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I keep hearing the term "steampunk" and wondering what the heck it is. So, I did a little researching...
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The wiki dictionary defines Steampunk as "a sub-genre of science fiction and speculative fiction, frequently featuring elements of fantasy that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date."
Black Lace neck corset by decadentdesignz
The combination of old-school gadgets and dapper Victorian fashion is right at home with the steampunk and neo-Edwardian creations of Etsy sellers.