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“How to make steampunk” book collection.

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In the steampunk universe, nothing ever comes as masprodused or one size fits all. From hats to boots and everything in between, you either have to make it yourself or have made to order.

To help you on the way here are some wonderful books full of ideas, how to’s and lots of pretty pictures that will get you inspired and rearing to go with your very own steampunk creations.

This is not a review as such, more of a collection of attractive and relevant books all in one place that should cover your hunger for steampunk fashion, accessories, and gadgets.

So with no further ado, here is my “how to make steampunk” collection of creative books.

“How to make steampunk” books.

1,000 Steampunk Creations: Neo-Victorian Fashion, Gear, and Art.

“How to make steampunk” book collection. 1,000 Steampunk Creations: Neo-Victorian Fashion, Gear, and Art.

From product page:

“Packed with 1,000 full-color photographs, 1,000 Steampunk Creations features a stunning and mind-boggling showcase of modified technology, art and sculpture, home décor, fashion and haberdashery, jewelry and accessories, and curious weapons, vehicles, and contraptions.”


Steampunk Style:The Complete Illustrated Guide for Contraptors, Gizmologists and Primocogglers Everywhere!

Steampunk Style:The Complete Illustrated Guide for Contraptors, Gizmologists and Primocogglers Everywhere!

From product page.

“Steampunk has taken the world by storm, rapidly moving from literature into movies, games and fashion. This book is an indispensable guide for those looking for inspiration and projects to create, from robot arms to jewellery and goggles!”


Steampunk & Cosplay Fashion Design & Illustration.


Steampunk & Cosplay Fashion Design & Illustration
More than 50 ideas for learning to design your own Neo-Victorian costumes and accessories

From product page:

“Steampunk & Cosplay Fashion Design & Illustration is designed to appeal to both fashion enthusiasts and steampunk cosplay fans alike. Whether your dream is to become a fashion designer, or you simply want to combine your artistic skills with a love for steampunk fashion and culture, the tips, tricks, tools, and step-by-step projects in this book provide you with everything you need to learn to design and draw an assortment of cosplay outfits. Beginning with a brief introduction to drawing techniques and fashion basics, this valuable resource provides a quick guide to figure proportions, basic anatomy, and a glossary.” of common fashion terms.

“Additionally, you will learn how to render various textures, including fabric, brass, leather, wood, and more. You’ll discover how to render typical steampunk characters, along with their fascinating and outlandish accessories, including brass spectacles, goggles, canes, boots, and more. After working through the step-by-step projects you will find templates at the back of the book to help you get started on your own original fashion designs. With comprehensive instruction, a plethora of artist tips and tricks, and beautiful artwork to inspire, Steampunk & Cosplay Fashion Design & Illustration the perfect resource for budding fashion designers and seasoned artists alike.”


The Art of Steampunk.

Extraordinary Devices and Ingenious Contraptions from the Leading Artists of the Steampunk Movement:

From the product listing.

“Welcome to the world of Steampunk: a unique fantasy version of nineteenth century Victorian England imbued with today’s technology, resulting in devices and contraptions that seem to have sprung from the mind of a mad twenty-first-century scientist. The ‘steam’ refers to steam power – as in fire-breathing machines of antique locomotion. The ‘punk’ is an important reference to an outsider attitude. In The Art of Steampunk, 2nd Edition, you’ll discover the captivating and dynamic world of this emerging genre through the creative vision of today’s leading Steampunk artists, all featured in the world’s first museum exhibit of Steampunk, held at The Museum of the History of Science at Oxford University in England. No longer satisfied with the plastic design of today’s mass-produced products, these artists are crafting a romantic new standard for modern goods by applying the characteristics of Steampunk. Their artwork consists of everything from jewellery and watches to light fixtures and clocks, every piece demonstrating hours of painstaking work and unlimited devotion. You will find that many of the artists are as unique and colourful as their masterpieces, often adopting alter egos of Victorian mad scientists and world explorers, allowing themselves to become fully immersed in the imaginative and exciting world of Steampunk. This expanded edition has added artist profiles and a look at what is happening in the world of Steampunk since the exposition.”


Steampunk: The Art of Retro-Futurism.

Steampunk: The Art of Retro-Futurism

From the product listing.

“More than just cogs, gears, and goggles, steampunk burst from the pages of science fiction and fantasy inspired by the likes of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells and rapidly grew into one of the most recognizable aesthetic movements of the 21st century. The Art of Steampunk gathers work by the best artists, designers, and craftsmen in the field in a collection sure to fire the imagination of any fan. Its pages overflow with intricate sculpture work, digital and traditional art, and fashion that is at once decadent and utilitarian, perfect for an afternoon fixing your airship or an evening spent at a retro-futuristic Victorian ball. Projects within include conceptual designs and realized projects in fashion, sculpture, toys, props, and more, all of which explore a world where inventions of the past and a fantastical future coexist. Features the works of artists such as Samuel Gomez, Kazuhiko Nakamura, Nicole Stengel, 2-Far Playthings, and many more.”


The Steampunk User’s Manual.

The Steampunk User's Manual. An Illustrated Practical and Whimsical Guide to Creating Retro-futurist Dreams.
An Illustrated Practical and Whimsical Guide to Creating Retro-futurist Dreams.

From the product listing.

“Steampunk – a mash-up of Victorian and sci-fi aesthetics with a splash of punk rock attitude – has gone from being a literary movement to a part of pop culture and a way of life. This subculture celebrates the inventor as an artist and hero, re-envisioning and crafting retro technologies including antiquated airships and steam-powered robots. The Steampunk aesthetic now permeates movies, comics, fashion, art and more, and has given a distinct flavor to iconic events such as Maker Faire and the Burning Man festival. The Steampunk Bible is the first book of its kind, a fully illustrated compendium tracing the roots and history of this subculture, from the work of its godfathers Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, to the key figures who coined the word that would spawn a literary genre, to the vast community of craftsmen and artists who translated that spark into a lifestyle with clothing and accessories such as goggles, corsets, pocket watches, and with an attitude to match. This ultimate resource, filled with scores of illustrations and photographs, will appeal to aficionados and novices alike as author Jeff VanderMeer takes the reader on a wild ride through the clockwork corridors of Steampunk past, present and future.”


Steampunk Your Wardrobe, Revised Edition.

Steampunk Your Wardrobe, Revised Edition: Sewing and Crafting Projects to Add Flair to Fashion
Sewing and Crafting Projects to Add Flair to Fashion.

From the product listing.

“Steampunk Your Wardrobe is a step-by-step guide to making steampunk clothing, jewellery and accessories. It contains 19 simple and creative methods for restyling your old garments and features a gorgeous new ten-page gallery of Steampunk inspiration. The book begins with easy-to-complete projects such as embellishing existing clothing, before progressing to more complicated alterations. Sewers and crafters of all abilities will marvel at Calista Taylor s clever and eco-friendly techniques for capturing the steampunk aesthetic in apparel.”

Brother Innovis NV15 Electronic Sewing Machine


Steampunk Jewellery.

Steampunk Jewellery Twenty to Make
Twenty to Make.

from the product listing.

“Follow the simple step-by-step instructions to assemble these wonderful pieces and be inspired to invent your own original Steampunk variations. Choose from pendants, bracelets, necklaces, brooches, rings, earrings and many more. 20 fantastic designs 20 great alternatives Easy and fun to make”


That’s it for now.

I hoped you enjoyed browsing this little collection of “How to make steampunk” books. If you know of any books that would suit this collection please add it to the coments below and I will see if I can include it in the next updte.

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