deadlance

Deadlance Steamworks

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | 379 Sales

deadlance

Deadlance Steamworks

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 379 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(74)

Announcement   Handcrafted Leather props, costumes, artwork, and gaming accessories, inspired by steampunk, video games, trading card games, and other such nerdy interests.

We craft armor, props, cosplay accessories, steampunk garb, and all sorts of gaming accessories such as playmats and deck boxes and even bags! We even do complete cosplay and character creation for all your steampunk needs. All our items are designed to be of the highest quality and made as authentic as possible.

Almost everything in the shop is made to order, and made by hand. As such, please expect a few days for production, depending on the complexity of the item. We also encourage custom orders and regularly attend comic, anime, steampunk, and other conventions, as well as post coupon codes on our facebook page.

For updates on new and upcoming items and to see some of our previous work, please follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/deadlanceSteamworks or at our new website - http://www.deadlance.com

We have just kicked off a brand new Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/deadlancesteamworks

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 16, 2016

Handcrafted Leather props, costumes, artwork, and gaming accessories, inspired by steampunk, video games, trading card games, and other such nerdy interests.

We craft armor, props, cosplay accessories, steampunk garb, and all sorts of gaming accessories such as playmats and deck boxes and even bags! We even do complete cosplay and character creation for all your steampunk needs. All our items are designed to be of the highest quality and made as authentic as possible.

Almost everything in the shop is made to order, and made by hand. As such, please expect a few days for production, depending on the complexity of the item. We also encourage custom orders and regularly attend comic, anime, steampunk, and other conventions, as well as post coupon codes on our facebook page.

For updates on new and upcoming items and to see some of our previous work, please follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/deadlanceSteamworks or at our new website - http://www.deadlance.com

We have just kicked off a brand new Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/deadlancesteamworks

John LeVan

Contact shop owner

John LeVan

Reviews

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Updates

I'm running my first ever sale in my shop to bolster support for my wife's 30th birthday. Take advantage of this sale quickly, as it only lasts a couple of weeks!
Sin City Wallet just completed!
Message me to get a commission started today! If you're wanting something before Christmas, October 31st is the last possible date to have a chance of getting your order on time, so make sure you get your order in ASAP!
Custom leather guitar strap just added to my shop! Go check it out, favorite it, and share it with your friends! You could have the last guitar strap you'll ever need.

About

Once upon a Cog

I was asked by a friend, "Will you help me make a halloween costume?" She then went on to enlighten me how creative and crafty of a person I am, in hopes of convincing me to undertake the laborious task of hand making her a fairy outfit. My response back to her was "Sure, I'll help you, but fairies are kind of wimpy. We need to do something with a bit more ... grit..." and then began our search for ideas on what to do. After a few days of deliberating, we decided that a steampunk fairy was the way to go. She could have her delicate little fairy, and I could have my grit. Here's where it gets a little crazy....

I've never sewn before. I didn't take home economics. My mother sews, but only on occasion, and I can remember no time in my life where anyone really made anything significant using a sewing machine. I am however, adventurous and had a little money to throw around, so I decided to go to Walmart and purchase a really cheap Brother sewing machine for around $85. I did myself a little research on how to use the machine and pattern making. After a solid week, I had hand crafted a custom underbust corset, using a pattern I had made myself, made of cheap upholstery leather. It was lined with duck cloth and was fully boned using steel bones. I used eyelets in the front and back adjustable and tied it together with some gold cord. Success! The corset looked amazing.

I spent the next few weeks working on a set of foam board wings. I made myself a stencil and cut out 4 pieces of foam board with cogs, gears, and sprockets to make 2 wings. Each wing was 2 pieces of foam board with a piece of sheer cloth glued in between them, with bias tape glued around the outside edges. I had made clockwork wings, complete with a music box style key.

In the end, her costume was a hit. It took a few weeks to make, but didn't really cost all that much. The leather I used was really poor quality, but worked great for that project. It caused me great frustration however. I wanted to make things of much higher quality and durability. This is when I found Tandy Leather Factory. I went and purchased some vegetable tanned leather and a couple of small tools, went home, and started crafting. After just a month, I had made my first gauntlet, followed a month or so later by my first heavy leather corset. This whole thing has steamrolled into the shop I have today. I make things I enjoy making, and sell them to those that want them. I take the most difficult and intricate commissions in order to push myself to learn new things. Today, I do this as an extremely overactive hobby and love it wholeheartedly.

I love making things that people can enjoy and use. I am constantly doing everything I can to push myself and my artwork to the next level. My name is John and I am a steampunk leatherworking engineering artist.

Shop members

  • John LeVan

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Manufacturing, Photography, Shipping, Packaging, Design, Implementation, Nerd, Guru

    This is me and my hobby. I do this for the love of making interesting pieces of artwork that hopefully other's enjoy.

Production partners

  • Custom Merchandise Printing

    United States

    This company produces custom items - tshirts, leggings, posters, etc., and dropships them directly to customers.

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