#Crafty: I Made a Fake Vintage Camera Out of Paper

Or better known as “Melodie has too much time on her hands.”

As part of my Halloween costume (hipster), I decided to make a few accessories out of paper such as a fake vintage camera.

I used paper from the black-colored cover pages of a CalArts booklet. I don’t have anything against CalArts, I just needed a material that wasn’t cardboard and I happened to have their booklet. The ideal kind of paper should be sturdier than copy paper and construction paper; think: manila folder.

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Decided to cut out that awkward rectangle platform halfway through.

Decided to cut out that awkward rectangle platform halfway through.

Since there isn’t a DIY/how-to on fake camera-making (I know right!), I was really following after Google Images for “vintage camera.”

The pieces of an average vintage camera are made up of rectangles, cylinders, and trapezoids so it was fairly easy for me to figure out which pieces to cut. If you need some assistance, you can search through Google Images on “how to make a cylinder out of paper” for the lens and shutter-speed dial, and “how to make a box out of paper“.

Then I Scotch-taped all the pieces together and since Scotch tape looks too shiny against black paper, I colored all the tape with with a black Sharpie pen (acrylic paint would’ve warped the shape of paper and taken longer to dry) which gave it a matte texture. I recommend using Sharpies that are “fine point” or thicker; you’ll be taking forever with “ultra fine point.”

Ta-da!

Ta-da!

Related posts:

1. #Crafty: I Made a Fake Vintage Camera Out of Paper
2. #Crafty: More Hipster Paper Accessories (Mustache, Pabst Blue Ribbon Can)
3. #Crafty: My Halloween Costume as a Hipster

Please don’t use my images without permission.

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