Is Steampunk for everyone?
Not everyone gets Steampunk.
Does that mean that they couldn’t eventually get or enjoy Steampunk?
Yes, I think they can.
The very reason why is also the reason why I love Steampunk–the sheer depth and breadth of the genre.
Not everyone might enjoy writing–or reading–Steampunk. But Steampunk extends so much further then just the written word.
Also, just because I don’t knit doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy handknitted things. Of course, it also means I don’t like every hat someone knits. I have to figure out what I like.
The same things goes for Steampunk.
Maybe they’d be inspired by the sounds of Clockwork Cabaret or Abney Park.
Perhaps it’s the handcrafted jewerly that has them scouring Etsy for the newest creations or flocking to flea markets for broken pocket watches to male their own. There’s more than jewelry–there’s tatted lace, tiaras made of clockhands, and hats.
Oh the hats.
Someone who loves hats–the bowler or the derby or even the cloche–might appreciate the simply elegance of a grey silk top hat or a black derby festooned with feathers and a small veil.
The fashion of Steampunk can be spectacular. Someone who’d always loved Victorian elegance, the rustle of silk, the bounce of the bustle, wide ball gowns worn over a hoop, is bound to find something among the many made to order and off the rack Steampunk fashions. They might even get inspired to sew their own.
Steampunk even has art, everything from big-eyed faeries to sweeping scapes.
Don’t even get me started in the science and technology. That’s the heart of Steampunk. Build a difference engine or a raygun (it’s okay of it doesn’t work). Rip the keys off your keyboard and replace them with typewriter keys (or buy one.) Steampunk your car.
Every single one of these holds variations from lowbrown to classy. The possibilities are endless. I’ve only began to touch on the many facets of Steampunk.
So, yes, Steampunk really has something for everyone.
You just have to look.