When you think of Steampunk, images of brass goggles, aviator caps, and pocket watches immediately spring to mind.
The question is, why?
But why brass?
Sure, there are other metals, but something about shiny brass invokes that Victorian feel…
Don’t forget your leather aviator cap! Since, in Steampunk, most things–even advanced technology–is made with Victorian materials and/or in the style/manner of the Victorians, your aviator and adventures wouldn’t ben wearing plastic crash helmets. They go with a balloon, a hoverboard, a spaceship, or even a plain old automobile. The aviator cap is another a symbol of action, adventure, and innovation. It’s the sign of someone boldly going where no one has gone before, of defying convention, of following their dreams.
There are many other things that are quintessentially Steampunk, and there are plenty of reasons beyond mine why Brass goggles, Aviator caps, and pocket watches are a bit iconic. I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas. As usual, one lucky poster will win a tiara! The winner will be posted on Friday!
Have a great week!