The Asylum 2013

Got back from the Lincoln Steampunk Asylum yesterday.  Had a great time seeing all the amazing costumes people had put together.

Here’re some pics.

This was also the first outing for the steam engine back pack thing (still not worked out what to call it!).

It was pretty comfortable to wear and didn’t fall apart or anything!

I also spotted one of my masks being warn in someone elses photos!

Steampunk Gauntlet III

I’ve finished what began as a bracer and has now become a gauntlet.  I had an idea of having some pistons driven by the motion of the wearer so I’ve added brass tubing with aluminium rods hinged at the joints of the fingers.

I wore it to a steampunk club night on saturday.  It also doubles as a very good mechanical drinking arm ;0)

Steampunk Bracer

I’ve started making a new steampunk bracer.  I’ve previously made a gauntlet but as that was more or less my first attempt it was a little crude.

This time round I wanted to make something a little more elegant so I’ve tried to concentrate on flowing lines and the finish of the piece.

I’ve also recently discovered that polishing metal makes it all shiny.  Who knew?!  To that end I’ve taken special care over the metal work.  This comprises brass plate and copper brake pipe which I’ve soldered together.

Here’s a pic of the piece before it was dyed.

And here’re some further pics of the piece.