We recently spoke with the artists of “Steampunk Fashion,” on view at the Morris Museum through October 6, and curator Kathy Francis. Paige Gardener, Amber O’Boyle Kulp and Colleen O’Neill all have original costumes and accessories in the exhibition, alongside examples of 19th-century, Victorian-era styles from the museum’s permanent collection, as well as hand-crafted fascinators, pins, earrings and necklaces in the Museum Shop. What is “steampunk”? We asked the experts about this aesthetic genre steeped in science fiction, alternate histories, and, of course, opulent fashion. (Amber O’Boyle Kulp spoke to us from a thrift store, where she was collecting material for new projects.) Amber O’Boyle Kulp: Oh, I’m at a little charity thrift called Liberty Thrift. They’re having a 50-cent sale this morning. We use a lot of upcycled and vintage items at my company, KISS Designs. Pretty much whatever catches my eye – like a magpie. It’s festival season, so every flat surface in my house is currently covered with feathers, fabric or a sewing machine or two. Colleen O’Neill: Aren’t we all kind of like magpies? I think that’s a bit of a requirement for a steampunk maker! My stu...