DIY Steampunk Costumes

This post was originally posted here.

The premium Steampunk Stroll is almost here and it’s time to get the creative juices flowing. This crawl is special because you can make A LOT of accessories, outfits, and what-have-you from every day knick knacks.

Goggles, eye-glasses, vests, corsets, top hats, long coats, lace, and frills all make up great Steampunk Stroll garments and gear.

Additionally, gears, bolts, brass, copper, chains, and steel accessories will accentuate any costume.

Here are few DIY costume ideas and examples from last year!

GOGGLES!

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Goggles were a hit at the crawl last year. Plus, they are easy to decorate or make from scratch! 

You can find one set of step-by-step DIY goggle instructions here.

Generally speaking, your DIY process may include (but not limited to) these SUPPLIES:

  • Two cylinder cans, bottles, or other hollow shapes
  • Paint, aluminum foil, paper, fabric or decoration
  • Use plastic packaging to create fake lenses
  • Hot glue gun or some tool to put it all together

TRANSFORM AN OLD BUTTON UP SHIRT INTO A VEST!

You’d be surprised at the number of things that you can do with items that you already possess! 

To see photos of how to turn your button up shirt into a vest, click here.

Supplies needed:

  • A button down shirt
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Safety pins or sewing kit

PROPS ARE EVERYTHING!

Play the bagpipes, wear some machinery, or make a mini top hat! The possibilities for steampunk themed costumes are truly endless. 

Click here to see more of the AMAZING costumes from last year.

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