Just in time for Halloween, do we have a treat for you! Today steampunk extraordinaire Gail Carriger is here today to showcase the ins and outs of her most trustworthy and favorite steampunk costumes. Gail, whose delightful steampunk YA, Curtsies & Conspiracies, is out next week, has a droolworthy costume collection, here for our ogling. Take a look!
I've had a love affair with costuming for as long as I can remember. For me any day of the year could be Halloween. Then I got into historical reenactment — and then I discovered steampunk. As a result, you might describe my steampunk costumes as quite proper, so far as these things go. I'm lucky enough to be able to attend several steampunk events a year, but because so many of them require flying I've settled on four basic outfits that travel well.
Each of my steampunk outfits has its variations and its reasons. Each includes parts that I have made myself and items that I have purchased. Some objects are quite meaningful, others are quite silly, and for me, that's the beauty of steampunk.
1. The Spoons