STEAMPUNK STYLE BOARD
Textiles for clothing were rich layers of glen plaids and pinstripes for the men while ruffles, full skirts, corsets and lace-up details could be found for women.
With the tendency these days to shop for vintage finds and thrift, looking into Steampunk style can be a creative alternative to your Halloween inspiration for settings, parties, decor and costumes. Some of the pieces, you may already have in your collections. Steampunk style also includes gadgets and details such as vintage keys, spectacles, pocket watches, all types of timepieces, typewrites, and typewriter keys. Some of the gadgets and details can be easily found today at vintage markets (such as Sweet Salvage here in Phoenix). These gadgets can not only be incorporated into costumes and decor, the gadgets are also another alternative for decorating pumpkins with. No carving needed so this is a GREAT solution for warmer climates in October!
Keys + Studs + Hinge Hardware
Since fashion + decor have strong links to one another, apparel textiles can translate into Halloween party decor for room settings ... especially this year with the Fall trend having a strong Menswear influence. Feminine details can come from the ruffles, lace trim, laced up boots and corsets...
(with Tootsie Roll Top Hats!)
Use what you have:
Roll old book pages into into a cloche display + stack books
with pages facing out for texture...
A Ghostly Color scheme and theme...
Textiles: Grey + Greige + Linen + Burlap + Gauze
Bone treats of Pretzels & Marshmallows dipped in White Chocolate
Collect vintage silver trays through thrift,
as displayed at Bachman's House on Hammers & High Heels.
Not only can they be used to serve treats at your Halloween party,
they can be reused again during the holiday too...
Antique gold painted pumpkins mixed with flea market finds to create a vignette.
Steampunk style also can "bleed" (hee hee) into a more Gothic look,
just by changing the color palette to black and red...
Have yourself a Halloween Spooktacular!
Alternatives to Steampunk style for Halloween can be other spooky theme inspirations such as period movies like Sherlock Holmes or Gangs of New York. Although they aren't horror movies, for their period style, you can have fun pulling together the costumes and it's easy to add a few haunting treasures plus thrift the look. Alfred Hitchcock movies like Dial M for Murder, Psycho, The Birds and Vertigo can also be alternate Halloween party themes, costume styles & home decor. Unless you are having a house party, sometimes just a small dose of Halloween decor is all you need to be in the "spirit" (hee hee). One of my fave vignettes I would do was on the buffet near our entry with my friend Skully (seen below). Jeff would have fun too, playing spooky music at the door when we gave out candy. Some DIY Halloween posts and decor I've done you can read at: (click links below images)
One of my favorite Halloween party decor sets I've seen was The Legend of Sleepy Hollow theme Eddie Ross had done for an HGTV block party special. This special was also the first time I came across Eddie Ross and now love his style! He's a strong believer of "making use of what you already have", plus incorporating thrift finds into his decor. LOVE the spooky theme and the look...
For more Halloween decor, costumes and recipe ideas
plus more links to Steampunk style,
click the following links to head over to my Pinterest Boards:
And stop by to see KATE of Dabble In Chic for
and see JULIE of Simply Savvy to kick off your Fall season with a
Hope you are inspired!
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I love Halloween. These Olioboards make me get excited that next month is Halloween. Time to start thinking about decorating for the holiday.ReplyDelete
You have educated me this morning! Steampunk was not something I knew...and it's a fantastic take and twist on Halloween sharing! The corset, the bone treats, and those fabulous design boards are so creative. I'm delighted to be sharing #Big3B4TheTree linkup with you. It's got me in the mood!ReplyDelete
Julie at Simply Savvy
I LOVE this post! I'm a sucker for real vintage and spook through mystery and intrigue at Halloween versus gore. I see Sherlock Holmes and Gangs of New York in all of this! I love how you didn't go commercial with your ideas, and introduced everyone to something classic and (dark) magical!!ReplyDelete
Also, I love the comparison of style across mediums from decor, to fashion, to furniture! How awesome are the corseted chair and dress?! LOVE them!
As always, I'm honored to be partnered up with you on anything, and this Focus On series has been a blast! Maybe we should keep it up?! You are an amazing inspiration and a fabulous influence! Xo
So ready for the Fall and Halloween time. I had never heard of Steampunk and the photos and explanation helped me understand. I loved all your boards. -MonicaReplyDelete
Hi, I was looking for fall decor inspiration and found your blog love the collection! I did realize though that the silver platter photo is from my blog, can you add a back link to my site since it is an original photo that I took? I would appreciate it!ReplyDelete
Thats great!You shared a very interesting costume and cookies for Halloween.I'm impressed by there.ReplyDelete
I'm smitten with that steampunk pumpkin! Do you happen to have any seller information on it? I have two similar pumpkins that my sister picked up for me last year, and I've been unable to find more anywhere.ReplyDelete
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