theoryphotoart:

THE SHEIK’S DAUGHTER

Model and MUA: BriarRose

Styling: THE.ORY

Assistant: Gothic Narcissus

beyondvictoriana:

Suna Dasi of Steampunk India

beyondvictoriana:

Suna Dasi of Steampunk India

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beyondvictoriana:

steampunkgirls:

Psyche Corporation

Hey, it’s Gen of Psyche Corporation! Her stuff is amazing ^^

beyondvictoriana:

steampunkgirls:

Psyche Corporation

Hey, it’s Gen of Psyche Corporation! Her stuff is amazing ^^

shoomlah:


Multiculturalism for Steampunk is starting up a weekly art challenge, and it looks promising. SO EXCITED. I’ve had a bunch of ideas for non-Western steampunk outfits floating around in my head, and it’s nice actually having a weekly deadline to motivate me to finish some of them.This is pretty subtle in its steampunkery (read: no extranneous metal bits), but I was just trying to bring in a few western/Victorian elements to traditional Indian clothing- legomuttoned sleeves, the double breasted, collared choli, and adapting the churidar into buttoned spats.…Also a sweet hat.-C
Editing to add commentary in response to toryot: No such thing as being oversensitive with this sort of thing! I appreciate it, honestly.  I tried to avoid choosing anything specifically British (or any of the imagery specifically associated with colonization/”exploration chic”, things like khaki and piths), and tried to make it seem like the character had agency.  I definitely don’t want to pretend I’m creating this in a void, that there aren’t historical and cultural contexts surrounding the politics of dress, but was trying to integrate elements that didn’t overwhelm the original culture.
Granted, I am of the opinion that Steampunk that erases past racial greivances (i.e. alternate history where white people are awesome and never did anything wrong and we’re all best friends) is kinda shitty and naive- that’s why I drew this as a character, and not as a costume design for something I would wear (as a white chick).  If one were designing a Steampunk world, it would be unfair to assume that this cultural crossover didn’t happen and wouldn’t have existed, but I honestly apologize that the original post might make it seem like this was drawn solely for aesthetic purposes- and I’d like to address that and make it clear that I am definitely trying to keep context in mind, and am happy to be called out like this.

shoomlah:

Multiculturalism for Steampunk is starting up a weekly art challenge, and it looks promising. SO EXCITED. I’ve had a bunch of ideas for non-Western steampunk outfits floating around in my head, and it’s nice actually having a weekly deadline to motivate me to finish some of them.

This is pretty subtle in its steampunkery (read: no extranneous metal bits), but I was just trying to bring in a few western/Victorian elements to traditional Indian clothing- legomuttoned sleeves, the double breasted, collared choli, and adapting the churidar into buttoned spats.

…Also a sweet hat.

-C

Editing to add commentary in response to toryot: No such thing as being oversensitive with this sort of thing! I appreciate it, honestly.  I tried to avoid choosing anything specifically British (or any of the imagery specifically associated with colonization/”exploration chic”, things like khaki and piths), and tried to make it seem like the character had agency.  I definitely don’t want to pretend I’m creating this in a void, that there aren’t historical and cultural contexts surrounding the politics of dress, but was trying to integrate elements that didn’t overwhelm the original culture.


Granted, I am of the opinion that Steampunk that erases past racial greivances (i.e. alternate history where white people are awesome and never did anything wrong and we’re all best friends) is kinda shitty and naive- that’s why I drew this as a character, and not as a costume design for something I would wear (as a white chick).  If one were designing a Steampunk world, it would be unfair to assume that this cultural crossover didn’t happen and wouldn’t have existed, but I honestly apologize that the original post might make it seem like this was drawn solely for aesthetic purposes- and I’d like to address that and make it clear that I am definitely trying to keep context in mind, and am happy to be called out like this.

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cyberpunkhero:

‘The Lost Dog of Shanghai’ by Nelson808 on Deviant Art.

cyberpunkhero:

‘The Lost Dog of Shanghai’ by Nelson808 on Deviant Art.

shoomlah:

Multiculturalism for Steampunk is starting up a weekly art challenge, and it looks promising. SO EXCITED. I’ve had a bunch of ideas for non-Western steampunk outfits floating around in my head, and it’s nice actually having a weekly deadline to motivate me to finish some of them.This is pretty subtle in its steampunkery (read: no extranneous metal bits), but I was just trying to bring in a few western/Victorian elements to traditional Indian clothing- legomuttoned sleeves, the double breasted, collared choli, and adapting the churidar into buttoned spats.…Also a sweet hat.-C

shoomlah:

Multiculturalism for Steampunk is starting up a weekly art challenge, and it looks promising. SO EXCITED. I’ve had a bunch of ideas for non-Western steampunk outfits floating around in my head, and it’s nice actually having a weekly deadline to motivate me to finish some of them.

