Steampunk inspiration and resources

Two Years of Halloween Fun at your Fingertips

You probably caught my announcement that we’ll be celebrating Halloween all month long, but did you know this is my THIRD year of doing so? That means there are lots of articles from previous years that you may have missed! These are the links to my favorites.

Best of 2014

Tips for Makers Series

After attending Weekend at the Asylum in September 2014, I wrote up my notes from the sessions I attended for people who like to make their own props, costumes, and accessories. Over time, it grew to include other articles and resources as well. This series has tons of great advice that could help you with your Halloween costume!

Spiritualism: A Haunting Pastime

On the same trip as Asylum, the Mister and I also went to Fringe Fest in Edinburgh the same year. In addition to the fabulous performances we also went to a few lectures, including one at the headquarters for modern-day Spiritualists that is named for one of its most famous proponents, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This article explores the underpinnings of the movement.


Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (movie)

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (movie)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes (movie; not to be confused with the Robert Downey Jr film)

The Monster Hunters (book)

Best of 2015

How Did the Victorians Celebrate Halloween?

Some history about the games and parties enjoyed during the steam era.

Steampunk Sourcebook: Victorian Vampires

We all know Dracula, but what about all of the other vampires running around Victorian London? Get some history and insight into why they were so popular.

Steampunk Make-up Tutorials

Whether you want to be a full-on automaton for Halloween or just add some flare to your pirate or saloon girl, this collection of videos and links to photo tutorials should give you a great start.

How to Punk Your Steam Part 8: Make it Supernatural – Part 1, Part 2

(okay, this was written in September of 2015, but it still has some great info for Halloween)

How to Punk Your Steam Part 9: Make it Scary – Part 1, Part 2

Booze, Glorious Booze: Apple Cider

Hard cider is one of my favorite beverages for the fall (not to mention summer, spring, and winter…) so this article is a bit of history and context for this delicious drink.


Sleepy Hollow (movie)

Crimson Peak (movie)

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