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Aperture Steampunk Handheld Portal Device by batman-n-bananas Aperture Steampunk Handheld Portal Device by batman-n-bananas
So this all started with me wanting to dress up as Chell for Halloween. Cutting a long story short I got completely carried away, and a simple Halloween costume turned into a 2-3 Month Cosplay build!
...But it was all worth it :P

I absolutely love building things, especially with found objects or bits of scrap nobody loves anymore. The idea for a Steampunk version came from this as I much prefer rusty cogs to pristine white anyday. A lot of people have asked what this is made from... as far as I can remember the ingredients are:

2 antique clock movements, 1 +1/2 hangers, Metal teapot stand, plastic mechano, plumbing parts, 1 plant pot, 1 hair gel pot + various lids, plastic tub (those ones you get nuts in the the supermarket), plastic tubing, lots and lots of nuts and bolts, miniature storage box (for the battery compartment), pocket laser disc (you can get them on ebay if anyone's interested), 3 lightbulbs, carboard tube, metal covering from an old hairbrush, AV socket, tons of odds and ends from my parents garage, oh and of course the usuals - milliput, humbrol and warhammer paints, hot melt glue and about 6 gallons of superglue.
...that's about as much as I can remember... enjoy!

EDIT: Woop!! Over 2000 favourites on this - seriously can't believe it.
Thanks sooo much to everyone whose commented... you are all lovely :D Sorry I can't respond to everyone's comments but I'll do my best to answer any questions!
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MonsieurSaboteur Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks amazing!
Vision4LifeCro Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awwww.... gravity gun?? :))
psychicpolar Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
10000/10 >.> would you make another if someone paid for one?? <.< 
CarsonDanzformer Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Interface Designer
this gave me the imagination of Portal X Bioshock, awesome work!
Tntmaster1158 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
that combines 2 of my fav things Portal and Steampunk!!!
CodyNaomiSwire Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMIGOSHNESS!!!  This is just one of THE most amazing cosplay props EVER!!!!!  :D  EXTREMELY WELL DONE!!!   Say It... BRITISH   Portal 
thechessclub Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Holy jeebus!
Brownie-12 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg this is sooo cool!
tomjmoss Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, brilliant work!
Alyizel Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Awesome! I so do love it, it's really beautiful!
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