Thanks for all your great suggestions on my previous post. So, I decided that the first accessory I’d make for my Steampunk Princess costume would be a raygun.
I started with a little mini Nerf gun. It’s about 6 inches long and was about $3. I’ve never done anything like this before. I also spent more money on paint then on the gun itself.
Since, it is a formal raygun, and orange clashes with my ballgown, the first thing I did was paint the whole thing with gold acrylic paint and take off the black hook. I obsessed a lot over painting it. I think I may have over-painted parts of it trying to make it perfect.
I painted it with another coat, mostly trying to cover the raised writing, which didn’t work very well. Also, I probably should have waited until the first coat dried completely, but I got impatient. Next, I added accents with metallic golden-brown paint. I also painted the foam bullets which didn’t turn out to be that good of an idea, especially since by painting it, the gun became unusable anyway.
After that, I added a couple of coats of clear varnish to keep the paint from chipping.
Since it is a formal rayrun, I decided it needed a little something extra. After all, a lady’s raygun says a lot about her. Since my clockhand tiara has pearls on it, I decided to buy some self-adhesive pearls. I added another coat of varnish to help keep the pearls on.
So, there it is, a raygun fit for a princess. Now, I just need to figure out how to affix it to my wrist.