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The Steampunk World’s Fair 2015

December 8, 2015

The Costumes And Acts Will Amaze You

The most fun part of dressing up in steampunk fashion is being able to show it off to other enthusiasts. And, that’s exactly what happened at the Steampunk World’s Fair in May of 2015 in New Jersey. Even though this year’s event has already passed, this is an annual event, so not to worry. Next year’s event will be just as spectacular.

There are loads of vendors who come hoping to sell their unique steampunk styled trinkets, accessories, and art, musicians who use steampunk inspired instruments, and thousands of attendees with unique costumes, stories, and personalities.

To begin planning your trip to the 2016 festival, click here for event info. All of the vendors are already lined up, so you can see all the talented folks who come out. And, you can see photos from the 2015 event in the video below.

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Get Your Steampunk Outfit With Recollections

December 8, 2015

Recollections Has Everything To Complete Your Look

Are you looking for the perfect place to buy your next steampunk outfit? Look no further. Recollections has all the steampunk accessories and clothes you need. They have everything from corsets and skirts to watches and hats. You’ll be sure to find exactly what you want there, all packed in with the quality you need.

With Recollections, their entire business is built around creating historically accurate pieces. This means that the steampunk fashions aren’t mass produced off a line in China with seams that will rip and tear over time. The workers at Recollections hand-make the designs for their clothing that is featured on the website, so you can be sure that your piece will be unique. They also tailor make each garment, so you know it won’t fall apart as soon as you put it on. Not many other stores can offer you that kind of quality.

In addition to the quality, there is also a wide variety of steampunk clothing on Recollections’ website. Their clothes are mainly focused around the Victorian and Western sub-genres of steampunk; however, there are all sorts of clothing and accessories found in their website, and your outfit will be creative and unique with their touch.

If you’re looking for the next addition to your steampunk closet, don’t hesitate another minute and visit Recollections today for the most unique and versatile steampunk outfits on the web. Their high-quality items will make you want more.

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The History of Steampunk

December 8, 2015

Learn The Interesting History Of Steampunk

While most know the steampunk is the cultural sub-genre that involves top hats, gears, keys, and goggles, many don’t know how this cultural movement happened. Steampunk is now a popular genre used in movies, performances, and on television. So, it’s important to have some background to the whole movement in order to understand it as a whole.

Steampunk started as far back as the Victorian era. Author Jules Verne is many times credited as a main contributor to the steampunk movement that gained fire in the 1970s. Novels like 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea are prime examples of not only the power of steam, but also the sort of sci-fi world where steam power can be used for more than just moving trains forward.

Novels were modeled after Verne’s successful one and used steam in creative ways. In the 1970s, there was a revival and in 1987 the term steampunk was coined by author KW Jeter in his novel Morlock Night. Ever since then, the steam punk movement has been growing into what we now consider the movement we have today.

Today, there are many different genres of steampunk. For artists, cosplayers, and enthusiasts everywhere, steampunk can be shaped to fit almost any mold. Whether you want to dress in the Victorian era or are more into the post-apocalyptic look, there is a steampunk style for you. Recollections carries clothes for all of your steampunk needs. Check out our clothing line and accessories, and find the perfect look for your next event.

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How The Wild Wild West is Steampunk

December 8, 2015

Learn Why We Consider This Western A Steampunk Classic

The Wild Wild West is a movie that was generally repulsive to critics. It received scathing reviews on Rotten tomatoes, and was nominated for Razzies left and right. However, even though many would say that the film was an overall failure, we love it for its steampunk elements. The movie is a fusion between western, comedy, action, and steampunk overall, but in areas where the other genres fall short, steampunk excels.

The costumes for characters like Loveless, West, and Gordon have become classics for not only steampunk fashions in the western category. As many steampunkers know, steampunk spans past-apocalyptic to the west to the Victorian era and everything in between. The Wild Wild West plays on this, especially with the costume of Loveless.

The Loveless wheelchair is steam-powered, which is the entire point of steampunk fashion. The wheelchair eventually becomes a tool for powering a giant spider that Loveless uses to try and thwart West and Gordon. Of course, the good guys win. But that doesn’t make the wheelchair and its steampunk spider any less cool.

The heroes in the steampunk saga are wearing less obtuse steampunk accessories. For instance, they don the classic watch chain and top hats common not only to the Victorian era, but also steampunk fashion. Their accessories get more overt throughout the movie, however, when they don goggles for their ride through the sky, which is a nod to post-apocalyptic steampunk fashion.

Between the corsets, petticoats, and attitude, Rita Escobar is a prime example of the steampunk in the movie. Always clothed in a bustier, ruffled petticoat, and ready to fight, she has the right mix to be a steampunk classic. Her hair is larger than life, complete with feathers and curls.

While most can agree that the movie The Wild Wild West wasn’t Will Smith’s best movie or the funniest movie of 1999, it did give some serious insight into steampunk fashion. What are some of your favorite steampunk fashions from the movie?

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