So, you’ve just been invited to an International Dieselpunk Day party however, you have a problem. What to wear? While there are no standards as to what is “Dieselpunk Fashion” the purpose of this posting is to help provide some ideas to get your started.
There are so many options. However, with the recent release of the movie The Great Gatsby, for this post we’re going to focus only on the 1920s.
First, learn your subject matter. Dieselpunk is built upon the zeitgeist or spirit of the 1920s, 1930s and 40s. Included in this post are some photographs of dress from the era to provide a base plus a “how-to” video.
Second, once you’ve looked over the photos and watched the videos then you want to consider “Punking” the outfit. What would that mean? It means using your imagination and interpret the era in the way that you want. You can be faithful to the fashion of the time or you can twist and change it to whatever you want it to be. Consider adding a touch of science fiction, fantasy or whatever you want to your outfit. However, what matters is that you make it your own.