Well, the Halloween party was much fun and a huge success! I hope to blog about it this week. Pictures are getting posted and I am recovering and cleaning up back at the house. But I am not done, I am continuing to make additions to my costume! I have another party to go to this week, and I am really getting into the spirit of costuming. But before I yammer on about the new things I am going to make, or talk about my thoughts about the costumes I worked on and saw this weekend, I wanted to share the other weapon/accessory that I made last week.
I have been wanting to create weapons for the Alycia VonKylnfyre character that have to do with fire and kilns and ceramics. The one thing I really wanted was bellows, which seems like a great old tool that you never see any more. I had no idea where to even find one, though. But shopping at Target the other day, I ran into the BBQ section, and found bellows there! On sale for $10 even! It is made of wood and leather, and was bound by black wide head nails. I had to have it! So, a little gold paint, and an oven thermometer attached to the front, along with some more suede and brass elements, and it quickly became a steampunk tool perfect for a girl out to save the world with fire and clay. I am very pleased with it! Here is one of the pictures of me this weekend, complete with my steamy bellows: