Steam Powered Heart

After what has been an apparently miserable April in Seattle, Spring is (more or less) here, and with it comes shorter hemlines and that irresistible draw to the outdoors. Being well dressed but simultaneously well prepared for adventures can be something of a challenge for the Steampunk who wants to flaunt their steamy sensibilities and remain unburdened by cumbersome layers or a hefty dry cleaning bill.

Fortunately, Wondermark has your answer in the form of a new Steampunk t-shirt, The Steam Powered Heart.

The Steam Powered Heart T-Shirt comes in both mens and womens cuts and is one item in a very nice line of shirts, prints, and books created by Wondermark. Click here to see the full offering of goodies for sale by Wondermark at TopatoCo. 

If you find yourself enjoying the humor and wit of Wondermark, do be sure to drop by their main website for a multitude of entertaining comics for your reading pleasure. 

The Revolution Will Not be Telegraphed

There are those rare occasions when a slightly less overt approach to Steampunk fashion is more desirous than adventuring in a full bustle skirt and corset. For a Steampunk lady liberated from cumbersome attire but still wishing to express that Steampunk edge, there’s still plenty of options. The airship mechanic look, for example, tends to be quite mobile and casual.

Sometimes, though, I just really want a tee shirt to knock about in, and on those occasions, I really wish I had this shirt:

This tee shirt, reading “The Revolution Will Not be Telegraphed” is a reference to the poem and song “The Revolution Will Not be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron. If you’ve never heard the source material, I high recommend you check it out here. I love the socio-political commentary in the source material, and as someone who believes that Steampunk is political, the cultural cross-over in this shirt is pretty squee worthy to me.

You can purchase the tee shirt and other shirts from TopatoCo.

I Heart Steampunk T-Shirt

In my continuing series on how to survive the summer as a Steampunk, I present for your viewing and shopping pleasure a t-shirt which leaves no room for questioning which subculture has captured your imagination and heart:

Perfect.

I found this shirt at urban-collector.com for the respectable price of just 15.99, the best price I was able to find. This shirt is, just like the Steampunk shirts on ThinkGeek, perfect for a summer afternoon. I love the Steampunked heart, and for me, this shirt is a plus because its in brown rather than black. Black is good, but in my book, nothing says Steampunk like a shades of brown.

Steampunk from ThinkGeek

Spring is here which means that summer and all its insufferable weather is right around the corner. The glaring sun of summer has never been something to which I have looked forward, especially since my relocation to the city of Dallas where the summers are nothing short of oppressive.  I know that summer can be cruel on the Steampunk, so for the next few days, I’m going to be featuring some summer attire that will allow you to sport your allegiance to Steampunk comfortably.

Sometimes, Steampunk is a little too formal. A considerable amount of my wardrobe is clothing that I cannot wear without occasion or to work. Or when the Texas heat makes Victorian layers stifling.

For those occasions, there is a necessity for some cooler, more casual clothing. Think Geek, one of the internet’s foremost shopping centers for everything geek, has its own two Steampunk inspired shirts: The Steampunk Skeleton and the Steampunk Angel.

With a nice part of slacks for the discerning gentleman and a breezy skirt for the lady, these shirts are sufficiently Steampunk and casual. And while I’d never be allowed the wear this to work, I imagine that there are many of you who might be able to wear this before some of your more formal Steampunk garb. It’s also an excellent option when doing outdoor activities and wishing to simultaneously sport your Steampunk sensibilities.