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Topic: Steampunk Accessories

Well the goggles have been covered, and while they are most definitely a definitive accessory for steampunk, there are many other accessories that will really steam up an outfit or provide the finishing toutch.

What are your favorite accessories with steampunk outfits and costumes?

Mine are:

My pocket watch.
Which I got very cheaply off eBay

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3050/2423669628_3bd61dd734.jpg

My pocket watch bag, which goes on a belt and keeps my pocket watch nearby and safe smile
I made it myself with some left over denim.
(for denim is sturdy and I rather use scraps then throw them out)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2299/2326734703_914c167923_o.jpg

My steampunk heart ring, which I got from the seller MsBojangles on etsy:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3133/2366507981_f58d93ae65.jpg

And last but not least my tankard straps, because I can hang my goggles from them on my belt if I don't want to wear them on my head.

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I absolutely love your pocket watch!  What a perfectly beautiful accessory indeed! 

And I'm quite charmed with the little bag you made for it!

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Why thank you kindly Mr Ottens.

It's one of those cheap Chinese wind-up's, but it serves me well so I don't care much about it's origins smile  I only paid about € 15 for it shipping included (I bought it via a British seller).
If it breaks I'll salvage it for parts to use in other products big_smile

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I actually purchased that same watch - it came pre-sprung (someone overwound it!) though that would be a relatively easy fix I'm not sure it would be worth the cost of repairing. Regardless it's pretty swish and has a good look, though I prefer my plain sterling silver one for day to day.

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yes, pocketwatch! I have two but both need a new battery. Next time, I'll have an "automat" that runs without spring and without batteries, but I haven't found a pretty one yet.
Of course, pocketwatch goes into waistcoat-pocket.

Just call me Jack

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Galgenvogel wrote:

I actually purchased that same watch - it came pre-sprung (someone overwound it!) though that would be a relatively easy fix I'm not sure it would be worth the cost of repairing. Regardless it's pretty swish and has a good look, though I prefer my plain sterling silver one for day to day.

I overwound mine.  It does cost more to have it repaired then just getting a new one.  I got a Narnia pocket watch instead of a new mechanical one.  Not because I'm a Narnia fan, but because it's made by Fossil, and those are really good watches.  I grew rather tired of having to replace my cheap watches every couple of months sad
(which was rapidly becoming more expensive than buying one proper pocket watch that won't fail me)

I need to take pics of my new watch now!

I do have pics of my steamy wristcuff though smile

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3178/2496884886_62edc73ffd_m.jpg

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Why that's lovely indeed!  A little too new-fashioned to be entirely "Victorian", and therefore perfectly steampunk!

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Thank you kindly sir!

And it fits over my fugly wrist support or wrist brace, so I don't have to worry about those mucking up pictures anymore big_smile

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I'm collecting oddments, to go with the two personalities I bounce between.

For the airship pilot:

A miniature spyglass - extended, it's about 5" in length, collapsed it's half that.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/Victoria_S/Clothing%20Album/miniscope-3.jpg

And no pictures, but I've acquired a Sam Brown belt and a brown leather pilot's helmet.


For the Lady Scientist, this interesting purse:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/Victoria_S/Clothing%20Album/wood-purse-2.jpg

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I love that lady scientist purse!  I'm always considering buying a doctor's bag, but I dislike bags that I have to hold in my hands all the time so I always think the better of it in the end.