Steampunk Costume: Weaponry Part 3: Weathering

Your gun has been primed and painted and is looking pretty good. But we don’t want a good looking gun! This is steampunk. We want something that looks like it’s been around the block a few times.

How to make Steampunk Weaponry

So I hear you want to make a steampunk weapon! You’ve come to the right place. It’s really not very difficult at all, even if you have never done it before. Better yet, you can do it for quite cheap.

Steampunk Front to Back: DIY Jetpack

Now that Julie has taught you how to make your steampunk costume and you’re looking sharp, it’s time to add those finishing touches. I’m Bethany Whitehead, Co-Programs Coordinator, and today we’re going to talk about one of the quintessential steampunk accessories: The Jetpack.

Snippin’ and Stitchin’

When last we left our heroes (you), we had just picked out our patterns and fabric for your steampunk costume/attire. Porter picked out his pattern; did you pick out yours?

So you want to make a Steampunk Costume?

Well, don’t be too intimidated. I’m going to take you through the basic steps. Remember: thrift stores, costume shops, vintage stores, or online are all easy ways to piece together a costume without doing any sewing. But I’m going to take you through some steps to show some basics of sewing your own costume.