I got into it because a few friends had talked about it some and then I decided to sketch out a few costume designs and ended up making one as a gift for a friend
since she pretty much lives in steampunk most of the time. She even got complimented on it by Abney Park! But then I had made stuff for others and then saw more and more people doing it, so I decided to start working on my own stuff. So far none are 100% finished, but I hope to get my steampunk wind-up doll finished soon so I can get awesome pictures in it.