Halloween is just around the corner, and some are already thinking ahead for what they will dress up as this year. As unfortunate as conventional spooky celebrations being put on hold is, there’s no reason not to enjoy All Hallows Eve by dressing up. No matter where you shop to gather the items for your costume, you are bound to have seen a section labeled as “Steampunk.” Here, you are bound to find monocles, large-brim hats covered in gears and chains, corsets, googles, frills, and brass.
From the outside, this style appears to be what a goth would choose if they discovered a color other than black. But steampunk is now its own entity; more than just a Halloween costume, steampunk is now its own subculture.