Archive for 2011
GizmoWatch posted an excellent tutorial that teaches you how to convert a cheap Nerf toy gun into a nice steampunk gun prop.
Total cost is less than $40.00, not bad at all!
1) Start with the mini screwdriver. Take out all the screws you see on the Maverick gun. Keep in mind to separate the different sized screws. The back cocking screws are smaller than the main body screws. Separate the two halves and welcome to the machinery of the gun. Pull out each and every part after noting the place and position of every little spring. This is a very IMPORTANT step and sketch yourself a quick diagram to help you in putting things back, where they belong. One part in the wrong position, and your gun malfunctions.
2) Time for sand paper work!
Read the full tutorial!
At the recent Burning Man, this incredible steampunk-styled octopus blew the minds of all attendees. This magnificent machine was made by Duane Flatmo, and he calls it “El Pulpo Mechanico.”
Commenters have claimed it really had to be seen to be believed. When it blew fire from it’s head, it emitted incredible heat for about 50 feet all around.
This exquisite steampunk lady was photographed in Atlanta at DragonCon 2011… which starts today!
Excellent outfit! I love the hat and jacket. And what’s that she’s holding in her hand? Looks like a steampunk iPad! Very cool, I’d love to get a closer look at that.
This photo was taken by Kyle Nishioka. He’s posting a growing collection of DragonCon photos on Flickr, so be sure to check them out.
Hope everyone has a steamy time at DragonCon this weekend!
I’ve posted several versions of Steampunk Batman in the past, and here is yet another splendid take on the concept.
Don’t you love the mustache? This steamy caped crusader was spotted at the recent Baltimore Comic-Con. Great outfit… my only criticism would be a bigger, steamier utility belt, perhaps. Just a minor nitpick, it’s hard to tell as his hands are in the way.
Excellent job, Sir!
[Crossposted from MyDisguises]
Check out Darth Vapour, the Dark Lord of Steam!
This awesome helmet is currently on display at the The Greatest Steampunk Exhibition in West London. I love the description in the photo:
The Dark Lord strives to seduce the powerful to the “Steamy Side”.
The Steam is strong with this one!
[via Fashionably Geek]
Artist Mike Libby makes these fascinating steampunk insects out of old watch parts. Really gorgeous work!
These critters are for sale, but not through a typical online shopping cart. Interested buyers need to email Mike directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m curious what these go for, I think I’d like one for my desk!
Borrowing from science fiction and fact, Insect Lab customizes real insect specimens with antique watch parts and other technological components. From ladybugs to grasshoppers, each is individually hand adorned, and original- a unique celebration of the contradictions between nature and technology.
WSJ.com highlights an incredible steampunk loft for sale in Manhattan. Wow this is amazing! The asking price is a mere $1,750,000.
The entire loft is steampunkified, from the submarine front door (with working porthole) to the floating, color-changing zeppelin — this needs to be seen to be believed!
Have you ever wanted to live inside the retro-futuristic world of a Jules Verne novel? Do you prefer submarine portholes to skyline views? Then say hello to your dream home.
Head on over to WSJ.com to view full gallery and complete write-up. So amazing!
The perfect steampunk shirt for My Little Pony fans! Funny idea. But where is Pinky and Rarity? Even without them, though, this shirt is still very cool. It’s for sale for $25.00 on WeLoveFine.com.
Steampunk My Little Pony? You know you want it! It’s a slice of equestria Victoriana, complete with jetpacks!