Ashland, NH (PRWEB) June 28, 2012
The “Steampunk” genre is a sub-culture of fiction that is quickly gaining popularity. This is not only true about the world of literature, but also in the world of costuming for conventions. Given the unique and customizable aspect of the genre, many people enjoy creating their own Steampunk Costumes, complete with personalized gadgets. PearsonsRenaissanceShoppe.com is now providing costume makers and convention patrons with several garments that can be used in the construction of a personalized Steampunk costume.
What exactly is Steampunk? Steampunk is a genre that combines a Victorian era setting with various types of steam-powered machines. These gadgets can be for mundane tasks, such as a steam-powered hand tools, or can be as complex steam-powered airships that are a common a sight in the sky. It is not uncommon for a Steampunk setting to be an alternative version of history, which is why the Victorian era is such a popular choice for the genre. The Victorian era is also the same time in history when the Industrial Revolution was taking off. Since electricity was still in its infancy, most technology revolved around steam engines. This is why steam-powered gadgets are also so prevalent within the genre.
The Victorian Era also helps contribute to the fashion of the Steampunk genre. Victorian wear was comprised of elaborate dresses and corsets for the women, with stylish vests and long coats for the men. When combined with the gadgetry and scientific feel, costumes may include an airship pilot wearing aviator goggles along with a leather top hat. Another popular accent piece is Steampunk jewelry that takes the shapes of gears, keys, or other tools that tinkerers may use.
“It's one of the reasons why I think so many people are taking to the genre,” says Pearson's Renaissance Shoppe owner Hailey Pearson, “You have so much flexibility, you can get really creative with your costumes.” Another unique aspect of the Steampunk realm is that some fans actually create working gadgets to serve as accessories to their costumes that they can demonstrate while at conventions.
Therefore, fans of the Steampunk community will be excited to discover how quickly the genre is raising in popular culture. Steampunk enthusiasts wear costumes to Renaissance Faires, Steampunk Conventions, even the largest of all pop-culture events: Comic-Con. Don't be afraid to create a Steampunk costume to further interact with all of those patrons who are also enjoying the convention.
PearsonsReanissanceShoppe.com prides itself on providing authentic and comfortable Renaissance Costumes, Pirate Outfits, and Steampunk Clothing to customers of all ages. They also carry a number of Steampunk accessories, Medieval footwear, Harry Potter Costumes, and LARP clothing. Learn more about and interact with Pearson's via their Facebook, Twitter, and Blog.