What Is Steampunk?
Steampunk is a statement.
It’s a yearning for civil discourse, honorable intentions, and gallant manners. You can spot a fellow believer in the noble cause for a better world since they wear a Steampunk medallion on their jacket, a stylish hat and goggles, or carry a classic book under their arm.
Of course no one looks more educated than when they carry the Official Fantastical Compendium. It’s a conversation starter and the ideal way to inspire mutual interest. Set this upon your arm chair in the coffee house and be prepared for a fun evening. The Official Fantastical Compendium is available exclusively at Amazon.
We searched far and wide for the proper attire, props and literature that inspired Prof Tom Foolery Saves the Planet! It’s our great honor to share our discoveries with you.
Walter Petryk appears at the very beginning of the film in this stylish bowler.
Paul Bright stands on the New York City street, beguiling passersby into his moving picture show while wearing this elegant bowler.
Through the rest of the film Paul dons his vintage top hat, still made by the craftsmen at Dorfman Pacific.
Our hard-working timbermen stayed dry in the rainforest with coon-skin caps. (For the film we created a replica made from synthetic materials.)
Joe Mross handmade the goggles Prof Tom Foolery wore in the film. Of course those were one of a kind. Which is why we love these handmade goggles.
We love the look of this jacket. LOVE IT. But the rainforest locale of Prof Tom Foolery Saves the Planet! was too harsh for this elegant apparel. (And the professor is a bit inattentive to his grooming.) We expect others will desire the finished look this jacket carries. (One note- the sizes are smaller than usual. Be certain to refer to the tailor’s specifications.)
We perused literature for historical accuracy. Of course Steampunk is open to the creator’s interpretation. After all, they didn’t have moving pictures in 1876. A little fictional liberty can be allowed before the town crier shouts ‘Fake News!’ This is a handy reference.
We attribute the story of PROF TOM FOOLERY SAVES THE PLANET! to the original source that began Steampunk, K.W. Jeter and his fantastical novel.
And for true aficionados, we must include Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan Trilogy as essential reading.
One of the greatest tributes to Steampunk comes from the brilliant film director Luc Besson – with his must-see motion picture – a film that made us laugh every time we watched.