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Steampunk Time Machine Backpack

I made this for this year’s Steampunk World’s Fair which just passed in May. I also made a Steampunk rifle which I will be writing about in a separate post. So I got the idea for this backpack a while ago when I saw a video on Youtube here showing how to make a lamp out of Voss water bottles. The challenge for me was to make it compact and portable and also to keep the cost down.

I changed the design to make it lighter and also I don’t really have access to many tools. I used air tubing wrapped in lights as my coil and a portable fish tank air pump to produce the bubbles. I used a wine holder for the case and wooden toy wheels for the number dials. I was inspired by the original Time Machine movie. Hope you like it and thanks for looking.

AJL

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2016 in 3D Design, Fairs and Cosplay

 

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Steampunk Lady Killer Pistol

I made this Steampunk Lady Killer Pistol and Garter Holster for my wife to wear at this year’s Steampunk World’s Fair in Piscataway NJ. A while back I purchased a 2 pack of small water pistols with the idea of making a discrete gun. I hadn’t really looked at them until the World’s Fair came around and I pulled out a bunch of items to see if I could get any ideas. Among the items I pulled out was a blue finger light that was almost the same color blue as one of the guns. The blue gun was also shaped slightly different then the orange gun in the picture which I used to show the original size of the gun and that it was really a water pistol. Looking at the blue gun it seemed as though the finger light would fit inside it and I thought it would be cool but of course it wasn’t that simple. I split the gun apart and the light kind of fit but I had to use my Dremel to sand down certain areas. Once I had the light inside the hard part was figuring out how to turn the light on and off. I took the finger light apart to see how it worked and after much frustration and cursing I figured out how to attach the switch to the trigger of the gun. So instead of shooting water now it shoots rays of light. The only down side is that you can’t change the batteries without breaking the gun apart. I made the holster from leather, ribbon and a latch hook.

AJL

 
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Posted by on May 27, 2013 in 3D Design, Fairs and Cosplay

 

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Steampunk World’s Fair 2013

The Steampunk World’s Fair in Piscataway NJ is this weekend May 17 – 19th and I am super excited. I can’t wait to dress up and show off some of my creations. I also love the immersive feel of the event and the incredible amount of inspiration I get from seeing the work of others. I have a couple of new pieces that I’ve made for the event and I will be posting them soon along with photos from the world’s fair. If you are going to the event please comment below. Thanks to all as always for the comments and inspiration.

AJL

 

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Steampunk World’s Fair Weekend

Steampunk World’s Fair Weekend

This past weekend May 18th to the 20th was the Steampunk World’s Fair in New Jersey and it was fantastic. There was no limit to the imagination and creativity of my fellow Steampunk fans that attended. Being there was like being in another world and I didn’t want to leave. There were bands playing, burlesque shows, jugglers and plenty of vendors. They had talks on the history of Steampunk, where it’s been and where it’s going, and tutorials on creating your own Steampunk style. I attended a presentation with special guests Dr. Grymm and members of The Red Fork Empire. All in all it was amazing and I can’t wait for the next convention.

AJL

 

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