Steampunk Your Toy Guns – Tutorial!

It’s time for a tutorial! Our monster hunters need a lot of weapons for their tour, but good looking weapons are hard to find. But you can Steampunk your own toy guns, and now I’d like to show you how! Here are the tools I used on these guns: Toy Guns Toilet Brush Holder Plastic Flower…

Chapter 5. – Behind the Scenes

A few years back, my mother, Twila, came for a visit from Nebraska and helped me work on the first lot of clothing for A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters. We worked pretty extensively on the Automatons for the latest chapter which you can read here. Costumes – The Automatons In the story, the Automatons run an airship/floating hotel…

Chapter 4. – Behind the Scenes

Today I have decided to blog about our Steampunk Genie chapter! You can read the chapter here. In the book Philomena Dashwood travels to Turkey to observe the only known genie in captivity. She witnesses the theft of this rare, demonic monster — in its lamp — by our Steampunk Thief! Philomena decides to pursue…

Chapter 3. – Behind the Scenes

Did you enjoy reading chapter three of A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters, A Mechanical Mummy, for free online? If so, then you may enjoy reading this post about how the photos were made! Costumes – The Mechanical Mummy Alisa Kester made herself a steampunk Mummy costume which mixes Egyptian styles with Victorian styles, and includes a corset…

Chapter 2. – Behind the Scenes

Now that A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters, Chapter 2. A Witch in the Wilderness, is available for you to read, I wanted to share some behind-the-scenes photos. Below you can learn all about the costumes and photography! Costumes – Steampunk Witch (Baba Yaga) The original design and costume for the witch comes from designer Alisa…

Day 8 – Wild Wild West

Our adventures took us to Nevada City, Montana, a wonderful museum with a very friendly and helpful staff. They allowed us to shoot in the famous ghost town which is actually a collection of some of the oldest abandoned buildings in Montana which were gathered together to preserve History! In our story our heroes meet…

Day 6 – Tea Party in Tibet

The sixth day took us deep into the mountains of Tibet in the basement of Lizzie’s house, with much luggage on loan from the very helpful Missoula Children’s Theater prop shop. Jeremy was the focus of today’s pictures. But the models also had a fun tea party! Jeremy and Brin hung out casually in photos…

Turning a Burger King Crown Into an Awesome Steampunk Crown

While I was sitting outside spray painting my crown, my neighbor came out onto the porch. He looked at what I was doing. “I’m making a crown,” I said. “You know you could just go down to Burger King and get one,” he said. “I did,” I replied. Using a free Burger King Crow, I made…