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This is what I've been working on the last ten weeks in school! It was my final project at university where I study prop making.
I chose to make a steampunk character and make the clothing, an octopus headpiece, a brass tank and a gun.

Part of why I wanted to make it was because of the steampunk festival that will be held in Gävle, Sweden in the summer 2014.

The character is an adventurer in a world alot like ours but with 19th century technology and supernatural elements. The octopus lives on her head, she found it hurt while out on one of her adventures and she helped the octopus to survive, since then they've been friends. The brass tank is connected to the octopus via tubes and in it there's a weird green aether substance that keeps the octopus alive and well.

The jumpsuit I have sewn from scratch, the octopus is made from mainly latex and leather, the brass tank is made from mainly air-x, pvc-tubes and MDF, the gun is made from mainly MDF and glass tubes.

The photos were shot at an old power station that was built 1908 and is now a museum. An awesome setting with lots of big old steampunky machines and stuff! Located in a small village called Finnfors outside Skellefteå in Sweden.

Behind the camera was my talented friend Evelina Wallin.

Thanks for looking! ^^


If you want to read more about this project and see progress shots etc, visit my website journal: www.nymla.se/?p=221


More from the same set in my gallery:
Steampunk Adventurer Costume #2 by Nymla Steampunk Adventurer Costume #3 by Nymla The Octopus Headpiece by Nymla Aether Brass Tank by Nymla Steampunk Gun by Nymla
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:icontorvenius:
torvenius Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
suupercool
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Nymla Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Headbang! 
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PaperandDust Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this is crazy cool! I love the backpack especially - You've put a lot of effort into this, good job!
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Nymla Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much, I really appreciate it! ^^ I did spend quite some time on it :) And will be making more steampunk stuff soon! :D Weeeho.
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BrianKesinger Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
oh my gosh!!! i love this!
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Nymla Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oohhhh my goosh, thank you for loving it!! :D I can't wait until I have time to make more steampunk stuff, I have so many ideas! ^^
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amiemo---1 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
I LOOOVE THIS!!! :DDD
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Nymla Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:squee:
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:iconkaburninator:
kaburninator Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
coolio!
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Nymla Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks ^^
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Autnott Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student General Artist
What awesome university do you attend that offers such cool stuff like prop making?  This is amazing, by the way.  I love everything about it.  Especially the jumpsuit.
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Nymla Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank yooou! Well, it's Luleå University of Technology if you were actually wondering xD But yes, pretty awesome university :) I am a dummy!
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Autnott Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student General Artist
That is so cool!  I wish my university offered even just one course in prop-making.  Sadly, we're a little too traditional for that I suppose.  I guess I'll just have to settle for trying to be self-taught. :/
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Nymla Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww too bad! Maybe there are other courses someplace else you can find. Doesnt have to be on university :)
Or there is also the option to try and get an apprenticeship or something.
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Autnott Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Student General Artist
That's true.  Thank you so much for the encouragement!  And again, this is a really fantastic piece; it honestly looks flawless.

Just curious, could you maybe give me a few pointers to how to get started in prop-making?  Any helpful hints or maybe useful books?
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Nymla Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, and no problem! ^^

Hmm that is almost impossible, there is so much, this comment would not be enough :P You would have to ask me a more specific question ;)

I don't know if there is any books on the subject, maybe, but probably more on the internet.
There probably is lots of books, text or videotutorials, magazines etc about special makeup effects and stuff like that if that interests you.
I would say the best is to get to work as an assistant or have an internship at a propmakers studio, a theatre or something like that.
I wish you luck!
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Autnott Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer!  I guess a more specific question would've been 'how do I break in to the prop-making world?' which you pretty much answered for me anyways.  So thank you, again!  It's been a dream of mine to work in the film or theatre industry in a prop or set-making fashion for a good part of my life, I've just never known where to start.  But now I'm once again determined to jump in with both feet and figure it all out.  
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Nymla Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I wish you the best of luck! :D
Btw, a friend of mine recommended some books and I thought you would like them also!
Some links:
www.ebay.com/itm/The-Prop-Buil…
www.ebay.com/itm/The-Prop-Buil…
www.amazon.com/Theater-Props-W…
www.amazon.com/Theatre-Props-H…
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MaCherz Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So cool!! :iconlaexplodeplz:
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Nymla Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! xD
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Red-Dragon-Lord Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
I love this! Bioshock steampunk look is great and the location for the shoot is so awesome!
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Nymla Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Im glad I found the location, sort of by accident xD
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Red-Dragon-Lord Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Got to love those happy accidents.
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xjustinian Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional
That is pretty cool. Thank you very much for posting this it is inspiring.
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Nymla Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, Im glad it inspires! :D
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Emmi-Kat Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the octopus!
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Nymla Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love him too! ;D
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Excellent!
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:iconnymla:
Nymla Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanx xD
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Anytime Caroline, anytime. ;)
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erenik Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome stuff!
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Nymla Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Tack höddö! :)
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Mosstroll Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Supercool, Carro! Blev det i Finnfors?:D
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Nymla Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Tacko Sanno! ^^ Ja det blev Finnfors, det passade så jäkla bra där :D
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Mosstroll Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Ja, varsågod, det passade verkligen awesome-bra! :D
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VibrantIce Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great character! I love that it's a complete character and Steampunk without being "just Victorian" or "glued-on-gear-happy." Is there text to her story, or is it all in your brain?
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Nymla Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thaaanks! Thats what I was going for :D There is a bit of text yes, I might add it to the description when I have time to fix it, should rewrite and translate it :P
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Nymla Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
If you were interested, there now is some more info about the project and the character at my website journal :) [link]
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GargamelsCat Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Love it!
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yup, super cool. Great jumpsuit too!
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:iconnymla:
Nymla Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :w00t:
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:ahoy:
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PeterLarsson Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student General Artist
pang-pangarn du har ser ut som en spruta som little sisters har i bioshock D:
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Nymla Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Jaaa minsann, den är inspirerad av Bioshock och typ 1800-tals pistoler :D
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PeterLarsson Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student General Artist
hela din outfit här är underbar, du gjorde ett jävla bra jobb. Hur har du gjort ögonen på herr bläckfisk? Dom ser ju crazy cool ut D:
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Nymla Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Taackkkoooooo :D Herr bläckfisk har ögon av snäckor faktiskt. Jag började göra ögon som jag gjöt i plast men sen kändes det fel att sätta in plast i den så jag hittade fina cowrie shells som passade perfa och kändes mer organiska ^^
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PeterLarsson Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Det hade jag aldrig gissat! Problemlösning at its best right there man XD
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MeLiNaHTheMixed Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME!
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Nymla Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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MeLiNaHTheMixed Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You´re welcome :D
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