This is my first instructable, and it's how I took a Optimus prime mask from walmart, some super glue, spray paint, acrylic paint, and time into my sexy gas mask. Hope you guys like it!
Step 1: It Begins
So First, I saw a lot of potential in the mask, and took it home to see what I could do with it.
Step 2: Might as well wear it once as intended!
It was a pretty cool mask for what it was, but it needed to be more. We needed it to be better. sleeker. sexier....older?
Now, To steampunk it!
Step 3: No Disassemble!
My first step was to remove all the screws, and take every piece apart. there was a lot I decided to do without. For this part, you'll obviously need a screwdriver.
Step 4: At dawn, we ride!
When I took off the earpieces and part of the face vent (it slides right off), I noticed it seemed to look like a motorcycle helmet. I'm so easily amused.
Step 5: Hello, Clarice
And now it looks like Hannibal Lector's mask. But that's an instructable for another time. What I did here was remove the eyepiece with a screwdriver, and I cut the over the head pieces off with a pair of sharp scissors. at this point I also removed the voice changer part. I did that because the way it was wired wouldn't fit with how I was building the mask, and I cut the top off because I wanted to be able to fit my hat, of course!
Step 6: Half way done
At this point I put it all back together to get a feel for how it was taking shape. I loved the way it fit my face, but it's still far too futuristic for steampunk style. As you can also see, I cut the antenna-looking parts off the earpieces too, and sanded them a little to make them smoother.
Now then. Lets see how to make this a little more interesting.