Ok, so their are already plenty of Steampunk inspired outfits and accessories and Instructables out there. But I decided why not make my own as a way to document my hard work and this way people looking in can see all the steps it takes to make a full costume all in one place. I have looked at a ton of Instructables on this topic to work on my outfit, so as I work on steps that were inspired by other Instructables I will give the appropriate links!
Step 1: Decisions, decisions
Step 2: Time to Begin
So you have your design or ideas now. Well guess what? It is time to begin turning your idea into a reality.
If you plan on doing everything all at once, it is a good idea to get all the materials you think you may need now.
However if you plan on doing different parts of your outfits at different times, then gather your materials as needed.
Also, check your closet before starting anything. You never know what you may find that replicates what you are looking for!