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Oct 31, 2009, 4:45:29 PM
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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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).
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!
MussBunny Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
This is amazing! Where did you get the gloves?
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.
Candy7Lady Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Best costume ever!!!!!!!!
Emma-Jen Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
holy poop this is amazing o_____o <3
Ryan-Skrzypek Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's like a steampunk Bane
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
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.
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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