The Harlequin Hypnosis Show is not just about hypnosis: it’s a step into a world of fun and adventure! We want you to enjoy the night even more by dressing for the part. This is a chance to go out and shine – to party like it’s 1899!
Steampunk fashions usually find their inspiration in the Victorian era, where corsets, bustles, waistcoats, cravats and top hats are a regular feature. Add a few gadgets, some goggles or a few gears and you’ve got yourself a steampunk outfit! You can even find inspiration from the American wild west, which was popularized in part by the Will Smith film ‘Wild Wild West’.
We welcome our audience members to come dressed to the nines in their finest steampunk garb. At the beginning of each show we host a costume contest; you could be the winner!
We generally offer a prize for the winner of the costume competition. If you are a company with a local product or service you’d like to offer as a prize we’d love to hear from you. Simply email us at info@HarlequinHypnosisShow.com
Steampunk attire follows the 19th-century Victorian-meets-futuristic style that started in literature and morphed into a fashion statement like nothing else out there. To put together an outfit using this cutting edge look, women should think Victorian party time but with a “Bride of Frankenstein” edge. Velvet, lace, satin, and silk are the fabrics to look for, and clothes should be fitted and somewhat frilly. Steampunk fashion has hit the mainstream thanks to designers such as John Galliano for Christian Dior and Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. Both designers created lines, which include blazers with nipped-in waists and dramatic detailing, and long, form-fitting skirts. Wear a long bustled dress, fitted velvet blazer, top hat with a veil, and spike heel button-up or buckled boots to go all out. Men can look to the past in the works of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells and to the present to video games such as “Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends.” Top your tuxedo trousers with a striped vest, high-collared shirt, cravat, and tailcoat or duster jacket. Your bowler or top hat should be black. Add spats atop your shoes, or wear combat or pirate-style boots with lots of buckles or gear-inspired embellishments. No one should forget the ubiquitous steampunk goggles, which can function as a decorative accessory or as sunglasses. Find all the steampunk clothes and gear you need by choosing from the vast selection on eBay.