steampunk Fashion. Unfortunately, aside from photographs, many links from said fashion sites seem to break over time (not necessarily surprising). After mulling it over a bit, I will be adding a “Steampunk Fashion” link list to the Heliograph. In the meantime, I have added a few of the better known sites regarding fashion and attire. I would never pretend to be knowledgeable about ladies fashions, so any references are from a “male-species” brain – please accept my request for forgiveness in advance!

(Note: If one happens to have a preferred Steampunk Fashion site, please do let me know, so I might add it to the selection – thank you!)

Untitled photo, from “Fashion-Incubator.com”

Steampunk Fashion and Merchants

Gentleman’s Emporium

At Gentleman’s Emporium, this is our promise, and what thousands of satisfied customers have come to expect. Whether it’s an outfit for a special event, a gift for a loved one, or something special just for yourself, we’ve got just what you need!http://www.gentlemansemporium.com/index.php

Jas-Townsend & Sons
“A mail order company that supplies 18th and 19th century reproductions for living history. We specialize in Historic Clothing, Camp Gear, Tents, Books, Music, Knives, Tomahawks, Oak kegs and other assorted goods for people or organizations reenacting the periods from 1750 to 1840 especially the French and Indian War, American Revolution, and War of 1812. We have been serving historical re-enactors, movies, theaters and Pirates since 1973. Jas. Townsend and Son is located in northern Indiana about 45 minutes west of Fort Wayne, Indiana.”

Premier Designs Historic Clothing
“A leading designer of historic clothing, specializing in high quality Victorian & Edwardian designs for women and Victorian to the 1920’s for men.”

The Sulters Stores
“Europe’s leading supplier of authentic historical uniforms and accessories for the period from 1700 to 1950.”

“The leading designers and quality suppliers of Victorian, Edwardian, Civil War, and Old West stylings for women.”

Sword Canes
Quite nifty, and quite affordable – I especially like the “Mermaid” cane!

donnaricci, from begoths.com

Steampunk Fashion Blogs

House of Secrets, Incorporated
A regular blogger and commentator at Otten’s Smoking Lounge, Miss Hayvaert is perhaps one of the best versed RL steampunk fashionistas around. This particular site is her own blog, and the own below it is her business website. Additionally, her Flickr website is also listed in the Flickr section.

Steampunk Fashion Blog
A blog associated with the Steampunk Fashion Community, and update quite frequently.

Steampunk Fashion Community
An extensive Live Journal community about Steampunk Fashion – certainly a good place to start reading for inspiration and help. Its is very active, and most certainly worth a visit.

The Aldersgate Cycle
A site designed by Miss Natania Barron, a multi-talented lady – Steampunk Author, Blogger, and Podcaster, she has written knowledgeable regarding Steampunk Fashion, providing excellent insights that and other aspects of the genre.

Divine Caroline
“The Beauty of Steampunk Fashion”

Steamyshipyard, by Boilermonster

Steampunk Flickr Groups

Steampunk Fashion:
A Flickr Site that focuses on RL fashion influenced by the genre. With a concentration on attire specifically, it contains quite a number of intriguing inspirations.

Steampunk Gear:
Displays of RL Steampunk works, mostly from projects and accessories. With over 3,000 photos and 700 members, there are quite a few things to see here!

House of Secrets, Incorporated, Flickr Stream:
More photos from Miss Heyvaert regarding Steampunk attire.



The corset and ensemble worn by Donna Ricci was created by myself, the owner of Exquisite Restraint Corsets.


I recommend the steampunk fashion site,

Stay Beautiful,
Owner and Designer
Exquisite Restraint Corsets


the second picture belongs to Kit Stølen. His livejoural can be found here: http://anachronaut.livejournal.com/