Take a look at this lovely steampunk corset dress, made by the talented Erica Young. It’s made out of neckties! Wow, what a fantastic look.
Erica put together a very nice tutorial on Instructables.com, so you can make one yourself. It took her about 15 hours to complete, so this project is for someone rather handy with stitching.
Wonderful job, Erica!
I made a deliberate attempt to use only what I had on hand for this corset, though I did end up spending about $10 for bias tape, brown thread, and grommets. If you purchase all required supplies, this corset could set you back up to $100, I would imagine.
This particular design took me about fifteen hours to complete. A significant portion of that time was dedicated to hand stitching (and taking photos for this ‘ible!). Hand stitching will be an unavoidable aspect of this corset so prepare yourself with some background movies or tunes, maybe a hand brace, and a delicious adult beverage. VIEW TUTORIAL
UK artist Tom Hardwidge makes original steampunk insects out of old bullets and clockwork pieces. It’s truly remarkable art, I’m so impressed!
You can find purchasing info and pricing on his Contact Page. Pricing ranges from $80-$240.
You can choose from bees, wasps, beetles, grasshoppers, crickets, dragonflies, praying mantises, butterflies and tarantulas!
Each Arthrobot starts its life as a series of sketches, some take their inspiration from nature, others from bits and pieces of metal and beads which form an unusual structure or fit together in an interesting way. After they have been planned out (very roughly) they start to take shape in Tom’s dining room where he has all of his tools and materials laid out to prevent any actual dining from taking place.
Arthrobots are NOT toys. They may have sharp, pointy bits and are not suitable for young children. Although some parts (wings and legs) are movable on some sculptures, they are fragile and are only intended for ornamental purposes.
Here’s an amazing steampunk prop, made from a Nerf Barricade toy. It was made by master maker Faustus70, and is currently for sale on Etsy for $300.00!
The gun is battery powered and functional — it actually fires Nerf darts. So cool!
well this started off as a nerf barricade until it met me…
i have constructed it from hand cut planks the wood came from a old chair thats at least 75 years old i like to re use any thing if i can
the scope works its set at x3 mag
it has a access pannel on the top so you can get at any darts that jam
it is powerd by x3 1.5 AA batteries (lr6)
and holds 10 whistler nerf darts
it still works and fires all the strapping has been hand cut from aluminium and hand riveted in place
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.
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.
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.