Sleepless Storyteller

Our advertiser, Sleepless Storyteller, is excited to announce the launch of a new website, SleeplessStoryteller.com! After several years of bouncing around between Facebook, Twitter, and her personal site, Christine-Hart.com, Sleepless Storyteller designs finally have their own home. Browse between a large selection of her best designs, including custom orders and one-of-a-kind creations never posted online. Read […]

Cabinet of Carnal Curiosities

Errr…  does the phrase “Butt Rogers” mean anything to you? I don’t often cover super-duper steampunk stuff, but this time around I just had to share. Lady Clankington’s  Cabinet of Carnal Curiosities produces “Infernal Devices” you could get away with wearing to your next Steam Punk Tea Party. Assuming you washed them first.  Via Unplggd.

New Advertiser : Bella Lili

Please welcome back Bella Lili to our advertisers! Recently featured in Gothic Beauty magazine and a regular contributor to the Chiller Theater biannual charity auctions, Bella Lili remains one of our favorite Etsy sellers.  Her shop has hundreds of pieces of handmade jewelry, ranging from steampunk to skulls to Victorian inspired romantic designs.  Check out […]

Victorian Sci-Fi Surgery

Gabriella Marina Gonzalez / Victorian Sci – Fi Surgery From the collection’s press release : Her current work was inspired by exploring feelings of emotional restrain and uncertainty about her position in time.  She uses escapism to create a subconscious reality where time has no bouncdaries and she can bounce from past tofuture to collect […]

Spinning My Gears

Kinekt Design’s Gear Ring is a rotating, functioning stainless steel, featuring six micro-precision gears that turn in unison when the outer rim is spun. It is also all kinds of awesome. Via Neatorama

It’s Maker Faire Weekend!

This weekend in San Mateo,  the world’s largest DIY fair celebrates it’s 4th anniversary.  Make Magazine‘s Maker Faire is expected to draw a crowd of over 100,000 to the San Mateo County Expo Center. Thousands of DIY vendors will showcase everything from robots to furniture to food. Arts, crafts, science, technology, engineering- and FASHION. Not […]

Speak Up! : Doctor Steel

First things first, tell us about yourself & what you do! My name is Dr. Phineas Waldolf Steel and I’m insane. Since I’m completely out of my mind, I have rejected the ordinary rules of society in an effort to continually live in my own little world; a place where creativity and fun is the […]

Button Up Bootie

A much younger version of myself once went up to my mother and said, “I want witch shoes”.   “Well, Samantha, Halloween is a few months off.” “No, Mom, I want witch shoes to wear every day.” And so it began.  Before I could even reach the drug store shelf that had the black hair […]

Etsy Shop Profile : Nouveau Motley

Nouveau Motley is Rachael Victoria Adams of Sonoma County, California.  Each piece is hand crafted, combining the new and old into a mechanical steampunk piece of jewelry. From her Etsy shop profile: I like creating art and collecting/reselling antique and vintage items that have a function. If you can use or wear it, its not […]

Waxing Gibbous

Portland, Oregon’s Gibbous Fashions is a collective of four designers with the same idea- renovating vintage and discarded clothing and found bits and bobs in remarkable ways. Each garment is made one-by-one, and Gibbous uses no patterns. Instead, the pieces are assembled “like a puzzle”, and each creation is unique. Deeply layered and lavishly adorned, […]

Something Old, Something New

Steampunk couture, from designer Kato, includes this steampunk wedding dress. It’s almost enough to make me wear brown…

Gentlemen’s Emporium

Gentlemen’s Emporium is the best site I have ever found for authentic, old-fashion men’s wear, specializing in Victorian costume.  They provide assembled outfits, with accessories included for one-click purchase, or you can select pieces individually.  The site also has a fantastic women’s section, which I am sure that Haute Macabre will profile soon enough. Pictured […]

The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello

In the City of Gothia, the story of Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator flees his home to embark on an adventure involving the reanimation of the dead, anti-technology movements, and gothic horror.    Inspired by the works of Jules Verne and Edgar Alan Poe, Anthony Lucas developed a stylistic silhouette animation, and has been nominated for […]

Steam Trunk

Steam Trunk Couture, “Conceived on the wings of underground theater and circus”, crafts both men’s and women’s vintage-inspired steampunk fashion. This time around, we thought we would focus on the men’s line. While some of their offerings can seem costumey (especially when worn as complete ensembles), they also make some unique and wearable pieces worth […]