Looking to add something steamy to your wardrobe? We suggest the following businesses:
Kilted Katana is an ecclectic celebration of geekery run by our Treasurer. He creates steampunk guns, geeky ties that are perfect for wearing with a waistcoat and cravat to any steampunk event, and jewlery for the ladies. Any geeky adventurer seeking to upgrade their attire would do well to start here.
CLE Steampunk Shop
A unique shopping experience featuring many local artists. It's whimsical, a little funky, and yes... some of it is Steampunk!
RENware Creations makes lovely victorian-inspired and steampunk jewlery. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded as a trademark brand of Paragon Productions, LLC, start up company of Renee Taylor. Renee has been a graphic designer and artist for over 11 years. Her background in theater and prop making add inspiration to each piece of handmade jewelry art. She has always had an interest in vintage, Art Nouveau and filigree styled art and jewelry.
Highwind Steamworks is a great place to find handmade items for your collection. You can find everything from jewlery to belt pouches here, all shipping within 1-3 days of purchase.
The Blonde Swan is the place to get any sort of steampunk hat your heart desires. They have everything from the standard tophat to a pirate tricorn, all with a funky, individual style. You can't go wrong here!
Ties that Bynde
Looking for a custom corset? Ties that Bynde is a custom corseter based out of Detroit that can often be seen at local conventions. She travels so that she can meet clients face-to-face, and won't sell a corset without taking measurements first so you know it will fit perfectly. If you can find her, definitely check out her stock.
Finally, if you can't find what you're looking for at any local vendors above, there's always the Steampunk Emporium. They carry a wide variety of steampunk items, including the basic clothing to go with your custom jewlery, corset, or what have you. They are not a local vendor, but they are the largest of the online vendors that ship to our area.
Phineas' Phantastic Wands
Maker of custom wood and mixed media magic wands and accessories, magically themed pens, touch screen styluses, hair sticks, all hand made by Phineas.