i know i have been missing something and it has been nagging at my brain for a very long time now. i forgot one of the best cosplay categories of them all
one of the more westernized cosplay but it is still great. it sort of combines future with the past. like picture the wizard of OZ tin man but in brass with a lot of chains and especially clocks. when i say clocks i don't not only mean pocket watches but the actual gears of the watch are very important. the most dominant colors in steam punk are black, brown and red but their are many other colors that people fantastically pull off.
i believe that they call it steam punk because i sort
of goes to the time
where the steam engine was invented
for reference i would watch the movie "Steam Boy" probubly the coolest steam punk anime i have ever seen.
here are some cool pictures