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What is Steampunk


What is Steampunk? A few years ago I had asked the same question as I have never heard of it myself. Someone made a statement, saying that they love steampunk. Steampunk, if you google it, is actually a growing phenomenon. It is a fandom of the Victorian Era and Industrial Revolution and the early 19th Century technology and advance machinery. Aviation, trains, watches, air balloons to explorers, clock-makers  inventors, to even aristocrats are just a small part of the steampunk world.

There’s a huge genre out there of comic books, books, websites, jewelry, and clothing. They even hold conventions for those who are steampunk fanatics…hmm, what would you call a person that’s into steampunk?

You’ve actually seen steampunk around, though you didn’t know it. You’ve see it in movies such as Wild Wild West and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Steampunk can even be found in TV shows such as Firefly and Doctor Who. I feel in love with steampunk myself from watching Firefly (I’m a huge Joss Whedon fan).

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This Halloween I’m planning on dressing up in aviation steampunk attire (I’ll try to post pictures come Halloween). I already have the aviator’s jacket…something that I acquire

d once I completed boot camp. I have also collected a few other items. I still have one or two items to get before my outfit is 

complete.

Did you know what Steampunk was before this post? Are you still unfamiliar with the term? Are you a Steampunk fan?