We all know that the popularity of Steampunk is growing. People are discovering and embracing the genre and subculture everyday, and that’s a great and wonderful thing! (If’ you’re new to Steampunk, welcome! This is where all the cool kids hang out) 😛
And, if you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you all know how much I love Etsy and its ability to connect Steampunks to handmade goods, rather than having to go corporate to buy goodies you can’t make yourself.
But, there is a sinister side to all of this… a dark, leering creature that hides within the halls of Etsy using the term Steampunk to describe goods that are clearly not.
The blog Regretsy written by April Winchell, which features the more bizarre Etsy projects out there, has dedicated a section of it postings to showcase the hilarity of these mislabelings: Not Remotely Steampunk. Here, you’ll find all things clearly not Steampunk, but labeled by the creator as such. It’s amusing to see what people are trying to pass as Steampunk, and it makes me feel a little bit better knowing that April is out there keeping an eye out for all us Steampunks. So, April, thanks!
If you’ve enjoyed this train-wreck of Do It Yourself projects, you will most certianly enjoy April’s book, Regretsy: Where DIY meets WTF.