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Halloween 2009 Steampunk by obi-wan8403 Halloween 2009 Steampunk by obi-wan8403
Don't know why it took me this long to post this up here, but I guess better late than never.

This was my costume for last halloween, 2009. I went with a steampunk theme, and made what I'd like to call a steampunk alchemist who is in the business of capturing and selling stray spirits. The overall design took inspiration from my Ronin character from two halloweens ago.

Almost everything was made from scratch...the goggles, the mask, the gauntlets, and the coat. The vest, shirt, pants, and leather gloves were bought.

The picture was taken in front of a methodist church in town, and it had a nice victorian look to it. And my lovely wife, tajniwolf [link] was the one to take the photo, and she did an awesome job. <3

I thought about a sepia filter, but I decided to preserve the color for now. I might go back and do a sepia and antique it for artistic effect later.

Costume Design: :iconobi-wan8403: (me)
Photographer: :icontajniwolf: (my wife)
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:iconutoran:
utoran Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
beautifull costume
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sas134 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
The mask... It's beautiful!
How did you make the metal accessories on it? (Tubing, and all) I've been looking for a steampunk mask, and yours seems perfect to base mine off of (not a copy of course).
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obi-wan8403 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sorry for the long wait till reply, I am not on here as much as I should be ;)

The "rivets" are brass paper brads, the "tanks" are spent CO2 cartridges used in paintball, the fleur de lis are actually painted sculpey parts, and the grill on the front is aluminum flashing from the hardware store. The tubing is clear flexible tubing from the hardware store, and the brass parts next to the grill are bullet casings.

Basically, I used whatever I could find laying around, at a garage sale, or at the hardware store.

Hope that helps!
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MussBunny Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
This is amazing! Where did you get the gloves?
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:iconobi-wan8403:
obi-wan8403 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
I made the gauntlets myself, metal and all. The leather gloves I wore underneath were simple driving gloves found at WalMart.
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:iconcandy7lady:
Candy7Lady Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Best costume ever!!!!!!!!
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:iconemma-jen:
Emma-Jen Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
holy poop this is amazing o_____o <3
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:iconryan-skrzypek:
Ryan-Skrzypek Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
it's like a steampunk Bane
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:iconfalstaaff:
Falstaaff Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
how did you make the mask? I don't want to copie it, I just have no idea how to start :S
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:iconobi-wan8403:
obi-wan8403 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
I started the mask by making a wire form that fit my face. Once the wire form was done, I wrapped it in faux leather and attached the accessories.
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deviantdude1 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
You must understand, armed Steampunk Lord, you have the wrong man! I have done nothing wrong! Now will you please put down that scary thing! You are frightening me!!
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:iconninthnova:
NinthNova Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Holy crap I just bought that exact same gun for my steampunk costume!
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:iconobi-wan8403:
obi-wan8403 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's a great replica! Enjoy it!

The only thing I will eventually update on it is that the grip is plastic, and I am planning to remake it out of real wood.
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NinthNova Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm planning on doing the exact same thing.
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XccmX Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your picture is wonferful! I was wondering, I'm bulding a forum on steam punk, and we're looking for avatars who can fit the style, and this picture this would be perfect for that. So i'm asking if we can use this picture for our website for an avatar? We gonna say that you are the creator of this picture, and put a like to your deviantart page. But we are poor and we can't pay you X) So, give me your opinion, and I hope you'll say yes!

Thanks!

N.B. I,m french, so my english is not wonderful X) And the forum is : lengrenage.bb-fr.com . It's all in french, so probably you wont understand.
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obi-wan8403 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sorry, I haven't been on deviantart for a long time, so I hope my reply may still be relevant.

Feel free to use the image, as long as credit is given.
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MoogleMini Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student Photographer
this is so great.
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:iconobi-wan8403:
obi-wan8403 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!
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emodawn18 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
love the amount of detail! nice!
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:iconobi-wan8403:
obi-wan8403 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! =D
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:iconparisse:
Parisse Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
A W E S O M E ! :omfg:
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:iconobi-wan8403:
obi-wan8403 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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PlasticToySoldier Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
too awsome
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:iconobi-wan8403:
obi-wan8403 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconwbunny:
wbunny Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First thought: 11th Doctor?

Awesome Costume mate!
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:iconobi-wan8403:
obi-wan8403 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
I never thought of it that way, that's great!

Thanks for the compliment! =D
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dos-x Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i like your gun in this photo. is it real or a prop gun?
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:iconobi-wan8403:
obi-wan8403 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
That is a replica of an 1850's Navy Colt Revolver. I bought it online, but I can't remember where from.
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dos-x Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome, i'll have to poke abouts the internets!
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:iconrousakousa:
rousakousa Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
I think I fell in love *.* :D
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:iconobi-wan8403:
obi-wan8403 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow, thanks for the compliment!

=D
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Graybard Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the gloves.
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:iconobi-wan8403:
obi-wan8403 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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hugoo13 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Great photo :) I like it
Carried in Cruzine: [link]
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:iconobi-wan8403:
obi-wan8403 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
Wow, I had no idea someone put it up on Cruzine, that's awesome!
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Adernol Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
Absolutely love this shot. Its got mad science written all over it.
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:iconobi-wan8403:
obi-wan8403 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I figured I had to be mad to take on the project in the first place, so a bit of my madness probably seeped into it, lol.
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Adernol Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Thats the best kind of Madness! ^^ seeping!
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Ohiochan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
You have given me an insanely brilliant idea!

Beware the insane part.
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obi-wan8403 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Insane ideas are most often the best ones.
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InfectedNeon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello, my name is Micki and I'm making a picture-film for the Technical Museum of Stockholm, Sweden as they're having a exhibition. I wonder if I may borrow this picture (your dA name will be showed in the caption after the film under "Special Thanks To:")
Let me know if you approve (or don't approve) of this soon!
Thanks!
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:iconobi-wan8403:
obi-wan8403 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Will the film be available for public view, such as Youtube or free distribution of some kind?

I would most certainly give permission if I may humbly ask for a copy of your completed project or access to it via youtube or other video site.
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InfectedNeon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello!
I'm not going to put the film up on youtube and it will only be used one time at the museum over one weekend in september 2011.
I'd love to e-mail the finished product to you, as it won't be up on the internet at all.
And thank you very much!
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:iconobi-wan8403:
obi-wan8403 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
That would be fabulous.

Send me a note on dA when it's finished, and I'll give you my email address. Thanks so much!
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InfectedNeon Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I will! Thank you!
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:iconinfectedneon:
InfectedNeon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh and by the way, would you like me to put your name in (instead of your dA-nick)?
Many thanks!
/Micki
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CaelynTek Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i LOVE the ventilator/mask. Exactly the kind of thing I want to make, but never get around to it. ;)
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:iconobi-wan8403:
obi-wan8403 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
It is a bit time consuming, but I did mine out of 20 gauge wire skeleton bent to form to my face, and then the coverings range from leather to aluminum flashing, and an old belt for a strap. I had to add an additional strap over the top, as it turned out too heavy to stay on my face otherwise, lol.

Good luck if you decide to take on a mask, and I'd be happy to give pointers if you need them! :)
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JumiKazu Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW
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:iconobi-wan8403:
obi-wan8403 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the compliment!
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