Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery –  especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. Steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century’s British Victorian era or American “Wild West”, in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has regained mainstream use, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power. – Wikipedia

Steampunk motorcycle Helmet on harley davidsonSteam Powered Punksters. I instantly love them. Combining the hipsters dramatics with one genre of science fiction and an entire new category is born. If only these guys really existed in history.

So the question I pose to you is this; if a you can combine an era of time (steampowered machinery) with a sub-genre of science fiction, can you combine the result (steampunk) with another genre of science fiction? Maybe the Transformers? or Star Wars? Video Games.

The answer to that question is an overwhelming – yes.

  • Stormtroopers steampunk helmets – “steamtroopers”
  • Halo and Iron Man steampunk helmets – Video game enthusiasts
  • Bumblebee steampunk helmets – Transformers fanatics

Steam-troopers

Halo & Iron Man Steampunk

Transformers Steam-punk Style

So how to do it? With some creativity you can put together your own steampunk styled helmet. First head off to the junkyard and pick up some old copper tubing, fittings, and whatever else jumps out at you. There are no rules here – as with any art – it is completely up to you from there. 🙂

Here are some a few popular pics of some steampunk motorcycle helmets and bikers to get your imagination started.

Even more Steam Punk Helmets

Steampunk Goggles

Goggles are worth mentioning here as well as most steampunk helmets are either 1/2 helmets of 3/4. States without helmet laws can also get in on the steampunk fashion with a pair of steampunk goggles or glasses. Putting together a pair for yourself is about like a helmet, head off to a scarp yard and just get started. And if you don’t have one nearby, well – you’re already online now aren’t you?

Some Steam Punk Goggles for Sale

Combine one of those pairs of goggles with a leather face mask and you’re all set to go scare some children.

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Handmade steampunk goggles made in U.S. These vintage Victorian style goggles with double magnifying eye loupes are an excellent addition to any cosplay, LARP, costume, rave, or convention outfit.

Impeccable detail: The stunning midnight black colored lenses, sleek black finish and shining bronze compass rose design on either side keep you stylishly well-equipped

Customize your look: Wear them over your eyes, on your head, around your neck, rest them on the brim of your hat, or even display them as a piece of décor

Fully adjustable fit and Excellently durable:Our welder-style glasses are constructed of sturdy plastic & PVC

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Handmade steampunk goggle. These vintage Victorian style goggles with double magnifying eye loupes are an excellent addition to any cosplay, LARP, costume, rave, or convention outfit

Customize your look: Wear them over your eyes, on your head, around your neck, rest them on the brim of your hat, or even display them as a piece of décor

Fully adjustable fit and Excellently durable:Our welder-style glasses are constructed of sturdy plastic & PVC with sturdy elastic head strap makes our diesel punk eyewear perfect for men, women, teens children, acto

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Handmade steampunk goggles: These stylish goggles are an excellent addition to any cosplay, LARP, costume, rave, or convention outfit.

Impeccable detail. The stunning azure blue lenses, sleek black finish keep you stylishly well-equipped
Customize your look: Wear them over your eyes, on your head, around your neck, rest them on the brim of your hat, or even display them as a piece of décor

Excellently durable: Our welder-style glasses are constructed of sturdy plastic & PVC and designed to stay put during your adventures

Fully adjustable fit: Sturdy elastic head strap makes our diesel punk eyewear perfect for men, women, teens children, actors, ravers, cosplayers – everyone!

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Handmade steampunk goggles. These vintage Victorian style goggles with double magnifying eye loupes are an excellent addition to any cosplay, LARP, costume, rave, or convention outfit

Impeccable detail: The stunning purple lenses, sleek black finish and shining bronze compass rose design on either side keep you stylishly well-equipped

Customize your look: Wear them over your eyes, on your head, around your neck, rest them on the brim of your hat, or even display them as a piece of decoration.

 

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Ideal for use with welding applications
Rigid 50 mm dual cup for optimal eye protection
Elastic headband helps the goggles stay in place for lasting protection
Number-5 shade shields against brightness
Compact design for easy, durable transport