Steampunk has finally arrived in South Africa

A new trend called Steampunk is catching in Cape Town and around the world. The futuristic style takes its inspiration from the Victorian era and what people from that time thought the future would look like.

Build your own Steampunk Mechanical Arm

Short video on how to build a steampunk mechanical arm:

Star Wars Steampunk Art

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It may be difficult to improve upon the Star Wars character designs that George Lucas and Ralph McQuarrie originally brought into the world. However, Bjorn Hurri's sleek steampunk takes on Han Solo, Jabba the Hut and Boba Fett are something to behold! From the riveted accessories to the gears and goggles, Hurri put a great deal of thought into how our favorite Star Wars characters would incorporate some Victorian props into their lives.

Coolest Steampunk Guitar Ever

Mobilis in Mobili: An Exhibition of Steampunk Art and Appliance Just one of pieces featured in this exhibit is a 1964 Norma Guitar (reimagined by Steve Brook) features vintage gold foil pickups, gages, working gears, gold leaf filigree and a turn of the century noodle cutter handle. The controls cover is a solid brass door plate from the Book Cadillac Building in Detroit.

Macy's and Justin Bieber go Steampunk for Christmas

Macy’s and Justin Bieber were inspired by steampunk for their holiday windows and Christmas music video, respectively, and fans are worried that their movement could be co-opted for mainstream commercialism. A look at the Macy’s newest window display, the famous holiday windows feature tiny Victorian characters taking a rocket ship to the North Star before a backdrop of gears.

Debut of Muslim Steampunk Wiki

Want more proof that Steampunk exists in many forms all over the world? A Wiki devoted to Muslim Steampunk is currently in the works. The purpose of this Wiki is to provide a research platform for Muslim Steampunk writers, including a collection of short story essays written by Yakoub Islam, provisionally entitled The Muslim Age of Steam. View their progress at: Muslim Steampunk Wiki
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