"You live in the net. Nobody cares what you look like. But, you do. People say you've got a bad attitude, you say you've got the right amount attitude. You don your stylish, black jacket, and brush your colored hair from it's perch in your face. You don't mind being in the shadows, but today you are going to raise your voice."

In this section you will find reviews of cyberpunk inspired clothing and accessories, as well as analysis of the cyberpunk lifestyle.

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Part 1 – Pattern Recognition Foreword I wrote this guide sometime in 2012, just before it seems everyone suddenly realized we were living in a previously obscure, very concerning subset of science fiction originating in the 1980s. As I was about 19 when I wrote this, it’s very concerned with trying to develop a taxonomy […]

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On the hunt for new cyberpunk clothing we came across EchoDecay. Their style caught our eye and we sat down for a little chat… Neon Dystopia: How did you get started? EchoDecay: EchoDecay is the amalgamation of both my and my partners ideas. He had always wanted to turn his skills and training in fashion into […]

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Iris van Herpen, Biopiracy
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Although you may find her creations rather futuristic than cyberpunk, Iris van Herpen is a Dutch fashion designer every science fiction fan should pay attention. Even if you aren’t into fashion, her aesthetic is a rich source of inspiration for artists, especially those who work with character design. In this post, I will show you some […]

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These days it’s difficult to find decent cyberpunk clothing unless you are willing to pay a shitload of money and search through the millions of clothes that have nothing to do with cyberpunk, yet still claim to be. It’s a problem with the current dystopian western society we’ve found ourselves in… no terminals to hack […]

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Pattern Recognition by William Gibson
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In his 2003 book, Pattern Recognition, William Gibson introduces us to Cayce Pollard (pronounced Case – anyone surprised?) who is a coolhunter. As described in the excerpt below, she is unnaturally attuned to emerging trends because of an allergy to brands, the same way that someone who is allergic to peanuts is hyper aware of […]

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Parkour cyberpunk sport
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I have started to notice parkour in media with cyberpunk themes more and more often. William Gibson, although not calling it by name, references parkour in Spook Country. The new edition of Shadowrun includes parkour as a specialty for the Athletics skill. Sam Patel wrote a book called Data Runner which features a protagonist who […]

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