"Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction and speculative fiction, that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes fictional works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used — usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era Britain — but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, often featuring futuristic technology as the people of this historical period would have envisioned it to look like, i.e. based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer, but occurring at an earlier date."
Without further ado, I give you :
(I really am geeking out over 'Sucker Punch'. Please tell me you've heard nice things about it. Despite giving Vanessa Hutchins a job, I am pretty sure this movie and I will get along swimmingly.)
(photos via F-Yeah Steampunk Fashion, Steampunk'd, and My Ear Trumpet)