I went shopping in Second Life for the first time in months. I wanted to get a snazzy new outfit for the April 12 Roundtable on Virtual Worlds and Nonprofits I'm co-hosting on MacArthur Island for Global Kids.
I've always thought that Steampunk was such a cool aesthetic, but one that is hard to realize in real life. But in Second Life, there are hundreds of vendors who sell all manner of Steampunk-inspired goods, clothing and accessories. A good place to start is the "New Babbage" steampunk community, which hosts pubs, theaters, stores, and many wonderful builds. Check their ning site for all the cool activities they have going in New Babbage!