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(SeattlePI)   Lace up your corsets and shine up your goggles, Steampunk fashion is becoming mainstream   (seattlepi.com) divider line 254
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2013-01-18 12:32:04 AM
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I think I could live with this becoming mainstream.
 
2013-01-18 01:16:47 AM
pros - whiny people who hate steampunk will see it everywhere and sit in the corner, cutting themselves until they bleed to death.
cons - mainstream consumer culture looting ideas from geek subculture, corrupting them into common, debased mass produced junk and destroying their value in a mad quest for profit.

hmm.  decisions...decisions....
 
2013-01-18 01:27:39 AM
cons - steampunk is stupid
 
2013-01-18 02:23:02 AM
Please God no
 
2013-01-18 03:18:29 AM
Pro - Ladies in corsets.
Con - ...

I'm okay with this. It's one of the major reasons I enjoy Renaissance Faires, too.
 
2013-01-18 03:32:22 AM
Hahahahahaha... No.
 
2013-01-18 04:19:26 AM

strangeluck: [25.media.tumblr.com image 400x593]

I think I could live with this becoming mainstream.


This.
 
2013-01-18 04:27:34 AM
imageshack.us
 
2013-01-18 08:16:50 AM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-18 08:39:12 AM

strangeluck: [25.media.tumblr.com image 400x593]

I think I could live with this becoming mainstream.


Yes. Because that's exactly what it will be like in the real world.
 
2013-01-18 08:39:42 AM
No it isn't.
 
2013-01-18 08:40:21 AM
Honestly, seeing a little less plastic and a little more classy wood and metalwork wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.
 
2013-01-18 08:40:44 AM
There's no way I'm unblocking all those scripts.
 
2013-01-18 08:40:48 AM
I hated steampunk before it was cool to hate steampunk. Now, I ironically like it.
 
2013-01-18 08:40:50 AM
Timely post since the San Francisco Edwardian Ball is this weekend. I'll be there on Sat night, possibly both nights.
 
2013-01-18 08:41:19 AM

Weaver95: cons - mainstream consumer culture looting ideas from geek subculture, corrupting them into common, debased mass produced junk


Already there. Steampunk had some neat ideas originally but some time about ten years ago gave up on being anything but the theme park version of 19th century fashion with a bunch of gears glued to it.
 
2013-01-18 08:41:36 AM

Crudbucket: strangeluck: [25.media.tumblr.com image 400x593]

I think I could live with this becoming mainstream.

Yes. Because that's exactly what it will be like in the real world.


This is an authoritarian law I could get behind. Unless you're in this "hotness level", you cannot dress like this. If you are, you are required to dress like this.
 
2013-01-18 08:41:39 AM
Sure, keep telling yourself that cospay is gonna go mainstream...from your parents basement...to yours!

Sure it is.
 
2013-01-18 08:42:00 AM
i liked the steam punk ascetic a lot more a few years ago and even then more for the redesign of objects more than clothing. now it seems to be a competition to see who can glue the most random crap on to their clothes or person. some of those people looked more like first generation borgs than anything else.
 
2013-01-18 08:42:31 AM
It's been mainstream since the industrial revolution -duh
 
2013-01-18 08:42:37 AM
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i don't really see myself wearing this in public.
 
2013-01-18 08:42:43 AM
Too much work to ever be mainstream.
 
2013-01-18 08:42:43 AM
Oh, another quasi-Victorian fetish thread. Great.
 
2013-01-18 08:43:04 AM
Steampunk is neither - discuss
 
2013-01-18 08:43:06 AM
science is ashamed of you
 
2013-01-18 08:43:55 AM
If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now. It's just an inkling of the mainstream.
 
2013-01-18 08:44:26 AM
Yiff in hell, steampunk!
 
2013-01-18 08:44:39 AM
FOR SCIENCE!
 
2013-01-18 08:44:42 AM
I doubt it. Mainstream people are too skinny.
 
2013-01-18 08:45:32 AM
Does this mean that tribal tattoos are out?
 
2013-01-18 08:46:07 AM
Steampunk, even the name, is completely retarded.
 
2013-01-18 08:46:42 AM

ronaprhys: This is an authoritarian law I could get behind. Unless you're in this "hotness level", you cannot dress like this. If you are, you are required to dress like this.


