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What is Steam Punk?

Steampunk is hard to define as nobody can agree what it is exactly, but I read a lovely explanation on the web that said you could say it is what the past would look like if the future had happened sooner.

However, there are some things which are usually included:
ERA
Steampunk is set in Victorian England (around 1800’s), although strangely there is also a whole sub-culture where it is set in the Wild West.
GADGETS
Steampunk technology is steam-powered. It often features anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations and machinery.
SCIENCE FICTION
Prominent elements are sic-fi and fantasy.
CLOTHING
Clothing is heavily influenced by Victorian clothing. Add to the mix a smattering of gothic, a top hat, goggles and a handmade gadget and there you have it!
GEARS
Gears have become a bit of an icon and is recognised as a symbol of steampunk.

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