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I don't even have the costume designed yet, but I'm thinking about steampunk weaponry. I'm thinking a gas gun.








The "handle" is this with very little modification other than paint. The backpack will be much harder to find parts for. Any idea where to find a clear plastic tube over a foot in diameter?

** edit **
For tingirl, here's my idea for the wagon-hat. n_n

Date: 2010-07-16 06:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ot-atma.livejournal.com
Home D-

Wait, clear? Shit. I have no idea.

I need to start playing FPSes at you. There have been a maddening number of really slick looking guns made up for the avalanche of games humanity has produced so far.

let's see.. Start here.
http://liandri.beyondunreal.com/Bio_Rifle
If you go to that page, look at the second-to-last entry on the list. That's what your drawing makes me think you're going for. More or less. Probably slap on a steam engine for good measure ^_^

Date: 2010-07-16 06:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyredrose.livejournal.com
Kinda, only more 'I made this from spare parts' and less 'this is a modified super soaker' - nevermind that I'm using a minimally modifed super soaker. The picture looks like the water guns I find the most of. XD;

I'm thinking there's got to be some sort of packaging I could use for the fuel tank...

Date: 2010-07-16 06:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyredrose.livejournal.com
Oh! I still have that plastic tube the bath scrubby things came in. It's not wide enough for a single tank, but it's long enough I could cut in half for TWO tanks...

Date: 2010-07-16 06:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyredrose.livejournal.com
Or this (http://www.containerstore.com/shop/kitchen/foodStorage/canisters?productId=10008170&N=74062). I wonder how drillable that plastic is...

Date: 2010-07-16 07:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ot-atma.livejournal.com
I kind of worry they'd shatter. But if they don't, it would be rather good for what you're thinking maybe?
Edited Date: 2010-07-16 07:10 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-07-16 07:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyredrose.livejournal.com
That's my concern too. But it's pretty close to the size I had in mind...I think I might add checking them out to my to-do list this weekend.

Date: 2010-07-16 06:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tingirl.livejournal.com
Shipping/packaging stores, or framing joints, maybe. Big ass tubes are used to ship things like posters.

Also, we still going as Oregon Trail? 'Cause I'll die of dysentery, you just try me.

Date: 2010-07-16 06:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyredrose.livejournal.com
Defnately. I was meaning to email you to make sure before I start, but I figure I can make a hat between now and Animefest. Are we doing just hats, or other stuff too? :)

Date: 2010-07-16 06:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ot-atma.livejournal.com
Hats only would be strangely awesome..

Date: 2010-07-16 06:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tingirl.livejournal.com
I do think hats only would work pretty well-- I can make a headband of tombstones for my black top hat, we could do headbands for Brett and maybe Jason (who, of course, will have killed all the animals in the area). Atma, if he'll be there. I just need to find some screencaps so I can get the font right. Because I care, for no good reason at all.

Date: 2010-07-16 06:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ot-atma.livejournal.com
I would totally wear silly hats with you guys if I wasn't going to dragoncon that weekend. <.<;

Date: 2010-07-16 07:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyredrose.livejournal.com
....I should totally check reference art, yes. But I've been thinking about how to make a wagon hat wearable...

Date: 2010-07-16 07:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tingirl.livejournal.com
TVtropes, of course, has links and such.

...Maybe wear the hat like a sun bonnet? With wheels?

I must draw that now, I think.

Date: 2010-07-16 07:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyredrose.livejournal.com
...of course it does. But so does Google, and then I won't loose the rest of my evening week trying to escape that site. XD

If I do the straw hat, I can get toy oxen for the brim, maybe? Also, I want to see that. n_n
Edited Date: 2010-07-16 07:23 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-07-16 07:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tingirl.livejournal.com
What IS it with that one farging site? TVTropes: it giveth and taketh away. But it knows about every single bit of pop culture I have ever ever asked it for.

Also, sweet foma, toy oxen will be thumb -biting cute.

Date: 2010-07-16 07:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyredrose.livejournal.com
I'm pretty sure I saw the perfect toy oxen at michaels when I was there last. If not, well... I might try my hand at making some.

Date: 2010-07-16 07:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] runegrey.livejournal.com
I've your looking for some inspiration for Steampunk gadgets and gear, I can point you to the page for one of the big artists for Privateer Press' Warmachine setting, based off of the old D&D 3.5 RPG setting in the Iron Kingdoms. http://cwalton73.deviantart.com/ Walton has some brilliant mechanical designs and costumes he creates for the setting and while it's a combination of magic and steam punk science, if you're looking for ideas it might be worth a shot.

Date: 2010-07-16 07:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tingirl.livejournal.com
I should mention, for Steampunk, the steamfashion and budgetsteam communities here on LJ. 'Cause I'm a member, and all.

Date: 2010-07-16 07:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyredrose.livejournal.com
There are communities on LJ for this? *crawls out from under rock*

Date: 2010-07-16 07:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tingirl.livejournal.com
Oh, honey. You thought TVtropes would ruin your life...

There are communities on LJ for everything, and double plus so for Steampunk. But Steamfashion and Budget Steam are actually on topic and fairly low traffic (2-5 posts a day, generally).

After an initial viewing of your designs...

Date: 2010-07-17 04:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wildstarjp.livejournal.com
I've come to realize that the Ghostbusters are using futuristic Steam Punk technology XD

I'm serious - that really did look like a Proton Pack to me XD

Looking forward to seeing the end result of this project ^_^

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