Steampunk is a global phenomenon with its roots in a wide range of industries such as film, art, decor, fashion, and much more. Cosplay and creating personas are a natural part of Steampunk. Although steampunk fans don’t usually need an occasion to wear their amazing outfits and flaunt their fabulous steampunk personas, Halloween does bring a unique opportunity for all steampunk fans. It combines the innovations and progress of steampunk with the supernatural and spooky elements of Halloween.
Steampunk is the perfect genre to pair with Halloween because it is imaginative, creative, and fun. So put on your thinking caps and create some amazing costumes and designs. There are several Steampunk Halloween events taking place over the course of October all over the world to celebrate the unique combination of steampunk and Halloween. These events provide a perfect opportunity for all steampunk enthusiasts to show off their own costumes and fashion designs while at the same time admiring the handiwork and craftsmanship of others.
Here is a list of some amazing Steampunk Halloween events taking place over the next few weeks.
Steampunk Halloween Events: Screams and Steam
Screams and Steam is a Halloween-themed steampunk festival that will take place on October 15, 2022, and October 16, 2022. The festival will be located at Renninger’s Florida Twin Markets, 20651 US-441, Mount Dora, FL 32757, USA, and will feature a wide range of festivities such as an antiques/flea market featuring a wide variety of vendors. The festival will also include music and food. A costume contest and a Steampunk Carving Contest are the main excitements of this festival.
The Surrey Steampunk Convivial
This event is considered to be one of the longest-running Steampunk events in the history of the world. It is a gathering of splendid, talented, and fun-loving folk taking place over the course of the next weekend on Oct 22nd and 23rd, 2022. The festival is going to be located at The Station, The Broadway Stoneleigh, Epsom, Surrey KT17 2JA, UK. This festival is going to be the culmination of loads of stuff which includes literature, theatre, art exhibitions, competitions, music, Battle Croquet, Fling-a-Familiar bazooka, splendid teapot racing, umbrella fencing (Bumbershoot Baritsu), tea dueling, poetry, dancing, markets and traders, sculptures, talks, workshops, miniature battle re-enactment, synthesizers, reptiles and snakes, A Monkey Bellboy, ostrich racing, magic, corset limbo dancing, enforced ventriloquy, film projections, snail racing, and much more.
To know more about this event check out the event website.
Shrewsbury Steampunk Spooky Spectacular
The Shrewsbury Steampunk Spooky Spectacular is a family-friendly event with something for all to enjoy. The event will take place on October 15th at St Mary’s Church, Saint Mary’s St, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1DX, UK. The event will include a Steampunk market, costume competitions, educational presentations, tea dueling, and teapot racing. Artists like The Cogkneys, St John Le Fox, Belly Fusion Dance Collective, Hopeless Maine, and Violet Fenn are also scheduled to perform during this event.
The Halloween City Vendor & Oddities Market 2022
The Halloween City Market is located in the beautiful Catskills of New York at 348 Sunset Drive East Durham, New York. The event will take place over the course of the next weekend from October 21st to October 23rd. This event will fulfill all of your dreams with some amazing handpicked attractions, from international Steampunk bands, to live Halloween shows.
To know more about this event and its several shows and attraction please check out this website.
Victorian Steampunk Halloween Masquerade Ball
This event is presented by The Steampunk Consortium as the 2nd Annual Steampunk Halloween Ball. This is a family-friendly event with no restrictions on age. The event will include steampunk vendors and a family-friendly burlesque demonstration. The Ball will take place on the 28th of October, the Halloween weekend, and will be located at The North Church Venue, 400 E North St, Muncie, IN 47305, USA.
To know more about this event or to contact the event organizers you can check out this website.
Steampunk Halloween New England
Halloween New England is a perfect place for enthusiasts from the New England area to indulge in their fantasies of steampunk and Halloween. They provide interactive attraction guides to Haunted Houses, Trails, Flashlight and Haunted Corn Mazes, Haunted Hayrides, Ghost and Haunted History Tours, Horror Film Screenings, Costume Stores, Pumpkin Patches, and much more.
The events are spread out across the entire month of October. The events are designed to capture your spirit of thrill-seeking adventure. These events provide a perfect opportunity for your inner steampunk enthusiast to enjoy the cosplay as well as the spooky activities of Halloween around the New England, USA( Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont) area.
To know more about the events and other activities check out their website.
Steampunk Halloween Costumes
Steampunk costumes are based on the aesthetics of the 19th-century industrial era. Halloween provides an explorative opportunity for all enthusiasts to combine steampunk and Halloween. This paves way for some amazing Steampunk Halloween costumes.
Plague Doctors, pirates, and adventurers are some of the most common personas and costumes associated with steampunk and Halloween. While these personas and costumes may be common, it is important to add personal touches to any attire or costume. Take inspiration from your experiences with steampunk and Halloween to create something truly unique and intricate for you.
Read more about Steampunk Halloween costumes here.
If you would like to check out some more steampunk costume-related information please check out our page on Steampunk Fashion.