Dr. Grymm and Barbe Saint John, can be a great source for costumes, accessories and inspiration for cosplay and other costuming needs within the steampunk genre. The book has 1000 photos of steampunk style jewelry, specialized props, weapons, and more.
|steampunk spider piece|
|Piece by Annette Elizabeth|
A good example of this is in the "Steampunk Fairy Catcher" costume below, the designer has combined science, history, whimzy and electrical knowledge in creating this cool costume.
|Steampunk Fairy Catcher|
The steampunk fairy in the picture below, is wearing a variety of interesting accessories that are
See if you can pick up the gadgets on the costume in the photo below.
In the next photo, you can see that the steampunk couple have an interesting assortment of gadgets. The female is carrying more gadgets than the male.
Additionally, she has a wooden steampunk cover for her iPad (Infinite Purpose Access Device) that her husband designed and made for her.
You can see that the iPad cover uses a dial device that has to be turned to open the iPad cover, below is a view of the iPad cover opened.
Another fine example of combining science, imagination, woodworking, and electronics into a usable gadget.
If you are new to steampunk and want to learn to make a fun steampunk inspired project, then the following video may interest you. The video features Stefanie Girard with Barbe Saint John. Barbe demonstrates how to make a steampunk style bobbie pin.
The video features the book "Steampunk Style Jewelry" by Jean Campbell.
The "Steampunk Style Jewelry" book has 22 steampunk style jewelry projects from various designers (including Barbe Saint John). This is a great feature for those of us who like to get the perspective of several designers rather than just one. Additionally, there is a great "how to" section for the novice jewelry maker that explains materials and techniques.