The Mechanical Kingdom
posted on March 23rd, 2010 via Disney.go.com
Photos of the steampunk pins and art from Disney
"Mike was first introduced to Steampunk at a major science-fiction convention. Following the event, he did extensive research on the internet (the same place where I first learned of Steampunk). Quickly, he discovered a whole fan community. Mike wondered how he could present our Disney characters in this alternate world.
I created a story outline and several sketches to sell the idea of creating Steampunk-inspired merchandise,” continued Mike. “Honestly, it was a long process explaining the concept as many folks were unfamiliar with Steampunk. Thankfully, the Disney Pin Team loved the idea and created a pin set.”
The photo below is the best real life example of what they're copying with the Disney stuff. It's G.D. Falksen, in a photo by www.tarilynquinn.com/
With word from a pal of a pal who just did a ton of steampunk clothing bits for Lady GaGa, you are going to be seeing more of it.
If you what to have a clue as to what the hell it is this is the best link to the run down on steampunk.
Steampunk Source 1
Steampunk Source 2
Lady GaGa Source, Comes up At 00:42:26