By Cory Doctorow at 6:38 am Tue, Jul 8, 2008
Update: I take it back: it's a sculpture from the Ukraine, on sale on eBay
Hrm…found an ebay auction for the same mask. Maybe I can find a spare $500 in the couch cushions?
And according to the website, they created the item USING a gas-mask. Whether or not it still works is debatable. It most likely is just a steampunk fetish-fashion prop.
It looks cool though.
Looking at the lined site, I think it very much is a steampunk fetish-fashion prop rather than an original item (cool as that would have been).
Am I the only one reminded of Karl Ruprecht Kroenen from Hellboy?
I think this where Kanye West got his idea for those ridiculous sunglasses he wears.
I think I need to get one of those and wear it when I play Fallout 3 by the end of the year.
Coolest. Halloween mask. Ever.
Is it just me or are the eyes somewhat goatse-esque?
This mask looks great. I love the look of the leather. I originally saw it last week on Steampunk Workshop, the same place Wired found the link.
Inspiration for the Scorpions’ Blackout album?
Not at all Simon. I had the very same thought.
Note to self: incorporate this design into uniform for evil minions.
The guy who made this also made a cthulhu mask that was featured on BB back in January 2007.
I wound up getting a dragon mask from him just a few weeks later. Makes for on heck of a interesting costume http://www.flickr.com/photos/firebookduo/507070901/in/set-72157600015079482/
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Am I mistaken, or is it not just any doctorow who has bought it?
#15: I’m sure it couldn’t possibly be. Way to go Cory. Enjoy it!
Mmmm… Been listening to LastFM radio on the steampunk tag for the last two days at work. It’s a strangely wonderful mish-mash of post-rock, neofolk, dark caberet and movie soundtracks (or similar dramatic orchestral pieces about airships). Abney Park (already featured on BB gadgets for their amazing steampunk gear) and Vernian Process are well worth checking out, along with most of the bands tagged with steampunk.
I was convinced by an email from William Gibson, “It’s an awesome piece of work. Probably the single best Steampunk objet
And it made me notice, suddenly, that Steampunk is more directly
‘Gibsonian’ to the extent that it consists of *collaged gomi*
This mask is, in itself, a very fine example of collage.” (Quoted with permission)
Love this, and immediately thought of Hellboy.
@Dianogah, are you informing artists that their creative work is derivative and therefore a waste of time and effort? Now THAT’S original. What’s sad is that you think that what makes some people happy should be different, or should suit your idea of worthwhile activity.
Wow! That mask reminds me of Doctor Steel! It’s like an industrial/steam-punk robot of World Domination!
I checked out this crazy site with tons of gasmask pics neonasty.com
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