Steampunk weddings really caught my attention this week.
Earlier this week I heard the term 'Steampunk' used while watching the Tournament of Champions on Jeopardy. A reference to Steampunk literature was mentioned in a Jeopardy answer...or question as it were.
Then later in the week I happened to see a Steampunk wedding board on Pinterest and I was hooked!
I love Jeopardy!
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So now I am really diggin' the Steampunk thing! I don't usually go for themed wedding stuff, but this Steampunk genre, as applied to wedding decor and wedding fashion includes some elements I really enjoy; such as Victorian styles, as well as styles from the American Wild West.
The Steampunk District website has lots of fun info, including tips for DIY Steampunk dress and how to make your own Steampunk costume.
Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. Therefore, steampunk works are often set in an alternate history of the 19th century's British Victorian era or American "Wild West", in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has regained mainstream use, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power.
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Example Of Steampunk Artwork
"Maison tournante aérienne": drawing shows a dwelling structure elevated above rooftops and designed to revolve and adjust in various directions. An occupant points to an airship with a fish-shaped bag in the sky lower right. One of the artist's conceptions for his book on life in the upcoming twentieth century. (Source: A.G. Renstrom, LC staff, 1981-82.) ink over graphite underdrawing.
Drawing By Robida, Albert, 1848-1926, artist. (Library of Congress) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons