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Author Topic: How do I get Steampunk clothes when I have no money?  (Read 96825 times)
RATFINKBOYMICAH
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« Reply #200 on: January 30, 2012, 04:00:39 am »

an combat boots are cheap the old fashioned black oned
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« Reply #201 on: February 05, 2012, 11:23:21 am »

Don't forget birthdays and Christmas! I bet any parent would be happy their kid asked for clothes instead of an xbox.  Tongue
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« Reply #202 on: February 06, 2012, 11:11:27 pm »

I do not understand why one must dress in a "steampunk" manner.

To get girls, duh.

Oh, wait, I wasn't supposed to say that. Um, forget I said that, okay?

Does it work?

Yes. Yes it does! Nothing beats a guy with a top hat and ray gun Wink
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« Reply #203 on: February 06, 2012, 11:17:16 pm »

I do not understand why one must dress in a "steampunk" manner.

To get girls, duh.

Oh, wait, I wasn't supposed to say that. Um, forget I said that, okay?

Does it work?

Yes. Yes it does! Nothing beats a guy with a top hat and ray gun Wink

I second that!
But let's not forget: it's not the size of the ray gun that counts, but how he handles it!  Grin
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« Reply #204 on: February 07, 2012, 01:04:44 am »

I do not understand why one must dress in a "steampunk" manner.

To get girls, duh.

Oh, wait, I wasn't supposed to say that. Um, forget I said that, okay?

Does it work?

Yes. Yes it does! Nothing beats a guy with a top hat and ray gun Wink

I second that!
But let's not forget: it's not the size of the ray gun that counts, but how he handles it!  Grin

And chicks dig the goggles.
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« Reply #205 on: February 07, 2012, 03:53:06 am »

agreed. i like a man with a gun and goggles! but they have to be cool goggles!
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« Reply #206 on: February 07, 2012, 06:03:04 am »

You know, the socially active DC Metro Area Steampunk gents almost never do the goggles thing...and I think there's only one raygunner amongst us!

I reckon we still do alright with the ladies, though...there's a lot to be said for just being eccentric, polite, and well-dressed.  Smiley
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« Reply #207 on: February 07, 2012, 11:01:55 pm »

You know, the socially active DC Metro Area Steampunk gents almost never do the goggles thing...and I think there's only one raygunner amongst us!

I reckon we still do alright with the ladies, though...there's a lot to be said for just being eccentric, polite, and well-dressed.  Smiley

Truthfully, I have been evolving away from the goggles myself. I used to joke that I needed them to differentiate between when I am "dressed up" and when I am just dressed, but now I simply turn my everyday clothes up to eleven for an event (and clip on a set of jewelers loupe lenses to my glasses). I have never felt the need to carry a toy gun.
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« Reply #208 on: February 08, 2012, 12:16:11 am »

You know, the socially active DC Metro Area Steampunk gents almost never do the goggles thing...and I think there's only one raygunner amongst us!

I reckon we still do alright with the ladies, though...there's a lot to be said for just being eccentric, polite, and well-dressed.  Smiley

Truthfully, I have been evolving away from the goggles myself. I used to joke that I needed them to differentiate between when I am "dressed up" and when I am just dressed, but now I simply turn my everyday clothes up to eleven for an event (and clip on a set of jewelers loupe lenses to my glasses). I have never felt the need to carry a toy gun.

I second this, I never understood the fascination with the toy guns. I'd much rather steampunk a real gun and carry that instead (I love the second amendment lol ) as for the goggles, unless I'm welding, soldering, cutting metal or wood I would never wear them. It's not practical for me since I already wear glasses so I'm planning on turning a vintage pair of aviator glasses into everyday prescription glasses. Sort of like the kind Dr. Steel has.

Fit, form and function is my motto but to each their own. It's all fun to look at non the less.
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« Reply #209 on: February 08, 2012, 12:26:29 pm »

Some do not have anything like the second amendment to back them up and thus need to rely on 'toy' guns, do not forget that Wink
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« Reply #210 on: February 10, 2012, 03:51:10 am »

And some of us don't actually feel comfortable carrying around a lethal weapon, yeah?
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« Reply #211 on: February 10, 2012, 09:48:24 am »

Of course, that is not to be forgotten. People differ in their 'martial-ness', but to talk down 'toy' guns for a reason that is non-exisitent for the majority of the world seems a bit crass to me.
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« Reply #212 on: February 10, 2012, 12:13:44 pm »

On my. Did I accidentally start something?

The Dr is an academic, and as such carries scientific instruments and cameras. The character has no need for weaponry beyond a wrist-mounted crossbow which shoots tranquilizeer darts.

While I appreciate that other's characterizations require a modified Maverick hand-cannon, I repeat that I feel no need to carry such.
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« Reply #213 on: February 10, 2012, 08:18:25 pm »

Well, some of us do feel that our masculinity is enhanced by an gigantic handgun.

And, frankly, handguns are one easy way to easily steam an outfit.

A pair of BDU's, long green coat, tea-died shirt? Normal wear! Add a steampunk pistol (real or fake, to your preference), and voila! Steampunk airship pirate!
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« Reply #214 on: February 10, 2012, 10:51:57 pm »

Ah flea markets and thrift stores are a cosplayers friend. I'm at Savers and Goodwill so much they know my name!  Wink
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« Reply #215 on: February 10, 2012, 10:57:05 pm »

Not sure if this has been mentioned as of yet, but you could do as Samara and I did and start making our own.. its grown into a very successful business and we get to work from home and look great whilst doing it!
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« Reply #216 on: February 12, 2012, 02:48:24 am »

You know, the socially active DC Metro Area Steampunk gents almost never do the goggles thing...and I think there's only one raygunner amongst us!

