STEAMPUNK Steampunk is a style based on 19th century fashion with a retro-futuristic twist. The signature look varies widely and includes everything from bustle gowns, frock coats and goggles, to ensembles with a multicultural inspiration. These often feature elements that Steampunk is well-known for: brass and gears. Steampunk draws inspiration from various sources, including literature like the works of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, and bands like Abney Park and Steam Powered Giraffe. In recent years, the style has gained popularity in Japan and been seen in everything from anime like Steamboy to emerging fashion brands like Harajuku’s A Story. Gracing the stage today are several local steampunk enthusiasts, many of whom belong to the Toronto Steampunk Society.