I’ve got a large box full of garage sale scores to do up, so this one’s timely!
Yikes! Halloween is less than three weeks away and I haven’t even started on my steampunk costume yet.
If this is you, fear not. It’s not impossible to make a passable steampunk pistol prop in only a couple of days. A few years ago, my son wanted to dress steampunk for Maker Faire. We put together a reasonable outfit (He already owned goggles…), but he wanted a pistol to top it off, and Maker Faire was only a few days away.
Fortunately, I had found this water pistol recently at a dollar store.
I know. I’m sorry–the colors are not so tear-inducing in real life, but close. I will show you how to change this garish monstrosity into a steampunk pistol. If you look past the eye-throbbing colors, you can see that this pistol actually has pretty good details molded into it–a water tank (the large red…
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