Thursday, October 25, 2012

Steampunk LollyPop

For a Lolita Steampunk Cosplay, I wanted a Lolita prop.  ~giggle~ a LOLLYPOP.
So let's see how to make a steampunk version of a lollypop.

Instead of getting the expensive steampunk gears at the craft store, I went to the original source, the Hardware Store! I went through the different buckets of bulk goods and picked up random pieces that I thuoght would look cool together, including a long screw to use as a handle.

Alcohol ink will dry to metal, and not rub off but it will if you spill a happy hour drink on it.  It's just randomly dab it all over the metal pieces to give it an non uniformed colouring.

Than using industrial super glue I randomly arranged them into a lollypop shape.  


The glue isn't ment for metal, so after many uses, some of the joints did get lose, so a little extra glue helped them stay put.


  1. This is really cool! If that glue doesn't hold, I have a soldering iron that would do the job, I imagine.

    1. Yea I have one as well, but I'm very poor at using it.

  2. Brilliant idea! Where in the hardware store are the gears?

    1. bulk sections!
      That allows you to pick up just one or two of each item instead of a package of 50