Etsy is partnering with Instructables.com for the DIY Halloween Costume Contest, and we’ve both noticed the Steampunk trend. Members of Instructables are offering up some mind-blowing costume ideas — feats of DIY engineering, really — and Etsy sellers are making some creative items that would suit these costumes and theme parties. Here are 5 picks for Halloween-related projects, along with some related items from Etsy. And hey, remember to enter the contest — entries due November 9th, 2008!
For the Star Wars fan/steampunk in all of us.
Some items you might need:
A white blouse by adarie
Vintage black boots from ZucchiniFlourVintage
Spooky! TwinPondsFarm offers an original Spirit board in case you need one.
Another marvelous, ingenious prop for a killer Halloween party. If you’re not confident about your playing with electricity skills, you should check out sksullivan667‘s shop, offering lamps with that raw metal, gear-clad look, perfect for a mad scientist’s laboratory.
If you want to learn more about the fashion sense behind Steampunk, check out this slideshow on the New York Magazine site. It features photos from a recent fashion show organized by Etsian Kathy Malone aka fofolle. We blogged about the event here.