Hey gang! I got great feed back from members on my Rocketeer and previous Steampunk project threads, so I thought I do another one for my new SD Comic-Con costume this year, a Steampunk Vampire Hunter! There's a TON of designs I've been sketching for the whole costume so hopefully I can get it all done by Con.
I posted my boots and spats on an early thread, but here they are again. I'm using Stacy Adams shoes as a base:
Then designed and made upper spats out of nice thick leather and hand stitched cool hook and eye clasps
Dyed and weathered:
I thought a Neck Guard would be a good idea. Here's the beginning of it, I hand stitched a softer leather as a liner.
Dyed and brass being test fitted.
I hand made a brass hinge for the back
Wood mallets are not easy to find in a store, so I'm gonna just make my own. I ended up buying a wood rolling pin since it was a close diameter of what I wanted. Going to cut it down and add a handle and brass design on the head.
I designed the pattern in CAD and printed it out on sticker paper to attach to brass. The dots will be rivets and the large oval in the top center will be a bezel set red cabochon cut gemstone. I'm going to burn religious symbols into the handle as well.
Some of the brass hand cut out, still needs clean up, forming and drilling.
And of course what kind of Vampire Hunter would I be without stakes! These are just test ones to see how to tip them. I will need to make more "Con Friendly" tips. I'm planning on capping the tops with brass and bezel setting red garnet cabochon cut gem stones around the sides. Also adding wood burned religious symbols and staining.
MORE SOON! Thanks for looking!