In recent years, the Steampunk aesthetic has exploded in popularity in movies, art, and fashion. What is Steampunk? And why should you consider being a Steampunk Captain for Halloween?
1. You get to go "Back to the Future"
Broadly defined, Steampunk is modern technology - air travel, robotics, computers - re-imagined as powered by steam and set against a backdrop of Victorian England or America's Wild West. Well, that sounds like a lot of fun, doesn't it?
2. You get to be Captain...
... and a rebel. The "punk" in "Steampunk" implies going against convention, it's the declaration that your individuality, through style, gadgets or attitude, sets you apart. As Steampunk Captain, you're the pilot of your own airship, you're in charge of your own adventure, and you're decidedly doing it your own way!
3. You get to be Victorian
If you love Victorian-era fashion, Steampunk style is right up your alley. And it's not that big of a jump from the Gothic aesthetic, either. Science fiction & fantasy author Jess Nevins once said, "Steampunk is what happens when Goths discover brown." We like to call it "Retro fabulous!"
4. You can wear your top year-round
If you use a Dare Fashion top in your Steampunk outfit, you can wear the top many other ways when you're not in costume. One of our guest bloggers, @favouritefaces, created this contemporary Fall Fashion ensemble using the same Electra top in Walnut that we use in our Steampunk Captain outfit.
5. You could win $500!
Submit a photo of your Steampunk Captain costume in our Dare Fashion Halloween Costume Photo Contest, and you could win a $500 shopping spree! Last year, Laurie B. used our Electra top in Mulberry to create her Steampunk Mathematician costume. And she won a free top!
But time is running out! What are you planning to be for Halloween? If you need any advice for your costume, please let us know. We're here to help!
Finally, finally they are here!!! For years our creative customers have been putting together Halloween costumes using our tops and dresses, providing us with lots of inspiration for making our own Dare Halloween costumes.
This year we did it! You can now:
1. Purchase one of our pre-made Witch or Pirate costume bundles (10% cheaper than buying each item separately!)
2. Create your own costume with any Dare top or dress, and one or more accessories. Use coupon code HALLOWEEN10 to take 10% off any top (dress) + accessory combo!
I always design Dare Fashion with versatility in mind. One day, I hope to create the perfect garment for traveling - one you can throw in your suitcase and be ready for every single occasion. Until then, you can still use every Dare top and dress to create a multitude of Gothic, Victorian, Renaissance and Pinup-inspired outfits. Here are just a few ideas to get you started!
Relax. Take a deep breath. If you don’t like the way it fits, you can return it… no questions asked. It’s important to us that you LOVE the way Dare Fashion makes you feel about yourself!
Among the images for each product listing is a style-specific size chart. For our tops and dresses, you can get your Dare size with ONLY ONE measurement of your bust!
Please use these size charts as a guideline. Our fashion is made to these specifications, but due to variations in the stretchiness of the fabric and how it is sewn, there may be some slight deviations from this chart. But please rest assured, all of our styles are designed to fit a range of body types, with features such as stretch fabrics, corset lace-ups, and spaghetti ties in the back to customize the fit.
And did we mention... if it doesn’t fit, you can return it, no questions asked! So buy with confidence. And if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us - we're here to help!