I thought a trendy Steampunk costume would be more practical than other traditional costumes that I would wear one time and then store in a box for the rest of the year.
I decided to buy a basic steampunk Halloween costume that consisted of a white ruffle blouse, corset, cotton ruffle skirt and coordinating accessories; rusty clock gears necklace, cuff bracelet and goggles. I then could work these products into my wardrobe. I would have a trendy Halloween costume and a fashionable everyday outfit.
There are a variety of shoes and boots available and they are not all expensive; costs range from $45.00 and up.
If you plan on adding your costume into your wardrobe after Halloween then the coordinating footwear would be a smart buy. Otherwise if the costume is for one night then accessorize your high heeled pumps or laced up ankle boot with a buckled spats. The spats fit like a thigh high stocking. They hold firmly to your leg. The buckle spats look best when worn with a short above the knee ruffled skirt.
View this You Tube to learn more about Steampunk clothing