Do you have a newsletter?
 
2013-01-18 08:47:10 AM

Crudbucket: strangeluck: [25.media.tumblr.com image 400x593]

I think I could live with this becoming mainstream.

Yes. Because that's exactly what it will be like in the real world.


It's just like lesbians

What you think it'll be like

www.pirate4x4.com

What it will actually be like

i184.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-18 08:47:13 AM
Yea, like someone really wants to use a steampunk dildo.
 
2013-01-18 08:48:16 AM
I embrace steam punk, in that it lets me know who to avoid talking to. IT SAVES TIME.
 
2013-01-18 08:49:17 AM

abhorrent1: Crudbucket: strangeluck: [25.media.tumblr.com image 400x593]

I think I could live with this becoming mainstream.

Yes. Because that's exactly what it will be like in the real world.

It's just like lesbians

What you think it'll be like

[www.pirate4x4.com image 500x749]

What it will actually be like

[i184.photobucket.com image 400x593]


Came here to say this...
 
2013-01-18 08:50:40 AM
Feel like we've been heralding the arrival of steampunk for a while now but it just doesn't happen. The get-ups seem a bit to impractical to be worth the effort, even if they do look cool.
 
2013-01-18 08:50:46 AM
I thought steampunk was over.
 
2013-01-18 08:50:55 AM
I'm not sure about "mainstream".
Maybe in sense of "doesn't raise eyebrows on Halloween anymore" and/or "gets their own faires/conventions".

But you're not going to see electronics double and triple their weight (and price) to add actual wood and metalwork.
Clothes... eh, maybe something that looks about as "steampunk" as the last "retro 70s" fad looked "70s".
 
2013-01-18 08:50:56 AM
Ah, the 1800 to 1987 steampunk void has finally been addressed, and all the world shall marvel.
 
2013-01-18 08:51:58 AM
I know people are weary of steampunk but I don't find it anymore tiresome than that heavily armored supersoldier aesthetic that comes out of gaming and animation, the one with gigantic feet and legs and head hidden between armored shoulders and always carrying a cannon for a gun or a sword with a blade the size of a surfboard. Sick to death of that.
 
2013-01-18 08:52:10 AM
nice corsets, but who has the $$ and time for all that hardware???
 
2013-01-18 08:52:45 AM
So... its a bunch of non functional shiat with Victorian era clothing.... got it.


If all that crap doesnt actually DO something, whats the point?
 
2013-01-18 08:53:00 AM
I like steampunk design but doing a search and seeing how badly most people implement their version of steampunk clothing...yikes!

Ps. Who wants to buy me this? :

i1353.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-18 08:53:10 AM
Steampunk, and steampunk fashion, is a condiment, not a main course.

It's fine in small doses if it's used to augment (rather than define) your appearance, but going overboard is just ridiculous.

You wouldn't eat a bowl of ketchup, would you? Then put down the goggles...
 
2013-01-18 08:54:01 AM
This is so last decade
 
2013-01-18 08:55:28 AM
What if the Victorians had access to digital technology?

Steampunk is stupid because the very premise of it makes absolutely no sense. You're not going to make a farking microcircuit out of brass, polished wood and patent leather. The very technologies that make the modern world possible are exactly the same ones the ones in steampunk obsolete and rediculous.

First world hipster problems:
Oh woe is me, where will I ever find wood with the proper brain and texture for my retro-chic laptop?
needsmoresteam.com

Real world problems:
I wonder if I can eat wood? Could it be food?
www.rescue.org
 
2013-01-18 08:55:50 AM

gshepnyc: I know people are weary of steampunk but I don't find it anymore tiresome than that heavily armored supersoldier aesthetic that comes out of gaming and animation, the one with gigantic feet and legs and head hidden between armored shoulders and always carrying a cannon for a gun or a sword with a blade the size of a surfboard. Sick to death of that.


Except that people aren't dressing like that as though it were fashionable or somehow cool.
 
2013-01-18 08:56:18 AM
I like the steampunk toys and some of the art. Fashion? eh, okay... Much like goth I can see someone having to be pretty damn weird to pull it off.
 
2013-01-18 08:56:42 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: Steampunk, even the name, is completely retarded.


How about Vaporhooligan?
Come to think of it, I think I seen that at a rave once in the early 90's.
 
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