Following the literary footsteps of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, the term, Steampunk, originated in the 1980s with the writings of science fiction writer, K.W. Jeter to better characterize the literary work of Sexy One Shoulder Ruffle Evening Party Dress — Burgundy “Lord Kelvin’s Machine”, Powers’ “The Anubis Gates” and his work “Morlock Night” which speculated on the development of steam-based technologies or alternative histories in time. Steampunk themes were brought to life in Walt Disney’s film, “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea” (1954), with the design of the submarine and the crew’s underwater gear; and the 1960 film, “The Time Machine” with the design of the time machine itself. The iconic musical group, “The Beatles” performed as Steampunk artists for the album and retro film, “Yellow Submarine” profoundly influencing future musicians and writers. In the 1966 Beatle’s song “Eleanor Rigby” along with the music video “Eleanor’s Dream”, Paul McCartney and Tweed Plaid Patchwork Office Dress — Black found themselves transported by song to Victoria England, where they were sent on a futuristic Steampunk natured journey.
Today, Steampunk fans gather on social media sites such as www.steampunk.com and www.steampunkworldsfair.com, buy their costumes at thrift stores or handmade from remnants, and celebrate Steampunk at regional and national festivals and conventions, called “cons”, which bring together thousands of fans, celebrities, burlesque shows, panel discussions, vendors, and of course, parties with everybody dressed in costumes. In the Victorian era of romantic science fiction and industrialization of the period, ladies often wore floor length dresses complete with corsets, petticoats, hosiery, and often times, a small top hat with jeweled cuffs and black gloves. From England to the Wild West’s Steampunk, women sport skintight pants, leather corsets, ruffled blouses, knee-high boots, matching belt pouch and western hat with Sexy One Shoulder Ruffle Evening Party Dress — White googles. Simply said “Steampunk fashion is about creating an outfit that delights the senses, entertains the wearer, and engages the viewer,” and that is exactly why Amy Wilder has fallen in love with Steampunk.