Steampunk Optimus Prime T-Shirt

 

These two T-Shirts featuring a Steam Punk Optimus Prime and a Steam Punk Soundwave are pretty cool, I especially love Optimus’ top hat and the fact that it looks like Soundwave transforms into a music box. They are both available from We Love Fine for $25 each… Maybe next month…

Why is Steel-Punk Not a Thing?

I saw the piece above entitled Pauldrons and Arm Braces by deviant artist vofffka and wondered to my self why there wasn’t a subculture of people who dressed up like knights? The concept of chivalry and honor are quite big in some geek sub circles, George RR Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones series is hitting it off big time both in the bookstore and on the small screen and it involves wearing armour!

Why is this not a thing? I’m not talking about LARP (Live Action Role Play) style costumes, dressing up in full plate would make day to day tasks completely impractical, I’m talking about incorporating things that look like armor into everyday outfits, a little like this Hoodie by Etsy seller SOFworks which was so successful it got the poor guys shop shut down…

Grey Knight Armored Hoodie

We have Steam punk, that’s a thing that’s been a geek subculture for quite some time, arguably for some people it just involves wearing brown goth clothes and gluing on some gears, but it’s a vibrant subculture.

Likewise there is cyber punk, cyber goth, and hundreds of other subcultures consisting of people who want to for one reason or another dress like they come from another time period be it the past or the future, people even dress up as anthropomorphised animals and believe that that is their true form (Weirder still there are double furries who believe that they are animals dressed up as humans…)

Why don’t we have Steel Punk?

Like I said I’m not talking about people wearing full suits of armor, that’s impractical unless you are LARPing or Cosplaying.

So wondering about with swords is probably out of the question because you will probably get stopped by the police pretty sharpish, but accessorizing normal clothing with pauldrons, bracers, maybe a knitted medieval helm or a knitted chain mail jumper (There is a pattern for this here)?

Or knitted armor:

I have found a few projects scattered about the web The following are undergrad projects:

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Undergraduate Lydia Hanchette created this cuir bouille cincher,
pauldron, and vambrace entirely of hardened leather.

 

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Body armor and pauldron/vambrace rig by second year Adrienne Corral
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As above but worn

They are all leather and maybe steel would be a little but less practical, but I still find it strange that there aren’t more people wondering about with bits of armor accentuating their outfits.

As I said actual metal would be preferable, and it’s not like modern fashion designers haven’t tried this like these costumes by designer Naty Chabanenko which are supposed to be android like but lets face it look like stylized armour:

Or this design from Alexander McQueen’s 2007 collection which has a lot of armor inspired designs but this is really the only one that fits what I’d call steel punk:

Or even these armored jeans by Acne Jeans:

Acne armoured jeans Acne make armoured jeans, world wonders why

Or these plate high heels by Nigel carren? He does armor fashion!

Maybe not this plate bra though…

All I’m saying is it seems really weird to me that despite there being a niche for this subculture and there being people who would fit into that niche the subculture doesn’t exist.

And no wearing articulated claw rings does not count, that’s just lame…

 

Star Wars Characters Re-Imagined (Toys)

What do you get if you try to re-imagine the cast of the original Star Wars Trilogy as Cyber Punk Hackers? Artist Sillof has done just that. He’s also done a  2 series of steam punk, a 50’s TV science fiction serial, a Wild West, and a medieval set toys as well as Samurai and WWII sets…

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Steampunk Mario Bros

Imagine the Mario Bros were sucked into an alternative Steam Punk universe okay if you can’ t be arsed doing that artist Komical (web) has done the hard work for you. Look at the image above and save your imagination for something more mundane.

The Same artist also made and I assume is Modelling the Gir Hoodie below:

Via Deviant Art

Mahmud A. Asrar: Steampunk and other stuff…


Steam Punk Super Girl

Given half a chance I’d blog everything I’ve seen by comic book artist Mahmud A Asrar , I went through his deviant artist gallery and… Well yeah… He is as far as I can tell an artist working for DC comics probably on Super Girl given she takes up most of his gallery. Here are some steam punk images and some other random tid bits, I’d recommend looking at his gallery if you like there is a lot more wher that came from.

Steam Punk Red Monika
Blowing Off Steam V
Blowing Off Steam III
Blowing Off Steam IV
Blowing Off Steam II
Blowing Off Steam
Blowing Off Steam VI

 

 

Super Girl With My Little Pony

 

Harly Quin
Black Cat
Death
Wolalina Alice

http://mahmudasrar.com/page/6

Magic Violin By Candra

The image above is a rendition of Emilie Autumn by Deviant art user Candra. Emilie Autumn is a classically trained violinist who does goth rock music. I was introduced to her by Avarinne, and to be honest although her music is actually really good I can’t take her seriously because the lyrics are so soaked in melodrama that they are ridiculous. That an her song “Liar” is infuriatingly irritating (The chorus is her repeating the words “Liar” over and over and over and over and over and over…)

Dead is the new alive is okay and as with most industrial artists there are dozens of remixes of her songs that make them 100% better or worse…

Anyway the artist Candra has a number of good images in their gallery (I’m going to assume they are a guy because of their obsession with drawing boobies), like the below image of Arcee from Transformers.

And these images of Delirium/Delight from the Sandman series, in which I love the bursts of colours used. There are lots of comic booc characters in the gallery too although be fore warned some are NSFW.

Chun-Li Nouveau

Chun-Li goes Art Nouveau in this design by Karen Hallion, available at RedBubble, I hope she does the rest of the Street Fighter Cast.

The same artist did a really nice Steam punk Jessica Rabbit, but it’s probably not available anymore…

Via Karren Hallion Design