Thrifting with Delilah S. Dawson: Secondhand Adventures Await with Steampunk

Posted: June 1, 2012 by Big Rich in Steampunk

A Book and a Short Latte

Starting a new hobby usually involves opening your wallet. You can’t play tennis without a racquet, new shoes, and lessons with a cute pro. You can’t take up music without an expensive instrument. In short, you have to pay to play. The sad truth is that most of us love investing in a new hobby but can’t always afford it.

Not so with steampunk.

Steampunk is a reimagining of Victorian science fiction and fashion centered on technology, rebellion, and adventure. When you get into the steampunk scene, handmade and hand-modified is king. At a steampunk event, people love nothing so much as seeing an interesting device, a unique piece of jewelry, or a modified Nerf Gun with an interesting color scheme. “How’d you make that?” is one of the most uttered phrases. People will ask to take your picture or sit down next to you to find out how you

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