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DIY Steampunk Medals

March 20th, 2014 by Cobwebs

MedalsA lot of steampunk costumes have a military bent, making a chestful of medals de rigeur. They’re a popular DIY item, so tutorials are abundant, but most of the ones I’ve seen either start with a premade ribbon (which limits your decorative options) or require you to go through way too many steps to achieve the desired effect. I’ve done a (hopefully simpler) take on the technique. I gothed things up a bit with my choice of pendants, so you can wear these and sneer, “That’s Admiral Frankenstein to you.”

These go together really fast, so after you fill your uniform with them, you can make extras for personalized party favors or just to award randomly to friends and co-workers (“For meritorious service in clearing the copier jam, I present you this medal of honor”).

All the gory details are right here.

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3 Responses

  1. Sisifo Says:

    Love this! My 7yo was a vampire last year, but I couldn’t find any cool-looking medals to put on her cloak. Should have just made my own. My favorite is the one with the striped ribbon.

  2. xJane Says:

    This is super awesome. I’ve a few purchased medals (but they’re stupidly expensive) and a bunch of ribbons for useā€¦but haven’t actually made any yet. I’ve just become a member of the Letter Writer’s Alliance, so I’m thinking of making that into a “medal” and, of course, I love the Order of the White Feather. If I ever come up with my Steampunk Name, I’ll introduce myself as That Name, OWF, LWA.

  3. KG Says:

    You could also do this:


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