Hm, well I've always loved fashions of the past. (I suppose it's here I should point out I love Dieselpunk, and steampunk is just the umbrella of -punk where cyber, diesel, deco, atom, weird west and ectpunk reside)
My girlfriend in 2009 was real into it, and I had just started reading the Marvel Noir series. Plus -punk has a hell of a lot to do with Alternate Dimensions, and those are my bread and butter.
I am one of those people that maintains the style of wearing it everyday, and feel out of place in normal type clothes.
Though joining a steampunk circus troupe in 2011 and getting to perform at over forty steampunk conventions between March 2011 and August 2012 for free was defiantly an added bonus.
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