I’ve been busy with Halloween projects and other pursuits, so no posts recently.
I made my version of this chainsaw for my Ash costume. Mine was a little less realistic, but was fun to make. I even put a fan inside the starter guard to cool off my hand. Instead of buying one of those voice recorder chips from Radio Shack (or ripping one out of a greeting card) I just decided to use my old micro cassette voice recorder to replay some chainsaw sounds I harvested from my Left 4 Dead on my computer.
[Pics to come]
[2014: Ok, I should really post some pics now that Bruce Campbell signed the chainsaw…]
I also got a cheap shotgun toy from Dollar General that
this post [link expired] clued me into. I had actually just been to Dollar General but hadn’t seen the gun because it was on the top shelf. My plan was to modify it to add a real wood stock, but I think I’ll cancel that in favor of polishing the rest of the costume. The back holster (scabbard) has enough trouble sitting right with the toy gun in it.
I need to get working on my ground fogger attachment for my fog machine. Lots of other possibilities that I don’t have time to work on.
Halloween can eat up hundreds of hours of time creating awesome gadgets and crafts for the season if you let it…