I reckon we still do alright with the ladies, though...there's a lot to be said for just being eccentric, polite, and well-dressed.  Smiley

Truthfully, I have been evolving away from the goggles myself. I used to joke that I needed them to differentiate between when I am "dressed up" and when I am just dressed, but now I simply turn my everyday clothes up to eleven for an event (and clip on a set of jewelers loupe lenses to my glasses). I have never felt the need to carry a toy gun.

I second this, I never understood the fascination with the toy guns. I'd much rather steampunk a real gun and carry that instead (I love the second amendment lol ) as for the goggles, unless I'm welding, soldering, cutting metal or wood I would never wear them. It's not practical for me since I already wear glasses so I'm planning on turning a vintage pair of aviator glasses into everyday prescription glasses. Sort of like the kind Dr. Steel has.

Fit, form and function is my motto but to each their own. It's all fun to look at non the less.

sorry to but in on this conversation, but a defender of goggles such as myself would like to point out htat you don't need to WEAR the goggles, just place them on your hat or around your neck?
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« Reply #217 on: February 12, 2012, 03:04:36 am »

You know, the socially active DC Metro Area Steampunk gents almost never do the goggles thing...and I think there's only one raygunner amongst us!

I reckon we still do alright with the ladies, though...there's a lot to be said for just being eccentric, polite, and well-dressed.  Smiley

Truthfully, I have been evolving away from the goggles myself. I used to joke that I needed them to differentiate between when I am "dressed up" and when I am just dressed, but now I simply turn my everyday clothes up to eleven for an event (and clip on a set of jewelers loupe lenses to my glasses). I have never felt the need to carry a toy gun.

I second this, I never understood the fascination with the toy guns. I'd much rather steampunk a real gun and carry that instead (I love the second amendment lol ) as for the goggles, unless I'm welding, soldering, cutting metal or wood I would never wear them. It's not practical for me since I already wear glasses so I'm planning on turning a vintage pair of aviator glasses into everyday prescription glasses. Sort of like the kind Dr. Steel has.

Fit, form and function is my motto but to each their own. It's all fun to look at non the less.

sorry to but in on this conversation, but a defender of goggles such as myself would like to point out htat you don't need to WEAR the goggles, just place them on your hat or around your neck?


I agree that you could, but why would you?
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« Reply #218 on: February 12, 2012, 04:13:27 am »

You know, the socially active DC Metro Area Steampunk gents almost never do the goggles thing...and I think there's only one raygunner amongst us!

I reckon we still do alright with the ladies, though...there's a lot to be said for just being eccentric, polite, and well-dressed.  Smiley

Truthfully, I have been evolving away from the goggles myself. I used to joke that I needed them to differentiate between when I am "dressed up" and when I am just dressed, but now I simply turn my everyday clothes up to eleven for an event (and clip on a set of jewelers loupe lenses to my glasses). I have never felt the need to carry a toy gun.

I second this, I never understood the fascination with the toy guns. I'd much rather steampunk a real gun and carry that instead (I love the second amendment lol ) as for the goggles, unless I'm welding, soldering, cutting metal or wood I would never wear them. It's not practical for me since I already wear glasses so I'm planning on turning a vintage pair of aviator glasses into everyday prescription glasses. Sort of like the kind Dr. Steel has.

Fit, form and function is my motto but to each their own. It's all fun to look at non the less.

sorry to but in on this conversation, but a defender of goggles such as myself would like to point out htat you don't need to WEAR the goggles, just place them on your hat or around your neck?


I agree that you could, but why would you?

I've been searching for a practical pair of steampunk sunglasses, but I've had so little luck I'm about to just declare my mirrored aviators to be steampunk and leave it at that.
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« Reply #219 on: February 12, 2012, 04:39:47 am »

LOL i love my mirrored Aviators! i aways feel they look more mad max when im in my top coat but meh! i like thenm, But i wil also defend the goggles, I love my goggles as well and with functional lenses they make great sunglasses!
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« Reply #220 on: February 12, 2012, 04:47:43 am »

LOL i love my mirrored Aviators! i aways feel they look more mad max when im in my top coat but meh! i like thenm, But i wil also defend the goggles, I love my goggles as well and with functional lenses they make great sunglasses!

I don't mind goggles in theory, but the fact of the matter is that for daily use sunglasses just end up being more practical for me. And besides, if I wore aviators with a top hat and frock coat, I think people would still get the point! Grin
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« Reply #221 on: February 12, 2012, 04:49:47 am »

HAH, yeah. I ahve had people look at me like im the unibomber in my aviators and my topcoat but it could be my mutton chops . Smiley
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« Reply #222 on: February 12, 2012, 04:51:19 am »

My freshman year of college I had a bad tendency of walking around campus in the evenings in a hoodie and aviators. Suffice it to say I bothered some people.
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« Reply #223 on: February 15, 2012, 05:48:57 am »

My freshman year of college I had a bad tendency of walking around campus in the evenings in a hoodie and aviators. Suffice it to say I bothered some people.

becoming a freshman this year......... excellent!
i shall use that!
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« Reply #224 on: February 27, 2012, 10:50:54 pm »

I wear glasses but I also love goggles and i dont find it impractical. I just wear the goggles on my head rather than my eyes.  My goggles are the exact same as what Mary Elizabeth Winstead wore in Scott Pilgrim. Thats not particularly steampunk in itself but they really help bring an outfit together.
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