Leadmill
 


Costume :Steampunk Firefighter
Source :Flight of the Valkyrie, Steampunk
Progress :Complete
Worn At :FuyuCon 2009


Costume Photos

Hearing the Call

Steampunk Firefighter

Naval Firefighter Isaac Montag

Fighting the Fire

Damage Control

Through the Fire and Flames

Updated Reference

Finished Backpack 2

Finished Backpack 1

Revised Concept

Backpack Work in Progress 2

Original Reference

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : £300+
Awards : 1st Place - Collectormania London November '09
Time Taken : 3 Months

Description
Starting work on my new steampunk project, a Royal Navy firefighter. These men would be used aboard warships as damage control and fire suppression. Due to several revisions of the design it took a lot longer than I expected to complete. Was worn for the first time at Fuyu.

I'm really happy with how it looks but its not an easy costume to wear, its warm and the backpack is bulky making negotiation narrow/small spaces problematic. Weight isn't too much of an issue as the harness sysetem was designed to distribute it evenly, its more the accidental knocking into things that bothers me!

Comments

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I'm looking forward to seeing this!

by Alias Cosplay on Wednesday, 3 June, 2009 - 09:46
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It's looking like utter win!

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 12 July, 2009 - 18:10
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gunna weigh a ton lol

by Defrain on Tuesday, 14 July, 2009 - 08:38
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Weight is an issue but you gotta respect a Steampunk willing to suffer for the art ^.^ this is really amazing, the webbing strapping you to the tank is awesome!

by Captain_Marvelous on Wednesday, 15 July, 2009 - 19:45
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This is such a brilliant idea. I can't wait to see this, I'll be asking for your picture at Aya ^_^ I bet the finished product will be amazing!

by Littlegeeky on Thursday, 16 July, 2009 - 00:27
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That is looking bloody ace!

by sjbonnar on Sunday, 11 October, 2009 - 22:52
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Looking good, slowly getting there! It was worth pursuing with :)

by Alias Cosplay on Monday, 12 October, 2009 - 17:58

This looks so fecking awesome :D Can't wait to see it for real!

by roguearcanis on Tuesday, 20 October, 2009 - 20:39
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It turned out great! :)

by Alias Cosplay on Thursday, 12 November, 2009 - 22:46
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Loved this, the whole Steampunk group was amazing.

by HotshotShan on Thursday, 12 November, 2009 - 23:26
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I love this idea so much leadmill <3

by JakeX on Thursday, 12 November, 2009 - 23:38
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Fantastic idea and a brilliant piece of metalwork!

by RanmaSyaoran on Saturday, 1 May, 2010 - 16:33