Just a bit of a heads up, for those who are either attuned to developing and perfecting their own Steampunk attire, or simply preparing the basics for an upcoming costume event, a new book might be able to provide a few hints and tips to accessorize your appearance. Steampunk - Gear, Gadget, and Gizmos is a newly released book which provides excellent tutorials on building Steampunk additions (from its excerpts, as my local book store doesn't carry it, and well, Amazon is apparently shipping by burro now-a-days).
Each chapter is a new item - outstanding!
In addition to each chapter containing a new item as its focus, a brief tutorial is provided for each, as seen below! So if you are a tad handy, and wish to upgrade your Steampunk panache, do consider a peek at this gem, which can be found at: http://www.amazon.com/Steampunk-Gear-Gadgets-Gizmos-Artifacts/dp/0071762361/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1319418374&sr=8-1
... for more details regarding this publication, please visit the Steampunk Dad, at: http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2011/10/create-your-own-steampunk-gear-gadgets-and-gizmos/
(A tip of the hat to the Steampunk Dad for this excellent find!)