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
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?