Lolita Fashion

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I also find Steampunk fashion facinating. Some of it on occasion will even creep into my own wardrobe, as I do fancy Victorian style clothing. Though there are just as many Steampunk folks who follow Eduardian styles or American Western as there are Victorian.

I think Steampunk is avtually much more varied than Lolita and alot of the Japanese subcultures though. Everyone seems to have their own way of doing it, and alot of it isn't based on history at all, but Sci-Fi like the book Anubis Gates, which helped start the movement and movies and video games. I notice alot of women get into steampunk to look sexy. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but I get overwhelmed when I see a woman in a tight corset and five million gears and watchworks attached to her.

Having said that, I do find alot of the more traditional Steampunk looks, that are based on actual fashion trends of the time periods to be amazing to look at. I like the idea of mixing something so 'old fashioned' like an Eduardian waistcoat and adding a few baubles or corset lacing to make it look unique. I sew and I have done that many times to garments, a waistcoat included.

I think Steampunk fashion was a result of a movement instead of fashion that caused a movement, like the Lolitas. Does that make sense? There are no set limits of what one can wear as a Steampunk, unlike the Lolits whom have very specific likes and dislikes.

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