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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