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A descendant and co-development of the punk scene, the steampunk cult movement officially began in the 1980s. Composed of the words "steam" and "punk", these two terms have their own meanings, "punk" meaning to go against the flow, rather than with it, and "steam" referring to the age of steam machines. Steampunk fashion incorporates aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery, coupled with Victorian morals and values and the style often associated with the time.
Steampunks have a strong philosophy of adventure, romance, a "DIY" mentality and a very characteristic taste in music. This includes bands and musicians such as Steam Powered Giraffe, Professor Elemental, Victor Sierra and Doctor Steel, who have all massively influenced the scene.
You can live your very own Steampunk life and look the part thanks to the EMP Online Shop. Browse the Steampunk pages and find a wide range of clothes, accessories and jewellery for a unique and personalised look for parties, clubs and any other occasion! Equip yourself for a Steampunk festival, like Aethercircus or Steampunk World's Fair thanks to the huge choice on offer.
Steampunk men and steampunk women can find fashion and accessories from renowned brands such as Jawbreaker, Black Premium by EMP, Gothicana by EMP, Burleska or Poizen Industries. Take a look at the range of quality crafted steampunk clothing, including dresses, backpacks, corsets, skirts, shirts, glasses, trousers, boots, tops and much more. Show the very best of the mechanical world and the Victorian era and set an example for Steampunks.
The term "steampunk" is generally considered to be a genre that includes several sub-categories that differ in their representation, technical qualities and temporal components.
Teslapunk is a subgenre of steampunk that is influenced by electricity rather than by steam. Teslapunk's name is derived from Nicola Tesla, an inventor and physicist in the field of electrical engineering.
Dieselpunk is understood to represent the change from steam-based technology to diesel-based technology.
Atompunk is a further concept that represents the replacement of steam engines by nuclear power.
Clockpunk doesn't stand for steam energy, but for watchmaking mechanics and timepieces, as the name suggests.
This way of life is all about recycling, repairing or rebuilding old technical equipment and DIY Steampunk fans love creating their own clothes!
Gaslamp fantasy differs from steampunk as it is less progressive and has less of a super-science edge.
Steampunk Goth is a very impressive steampunk spin-off. Just like with steampunk, steam-powered machinery and the Victorian way of life are central to this subgenre. Discover a world of accessories and fashion from renowned brands on the Steampunk Goth Online Shop. From Brandit to Vixxsin, as well as Alchemy Gothic and Gothicana by EMP - we have some labels that can offer you an impressive and extravagant mix of steampunk costumes and Gothic style technology and aesthetics.
Need some inspiration for your steampunk Goth look? How about dark glasses, weapons, top hats and tails as well as Western-style clothing. Stand out from the crowd thanks to a wide range of impressive elements that help set the scene for your outfits. Other highlights include gears, pocket watches or mechanisms to get that perfect steampunk look! Dive into the Victorian era by exploring the Steampunk Shop by EMP.
Steampunk fashion for men and women
Steampunk looks for women
Steampunk women are spoiled for choice with a wide range of black dresses, leather jackets, skirts and tops, in order to make their individual outfit as authentic as possible. And to round off your steampunk look, why not check out our earrings, pendant watches or corsages to suit any steampunk lady?
Steampunk looks for men
On offer for steampunk men: impressive vests and coats. Why not combine them with shorts, shirts and t-shirts for a more individual look? It's all in the details, and EMP's steampunk outfits are oozing sophistication. Top tip: put a fine finish to any man's steampunk look with an elegant top hat.
Everyday steampunk highlights and more
Let the EMP Steampunk Online Shop inspire and dress you in your favourite steampunk designs, suitable for daily dress or parties! Choose from a number of brands and fill your wardrobe with the best of them all - Innocent, Alcatraz, Spiral, Voodoo Vixen or Nemesis Now.
There's something for all steampunks, whether you want something for everyday life or something special for your evening attire. Items can be combined and are sure to be loved by everyone who lays eyes on them! Check out the wide range of coats, tights, leggings, shirts, jewellery, vests and bracelets on the Everyday Steampunk Shop.
Top tip: combine white or black basics with eye-catching embellished, embroidered or printed clothing. What are you waiting for? Treat yourself to a trip to the EMP Online Shop now and discover Steampunk corsages, steampunk rock clothing or costumes from famous brands.