Brute Force Studios has been making all manner of custom corsetry, fine art, and steampunk accessories since 1996.
Owner and designer Thomas Willeford is also the author of the bestselling steampunk how-to books "Steampunk
Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos: A Maker's Guide to Creating Modern Artifacts" and "The Steampunk Adventurer's Guide" (McGraw-Hill). He is best known as the creator of the mechanical arm worn by Nathan Fillion in the steampunk episode of ABC's "Castle".
Thomas and his products have been widely featured on
television (MTV, BBC, "Castle", "Oddities"), online (Wired, BoingBoing, Popular
Mechanics), and in print (Art Donovan's "The Art of Steampunk",
Morgan Spurlock and Stan Lee's "Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope", Bizarre
Magazine, Gothic Beauty Magazine, Engine Magazine). Satisfied
customers include David Silverman (The Simpsons), Patricia Tallman (Babylon 5),
Virginia Hey (Farscape), and bands Abney Park, Ghostfire, and Beautiful Deadly
Our mission is to create and inspire the finest and most cutting edge
Steampunk and Alternate History creations on the face of this
planet...and possibly others.
Supporting American industries
and workers is very important to us. All of our materials, including
fabric, metal, leather, and acrylic are made in the United States or
imported from Sheffield, England. We do not outsource any of our labor
to other countries. Even the fabric is milled in Pennsylvania.
Human and animal welfare are also very important to us. We make monthly
donations to our local food bank and PAWS of PA, a no-kill animal
rescue and spay/neuter group.