Well, here is what has consumed much of time as of late.
These are my two props for my SteamPunk Technomage costume. Still obviously in the works, but getting there!
I've titled the book The Cosmic Machine and serves as her "spellbook/user manuel" to her complex scientific tinkerings. It's really just a wooden box with hinges that I am going to paint to look like an ancient book. The inside is going to hold her "spell components".
This is not a real gun, first off. It's just a NERF Sharpshot I got for two dollars at a rummage sale: cant go wrong with cheap NERF guns!
Like I said, this is a simple NERF Sharpshot that still shoots the foam darts. A lot of heavy sanding was done on the logos and whatnot, and some solid Krylon spray painting onto the surfaces.
The gun's official name is Chrysoprase, taken from a type of mineral and rock which resembles jade.