This weekend I went to my first Steampunk Festival in the beautiful village of Haworth, West Yorkshire. Home of the world famous literary family – the Brontes. It was wonderful to see everyone in their amazing costumes. There was a very creative, friendly atmosphere in a setting synonymous with the Victorian era.
Steampunk started as a sub-genre of science fiction and fantasy in the literary world. Inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. It is definitely a creative and imaginative movement. Often with a backdrop of Victorian England modern technologies are re-imagined and realized as elaborate works of art, fashion, accessories and mechanics. There is now a whole lifestyle associated with Steampunk with a number films, books and festivals dedicated to the movement.
It was a great day out. We hope to go back next year, next time we might event be wearing our own Steampunk outfits!
All the photos in this article where taken by me (c) Cultivating Time, when I visited the in November 2015. Please give me credit if you use my images – Thank You.
Has anyone else ventured in the world of steampunk? Do you have any local festivals? If you could recommend any steampunk themed books or films, I would love to here from you.