Thread: Steampunk
View Single Post
Unread 07-12-2009, 12:30 PM   #7
Devil of Details
Kelley's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 5,443
^ Great advice.

However, as a note the OP - the "fantasy world" you've created is also important.

I've never seen steampunk that incorporates Victorian social reality to any great degree. It's a romanticises / idealised fantasy.

It's useful to know about - but I'm just saying, you have a lot of freedom with your costume. Some degree of historical accuracy can really improve your costume and make it more than, "lol, I put on a corset over some beige and brown clothing", but it's also STEAMPUNK - the Victorians definitely didn't have ray guns or airship pirates, either.

I misread that you were an airship mechanic - but if you're not, it doesn't really change that much. Though if you're in a "workshop" setting doing kind of "tinkering" - you might reasonably be much less dirty than if you're constantly running around below-deck.
Kelley is offline   Reply With Quote