Techno Victorian-Themed Disguises from Optimus Prime to Cthulhu

 - Feb 17, 2012
Steampunk masks are renowned for drawing attention at conventions, and rightfully so. Their bizarre yet captivating aesthetic flair make them a powerful magnet for eyes. But fans of the techno-Victorian movement aren’t exclusively interested in steampunk, which is exactly why they’ve begun incorporating their other hobbies into their beloved subculture. Cross-genre steampunk masks were thus born.

The Star Wars universe was one of the first major franchises to be assimilated into steampunk culture, as demonstrated by the shocking amounts of Victorian-themed Darth Vader and Stormtrooper masks circulating on the Internet. H.P. Lovecraft’s terrifying tales also seem to pique the interest of steampunk fans, as horrifying masks inspired by Cthulhu are meticulously crafted by talented leather workers. Most recently, steampunk masks in the likeness of superheroes and Transformers have begun surfacing. It won’t be long until steampunk takes over all of geek culture.