Steampunk fashion in music videos (2)

In a previous post I looked at the fashion in steampunk videos, this time around I’m looking at pop music. I originally intended to have all of them together, but the list just got so long, and download times would be insane… so – breaking it up!

(please note – I’m linking directly to YouTube videos… so if the owners take them off YouTube – the links will break. I’ve included the artist and title so you can search for them in the future should that happen…. )

Pop music + steampunk fashion

“Popular” music – ok…. this could really be called the “music I don’t generally like, but am including here because the clothes are cute” section.

Musical taste aside, there are some glorious fashions in this David Guetta/Nicki Minaj video for Turn Me On. With top hats, corsets, waistcoats, gloves, booties, leg-o-mutton sleeves and other Victorian styles, the fashion is much more neo-Victorian than really steampunk, but still nice to look at. If only there were better shots of the extras, rather than long, drawn out shots of Nicki’s pink hair.

I hesitate to inlcue Thursday’s Counting 5-4-3-2-1 in this list, but there are some minimal vaguely steampunk elements in the video. However I’d put the fashion much later than the Victorian era, and it’s almost all menswear too. Eh. Doesn’t hurt to add it to the list I suppose.

Next up, Alkaline Trio’s Help Me – mostly men’s fashion in this one – there are very brief clips of Kat’s full costume, but IMO not enough to be truely inspirational. (And the costume isn’t much to speak of either…)

next up in the “pop” category – Panic! At The Disco’s The Ballad Of Mona Lisa – loads of costume ideas here… though a lot of it strikes me as.. well – costume-y. A bit overdone in some spots (as if to say “look, the new trend is steampunk! let’s do steampunk!”) but still – it’s easier to start with something overdone and distill it into something wearable than start with next to nothing sometimes… (especially if you’re feeling uncreative!)

It’s a stretch, but how about some of the extras from the b/w scenes in My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade?

Alex The Kid – Future

What you need by BB Black Dog – almost entirely menswear apart from the obligatory “hot chique”.

Wild Wild West by Will Smith (from the movie)

Starboy – Eternity

Next up – rock and metal music + steampunk fashion!

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