What is Steampunk?
Steampunk is a genre which came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s and incorporates elements of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, horror, and speculative fiction. It involves a setting where steam power is widely used—whether in an alternate history such as Victorian era Britain or “Wild West“-era United States, or in a post-apocalyptic time —that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology, or futuristic innovations as Victorians might have envisioned them, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art.
Steampunk is all the fashion in some circles. You don’t see it very often in regular society but in those small corners of the world, kids and adults who long for the old and the new in one, are excited by Steampunk. Etsy has a whole category for it. This Steampunk Sleep Mask is for those people who love the goggle look, cogs in their watches, and gold cuffs. As is seen in the picture below, having a mustache completes the look.