News: The Alternate History of Steampunk: Rococopunk

The Alternate History of Steampunk: Rococopunk

Imagine a world where the Rococo period never ended, and it had a lovechild with Sid Vicious. Sounds unlikely? Well, it is. Still, historical accuracy wasn't the goal for this motley group of costumers.

Much like the earlier group of Nerfpunk, Rococopunk isn't to be taken seriously. It's both a love letter and a gentle nudge to Steampunk, reminding people to have a sense of humor about their costumes and subcultures.

But oi! On to the pictures, right?

The goal of Rococopunk is to literally blend a Rococo style with a Punk style. All of the outfits worn in Rococopunk were handmade by the people wearing them.

The goal is also to capture the "punk" attitude. Can you imagine what Steampunk would be like with this much punk in it?

Rococopunks like to think of themselves as "classholes", which is about as perfect a blending of Rococo and Punk as you can have in a single word.

Opulence!

Rococopunks aren't above photobombing.

Rococopunks featured in the above picture are Wilhelmina Frame, Nick Picard, Megan Maude, and Brittany Anne. Other Rococopunks pictured farther above are Jason Bush and Chelsea Johnson.

What do you think of Rococopunk? Are they doing it right, or is it just ridiculous?

EDIT: Rococopunks have a Facebook page that you can like!

Unless otherwise watermarked, photos were taken by RBC Image

6 Comments

They think of themselves as classholes?

I snorted my diet mountain dew with that phrase...

Haha, I know, right? It's great. =)

Ah, so it's the 18th century / Georgian-era based equivalent of steampunk. I wonder if we all remember what history has told us the 18th century was like? I shall so look forward to introducing these kiddiwinks to all the reasons why the victorians got the reputation for being prudish and publicly uptight compared to their forebears. After all this was the era of the Bloody Code, and I seem to remember there were a couple of populist uprisings nigh on Revolutions mayhap, that put paid to the excesses of the periods equivalent to the 1%.

I can't speak for all of them, but I know that at least the woman with the large mohawk is thoroughly familiar with the history of the 18th century. However, these outfits are in many ways a commentary on Steampunk, though, rather than on the Georgian era. =)

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