Est. 2012

Steampunk Clothing

Shop steampunk clothing and costumes curated from hundreds of alternative brands. From Victorian-inspired outfits to full costumes.

If you want to create a more daring costume, we’ve got accessories and props to bring your outfit to life, including watches, masks, armbands, and more!

RebelsMarket carries limitless steampunk styles from some of the best indie designers, brands, and stores from around the globe – all in one place. From high-end dresses right through to more affordable clothing. You will find an item that fits your style and budget

Whether you want to buy the odd steampunk outfit inspired piece to accent your wardrobe, or are looking for a full-on costume, you're sure to find it all on RebelsMarket.

We carry detailed, authentic steampunk fashion outfits that are perfect for cosplay, as well as beautiful Victorian clothing for everyday wear. Plus, we cater to all shapes and sizes! Whether you're regular, petite, or plus size, we have outfits to fit and flatter your figure.

Shop online now for gorgeous skirts, corsets, accessories, and more. Break free from regular clothing and find something that stands out from the crowd!

We try to handpick unique pieces of apparel that are influenced by the history of this old style. Most of our clothing is handmade and tends to work very well when accessorized with the right jewelry. We mostly stock items from coveted indie brands from all over the world. You will also find unparalleled access to some of the unique styles for men and women.

History of Steampunk Fashion

If you grew up watching classics like ‘Treasure Planet’ and ‘Steamboy,' or reading fiction mastery by Jules Verne and 'H.G Wells, you probably understand why steampunk is so popular.

It puts its spin on Victorian-era that has carved out its niche beyond the cosplay attempts of dedicated pop culture fans in recent years. Steampunk design aesthetics have a unique sharp look that melds the unique style's essence of the 19th century industrial revolution period.

Steampunk fashion first came into mainstream attention through the beloved 1995 classic "The City of Lost Children." Fashion enthusiasts were dazzled by the ingenious costume designs by Jean Paul Gaultier. The trend further continued, giving the style a more sleek and edged look than the earlier designs visually depicted in different mediums.

If you are looking for a suitable guide to introduce you to the world of steampunk, where to buy clothing, and how to make your unique style, you have come to the right place. In this extensive guide, we will cover all the essential items of clothing and provide you with online sources to buy the best apparel.

How to style steampunk clothing

To develop your wardrobe, you need some choice selection of clothing articles blending Victorian era and modern-day fashion aesthetic. Steampunk does not have hard set rules; Diversification is vital when it comes to styling. It is still a niche category, so don't expect to find uniquely designed clothing and accessories all over the internet. But your best bet would be niche sites that specialize in alternative clothing, like RebelsMarket.

Clothing and Accessories for men

  1. Brocade vests and Waistcoats – Though brocade vests and waistcoats serve different purposes in mainstream styles with the former usually being worn inside, both are used as the top layer garments. Steampunk designs of vests and waistcoats feature elaborate and intricate craftsmanship. They are the trendiest staples to make a statement these days. A fitting double-breasted multi-button waistcoat should be a staple in every man's wardrobe.

  2. Pantaloons/Trousers – Trousers tend to have a narrow fit with a combination of colors and materials that stand out. Striped classic pantaloons/trousers with fall fronts are all the rage now. Victorian style trousers are a bit difficult to find unless you want ready-made designs. Provided you find a tailor skilled enough to make one in the first place. Knickers are also an excellent option if you’re going for the nerd/engineer look.

  3. Leather suspenders – A good pair of tanned or khaki leather suspenders are a must-have for any steampunk aficionado. Most male cosplays include this vital and trendy fashion accessory, which replaces the modern belt while adding a hint of exoticness even in a simple pant and shirt combination.

  4. Boots – No outfit is complete without a nifty pair of boots unless you are going for the professor/engineer look. Boots are ornate and flashy affairs with multiple spurs, and buckle attachments adorned all over, making them seem like every cowboy's dream come true. Some of them even come with pouches for that extra adventurer vibe.

  5. Short Jackets – Short jackets have been a staple since forever. They are tight-fitting pieces that end above the waist, requiring the wearer to have a respectable waistline to attempt it. They can be paired with regular clothing as well. Round sunglasses and Goggles. No steampunk menswear wardrobe would be complete without owning a fashionable pair of goggles, or in the absence of goggles, round-dark sunglasses (like the pair Jamie Foxx rocked in Django Unchained)

  6. Pocket watches – The classic pocket-watch has made a comeback in recent years thanks to some trendy cosplays and movies in past years.

Clothing and Accessories for women

In general, the ladies have an easier time with women’s clothing than men because of the easier availability of clothing and accessories. Women's outfits in the steampunk realm are gender fluid with ladies often replacing skirts and dresses with jackets, leggings, and overcoats (ever seen Evie Frye from Assassins Creed Syndicate?). Most of the details are on the tops with corsets replacing vests. 

  1. Dresses – Fancy a new dress, ladies? Dresses for women are highly stylish with narrow waistlines and a lot of frills. They can be any length, but the Victorian era knee-length is considered a standard, even for the lusty harlot cosplays. Neo-victorian designs also have intricate ornamentations. 

  2. Skirts - Conservative and provocative at the same time, skirts are gorgeous to look at. The most popular variations are the bustle, lace and ruffle skirts. Despite layering a skirt over leggings is a modern or minimal aesthetic, it goes surprisingly well with the Victorian era-esque sense, making for some interesting women’s looks.  

  3. Leggings – Leggings have been a staple for more than three decades. Leggings usually incorporate colorful and zany designs that look abstract.

  4. Corset top – Corset tops are the pride and joy for many women in their extensive wardrobe collection, whether they are steampunk lovers or not. Corset tops have always come with a wide array of fancy and varying designs, making the task choosing a one for your set not that much of a difficulty.

  5. Mini top hat – Ladies are often seen rocking a mini top hat reminiscent of Victorian-era style. They are one of the most versatile women’s accessories in equally suitable for corset and skirt setup or a pants and jacket setup without skipping a beat.

  6. Lace-up boots – Lace-up boots for women come in half, and full-size lengths, but are above ankle length and are more popular among ladies going for a steampunk aesthetic. These boots can be both heeled or flat, providing the flexibility of choice.

These are just some of the basic staples in steampunk for both cosplayers and regular fashionistas. Most clothing for men and women are modern variances of Victorian-era staples. If you want to go for a unique look, you can try the neo-victorian aesthetic with a futuristic feel. (similar to the aesthetic in Arcane Studio’s popular video game Dishonored).

Shop affordable steampunk clothing accessories and clothing, starting from individual pieces of clothing, exclusive jewelry to full costume sets at RebelsMarket.