This is pretty subtle in its steampunkery (read: no extranneous metal bits), but I was just trying to bring in a few western/Victorian elements to traditional Indian clothing- legomuttoned sleeves, the double breasted, collared choli, and adapting the churidar into buttoned spats.

…Also a sweet hat.

-C

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rude-mechanicals:

steampunk  1 by jose guerra hermo on Flickr.

rude-mechanicals:

steampunk 1 by jose guerra hermo on Flickr.

rosalarian:

witchlette:

bakerstreetbabes:

Honour Among Punks: Sherlock Holmes like you’ve never seen her before.

Did you know there’s a comicbook where Holmes and Watson are both women and it’s set in an alternate-history 1980s where Victorian society continued on throughout the 20th century because World War II never happened? And Holmes (Sharon) is a punk who solves punk crimes that are ignored by the police? And she has an angry punk girlfriend named Sam, who lives with her and nerdy American med-student Watson at 112 Baker Street?

Well there is! And look at this sassiness! More info at Hello Tailor

It’s almost more from Watson’s point of view than Holmes canon, because Watson-as-narrator is enthusiastic but still mostly a naiive outsider to Sharon and her girlfriend’s standoffish circle of punk acquaintances. Sharon is more of a mystery than canon Holmes, possibly because her closest emotional connection is to Sam rather than to Watson, who fills the role of well-meaning sidekick as Sam becomes more and more embittered about Sharon’s obsession with her work. The mysteries resemble classic Holmes without being direct adaptations (they investigate a forgery ring that’s somehow connected with the London punk scene; Sharon tracks a latter-day Jack The Ripper who preys only on men), and the characters frequent an underground nightclub called Baskerville’s.

HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I own all these comics and love them and wow I need to reread them soon.

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elfslavewatdo:

[Artist: Benjamin Carre]

elfslavewatdo:

[Artist: Benjamin Carre]

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Racist Things Steampunks Are Not Immune To: Silent Tolerance of Racism

jhameia:

On the heels of tainopunk’s exchange with Robert Brown, this is a call-out from a steampunk POC to the whole community. I draw comparisons to the recent outcry against Evelyn Kriete which may or may not make sense to you depending on whether or not you know who she is, because I think the different attitudes of the communities at large towards these two people is very telling.

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jhameia:

jhameia:

This swag mofo is Phil Powell, a DC-based steampunk dandy

I interviewed him about his style and his opinions of the scene in the latest installment of my Steampunk POC Interview series.

Yeap, go read.

And don’t take off this text. 

I also highly encourage widely reblogging and leaving comments, on Tumblr or at my blog, for him to read your appreciation. 

The coolest motherfucker ever. 

Love love love the fact that potential/undercurrent racism within Steampunk is a subject of conversation. 

Not so hot on dandyism, though.

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6dollarsandacigarette:

fyeahafrica:

Portraits of people from Northern Kenya taken by John Kenny


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Why I hate the term Steampunk

angryfuckingidealist:

and a few things of the sub-culture/style I both loathe and adore.

A quick search of google images brings up these first:

steampunk

steampunk

I could dig for more, but if you know what Steampunk is about, then you get teh picture. Anachronistic Victorian garments, useless industrial flair, steam-driven technology that borders on fantasy. Victorian Fantasy with a faux industrial sheen.

Punk on the other hand, brings up images like this:

punk

punk

There’s a touch of a dichotomy here, I would like to point out.

Punk, is about anti-establishment, it’s about fighting back against a broken system, it’s about the powerlessness and rage of the poor and dispossessed. Even Cyberpunk, which tends towards the dystopian, often comes across as disassociated with the poverty that springs from.:

cyberpunk

cyberpunk

It’s not that I have a problem with these styles, it’s the painful misappropriation of the word punk that is my issue. In the defense of cyberpunk, I have seen more that tend towards the underside of culture than the rich and flashy, especially since the earliest forms of cyber-punk dealt with social dehumanization and technological empowerment. But Steampunk is basically aping the upper-class Victorians, who helped form the core of the culture which Punk fights so relentlessly. Let us call it what it is Victorian Fantasy, and stop pretending it has any punk in it.

If it did, there would be more 19th century bums with shoddy industrial tools and genuine representations of the multitude of cultures and classes at the bottom of the heap. Industrial rebels, revolutionaries, malcontents, lower class, minorities and those criminalized by Imperialistic Forces. That’s what punk is about. Not glorifying and white-washing a brutally racist and expansionist empire.

In defense of the Victorian Fantasy scene; I think the style is delightful, and much of the art and writing coming out of it is downright awesome. There is a lot to be said for using times like the Victorian era and re-imagining them, especially a point in history as full of change as the Victorian era; but there really is no punk in it. Sorry.

Hate me, yell at me, etc, so on and so forth. Or don’t. That’s also cool.

PS: If you know of people who have genuinely fused punk with the victorian fantasy style, please, show me :) 

Also, fuck steampunk.

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fisherpon:

Mechanical Moon

fisherpon:

Mechanical Moon

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