Definitely. Never got steampunk anyway; it's too similar to romantic/victorian goth. In other words: goth for rich DIY people. I have no problem with it though in case that might have sounded offensive.
Phew! I was about to say!
<= Dark steampunker and adamant DIY-er, but not rich
I'm an open and honest person when I say that I wear a fair amount of color, sometimes it being color+some black instead of black+some color (alas, despite the amount of color that I wear, my mom puts on her tunnel-vision glasses and refuses to see me wearing any color unless it's - yellow
*shudder*). Usually when I do wear color, it's often very shiny, in the form of crushed velvet. For example, I have a sky blue crushed velvet dress that I believe to be very gothy when matched with the right accessories. The same can be said for a lot of stuff I wear.
I wouldn't wear two bright colors together just because of the high possibility that they'll clash like Blackavar
mentioned, not necessarily because it'll be less goth (the only exception would be if I were to wear white, which is the substitute for black, and another color, like purple). Akin to what Midi
I am so picky about this, that I cannot even wear the same color in different hues (dark green/light green for example). It has to be the same hue or very damn close to it.
My scheme: when I wear all black - and I'm trying to not be the "Oh I'm so Gawf" persona by wearing black everything- I wear colorful makeup, and when I wear color, I tend to wear black or mute makeup.
The only time I wear more than one color (black isn't included) is when I wear earth tones. Earth tones are my one and only exception. Normally I will wear simply forest green and dark brown and call it a day.
This would be another exception, which was my color scheme before I became goth (brown and green - with the black combat boots
In the end:
Who says you can't wear what you want to wear? Goths wear whatever they want to wear, go wherever they want to go, eat whatever they want to eat, drink whatever they want to drink, live however they want to live.
Don't limit yourself. If you see something you want to wear, just wear it. If you constantly wear all black just to appease other people who might judge you, then goth isn't something fun - it's a chore
. And because chores suck, you won't like it anymore. And then you get sad and annoying. And we can't have that, can we?