Dieselpunk + Steampunk Culture

There I am, laying in bed with insomnia, and I get to thinking about what I'm going to wear to the Steampunk World's Fair.

On one hand, I'm not a cosplayer (cosplay = Costume play).  My dieselpunk gear consists of everyday "street legal" clothing.  I may get a few looks when I'm wearing miliaria & uniform pieces like this (not me in the photo), but I'm also not going out looking like steampunk Santa just stopped by and I want to wear all of my toys either.

That being said, this is a big event with hundreds (thousands?) of people, the fashion level will be turned up to eleven, and the ridiculous will be the norm.

So, here's the question.  Do I stick with my normal street gear and make the statement that dieselpunk is more than cosplay, or do I get obnoxious with my outfit since that's what the crowd is expecting?

I had an idea floating in my head of combining a white Great Gatsby tuxedo with the droog uniforms from A Clockwork Orange (minus the codpiece).  It would certainly say "Ostentatious '20s" and "punk" at the same time (among other things), but I'm not sure if that's the message I want to express for the site and movement as a whole. 

What do you think?

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I like the zoot suit look, but I'd have to blend it with something from today.

LED pinstripes?
You just reminded me of one of my favorite Tom & Jerry episodes. Thanks!

don't forget dieselpunk goggles and a dieselpunk headset! Also, if you have some sort of plasma pistol or laser rifle that would kick-ass
At the advice of everyone (but my wife), I'm going with the Clockwork Orange Tuxedo.

Hey. It's a steampunk convention. Gotta have some kind of clockwork, right?

I'll post pictures once it's tailored.

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