Guide to Steampunk

Introduction: Guide to Steampunk

sorry about there being no pics i couldn't find the connector cord for my cell phone so i used Google images for pics, but anyway steampunk is  when you take something 21st century and mod it, paint it, and add stuff to make it look as if it was made in the Victorian era or older. Like the stuff from the movies stardust or sky captain and the world of tomorrow.

Step 1: Materials

junk, junk, and more junk. Mainly brass or tarnished steel. if not use spray paint or acrylic paints. most steampunk material is leather from an old belt or shoe, old clock parts,etc.

Step 2: Making It

this requires 89%imagination, 5% power tools, 6%materials. you could steampunk clothes, old toys, etc. i usually steampunk my Nerf guns or something but it's up to you

Step 3: The End,fin,etc.,or Something

well that's pretty much it.



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    people need to relax as far as basic intro to the idea of steampunk you got it people need to stop pretending that steam punk is a life style u sound like goth kids that thinking dressing a certain way makes u a certain way steam punk is a romanticism of Victorian and the great steam age it's kinda self explanatory it a visual sub culture much like new romantics which is a kind of goth very inspired by the Victorian era but seriously people need to stop being so serious about this kinda stuff people being so anal about sub culture and sub culture dress and decor is the reason hipsters are over running the world

    Wow- all you critics! You really need to make your own guides and just browse others, as your comments are neither helpful or informative. JS- @ Author- good guide you have here. I like your idea of the Nerf products you mention. Wouldn't have thought of steampunk for that . My boys enjoyed this and used your ideas on other play things. Good luck young sir & TY.

    A lot of the things on here remind me of the gadgetry from 'Wild Wild West'. That movie might be a bit before your time lol. But this steam punk stuff is just awesome looking.

    I'm 15, yet I can quote that movie on good days.. I always loved that massive spider and the wheelchair that Dr. Loveless used :D

    Good job kid on first post. YOu should see the animated movie Steamboy for other ideals. It is slow but has good artwork. Another good one and my Favorite is the Rocketeer.

    Unanonymous, google will become your best friend for modding stuff to make it look steampunk.

    wild wild west and "bloodbath McGraff" inspired part of my steampunk skull has a steel spike mowhawk, eyebrow piercing, chin piercing, and a grafted "earhorn" and a monical to come.

    What were you aiming to do with this?
    None of the images you chose fit the subject, and the text doesn't really explain anything.


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    sry about that but its my first instructable and im only 12 using my dads account, and i couldnt find my camera or cell phone so i had to use google images

    Definitely, It was a really good movie and introduced me to steampunk. But yes, It is.