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    Perhaps Steampunk doesn't have to be rooted in the Victorian period, but in my experience it pretty much always is.

    I regularly attend comic-cons and I've seen and hung around with hundreds of Steampunk people and the Victorian period is clearly part of the thing. People's clothing is invariably and clearly based on Victorian clothing styles.

    I can't recall ever seeing Steampunk costumes based on modern clothing styles.

    As Wiki puts it:

    Steampunk most recognizably features anachronistic technologies or retrofuturistic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the era's perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art.

    The one exception, as always, is Highland Dress, which somehow floats outside of time itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    ......Perhaps Steampunk doesn't have to be rooted in the Victorian period.......
    .....Steampunk most recognizably features anachronistic technologies or retrofuturistic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the era's perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art.
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    Richard, I wonder if Disneyland should have gone that route on the last Tomorrowland revamp?
    "I can draw a mouse with a pencil, but I can't draw a pencil with a mouse"

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    I did a Google search on kilt jackets (I'm looking to buy one) and I saw some jackets that were listed as Steampunk. If I was 50 pounds lighter and 30 years younger I'd be all over them. Really cool styles. I dont know if I would wear them with my kilt.

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    Have fun, wear what ever you have, and enjoy the event. It's "your gear", and your going to have fun utilizing what YOU bought...Frankly (and as a guy who own 14 wool kilts, AND plays in a pipe band) I think that there's a lot of over thinking about " garment respect" going on in "the kilt world"... I'm sure that we'll all be looking forward to, and enjoy seeing the photos (if you can post them) of the GREAT time that you had!!!

    Stan
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    How can you wear an authentic clothing when in fact STEAMPUNK is nothing more than fantasy, mimicking the late 19th and early 20th Century. So does it really matter what you wear, as long as you are in the theme of the program. We are splitting hairs on something that never existed. Many of the accessories that are being sold are 20th century made to look 19th Victorian. Just have fun with you impression, go and enjoy, to me Steampunk is nothing more that Comic Con type event. HAVE FUN...
    Allan Collin MacDonald III
    Grandfather - Clan Donald, MacDonald (Clanranald) /MacBride, Antigonish, NS, 1791
    Grandmother - Clan Chisholm of Strathglass, West River, Antigonish, 1803
    Scottish Roots: Knoidart, Inverness, Scotland, then to Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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