Mighty Steampunk Gas Masks

Mighty Steampunk Gas Masks

Steampunk this, steampunk that. We don’t know the reason why it’s getting more and more popular but you have to admit they always make it look so awesome.

Heavy old-fashioned gas masks are often associated with creepy horror movies, at least for the younger generations. There is something about them that freaks people out. Well, at least artist Tom Banwell finds them interesting. He is actually making his own gas masks, but in a completely steampunk style. He is using real leather and metal to make them, and they are hundred percent wearable. Not to mention how the mechanical parts are at all the right places.

Banwell has even made a fire master helmet that’s part of a gas mask, with the red leather and everything. This has really been the right project for him, because it’s all a mix of of his interests: history, mechanics, fantasy and costuming. We just love the rawness and precision of his work, in the same way that we love these unique steampunk sculptures.

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3 Comments

  1. Jake
    September 25, 2011 @ 1:28 am

    Great idea for Halloween

  2. RGKahn
    July 22, 2012 @ 5:48 am

    This is totally awesome. It is stoking my creative juices so much I might not be able to sleep tonite. You guys rock.

  3. Jakob
    February 2, 2014 @ 1:24 am

    Is there a way I can buy one of these, I REALLY love steampunk masks and I need one for a metalcore band I’m in cause we’re taking on the mask thing and these are just so freaking amazing :) i can’t wait to hear back…Thanks!

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