ok bit of a long post sorry
so my Deathface Ginny cosplay, yeah, still tweaking it. i knew i needed a rifle, right?
well my dad ages past had given me this beautiful antique flintlock rifle. it doesnt fire but its pure canon, as it was manufactured in the late 1800s. as a non-operative firearm classified as antique, under the laws of New York, i could legally take this with me into ToraCon.
yeah well, two things:
one: its a beautiful antique….do you see the brass detailing on the butt there? yeah?
its a flipping HALA STAR. Carol Danvers could have time travelled and used this. it just tickles my imagination.
how perfect. so its special. not gonna take it. plus also it weighs about eight pounds. the rifle scabbard would never hold it, plus thats tough to haul around all day.
my kind mister pulled the buttstock off of an old air rifle. i did not want the whole gun: a) weapon b) heavy. i have no intention of pulling it out of the scabbard except to clear security.
sanded, painted, detailed…..and out of pure cheekiness and grateful nods and thanks to Kelly Sue DeConnick (creator/writer of PD) who has been the most incredible cheerleader in this whole build for both my Deathface Ginny and Captain Marvel…
i painted Captain Marvel’s Hala Star on it.
That is AMAZING. I love it.