Some lovely friends of mine run a steampunk festival in Dorrigo, NSW. Previously I have performed at it and this year I brought a few other dancers to join me. Despite battling nasty coughs, we all had a marvellous time doing some fusion dance pieces. We steampunked our costumes a bit (this year had a gypsy theme) and decided to add a steampunk touch to a shaabi dance with some guns worn on our thighs… we then did a bit of a Charlie’s Angels thing. It got some giggles 😉
Anyway, it was a new years resolution of mine to get better at using video. I am still a way off yet but here is my first attempt at a ‘how to’ video. It is instructions on a super easy steampunk for a cap gun to make something suitable for a dance performance. I had to make 4 guns and (surprisingly) for such a simple concept there was a bit of trial and error before I got a good effect, so I thought I would share the knowledge to save anyone else doing the same thing some time.
The main learning points were:-
- Make sure your metallic paint is metallic !!
- Undercoat in an opaque light colour before using silver and gold acrylic (could be white, cream, or whatever you have handy).
- I made some fake cogs to save money and show you how to do it in the video.
- Beware of modern watches!
- Superglue is not strong enough for cap guns but I found something that works.
If you found the video useful, please like and share.
Have you ever made a how to video? Or maybe danced for a steampunk event? Please tell me about it below.