25 Steampunk Costume Ideas

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Steampunk, the Victorian/industrial period genre, is rapidly growing in popularity with exposure in mainstream movies and fashion. 

This Halloween, Steampunk inspired costumes have become the rave and what better place to find inspiration than at one of the fast growing Steampunk events in the Southeast at Renningers Steampunk Industrial Show in Mount Dora, Florida.


Incredible Steampunk Costume Inspiration

Reminder: What is Steampunk?


G.D. Falksen explains it vast appeal best -

"A genre as large as steampunk has a wide-ranging appeal. Some people are drawn to it from a love of the Victorian period. Others enjoy steampunk’s unique approach to technology: re-imagining modern capabilities with 19th century machines. Many people are drawn to it in light of its fashion aspects, which allow them to sample and even combine a range of clothing styles and accessories from across the 19th century world. One critical aspect of steampunk is the tremendous diversity of appeal it presents, which allows it to offer something for just about everyone."

Get Inspired


Steampunk fashion  is a blend of inspirational creative works of art and thinking-out-of-the-box using everyday items to make amazing accessories.



The little details like the teacup holder and fittings on the top hat, finish off this outfit.




For the women, the corset detail can instantly take a simple blouse into the Steampunk spectrum.


Creating a Victorian skirt using inexpensive fabric.  This skirt is actually out of curtain fabric picked up a thrift store.


Create a standout piece by marrying different metals and industrial pieces into an out of the box creation.  This instrument is the key piece to this Steampunk rocker theme outfit.

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Leather vests, belts, and accessory pieces adds a contrast to the metal accents. The craftsmenship of hand stitching and branding details takes it to works of art.




Steampunk is a family affair.  Children love dressing up and playing within this creative genre.


Steampunk Indurstrial Show October 15th & 16th from 9am-5pm, Renningers Mount Dora is hosting the biggest gatherings in the Southeast of Steampunk enthusiast, vendors, and musicians. Admission and parking is FREE. This event is best one-stop shopping for all things Steampunk and costume design accessories.


For more inspiration, check out our Pinterest Steampunk Board.  Follow us Facebook and Instagram. #renningersmtdora #renningerssteampunk



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